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Fall museum exhibits for NYC kids and families

Five new exhibits come to the city this fall.

  • Toy Panda

  • Photograph: Courtesy of the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation

    Ezra Jack Keats, dust jacket. Final illustration for A Letter to Amy, 1968...

  • Photograph: Courtesy of the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation

    Ezra Jack Keats, "When he stopped everything turned down...and up..." Final...

  • Photograph: AMNH\D. Finnin

    Astronaut's Gold VisorOne hazard on the Moon is the Sun---specifically,...

  • Children's Museum of the Arts

  • Photograph: Vu Quang Tran

    CMOM EatSleepPlay Entrance to Giant Brain

  • Photograph:Courtesy of Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose

    Secrets of Circles at Brooklyn Children's Museum

  • Photograph:Courtesy of Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose

    Secrets of Circles at Brooklyn Children's Museum

  • Photograph: Vu Quang Tran

    CMOM EatSleepPlay Fruits and Vegetables play area

Toy Panda

"" Opens Sept 6
The 92nd Street Y (92y.org) will display more than 80 of the whimsical silk-screens Andy Warhol created just for kids. Among the must-see items on display: the Pop artist's fish wallpaper, 3-D soup can, and paintings of animals and cars.

"" at the Jewish Museum Opens Sept 9
Children celebrate the 50th anniversary of the beloved picture book The Snowy Day at the Jewish Museum (thejewishmuseum.org) by checking out original works from award-winning author, illustrator and Brooklyn native Ezra Jack Keats or settling into the exhibit's reading room.

"" at Brooklyn Children's Museum Opens Sept 28
The latest show at the Brooklyn Children's Museum (brooklynkids.org) has little ones drawing glow-in-the-dark circles, building mechanical contraptions and making digital water ripples. Curious minds are welcome, but squares may want to stay home.

"" at the New York Transit Museum Opens Oct 29
Kids will stand on subway platforms with a new appreciation for the third rail after a visit to "ElectriCity" at the New York Transit Museum (mta.info/mta/museum). The clever folks at Liberty Science Center helped design the exhibit, which introduces little ones to the science of electricity. While no one will be flying a kite in a thunderstorm, there are plenty of things to do: Kids can capture light with a solar panel, watch sparks fly up a Jacob's ladder as they spin wheels, and operate a model train with a hand-cranked motor.

"Eat Sleep Play: Building Health Every Day" at the Children's Museum of Manhattan Opens Nov 5
Healthy living for the entire family is the goal of "Eat Sleep Play" at the Children's Museum of Manhattan (cmom.org). A giant head, representing the body's Decision Center, is equipped with interactive games where young visitors can compete for the longest lifespan. Kids also get the chance to crawl through a digestive system; see how the lack of z's affects performance, in the Sleep Deprivation Zone; and pedal, dance, run, bounce and jump in the Play Center.

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