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Museum exhibits in New York for kids

Explore New York City's kid-friendly art museums and galleries with our exhibits guide.

FLOW.14: Art and Music at Randall's Island

This exhibition brings together art, music and the environment of

  1. Randalls Island Park Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, at Randalls Island
  2. Wed Jul 30 - Sun Nov 2
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"Icons of Animation"

  • Price band: 1/4

Get inspired by illustration at this exhibit featuring the work of four

  1. Society of Illustrators 128 E 63rd St, between Park and Lexington Aves
  2. Wed Jul 30 - Sat Aug 16
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"The Roof Garden Commission"

  • Price band: 2/4

Climb atop the Met's Roof Garden and explore this installation by Dan

  1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Ave, at 82nd St, 10028
  2. Wed Jul 30 - Sun Nov 2
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"Behind the Screen"

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

At the museum’s core exhibit (which was completely updated during

  1. Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35th Ave, at 37th St, 11106
  2. Wed Jul 30 - Wed Dec 31
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"What's Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones"

  • Price band: 1/4

Chances are, the iconic cartoon characters of your childhood were brought

  1. Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35th Ave, at 37th St, 11106
  2. Wed Jul 30 - Sun Jan 18
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"Swoon: Submerged Motherlands"

  • Price band: 1/4

Brooklyn-based artist Swoon has created a site-specific installation in

  1. Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Pkwy, at Washington Ave
  2. Wed Jul 30 - Sun Aug 24
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Rachel Feinstein: "Folly"

  • Free

We couldn't imagine a more kid-friendly work for Mad. Sq. Art's summer

  1. Madison Square Park 23rd St to 26th St, between Fifth and Madison Aves, 10010
  2. Wed Jul 30 - Sun Sep 7
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FOCUS: Artist as Observer

  • Price band: 1/4

Come examine art pieces on display at this summer exhibition featured in

  1. Children's Museum of the Arts 103 Charlton St, between Greenwich and Hudson Sts, 10014
  2. Wed Jul 30 - Sun Sep 7
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City as Canvas Family Programs

Bring the whole family to get hands-on with crafts and projects

  1. Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Ave, between 103rd and 104th Sts
  2. Sat Aug 2
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City as Canvas Family Programs

Bring the whole family to get hands-on with crafts and projects

  1. Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Ave, between 103rd and 104th Sts
  2. Mon Aug 4
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Flipping Out Family Program

Bring the whole family to get hands-on with crafts and projects

  1. Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Ave, between 103rd and 104th Sts
  2. Sat Aug 9
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City as Canvas Family Programs

Bring the whole family to get hands-on with crafts and projects

  1. Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Ave, between 103rd and 104th Sts
  2. Sat Aug 16
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"Mac Conner: A New York Life"

  • Price band: 1/4

McCauley ("Mac") Conner made a career in the publishing industry of New

  1. Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Ave, between 103rd and 104th Sts
  2. Fri Aug 29 - Sun Jan 11
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"Drawn to Language"

  • Price band: 1/4

Let your pint-sized Picassos discover artistic works that speak to

  1. Children's Museum of the Arts 103 Charlton St, between Greenwich and Hudson Sts, 10014
  2. Tue Sep 16 - Sun Jan 11
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"A Certain Slant of Light: Spencer Finch at the Morgan"

  • Price band: 2/4

Finch has created a site-specific installation for the Morgan's

  1. The Morgan Library & Museum 225 Madison Ave, at 36th St
  2. Thu Jan 1 - Sun Jan 11
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"The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters"

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

MoMA takes viewers back to La Belle Époque in this survey of the graphic

  1. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 11 W 53rd St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves, 10019
  2. Thu Jan 1 - Sun Mar 1
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The Paper Box

The Paper Box is a music and arts complex that occasionally hosts events

  1. 17 Meadow St, between Bogart and Waterbury Sts
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Preview: Children's Warhol Festival

  • Free

Families discover Andy Warhol's playful side at the 92nd Street Y. The

NY Botanical Garden 2012 Holiday Train Show

The NY Botanical Garden blockbuster Holiday Train Show is back.

"Hero, Villain, Yeti: Tibet in Comics" opens at the Rubin Museum of Art

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Holiday Windows: Macy's

Herald Square's famed department store unveils its holiday windows with a

Five drop-in museum art workshops for NYC kids

Drop in to these museum art workshops for hands-on winter fun---no

Seven ways to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Teach your kids what the civil rights leader was all about over the 2012

Black History Month 2012: Celebrating with NYC kids

Honor Black History Month this February with these seven family-friendly

Staycations for NYC families

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You know the city's far-reaching treasures, but do your kids? We've put

Seven museum exhibits debuting in spring 2012

Take your family to these ultra-kid-friendly exhibits, all of which open

Five things to do at "Keith Haring: 1978--1982," at the Brooklyn Museum

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Show the kids what Keith Haring's city-centric exuberance is all about

Top ten artworks for kids at the Museum of Modern Art

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The midtown bastion of modernism is the perfect place to introduce kids to

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Five things to do at the new "Animation" show at the New York Hall of Science

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Serious cartoon lovers will revel in this up-close look at the tricks of

Five things to do at "Tom Sachs: Space Program: Mars"

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Families learn what it's like to plan a trip to Mars at the Park Avenue

The best things to do on public-school kids' day off from school on Thursday, June 7

Make the most of the kids' latest random day off of school on Thursday,

"Wendy by HWKN" at MoMA PS1

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The winner of MoMA PS1's Young Architects Program is a kid-friendly lesson

MoMA debuts its new museum exhibit "Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900--2000"

The MoMA looks back at children's influence on designers---and their

Five things to do at the new museum exhibit "Spiders Alive!"

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AMNH's latest blockbuster, new museum exhibit "Spiders Alive!," teaches

Brooklyn Museum art show "Jean-Michel Othoniel: My Way" opens on August 17

  • Price band: 1/4

French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel's larger-than-life works at the new

Kids' artwork reigns supreme at new exhibit "Artists' Eyes: Children's Artwork from Studio in a School"

  • Free

More than 200 works by preschoolers, grade schoolers and tweens catch the

3-D art exhibit opens at the Great Neck Arts Center this Thursday, March 24

  • Free

Kids don't only need a pair of shades for today's bright sunshine; at this

Watch an artist build a Lego Intrepid model at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum this weekend, April 15 and 16

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Looks like it's going to be a Lego-filled weekend! In addition to the New

Snag free tickets to AMNH's IMAX film Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World

  • Price band: 1/4

Young museumgoers can catch a glimpse of the prehistoric giants that

Children's art exhibit now open at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Families headed to Museum Mile tonight should check out the 6:30pm opening

Museum Mile takes place tonight on the Upper East Side

Tonight, for the 33rd year in a row, cultural hubs along Fifth Avenue—the

Head to the Desert Island Comic Zine Party at the Whitney Museum of American Art on Saturday, October 15

  Kids who love comic books—or parents who want to instill an interest

Explore the exhibit "Carsten Hller: Experience" for free on Saturday, November 5 at the New Museum

Mom and Dad get in for free this weekend (children under 18 always enjoy

"Canstruction" is on view at the World Financial Center through November 21

It's not polite to play with your food—unless, that is, it's in the name

The Origami Holiday Tree is now on display at the American Museum of Natural History

The holiday season has officially begun at the American Museum of Natural

Events we're excited about for kids in 2012

Happy new year! 2012 may have just begun, but we're already excited about

Tour photographer Danny Goldfield's inspiring "NYChildren" exhibit at Park51

Everyone knows that NYC is diverse, but a new downtown

Take things apart at the Brooklyn Inventgenuity Festival on Saturday, January 21, and Sunday, January 22

Your kids enjoy taking things apart, right? At the , your child's desire

Six ways to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday

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In honor of what would have been Dr. Seuss's 108th birthday, we've rounded

CMA fetes "Misaki Kawai: Love from Mt. Pom Pom" on Saturday, March 17

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Kids get an introduction to multidisciplinary art with Japanese artist

The animation-happy "Ice Age to the Digital Age" opens at the Society of Illustrators on Wednesday, March 21

The Society of Illustrators on the Upper East Side shines the spotlight on

SpaceFest begins on Thursday, July 19, at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum

  We've been following the space shuttle Enterprise's journey ever

"Ghosts in the Machine" to open on Wednesday, July 18, at the New Museum of Contemporary Art

The New Museum's latest multimedia exhibition, "Ghosts in the Machine,"

This weekend's best museum parties for kids, July 21--22

  NYC's museums are always a treat to visit, but this weekend (July

The highly interactive Tangle comes to Lincoln Center July 26--29

As part of the Lincoln Center Out of Doors fest, Australian children's

"Urban Fabric: Building New York's Garment District" opens on Wednesday, July 25 at the Skyscraper Museum

NYC may be the city that's always reinventing itself, but one visit to the

Check out our pictures of "Tangle" at Lincoln Center's Out of Doors Family Day

On Saturday, July 28, families flocked to Josie Robertson Plaza and Hearst

A Year with Children 2013 fetes kids' creativity at the Guggenheim

Prepare to be wowed by the annual showcase of outstanding artwork created

Celebrate comic and cartoon art at MoCCA Fest 2014 next weekend

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Enjoy family-friendly festivities at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art's

Kids can interact with art at P.S. 3's ArtPark through Sunday

An immersive, pop-up art exhibition in Soho, curated by P.S. 3, allows

NYHS presents "Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans"

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the beloved kids' classic, Madeline,



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