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Things to do with kids in NYC this weekend

Looking for things to do in NYC with your brood? Hit up these fun weekend-long happenings

Museum of the Moving Image

May 28–29

Coney Art Walls

This temporary outdoor museum of street art is back for the summer! This year, it’ll open on May 27th 2016 and will run through October. You’ll find work from Lady Aiko, Ron English, Mister Cartoon, Buff Monster, Nina Chanel Abney, John Ahearn and more. Kiddos will love checking out the murals as they are painted (all to be completed by June 18th for the Mermaid Day Parade). Murals located at 3050 Stillwell Ave. All ages.

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Various locations Until Saturday October 1 2016

“Scattered Light”

As you enter NYSCI, take a look at this large art installation featuring 528 25-foot lengths of fluorescent orange and pink flagging tape. Made by artist, architect and inventor Dick Esterle, the installation combines space, light, color and perception as guest view the different angles that change as sunlight move through the circular entrance. “Scattered Light” celebrates DIY art with its use of inexpensive materials like paper clips and metal rods. All ages.

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New York Hall of Science , Queens Until Saturday December 31 2016

"Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World"

“Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World” dives into the lives of crocodilians (the group that includes crocodiles, alligators, caimans and gharials) to give families a closer look at their behaviors, biology, evolution and more! Families will also learn how to “speak croc,” see a model of Gomek, the biggest crocodile ever exhibited in the Western Hemisphere, and test their knowledge with fun facts and trivia. Visitors will encounter the (live!) Siamese crocodile, American alligator, African dwarf crocodile, African slender-snouted crocodile plus life-sized dioramas of the Australian freshwater crocodile, the Indian Gharial, the Estuarine crocodile and the Cuviers dwarf caiman. Yes…you heard us right. Live crocodilians. All ages.

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American Museum of Natural History , Upper West Side Until Monday January 2 2017

Milstein Science Series: Beneath the Ice

AMNH presents an immersive dome experience in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. Antarctica was originally thought to be low in species diversity, but now researchers know that the continent is filled with a variety of creatures. Come check out this pop-up dome where you’ll watch the featured film Beneath the Ice about these marine life forms that live under the ice in Antarctica. All ages.

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27 May 2016
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