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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

May 21–22

Puppetworks Presents The Wizard of Oz

The classic L. Frank Baum story is told using Nicolas Coppola's gorgeous hand-carved marionettes and an original country and western score. The puppets will romp along the Yellow Brick Road and through other familiar scenes, including the meeting with the Great Oz mask and the Wicked Witch of the West's melty demise. Ages 4 and up.

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Puppetworks , Park Slope Saturday May 28 2016 - Sunday August 21 2016

Hello Brooklyn Cruise

Learn all about NYC's hippest borough on Circle Line's new cruise, Hello Brooklyn. This two-hour, guide-narrated tour sails within 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty and covers everything from early Dutch settlers to hip-hop titans. Drinks and snacks are available from Brooklyn Cupcake, Junior's Cheesecake, McClure's Pickles and more. All ages.

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Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises Until Monday September 5 2016

The Ugly Duckling

Ugly Duckling heads off on an adventure in hopes of finding where she belongs. She leaves her family behind, but will she find a place where she fits in? Ages 3–10.

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Galli Theater , Chelsea Saturday May 28 2016 - Sunday May 29 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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American Museum of Natural History , Upper West Side Until Friday May 27 2016
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