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Things to do with kids in NYC this Saturday

Kick off your weekend and spend Saturday with the family at the city's best events and activities for kids.

The Tiny Scientist

The Tiny Scientist Photograph: courtesy The Tiny Scientist

Saturday, May 23

Hands-On Science Workshops at the Tiny Scientist

  • Price band: 3/4

Keep your experimental tots busy with fun and educational science workshops at The Little Scientist. Kids will explore stinky side of science and learn how smell and taste are connected (May 9), and get schooled on the food chain while examining an owl pellet (May 23). Advanced registration required. Drop-off only. Ages 5–10

  1. The Tiny Scientist 1624 Eighth Ave, at Windsor Pl, 11215
  2. Until Sat May 23
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Spotlight Asia: Big Cats

Adopt Asia's appreciation for large felines like tigers, lions, jaquars and leopards during this daylong celebration. Families can check out a Vietnamese tiger lantern, try woodcut painting with an artist and design a tiger shadow puppet with Chinese Theatre Works. They'll also explore the Halls of Biodiversity and Asian Mammals to learn more about big cats with help from artists and scientists. Don't miss out on cultural storytelling and music, exotic dance and theater performances and a big cat–style dance party to cap it all off. All ages.

  1. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th St, 10024
  2. Until Sat May 23
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Viva Pinocho! A Mexican Pinocchio!

  • Price band: 2/4

New York's Latino Children's Theater, Teatro SEA begins its 2013-2014 with bilingual puppet performances of this reworked folktale. Instead of a wooden puppet, Pinocchio is a young Mexican immigrant trying to accept himself and his heritage while living in the United States. Ages 8 and up.

  1. Teatro SEA Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, 107 Suffolk St, at Rivington St, 10002
  2. Until Sat May 23
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Sony Wonder Technology Lab Children's Screenings

Kick back with the kids for a kid-friendly movie screening at the totally amazing (and totally free) Sony Wonder Technology Lab. Take in Sesame Street specials like Elmo's World: Flowers, Bananas & More! (May 9), Elmo's Super Numbers (May 23) and Arts and Crafts Playdate (May 30). Catch Nick Jr. shows as well, including episodes of Dora the Explorer (May 2) and Go, Diego, Go! (May 16). Reservations are required and screenings are approximately 40 to 50 minutes.

  1. Sony Wonder Technology Lab 550 Madison Ave, Sony Plaza, at 56th St
  2. Sat May 30
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Brooklyn Family Boogie

Get moving and learn about the history of Brooklyn as a family at the Brooklyn Historical Society's unique workshops, taking place on the fourth Saturday of each month. Kids will have a chance to channel the borough's diverse past and work with staff from Together in Dance to groove in a creative way. Ages 5–10.

  1. Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont St, at Clinton St
  2. Until Sat May 23
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