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Things to do with kids in NYC this Sunday

Discover the best family-friendly events for making the most of your Sunday with the kids

Photograph: Courtesy Erin Kestenbaum

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Sunday, Oct 2

Rubin Museum Family Sundays

Head to the Rubin Museum of Art for this weekly drop-in program inviting families to create art, explore the galleries on special tours and more. Each month offers a new theme: human anatomy in August, book binding in September and Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in October. Ages 3 and up.

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The Rubin Museum of Art , Chelsea Sunday October 2 2016 - Sunday October 30 2016

The Amazing Maize Maze


Check out 2016’s Amazing Maize Maze at the Queens County Farm Museum! The American Maze Company builds a labyrinth every year that that stretches over several acres, with the length of the course often stretching two miles! Previous years’ themes of the American Maize Maze’s celebration have included a violin, a riverboat, a train, a farmscape and the largest living sundial. Be sure to check americanmaze.com for the full list of Amazing Maize Maze locations (PA, NC and NY). All ages.

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Queens County Farm Museum , Queens Saturday October 1 2016 - Sunday October 30 2016

Gazillion Bubble Show


Created by Fan Yang, 16-time Guinness-record holder for blowing the biggest soap bubble, this show is an ode to airborne orbs. In the newest incarnation of the show, Yang's son, 20-year-old Deni Yang, takes over, presenting magic, lighting effects and bubbles—giant bubbles, walls of bubbles, helium bubbles and bubbles within bubbles. Ages 5 and up.

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New World Stages , Hell's Kitchen Until Saturday December 31 2016

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Your favorite show has been extended due to popular demand! This stunning 60-minute performance adapts four of Eric Carle's most timeless tales: The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Between its collection of 75 lovable puppets manned by skilled puppeteers and its brightly-painted sets featuring beautiful scenes from the classic stories, this show will undoubtedly delight audiences of all ages. READER BONUS: TICKETS $29.75 with code TRHCTK at TelechargeOffers.com. All ages.

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Acorn Theatre (at Theatre Row) , Hell's Kitchen Until Sunday October 30 2016

Mad. Sq. Eats

Bring the whole family—and your appetites—to this pop-up in Worth Square, just next to Madison Square Park. The foodie paradise is open daily from Sep 10 to Oct 7 and features a wide selection of kid-friendly cuisines, including pizza from Roberta's and ice cream cookie sandwiches from Melt Bakery. All ages.

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Madison Square Park , Flatiron Until Friday October 7 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

Family Ecology Sails

Set sail in search of sea horses, blue crabs, puffer fish and more aboard the 1885 schooner Pioneer. After the crew sets a trawl net, participants haul it up and learn all about the marine life found therein. Kiddos can also examine plankton through a view-scope and test the water to learn how animals live there. It's an unforgettable way to learn about the New York Harbor's vibrant life under the water's surface. Ages 5 and up.

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25 Sep 2016

"Dinosaurs Among Us"

Learn how a very special group of dinosaurs evolved into the creatures we call birds today via the American Museum of Natural History's new exhibit "Dinosaurs Among Us." Expect to see life-like models (including a 23-foot-long feathered tyrannosaur named Yutyrannus Huali) and rarely-seen dinosaur fossils. All ages.

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