DiMenna Children's History Museum

New-York Historical Society, Upper West Side Tuesday May 8 2012 10:00 - 18:00
The "museum within a museum," occupying 4,000 square feet on the Historical Society's lower level, offers kids the opportunity to learn NYC history through the eyes of children. Young historical detectives—with magnifying glasses in hand—visit seven pavilions centered around New Yorkers both famous (Alexander Hamilton, who came to New York as a teenage orphan) and anonymous (boys and girls who hawked newspapers on city streets a century ago). Touch screens are ubiquitous, but it is the decidedly low-tech activities (think practicing penmanship or sewing a cross stitch) that truly inspire curiosity.
Venue name: New-York Historical Society
Contact:
Address: 170 Central Park West
New York
10024
Cross street: between 76th and 77th Sts
Opening hours: Tue–Thu, Sat 10am–6pm; Fri 10am–8pm; Sun 11am–5pm
Transport: Subway: B, C to 81st St–Museum of Natural History; 1 to 79th St
Price: $15, teachers and seniors $12, children ages 7–13 $5, children under 7 free