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A brand new kids’ activity center is coming to Meatpacking!

A brand new kids’ activity center is coming to Meatpacking!
Photograph: Courtesy Rigamajig

The Meatpacking Business Improvement District, Children’s Museum of the Arts and New York Hall of Science have all come together to create ARTech, an insanely cool pop-up activity center for kids centered around STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities!

For two months (March 1–April 29, 2017), the 8000-square-foot space will host free (RSVP required) workshops installations and interactive fun for kids, and it’ll be open Weds–Thurs 3–7pm and Sat–Sun 10am–6pm at 451-459 West 14th St. Here’s the scoop on a few of the things your kids can explore:

Building: Using Rigamajig (featured above), an award-winning design kit, kids will get to engineer all kinds of cool stuff from wood, bolts, pulleys, cogs and other supplies 

Ball Pond: Energy to spare? Jump around in the Ball Pond! It’s recreated from CMA’s version. 

Speed v. velocity: Learn about speed and velocity through wheeled racers (kids get to design and build their own) and see how changing ramps and surfaces alters the movement of the racers. 

GIFs: Make your own short GIFs to share with family and friends.

So…needless to say…it’s at the top of our list for things to do.

For more family fun, try visiting our favorite children's museum picks. There are also plenty of other great places to blow off some steam around town, like at our favorite indoor playgrounds and stellar kids' play spaces

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