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March events calendar for kids

These exciting March events for kids will have 'em exploring the best of NYC via performances, workshops and more

Photograph: Courtesy Bryan Robinson

Welcome, March (and some great events for kids)! Hopefully it's beginning to feel a little bit more like spring is coming, because we can't wait to head back to our favorite kids' playgrounds and enjoy sweet warm-weather adventures like our favorite family staycation ideas. Our March events calendar is here to help keep you busy!

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Anyway, March is chock-full of great free things to do with kids and outdoor activities for kids (because cheap is awesome), plus there are plenty more adventures to be had—just check out our list below for the best events for kids!

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Storytime at the Atrium

Toddlers that dig a great story time will be entranced by LC Kids' Storytime at the Atrium programming, which features fun readings every month. On February 18, hear tales that revolve around the African American Experience, then catch Chee Kee: A Panda in Bearland (March 18) to learn about fitting in. Then, visit for You Don't Want a Unicorn (a cautionary tale for those who dream of owning their own...) (April 15) and If You Want to Bring A Circus to the Library, Don't! on May 6. Ages 3–5.

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David Rubenstein Atrium (at Lincoln Center) , Upper West Side Saturday May 6 2017

"America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far"

Families can celebrate the diversity of Muslim cultures in America and around the world in this interactive exhibit. Explore gorgeous mosques and design your own buildings inspired by Muslim architecture, learn to say "My name is..." in 15 languages and create original artwork. Kids can exchange ideas and goods along trade routes, make music in the courtyard and even barter at an international souk! Live performances and demonstrations will supplement the exhibition. All ages.

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Children's Museum of Manhattan , Upper West Side Until Sunday December 31 2017

Small Wonders: Gothic Boxwood Miniatures

The Met Cloisters presents a collection of nearly 50 minuscule boxwood carvings that depict scenes from the Bible in the most mind-boggling intricate ways. Measuring no more than two inches in diameter, these pieces of art created in the Netherlands in the 16th century present the talent of master carvers of that era. Among the wooden treasures: a carved boxwood rosary made for King Henry VIII of England and his first wife, Katherine of Aragon and a small sculpture in the shape of the letter P that opens up to reveal scenes of the legend of Saint Philip. And for those wondering how on Earth could these tiny carvings be possibly made by human hands, videos of conservators’ findings will be displayed in the exhibition as well as a disassembled prayer bead that gives viewers a closer look into the tiniest of handcrafts. All ages.

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The Cloisters , Washington Heights Until Sunday May 21 2017

Journey to Space 3D

Go on a space exploration through this 20-minute 3D movie narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart. Viewers will learn about the International Space Station, what research projects NASA is currently working on, and the challenges that come with their mission to send astronauts to Mars. All ages. 

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New York Hall of Science , Queens Until Friday June 30 2017