In search of the best summer activities for kids? Prepare for takeoff with a new intergalactic experience (no spaceship required).
EdTech enterprise Creators Tech recently launched a pop-up planetarium, a debut project on view at Crossing Art Gallery in Chelsea until July 7. Astronomy scholars of all ages will certainly want to explore the immersive STEAM activity before its departure, so add it to your list of things to do with kids.
Attendees will be able to journey through three digital interactive spaces, work on creative activities, enjoy stories and of course, snap social media-worthy moments, all in the name of space exploration. Thanks to collaboration from educators, scientists and artists, young visitors will gain a new perspective on the planets.
Arguably one of the most engaging aspects of the planetarium is the interactive black hole—the attention its drawn is just as strong as a real-life black gravitational force (and the photo ops are seriously stellar).
The gallery is open Monday through Sunday from 10:30am to 8:30pm. Head online for tickets, which are $25 for adults, $15 for teens and $10 for kiddos under 13.
If your youngsters are anxious to explore other science topics, check out the new and upcoming exhibits on display at NYC's coolest museums. For those who want the party to continue 24/7, check out the best museum sleepovers for kids.