November 2018 Program Highlights
November is National Native American Heritage Month
Many of our November programs and events will explore the culture, customs and celebrations that have been and continue to be part of the lives of Native Americans and indigenous people. Please join us for these and other cultural programs during the month.
Red Storm Drum & Dance Troupe
Sunday, November 4 at 3:00 pm
Learn about Native American heritage through song, drums and dance during this interactive performance.
Election Day: Special Walk-In Workshop
Tuesday, November 6, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
NYC Public Schools are closed for Election Day, but the Children’s Museum will be open from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Stop by a special Walk-In Workshop to make special campaign stickers and cast a vote for your favorite Museum exhibit.
Con Edison Second Saturday Science!
Soaring to New Heights
Saturday, November 10
Noon – 1:00 pm
Explore the life and work of Mary Golda Ross, the first Native American female aeronautical engineer. Create your own hovercraft inspired by the work of this pioneer in her field.
Thanking our Troops on Veterans Day
Sunday, November 11, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Children’s Museum will show appreciation for our troops by offering free admission all day for veteran and active military families with ID.
Cool School Holiday – Veterans Day Observed
Monday, November 12
Free admission for all from 10:00 am- 5:00 pm
sponsored by TD Charitable Foundation
Special Art Workshop: Navajo Code Talkers
Monday, November 11, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Explore the contributions of the Navajo code talkers and their role during WWII. Guests will get to write their own secret messages using codes. Pick up a timed ticket at the front desk.
Meet Queen Isabella from Medieval Times
Monday, November 12 at 3:00 & 4:00 pm
There’s a new ruler in the land, as Queen Isabella takes the reins at the Castle! Come meet the Queen and her Knight, hear a story and receive free give-a-ways, while supplies last.
Diwali Celebration! Special ShopRite Kidz Cook
Friday, November 2, at 3:00 & 4:00 pm
Celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of light, and learn how to cook the traditional dish carrot halwa. Free with admission! Pick up a timed ticket at the front desk.
ShopRite Kidz Cook
Fridays at 3:00 & 4:00 pm
Cook and enjoy pre-Columbian and Incan cuisine using ingredients that are indigenous to the Americas. Recipes include: tok-sel lima beans; Aztec chocolate truffles; tamales with black beans; and wild rice salad. Sessions are free with admission; tickets will be available at the front desk.
Weekend Art Studio
Saturdays & Sundays
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Learn about and create your own inukshuks, or stone sculptures, which are important for the Inuit people’s survival in the harsh weather of Alaska.
The Children’s Museum will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22 and will reopen at 10:00 am on Friday, November 23.
Stop by the Children’s Museum when NYC Public Schools are closed on November 23 and join the fun in our Imagination Playground – design and build with foam bricks, blocks and connectors in this pop-up play space from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
Please note that all programming is subject to change; please check the Museum’s website or call for updates.