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Things to Do With Kids in Westchester on July 3

July 3, 2015   |    

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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester today, July 3, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Westchester's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any street fairs or holiday festivals happening July 3. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Westchester, check out our complete calendar of events.

Pro Swing Multi-Sport Camp and Pro Swing Pride Elite Camp - Pro Swing Athletic Training Center
Through August 28, 2015 - Port Chester

Join us this summer for 5 fun-packed days of multi-sport activities. The emphasis is on baseball, but we will spice things up with a variety of other sports, such as flag football, sprinkled with a game of wiffle ball, and dashed with a game of kickball. Pro Swing Multi-Sport Camp 9am-12pm or 12:30pm-3:30pm Mon-Fri $250 $450 for full day Pro-Swing Pride Elite Camp 1pm-4pm-Mon-Thurs $300 per week June 26-August 28 Ages 6-12 (1st Week) June 29-July 3 (2nd Week) July 6-July 10 (3rd Week) July 13- July 17 (4th Week) July 20-July 24 (5th Week) July 27 – July 31 (6th Week) August 3-August 7 (7th Week) August 10-August 14 (8th Week) August 17-August 21 (9th Week) August 24-August 28 June 29th-August 6th | Ages 10-16 | 1-4PM Dates (1st Week) June 29-July 2 (2nd Week) July 6- July 9 (3rd Week) July 13-July 16 (4th Week) July 20 – July 23 (5th Week) July 27-July 30 (6th Week) August 3-August 6 June 29th-August 6th | Ages 10-16 | 1-4PM

Music Fest and Fireworks - Kensico Dam
July 03, 2015 - Rye

Live entertainment, patriotic music, and firework displays. Bring blankets or lawn chairs.

Music and Trolley Night - Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
July 03, 2015 - Bronx

Take a tour of the mansion, stroll in the garden, and enjoy live music and light refreshments.Fun for the whole family.

Fireworks on the Pier - Rye Playland
Through July 04, 2015 - Rye

Fireworks on the pier.

Fireworks on the Pier - Rye Playland
Through July 04, 2015 - Rye

Fireworks on the pier on July 3 and July 4. Arrive by 9:15pm.

'Cinderella,' by American Ballet Theatre - The Metropolitan Opera House
Through July 04, 2015 - Upper West Side

A summer treat for ballet fans. Ashton's choreography is widely considered to be one of the greatest versions of this fairy tale, so get your tickets early. Join ABT and its beautiful dancers for a stage fantasy to enrapture children of all ages. A cornucopia of sly wit and inventive choreography to sate the most devoted of ballet fans. On July 1 at 2pm and July 4 at 7pm, kids go free! See for details.

Mamaroneck Fire Dept. Annual Carnival - Mamaroneck Fire Dept
Through July 05, 2015 - Mamaroneck

Rides, games, a dunk tank, food, and raffles. All the money raised goes to the Mamaroneck Fire Dept.

Playland Marketfest - Rye Playland
Through July 11, 2015 - Rye

Playland Marketfest offers a unique array of vendors with handmade items, such as jewelry and crafts, as well as artisanal food. Diversity is stressed at this new market. After a shop, how about a long walk on the beach?

iCreate 2015 - Bruce Museum
Through July 16, 2015 - Greenwich

This annual exhibition features 2-dimensional fine art from area high school students.

The Tempest - Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park
Through July 26, 2015 - Harlem

What better place to watch Shakespeare's The Tempest than a NYC park at sunset? Complete with all of its very own sounds and sweet airs and the twangling instruments of the city. This year's annual free summer production from the Classical Theatre Company of Harlem is the popular tale of Prospero's magical island, directed by Carl Cofield. Full of comedy, magic and music, it's one of the Bards most popular and accessible plays.

Mad. Sq. Kids Concert Series - Madison Square Park
Through July 30, 2015 - Flatiron District

A series of interactive concerts on the Farragut Lawn. Children can learn simple skills and the appreciation of music from an eclectic mix of today's top children's performing artists. Concerts are rain or shine. Rain location for concerts is held on the southern gravel. Adult supervision is required. May 28- Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could. June 4- Suz Slezak. June 11- Audra Rox. June 18- Alastair Moock and Friends, celebrating the release "All Kinds of You and Me," a collection of songs inspired by Marlo Thomas' landmark "Free To Be You and Me." June 25- Recess Monkey, with the NYC debut of their June release "Hot Air." July 2- TBD. July 9- Danny Weinkauf & His Red Pants Band. July 16 - Songs For Seeds brought to you by Apple Seeds. July 23 - The Suzi Shelton Band. July 30 - Jazzreach presents Yes Indeed!

Fondue and a Show - The Melting Pot of White Plains
Through July 31, 2015 - White Plains

Fondue dining allows everyone to enjoy good conversation, eat slowly, and savor each, it's fun! Every Saturday in July from 12-4pm, enjoy a three course meal (cheese fondue, salad, and chocolate fondue) for $30, including a complimentary ticket to a movie at the City Center Cinema. (Tickets are not valid for full value of IMAX, 3D, or director's hall showings, but may be used towards the purchase of one of those showings.) Add on an entree for $12.95 per person. Visit for details.

Adapted Tennis Fun - New Rochelle Racquet Club
Through July 31, 2015 - New Rochelle

Fun for Cure, iNc, is hosting an ongoing adapted tennis program for children with special needs and chronic illness. Families are invited to participate. Join anytime by calling Flo at 914-713-4065.

Adapted Tennis Fun - New Rochelle Racquet Club
Through July 31, 2015 - New Rochelle

Fun for Cure, iNc, is hosting an ongoing adapted tennis program for children with special needs and chronic illness. Families are invited to participate. Join anytime by calling Flo at 914-713-4065.

Walk Along the Butterflies - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through August 02, 2015 - Scarsdale

In the newly-restored Plant Meadow, come learn about the life cycle of the butterfly, from egg to caterpillar, to chrysalis to butterfly. For all ages.

Private Instrumental Lesson - River Arts
Through August 14, 2015 - Dobbs Ferry

Children in grades kindergarten through grades 12 can sign up for a private music lesson--strings, percussion, trumpet, guitar, and piano.

Beth El Food Ambassadors - Now Rochelle's Down to Earth Farmers Market
Through August 14, 2015 - New Rochelle

New Rochelle's Down to Earth Farmers Market of the Beth El Day Camp Food Ambassadors returns. This program runs into August. Every week the campers prepare a seasonal recipe at camp and then come to the market to distribute tastings and recipes. It is a great opportunity for other children to see their peers involved in fresh, local food and taste what they have made.

Dobbs Ferry Summer Music Series - Estherwood Mansion
Through August 19, 2015 - Dobbs Ferry

In association with the village of Dobbs Ferry and The Masters School, enjoy free jazz concerts on Wednesday evenings at the lawn of the beautiful Estherwood Mansion at The Masters School, 49 Clinton Ave, Dobbs Ferry. Rain location: Indoors at Estherwood. Music dates are July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and August 5, 12, and 19.

A Day in a Farmer's Life - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through August 19, 2015 - Stamford

Discover what it takes to be a farmer on Heckscher Farm. Farm staff pick an activity to show the diversity of farm life and how to care for the animals and the environment. Hands-on programs for all ages include milking, grooming, caring for baby animals, and more. Program will last 30-45 minutes. Meet at the Chicken Coop.

Nature is Brought to You by The Number - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through August 20, 2015 - Stamford

Discover the wondrous ways that numbers play a role in nature. Each week the focus will be on a different number and will include live animal visits, field experiences, or hikes to help explore this natural numeral. The number six will introduce us to the world of the insect and the bee's honeycomb, 8 to the world of spiders and arachnids, 21 to fabulous flowers and more. Meet at the Museum Building.

Mad Square Kids: Art Yard - Madison Square Park, Northern Plaza
Through August 22, 2015 - Flatiron District

Kids can learn a new skill or spark their creativity at this Mad. Sq. Kids' workshop series, featuring some of the best visual and performing artists. Designed for kids ages 1-12. Adult supervision is required and promptness is encouraged. June 20: Fata Morgana family art workshop. June 27: Weaving workshop with Jessi Highet. July 4: Textile workshop with Caroline Kaufman. July 11: Cartooning workshop with Tom Motley. July 18: Fata Morgana family art workshop. July 25: Story Pirates junior puppeteer workshop. August 1: tbd. August 8: Community dance workshop with Pat Cannon. August 15: Rhyme-writing workshop with Secret Agent 23 Skidoo. August 22: Fata Morgana family art workshop.

Washington Irving:From a Child's Perspective - Washington Irving Sunnyside
Through August 27, 2015 - Tarrytown

Travel back through time to the 19th Century and explore the home of Washington Irving through a child's eyes. Play games, hear stories, dress up for a photo, and more. This event happens on Thursdays in July and August: July 2,9,16, 23,30, Aug. 6,13,20, 27.Call for tickets at 914-366-6900.

Microsoft Summer Camp - Microsoft
Through August 28, 2015 - White Plains

Free YouthSpark Summer Camps Kids ages 8 and older get hands-on experience with the latest technology as they learn how to code, create games, and use their creativity and imagination. This summer's four camps are all-new, with two designed for coding beginners and two for intermediates looking to take their skills to the next level with Project Spark, Kodu, and TouchDevelop, and more. YouthSpark Summer Camps: • Smart Game Coding (Beginner, ages 8 to 11) • Smart Game Design (Beginner, ages 8 to 11) • Smart Game Coding (Intermediate, ages 11 and older) • Smart Game Design (Intermediate, ages 11 and older) Each camp run four consecutive days, and last two hours per day. While your child is in camp, parents can learn about online safety for their kids, try out a Surface 3, get a PC tune-up, and more. Please note: The parent, legal guardian or authorized adult caregiver of every camp participant under 18 must sign a Participation Agreement on the first day of camp and remain in the Microsoft store for the duration of the event. Book a youth group for a YouthSpark Summer Camp Email: with any questions.

Exhibitions: Nature's Numbers - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through August 30, 2015 - Stamford

Escape the summer heat in this cool, colorful, and interactive exhibition that stimulates numerical thinking, builds math skills, and promotes a positive attitude towards math through play with math concepts in nature. Four themes: Repeating Patterns, Basic Shapes and Structures, Designs in Nature, and Nature's Puzzles make it fun to learn about math in the natural world. Concept-driven content is designed to introduce, explain, or reinforce concepts and skills for visitors from preschool through middle school. Games, puzzles, and live animals make if fun for everyone. Exhibits from the Natural History Collections of the Stamford Museum & Nature Center will reinforce math skills including counting, ordering, patterning, measurements, and classification. Insects, reptiles, birds, plants, shells, crystals, and fossils will enhance the accessible math learning experience that is Nature's Numbers! The Bendel Mansion Museum Galleries are open, Monday – Saturday 9 am – 5 pm; Sundays 11 am – 5 pm. Members: Free /Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information visit or call 203.977.6521.

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! - Manhattan Movement and Arts Center (MMAC)
Through August 30, 2015 - Upper West Side

Adapted from the children’s book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, this popular show is great for pre-schoolers. Kids will fall in love with these characters, just as their parents did when they were growing up.

Get Golf Ready! Juniors - Turtle Cove Golf Center
Through August 31, 2015 - Pelham Bay Park

Get Golf Ready Juniors ~ Five (5) Group Lessons for $99 Get Golf Ready is designed to teach everything you'll need to play golf in just a few lessons. Our PGA Professionals will show you that there are lots of ways to play by combining fun, friends and fitness. Each session will focus on the various golf skills you will use while playing. *Adults, Ladies and Juniors Groups *Consecutive lessons – no makeup classes * Minimum 4 students per group / maximum 10 students. Low student to teacher ratio. * Specially priced clubs in our fully stocked Pro Shop for GGR students. *No equipment needed! Clubs will be provided during lesson. Call or stop by our Pro Shop to sign up! (718) 885-1129 Email:

Marine Life Study Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
Through August 31, 2015 - Norwalk

Explore the shores of the Long Island Sound on a new hybrid-electric 64-foot catamaran. Aquarium educators put participants to work in collecting and examining animals from all levels of the water column: tiny wriggly plankton gathered at the surface (and viewed with the videomicroscope), little crabs and worms grabbed from the muddy bottom, and a variety of fish, crabs, squid, lobsters and surprises brought up in the trawl net.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Fest - Boscobel House and Gardens
Through September 01, 2015 - Garrison

Don't miss the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Performances include Winter's Tale, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Arabian Nights, An Iliad, and The Tempest. Celebrating its 29th season, the dramatic views of the Hudson combine theater and nature in a beautiful setting. Get the details at

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Barrymore Theater
Through September 06, 2015 - Times Square Theater District

This acclaimed National Theatre production brings Mark Haddon's internationally best-selling novel to life, and has wowed critics. Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor's dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever. The show transferred to London's West End, following a sold-out run at the National's Cottesloe Theatre in 2012. The production received seven 2013 Olivier Awards, including Best New Play and continues to play to sold-out houses at the Gielgud Theatre in London. Check out this record-breaking theatrical phenomenon before it sells out.

Born to Be Wild - Maritime Aquarium - IMAX Theater
Through September 07, 2015 - Norwalk

Academy-Award winner Morgan Freeman lends his voice to this film which follows orphaned baby orangutans and elephants, and the people who rescue and raise them for eventual release back into the wild. Through May 21,2015.

Great White Shark - Maritime Aquarium - IMAX
Through September 07, 2015 - Norwalk

No other modern animal may command both fear and fascination as much as the great white shark ? but The Maritime Aquarium's new IMAX?film suggests, instead, that these predators mainly need help and respect. This film unravels the mystery of the creature by telling the true story of its role atop the oceanic food chain. "Our mission is to change people's attitudes toward the great white," said Steve McNicholas, co-director of the film. "It's not the menacing, evil predator it's made out to be. It's simply performing its crucial role at the top of the ocean's food chain. Great whites are not monsters any more than the polar bears or lions that we revere." The 40-minute film takes viewers around the world to great-white hotspots and examines the animals through the eyes of several people whose lives and work have become inextricably linked to the great white, including shark expert Michael Rutzen, who openly scuba dives among them. September 2-November 26.

Humpback Whales - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through September 07, 2015 - Norwalk

Narrated by actor Ewan McGregor, this appealing film takes audiences to Alaska, Hawaii and the Kingdom of Tonga for a close-up look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young. Humpbacks were nearly driven to extinction 50 years ago, but today are making a steady recovery. Join a team of researchers as they seek out what makes humpbacks the most acrobatic of all whales, why only the males sing, and why these intelligent 50-foot, 48-ton animals migrate more than 6,000 miles every year. February 13-May 21, 2015.

Butterflies Special Exhibit - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 07, 2015 - Norwalk

Enter a magical environment all a flutter with beautiful tropical butterflies in "Butterfly Landing," a special walk-through encounter. This exhibit features dozens of varieties of butterflies from both Asia and South America. Keep in mind that as you walk through the exhibit, some of these beautiful butterflies may land on your head or arm. Prepare to get emotionally connected.For viewers with an aversion to close encounters with animals, viewing of the butterflies will be possible from outside the exhibit.

Butterflies Special Exhibit - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 07, 2015 - Norwalk

Enter an environment all aflutter with tropical butterflies in "Butterfly Landing," a special walk-through encounter. Walk among beautiful butterflies and some of them may even choose to land on your head or arm.

IMAX film: Flight of the Butterflies - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through September 07, 2015 - Norwalk

Follow the incredible year-long migration cycle of millions of monarch butterflies from Canada, across the U.S. and into Mexico, in this compelling film.

One World Observatory - One World Trade
Through September 07, 2015 - Financial District

If you have a head for heights you won't want to miss this! Whizz to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere in less than sixty seconds, then take in the view. There's also dining options and multimedia entertainment to enjoy.

Mega Making - Stepping Stones Museum
Through September 07, 2015 - Norwalk

Using real materials and real tools, young makers can explore art, textiles, construction and woodworking, tinkering and gadgets and a variety of materials, techniques and projects. Staff members help children and families get started, whether it's working a needle and thread for the first time, practicing using wrenches and screwdrivers, tinkering with batteries and buzzers or picking out the perfect artist medium.

Meet the Dragon Presentations - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 07, 2015 - Norwalk

Ready to go one-on-one with a real live dragon? Don't miss the chance to hold a live bearded dragon in special encounter opportunities with one of the stars of The Maritime Aquarium's special exhibit "Dragons! Real or Myth?" A Maritime Aquarium educator will guide guests in either touching the bearded dragon or – for those braver – holding the dragon on their shoulder. Be sure to have your camera ready.

Scattered Light - NY Hall of Science
Through September 13, 2015 - Corona

Scattered_Light consists of 528 26-foot lengths of fluorescent orange and pink flagging tape hanging inside the entrance to NYSCI. Created by artist, architect and inventor Dick Esterle, the piece takes advantage of the circular shape of NYSCI’s entrance, allowing for multiple views of the patterns and color shifting of the flagging tape. The piece plays with space, light, color and perception, and changes as sunlight moves around the building. Along with flagging tape, the piece uses paperclips, metal rods and mirror balls, all simple and inexpensive materials that exemplify the maker and DIY spirit. Dick Esterle, originally from Kentucky, is an artist, architect and the inventor of the Nobbly Wobbly ball, the Klackeroo, Space Chips, and the Amazing Geometry Machine. After graduating university in architecture and art, he moved to New York City in the 1980s and worked with the architect Paul Rudolph and later the artist Isamu Noguchi. While there, his interest in a particular tensegrity model hanging on Noguchi’s wall would later give rise to the Amazing Geometry Machine and eventually lead him into the world of math and art and toy design.

Governors Island Open Season - Governors Island
Through September 27, 2015 - Governors Island

Visitors to Governors Island this year will enjoy more arts, cultural, recreational and educational programs than ever before. Governors Island opens to the public on Saturday, May 23 and will be open every day through September 27 apart from July 4.

Story Walk - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through September 27, 2015 - Scarsdale

Take a self-guided walk with your child along the woodland trail to enjoy favorite children's book, entitled Red Fox at Hickory Lane, by Kathleen M. Hollenbeck. For ages 8 and younger. Free.

Film: Living in the Ages of Airplanes - NY Hall of Science
Through October 06, 2015 - Corona

This immersive film experience, narrated by actor and pilot Harrison Ford, offers a fresh perspective on a modern-day miracle that many of us take for granted: flying. Using spectacular aerial and nature photography, Living in the Age of Airplanes takes audiences around the globe on an epic journey to 95 locations in 18 countries spanning all seven continents to remind us how, in a single century, aviation has changed our world forever. $6 adults; $5 children, students & seniors, plus NYSCI admission.

Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through October 11, 2015 - Murray Hill

This exhibition uncover the curious history of Alice In Wonderland, presenting an engaging account of the genesis, publication, and enduring appeal of Lewis Carroll's classic tale. For the first time in three decades, the original manuscript will travel from the British Library in London to New York, where it will be joined by original drawings and letters, rare editions, vintage photographs, and fascinating objects; many never before exhibited. Find out why the universe of Wonderland took hold of our imagination, and—150 years later—we are still following her down the rabbit hole.

5th Annual Chappaqua Farmers Market - Chappaqua Train Station
Through November 21, 2015 - Chappaqua

5th Annual Opening Day on May 16 will feature new and returning signature vendors, children's events by Westchester Circus Camps, music by house-band Milton, and book signing by Hudson Valley photographer and writer Francesco Mastalia. Also debuting monthly Flea Market! Shake the hand that feeds you at Chappaqua Farmers Market every Saturday from 8:30a.m. - 1p.m.

Adapted Tennis Fun - New Rochelle Racquet Club
Through December 20, 2015 - New Rochelle

Fun For Cure, Inc. is hosting an ongoing Adapted Tennis FUN program for children with special needs and chronic illness. Families are invited to participate as well! All ages! Join at any time by calling Flo at 914 713 4065 or sign up online at ...... FREE snacks are provided according to diet needs and restrictions... We focus on FUN as a top priority! Parents may stay or drop off! Come every Friday at 3:30 to 4:30pm...

Toy Boat-Making Workshop - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2015 - Norwalk

Visit the toy boat-making area on weekends for a fun 20-minute boat-building project. Build and decorate a toy sailboat to take home as a special keepsake of your visit. Saturdays and Sundays year-round.

Africa: From the Desert to the Sea - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2015 - Norwalk

Explore the aquatic wonders of Africa, including amazing fish from the Nile River, the lakes of Africa's Great Rift Valley and the Red Sea. Species highlighted include exotic air-breathing lungfish that can survive for a year if their waterhole goes dry, and colorful cichlids and coral reef species that shine in shimmering rainbows.

Mt. Kisco Farmers' Market - St. Marks Church
Through December 31, 2015 - Mt. Kisco

Includes fresh, wholesome food and a large selection of natural items - soaps, lotions, candles, knitted items, lavender and more. The market is managed by Sandra Lena of John Boy's Farm. Each week the Market will feature a local chef preparing the "$5 Slow Food Local Harvest Meal" using the freshest local ingredients. Bring the family and enjoy!

Chocolate Factory Tour and Workshop - Chocolate Works
Through December 31, 2015 - Scarsdale

Come stop by for a tour of the factory and get the opportunity to see first-hand how chocolate is made and maybe make some yourself! Come see chocolatiers in action, making lots of sweet treats with the help of a 175-pound melting machine. Be sure to try a sample of the signature Belgian truffle, multiple time "best truffle" winner at the annual international Chocolate Show in New York City, along with a wide variety of other unique flavors of chocolate truffles, chocolate-covered treats and candies, and homemade specialty ice cream. Dream of a world made of chocolate? In our store all your sweetest fantasies become a reality with products ranging from chocolate-covered pretzels, oreos, rice krispies, and graham crackers, to chocolate-covered chips, gummy bears, strawberries, bananas, and more.

Frolic! - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through December 31, 2015 - Upper West Side

A brand new interactive rock 'n' roll-themed pop-up play space that offers children ages 0-5 a unique set of music, movement and imaginative play experiences that support social, emotional and physical development. The innovative, 1,500-square-foot play space features a replica of a paint-splattered 1970's Volkswagen minivan, a Rolling Stones-inspired tongue slide, a mini-performance stage and ticket booth, and an interactive video music wall. Little rockers can also mix it up at a baby sensory music mixer, crawl around the soft foam butterfly and whimsical mushrooms, and dance and frolic to a rock 'n' roll soundtrack. CMOM will be hosting a new program of activities and workshops in the space, as well as making it open to drop-in and play.

Connected Worlds - New York Hall of Science
Through December 31, 2015 - Corona

Presented in NYSCI’s iconic Great Hall, Connected Worlds is a fully immersive, digitally rendered interactive experience where visitors are encouraged to explore the interconnectedness of different environments, learn about the importance of keeping systems in balance, and see how our individual and collective actions can have widespread impact. Through their gestures and movements, visitors interact with animated creatures, plants, trees, and other objects, and see how human decisions affect the environment.

LIFE AT THE LIMITS: STORIES OF AMAZING SPECIES - The American Museum of Natural History
Through January 03, 2016 - Upper West Side

AMNH's new exhibition highlights the incredible life forms on earth and the superpowers that organisms use to survive the most extreme environments. From bacterium (Deinococcus radiodurans) that repairs its own DNA and withstands over 1,000 times more radiation than humans to elephant seals that can hold their breath for two hours as they dive nearly a mile deep in search of food, many animals, plants, and other organisms on our planet have extraordinary ways of going about the daily business of survival. Co-curated by Mark Siddall, curator in the Museum's Division of Invertebrate Zoology, and John Sparks, curator in the Museum's Department of Ichthyology, reveals some of the more incredible examples of how animals and plants reproduce, find food, sense the world around them, and thrive in inhospitable habitats. Life-size and larger-than-life models, live animals, videos, and interactive exhibits highlight a variety of 'superpowers' across the tree of life. From surprising strategies for surviving harsh environments to bizarre mating calls, inventive techniques for eluding predators, and extreme examples of parasitism.

The Hunger Games: The Exhibition - Discovery Times Square
Through January 03, 2016 - Midtown

Thrill your mini Katniss fans with a visit to this brand new exhibit, celebrating all things Hunger Games. Here they can explore the world of Panem and get up close to hundreds of movie costumes, props and detailed set recreations. Follow Katniss’ journey from District 12 to becoming the Mockingjay, see The Tribute Train, visit Cinna’s studio and see the Girl on Fire Dress, sit down for a TV interview with Caesar Flickerman and try your hands at stunt and knot skills.

Dragons: Real or Myth - Maritime Aquarium
Through February 11, 2016 - Norwalk

Dragons are very real but none of them breathe fire. While they're often a creature in mythological tales, you can find dragons living today--on land and in the sea as you'll discover in this fun new exhibit which features animals that have the word dragon in their names. Visitors encounter such species as: dragon moray eels; the seahorse cousin called the weedy sea dragon; and terrestrial lizards like black dragons, flying dragons, sailfin dragons, bearded dragons, frilled dragons and more. In addition to highlighting the unique characteristics of these animals, the exhibit will explore the facts and fiction of mythological dragons and their roles in cultures throughout time. Visitors will be encouraged to find similarities between the displayed live creatures and the dragons of lore. February 14, 2015 -Feb 11, 2016.

Pump It Up's Sensory Friendly Bounce Time - Pump It Up of Norwalk
Through January 01, 2018 - Norwalk

The music is low, and the lights aren't flashing. Just bouncing, jumping and sliding.

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