Fun and Educational Things to Do in NYC in July
By Emma Steven

Fun and Educational Things to Do in NYC in July

July 2, 2017   |   Upcoming Events  

Want your kids to learn something new while having fun? Visit one of these fun and educational activities that are family-friendly in Manhattan in July, including The Hunger Games: The Exhibition at Discovery Times Square, college essay writing in Midtown, and Family Fridays at MoMath.

Drones: Is the Sky the Limit?
WHEN: May. 10 - Sep. 1, Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, West 46th Street and 12th Avenue, New York Harbor, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Thie large-scale exhibition will reveal the history of drone technology, from its modern-day origins in World War I and its military development to its current applications in solving complex humanitarian challenges.
WANT TO GO? $33; $31 seniors; $24 children ages 2-12; free for children 4 and younger. 877-957-7447.

South Street Seaport Museum Exhibition — Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900-1914
WHEN: Jun. 23 - Aug. 11, 10am-8pm
WHERE: South Street Seaport Museum , 12 Fulton St., South Street Seaport, NY
WHAT: A new exhibit exploring the different lives and experiences of the extraordinarily wealthy First-Class traveling passengers and Third Class immigrants sailing the seas to America in the early 20th Century.
WANT TO GO? $12; FREE on select summer Fridays. 212-748-8600.

Eloise at the Museum
WHEN: Jun. 30 - Oct. 9, Tuesday-Thursday and Saturdays, 10am-6pm; Fridays, 10am-8pm; Sundays, 11am-5pm
WHERE: New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park W., Upper West Side, NY
WHAT: A celebration of the feisty charm and audacious spirit of Eloise, who continues to be a picture book superstar more than 60 years after her debut.
WANT TO GO? $21; $16 seniors; $13 students; $6 children ages 5-13; free for children 4 and younger. 212-873-3400.

Maker Space Friday FREE
WHEN: Jul. 7 - 28, Fridays, 2:30-5pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona, NY
WHAT: Familes can explore different materials, concepts, and ideas while making and tinkering together. Activities cover a wide range of topics including simple circuits, wind-powered racers, hand sewing, and more.
WANT TO GO? 718-699-0005.

Stroller Tour
WHEN: Friday, Jul. 14, 9-10am
WHERE: The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park W., Upper West Side, NY
AGES: 0-2, Adult
WHAT: A new monthly tour launched for families with young children. Stroll the museum before it opens to everyone else and take part in activities for kids linked to the exhibits. 
WANT TO GO? $25 per family. 212-873-3400.

Astronomy Live: Vacation Guide to the Solar System
WHEN: Tuesday, Jul. 18, 7pm
WHERE: Hayden Planetarium Space Theater, Central Park West and 81st Street, Upper West Side, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Olivia Koski and Jana Grcevich, authors of the Vacation Guide to the Solar System, take you on a tour of fascinating vacation destinations on other worlds. Book signing will follow.
WANT TO GO? $15; $13.50 seniors and students. 212-769-5100.

Central Park Conservancy's Chess Lecture and Simul Series FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 22, 11am
WHERE: Chess & Checkers House, Mid-Park at 64th Street, Central Park, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Learn techniques from some of the best names in chess, and then put your new skills to the test in a simul with fellow players. For ages 6 and older, but prior experience required. This is a program for adults and experienced kids. July's grandmaster is Irina Krush.
WANT TO GO? 212-794-4064.

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