Kids will also get a kick out of the wall of faces; some of these open to reveal an object to be found in the exhibit, like a teakettle or a ship. There is also a jungle wall in The Zabajaba Jungle Room, where kids can rearrange magnetic animal pieces.
Movie fans will enjoy the models from Shrek, which is being made into a Broadway musical. ‘Shrek’ means fear in Yiddish, but the movie softened the ogre Steig created. There are models of the swamp, Donkey and Shrek himself, from Dream Works.
This month, the museum has a plethora of family programs, including a celebration on December 25 with live music and drop-in arts and crafts projects. There are also special Winter Vacation Celebration Days, December 26–27, with activities related to the archeology exhibit.
Archeology Zone is at the museum through June 15, 2009; William Steig is there until March 16, 2008.
Where: The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street