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Fun and Educational Things to Do in NYC in October

Fun and Educational Things to Do in NYC in October

Want your kids to learn something new while having a good time? Visit one of these fun and educational activities that are family-friendly in Manhattan in October for a fun learning experience for all!

Intrepid Adventures
WHEN: Jul. 27 - Dec. 29, Weekends, 12:00pm
WHERE: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, West 46th Street at Twelfth Avenue, Hell's Kitchen, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Each Adventure is inspired by a Museum exhibition. Register in advance.
WANT TO GO? FREE with museum admission ($33 adults; $24 children ages 5-12; free for children younger than 5). 212-245-0072. intrepidmuseum.org.

MathPlay
WHEN: Sep. 12 - Nov. 14, Thursdays, 9:30am for 2 and 3-year-olds; Thursdays, 4:00 pm for 4 and 5-year-olds
WHERE: National Museum of Mathematics, 11 E 26th St., New York, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Engage your toddlers and preschoolers in playful activities to help them develop a strong foundation in math. Children will participate in songs, stories, and activities tied to a different theme each week. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? $750.00. 2125420566. https://momath.org/mathplay/.

Sundays: Dig-Drop In
WHEN: Sep. 22 - Dec. 15, Second Sunday of each month, 12:00-3:00pm
WHERE: The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Avenue, New York, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Discover a passion for ancient artifacts in the Museum's simulated archaeological dig.
WANT TO GO? FREE with museum admission ($18 adults; free for children and teens). 2124233200. https://thejewishmuseum.org/programs/families?utm_source=Listing&utm_medium=Listing&utm_campaign=L_FPSundaysDigDropIn_2019.

Math Encounters: “Paradoxes in Probability: Surprising Results and Why They Matter” with Alon Amit FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 2, 4:00-5:30 pm; 7:00-8:30pm
WHERE: National Museum of Mathematics, 11 East 26th Street, New York, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Test your intuition on a variety of simple problems and explore how such paradoxes have crept into scientific research, policy making, and even executive boardrooms.
WANT TO GO? FREE. 212-542-0566 . https://momath.org/math-encounters/.

Start with Art at The Met
WHEN: Oct. 3 - 10, see website for schedule
WHERE: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Share ideas and enjoy stories, sketching, and other gallery activities that bring works of art to life. This month's theme is Hispanic Heritage. For families with children ages 3–6.
WANT TO GO? $25 adults; free for children younger than 13. 212-535-7710. metmuseum.org.

Japanese Puzzle Party
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 5, 3:00-4:30pm
WHERE: National Museum of Mathematics, 11 East 26th Street, New York, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: If you like Sudoku, you'll love Shikaku!
WANT TO GO? $15. 212-542-0566. https://momath.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/info&reset=1&id=1685.

Art Trek
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 5, 11:00am-12:00pm and 2:00-3:00pm
WHERE: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Discover favorite works of art as you look and learn together. This month's theme is Hispanic Heritage. For families with children ages 7–11. 
WANT TO GO? $25; free for children younger than 13. 212-535-7710. metmuseum.org.

Stroller Tour of Burke Prize 2019
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 7, 9:30-10:30am
WHERE: Museum of Arts and Design , 2 Columbus Circle , Midtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: An insightful tour and stimulating discussion of Burke Prize 2019, specially designed for parents and caregivers to enjoy while caring for little ones. 
WANT TO GO? $16. 212-299-7777. madmuseum.org.

Wetherby-Pembridge School Open House FREE
WHEN: Oct. 8 - 30, 10/8 and 10/30, 9:00-10:30am; 10/24, 6-7:30pm
WHERE: Wetherby-Pembridge School, 7 East 96th Street, Upper East Side, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Meet Miss Kate Bailey, Head of School, and other members of the team to gain more information about the school's vision, ethos, and curriculum.
WANT TO GO? FREE. 646-213-3400. wetherbypembridge,org.

The Mathematics of Simple Things
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 11, 6:30-8:00pm
WHERE: National Museum of Mathematics, 11 East 26th Street, New York, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join mathematician Paul Zeitz in this occasional series as he describes the surprising (and mathematical!) fun you can have with items as simple as strips of paper, business cards, and even toothpicks.
WANT TO GO? $15. 212-542-0566. https://momath.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/info&reset=1&id=1717.

Indigenous Cultures of NYC
WHEN: Oct. 12 - 14, Daily, 1:00-5:00pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate the cultures that originated in New York City in the Art, Artist & You exhibit and pay respect to these native people and populations.
WANT TO GO? FREE with museum admission ($15; free for children younger than 1). 212-721-1223. cmom.org.

Unlimited
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 13, 6:30-8:00pm
WHERE: National Museum of Mathematics, 11 East 26th Street, New York, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: If you're excited by the idea of a math-filled, parent-free night where you can hang out with old and new friends, enjoy some snacks, and move to the tunes of today's popular music, then don't miss this exciting program just for students in late middle school through high school.
WANT TO GO? $23. 212-542-0566. https://momath.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/info&reset=1&id=1671.

Bookclub: 'The Red Blazer Girls: The Vanishing Violin' by Michael D. Beil
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 13, 5:30-6:30pm
WHERE: National Museum of Mathematics, 11 East 26th Street, New York, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: When there are mysteries to be solved, the Red Blazer Girls are on the case! The discovery of the Ring of Rocamadour has secured the girls' reputation as Upper East Side super-sleuths, bringing many job requests and some unwanted attention from crooks.
WANT TO GO? $16. 212-542-0566. https://momath.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/info&reset=1&id=1668.

GirlStories
WHEN: Oct. 18 - Nov. 1, 10/18, 10/25, and 11/1, 4:00-6:30pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton St., Manhattan, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: GirlStories is a free after-school program for girls and non-binary artists ages 12-15. The program will include visits from guest artists and hands-on experience with techniques, processes, equipment, and technologies used in making art. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? FREE with museum admission ($13; free for children younger than 1). 212-274-0986. cmany.org/.

Family Day: Build a Lego City FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 19, 11:00am-3:00pm
WHERE: The Center for Architecture , 536 La Guardia Place, Greenwich Village, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Families will explore architecture, design, and construction with everyone’s favorite building material—Lego bricks! Create a Lego masterpiece as you work together to create buildings to add to a model city inspired by New York City.
WANT TO GO? 212-358-6133. cfafoundation.org.

Family Program at the Museum at Eldridge Street
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 27, 3:00-4:30pm
WHERE: Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St., Lower East Side , NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Guided by a Center for Architecture Design Educator, families will learn about the eclectic 19th-century synagogue in which the Museum makes its home.
WANT TO GO? $10. 212-219-0302. eldridgestreet.org.

Archaeology Mondays
WHEN: Oct. 28 - Dec. 23, Mondays, 10/28, 11/11, 12/23 - 3:00-5:00pm
WHERE: The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Avenue, New York, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Unique in New York City, this archaeological dig highlights replicas from ancient to modern times in a hands-on experience. Collect stamps in a special passport each visit and receive a gift after your third dig adventure!
WANT TO GO? FREE with Museum Admission ($18; free for children younger than 19). 2124233200. https://thejewishmuseum.org/calendar/day/2019/11/11/?utm_source=Listing&utm_medium=Listing&utm_campaign=L_FPArchaeologyMondays_11112019.

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