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Top Educational Activities for Kids in Westchester in October

Top Educational Activities for Kids in Westchester in October

Learn while having fun at one of these top educational activities for kids in Westchester happening in October.

Bruce Beginnings
WHEN: Aug. 6 - Oct. 1, Tuesday, 11-11:45am and 1-1:45pm
WHERE: Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Children ages 2 1/2-5 will explore the museum, hear a story, and enjoy a hands on activity. Space is limited. 
WANT TO GO? Included with admission: $10; $8 students 5-22 with valid ID and seniors 65 and older; free for members and children younger than 5. 203-869-0376. brucemuseum.org.

Bruce Beginnings
WHEN: Oct. 1 - Nov. 26, Tuesdays, 11am-11:45am and 1-1:45pm
WHERE: Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Bruce Beginnings takes young visitors through the museum and gets them exploring the collection. Ages 2.5-5. 
WANT TO GO? Included with admission: $10; $8 students with ID ages 5-22 and seniors 65 and older; free for members and children younger than 5 . 203-869-0376. brucemuseum.org.

Bruce Beginnings - Afternoon
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 1, Tuesdays, 11am-11:45am
WHERE: Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT:

Join the museum for this program that’s meant for the littlest Bruce pals, ages 2.5 – 5.  Bruce Beginnings takes young visitors through the museum and gets them exploring the collection. The youngest guests will also get to hear a storytime and do a hands-on activity related to the program’s topic. Please see the Visitor Service desk upon arrival at the Museum to secure a spot.


WANT TO GO? Included with admission: $10; $8 students with ID ages 5-22 and seniors 65 and older; free for members and children younger than 5 . 203-869-0376. brucemuseum.org.

STEAM Team FREE
WHEN: Oct. 1 - 29, Tuesdays, 4pm
WHERE: The Field Library, 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Flex your brain and your fingers with some hands-on STEAM activities and games!
WANT TO GO? 914-737-0847. https://fieldkids.wordpress.com/.

Young Discoverers: WHOSE SHADOW IS THAT?!
WHEN: Oct. 2 - 30, Wednesdays, 11-11:30am
WHERE: Westchester Children's Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Explore how shadows can change or grow, and create a special shadow craft to take home! Sign-ups begin when the Museum opens at 10am and are limited to the first 12 children.
WANT TO GO? $7.50; $6.50 seniors; $3 per person presenting an Electronic Benefits Transfer Card (EBT) with ID for up to 4 individuals; free for members, actuve duty military personnel and their families within the same household and children younger than 1.. 914-421-5050. http://discoverwcm.org.

Exploring Play: WHOSE SHADOW IS THAT?!
WHEN: Oct. 4 - 25, Fridays, 11-11:30am
WHERE: Westchester Children's Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Use a screen to sing, dance, and create fun and silly shadows with your bodies. Ages 2-4. Sign up when museum opens at 10am. 
WANT TO GO? $7.50; $6.50 seniors; $3 per person presenting an Electronic Benefits Transfer Card (EBT) with ID for up to 4 individuals; free for members, active duty military personnel and their families within the same household and children younger than 1.. 914-421-5050. http://discoverwcm.org.

STEAM Team Jr. FREE
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 4, 11am
WHERE: The Field Library, 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Flex your brain and your fingers with some hands-on STEAM activities and games!
WANT TO GO? 914-737-0847. https://fieldkids.wordpress.com/.

Family Studio: Science
WHEN: Oct. 5 - 26, Saturdays, 1-4pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first two Apollo missions to the moon’s surface with moon-related activities.
WANT TO GO? $7; $5 seniors 62 and older, veterans and students; $4 youth ages 3-8; free for members. 914-963-4550. hrm.org.

Middle School/Upper School Open House FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 6, 1-4pm
WHERE: King School, 1450 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Visit classrooms in subjects that interest you and meet faculty, students, and parents who share your passions. Register online.
WANT TO GO? 203-322-3496. https://kingschoolct.org/admission/open-house.

Shellfish Research in Connecticut FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 6, 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Bruce Museum, 10 Tod's Driftway, Old Greenwich, Connecticut
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy family activities all afternoon and learn about the importance of the University of Connecticut and NOAA shellfish research projects.
WANT TO GO? 203-869-0376. brucemuseum.org.

Mad Science FREE
WHEN: Oct. 10 - 23, 10/10 and 10/23, 4pm
WHERE: The Field Library, 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Kids can join the library for some fun, kid-friendly science experiments and challenges.
WANT TO GO? 914-737-0847. https://fieldkids.wordpress.com/.

Rhyme & Read
WHEN: Oct. 12 - 19, Saturdays, 11-11:30am
WHERE: Westchester Children's Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Join in playing sound games, hear a story, watch a Nursery Rhyme video, and make a craft to take home! Limited to 10 participants.
WANT TO GO? $7.50; $6.50 seniors; $3 per person presenting an Electronic Benefits Transfer Card (EBT) with ID for up to 4 individuals; free for members, active duty military personnel and their families within the same household and children younger than 1.. 914-421-5050. http://discoverwcm.org.

Learning to Look® Family Gallery Tour
WHEN: Oct. 13 - Nov. 24, Sundays, 11:30am-12:15pm
WHERE: Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Families will be able to engage in conversations about the arts, sciences, and do hands-on activities.
WANT TO GO? Included with admission: $10; $8 students with ID ages 5-22 and seniors 65 and older; free for members and children younger than 5 . 203-869-0376. brucemuseum.org.

Science Sunday: Marvelous Metals
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 13, 11:30am-12:15pm and 1:30-2:15pm
WHERE: Westchester Children's Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Make wacky magnetic slime, real batteries, and watch Science Educator Harmon make a spoon magically disappear with his mind... or is it just science?! Sign ups begin when the Museum opens, and are limited to the first 10 children.
WANT TO GO? $7.50; $6.50 seniors; $3 per person presenting an Electronic Benefits Transfer Card (EBT) with ID for up to 4 individuals; free for members, active duty military personnel and their families within the same household and children younger than 1.. 914-421-5050. http://discoverwcm.org.

Learn About Blue Rock School’s Unique Kindergarten Program FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 19, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Blue Rock School, 110 Demarest Mill Road, West Nyack, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: During this Open House children can enjoy a Fall Harvest-themed morning that includes storytelling, crafts, homemade snacks, and outdoor play on the school's five-acre wooded campus.
WANT TO GO? 845-535-3353. bluerockschool.org.

Getting into Top Colleges - Free Seminar FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 19, 10-11am
WHERE: Ivy Global White Plains Office, 187 Martine Ave, White Plains, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Ivy Global will provide a complete overview of the entire application process, revealing the inside knowledge of what it takes to get into some of the best schools.
WANT TO GO? 914-948-5787. https://ivyglobal.com/sat/seminars/14#14.

Chem-Palooza
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 20, 11:30am-12:15pm and 1:30-2:15pm
WHERE: Westchester Children's Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Kick off the start of National Chemistry Week and jump from station to station and experiment with different chemistry concepts!
WANT TO GO? $7.50; $6.50 seniors; $3 per person presenting an Electronic Benefits Transfer Card (EBT) with ID for up to 4 individuals; free for members, actuve duty military personnel and their families within the same household and children younger than 1.. 914-421-5050. http://discoverwcm.org.

Open House FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 27, 1pm
WHERE: Whitby School, 969 Lake Avenue, Greenwich, Connecticut
AGES: 3-5, 5-8, 9-12, Adult
WHAT: See highlights of the Nursery through Grade 8 program.
WANT TO GO? 203-869-8464. whitbyschool.org.

Carmel Academy Open House FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 27, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Carmel Academy, 270 Lake Avenue, Greenwich, Connecticut
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn how Carmel Academy's individualized, whole-child approach nurtures and challenges students.
WANT TO GO? 203-983-3503. https://carmelacademy.com/.

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