World's Fairs of the Future

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January 06, 2013


Museum of the City of New York

Upper East Side

Young elementary, Tween, Teen

Free with admission: $20 families; $10 adults; $6 seniors and students; free for kids younger than 12

Event description: In the 1930s, when America was struggling through an economic crisis known as the Great Depression, six World's Fairs were mounted across the country, to give citizens hope and a vision for the future, and here in New York, Flushing Meadow Park in Queens was created as the home of the 1939 World's Fair.

Explore the new exhibition "Designing Tomorrow: America's World's Fairs of the 1930s" with a museum educator, and discover the robots, inventions, and creative design and architecture that shaped the futuristic vision of the World's Fairs of the 1930s.

Children will then get the chance to work with clay to create their own 2013 World's Fair pavilion. Recommended for ages 6-15.

Address: 1220 Fifth Ave.
Upper East Side, NY 10029
Phone: 212-534-1672

About Museum of the City of New York

The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City. It serves the people of New York and visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections.