October 28, 2016 through February 26, 2017
Tuesday-Thursday and Saturdays, 10am-6pm; Fridays, 10am-8pm; Sundays, 11am-5pm.
New-York Historical Society
Upper West Side
Young elementary, Tween, Teen
$20; $15 seniors; $12 students; $6 children ages 5-13; free for children 4 and younger
If you don't want to travel all the way to the Bronx to see a holiday train show check out the The New-York Historical Society's own take on the holiday tradition, now in its third year. The first floor of the museum will be transformed into a choo-choo lovers delight with the installation of treasures from the renowned Jerni Collection of model trains, scenic elements and toys. The dynamic display will appeal to all age groups, showcasing an amazing range of vintage toys from a bygone era.
Whilst it isn't the biggest holiday train show this exhibit will delight little ones and is all about the trains themselves. The antique trains and buildings are a joy to behold moving around the museum.
The exhibition uses movement, sound and audiovisual components to bring it to life.
Address: 170 Central Park W.
Upper West Side, NY 10024
About New-York Historical Society
Standard hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 10am-6pm; Friday, 10am–8pm; Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Buy food: Yes
Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
Changing tables in the men's room(s): Yes
Family bathroom: Yes
Experience the past in a brand new way at the New-York Historical Society! Explore historic treasures from our permanent collection—including toys from childhoods of the past—and learn about New York and American history in rotating exhibitions. The DiMenna Children’s History Museum at the New-York Historical Society presents 350 years of New York and American history through character-based pavilions, interactive exhibits and digital games, and the Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library. The DiMenna Children’s History Museum encourages families to explore history together through permanent installations and a wide range of family learning programs for toddlers, children, and preteens. From weekly storytelling for toddlers to living historians, we have what you need for your New York and history-obsessed child!
Nearest public transportation stop: 81st Street; B, C
Play area: Indoor
Party room: Yes
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