July 25, 2017 through August 30, 2017
See website for opening hours.
New-York Historical Society
Upper West Side
Free with museum admission: $21; $16 seniors, educators, and active military; $13 students; $6 for children ages 5-13; free for children ages 4 and younger
A chance to see the very first illustrations and page proofs by Barney Tobey for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! The Magical Car. The book, written by Ian Fleming and then adapted for children by Al Perkins, went on to become the classic children's movie starring Dick Van Dyke.
Tobey’s preparatory watercolor illustrations—exhibited here for the first time—are paired with the book’s page proofs and a few cartoons by Tobey, a prolific cartoonist and illustrator, who published over 1,200 cartoons in the New Yorker alone.
Address: 170 Central Park West
Upper West Side, NY 10024
About New-York Historical Society
Standard hours: Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday, 10am-6pm; Friday, 10am–8pm; 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