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Looking for kids activities and events near you in the New York area this weekend? NYMetroParents produces the largest family event calendar in the city for parents just like you who are looking for kids events today and this weekend. Use the filters below to sort for kids events near you, by age range, and more. If you’re looking for recommendations, our editors round up their picks for the best kids events in BrooklynManhattanQueensLong IslandWestchester and Rockland.

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Family ArtsBash 2020

  • May. 30, 2020, 1-5pm
  • ArtsWestchester Gallery
  • 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains
  • All Ages
  • $10 per Family

Enjoy a day of fun for the whole family with a gallery exhibition, musical entertainment and children's art activities, including ceramics, face painting and more.

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ONLINE Picture This! Virtual Family Tour and Art-Making Experience

  • May. 31, 2020, 10:30-11:15am
  • The Jewish Museum
  • 1109 Fifth Ave., New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $15 per family

Join The Jewish Museum for a virtual family tour and art-making experience inspired by their popular Picture This! series. Discover a sel...

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Stroller Tour- Studio 54: Night Magic

  • Jun. 12, 2020, 10-11am
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn
  • Baby, Adult
  • $20; $16 in advance; $14 members

This baby-friendly program features touchable objects, songs, exploration of the art in the galleries, and an opportunity to connect with other adults.

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ONLINE Wizard School Virtual Scavenger Hunt

  • Jun. 06, 2020 - Jun. 28, 2020 , Saturdays, 5pm and Sundays, 2pm
  • Virtual Museum Game
  • Online, New York
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $19 per person

Grab your magic wands for a wizarding adventure that takes you to museums across America in search of art that echoes characters, places, and magic...

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ONLINE Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Virtual Scavenger Hunt

  • May. 02, 2020 - May. 31, 2020 , See website for schedule
  • WATSON ADVENTURES
  • Online, New York
  • $60 for up to 4 players

Grab your magic wands for an adventure that takes you to museums across America in search of art that echoes characters, places, and magical object...

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ONLINE Heckscher at Home Kids Edition: Art Activities

  • May. 12, 2020 - Jun. 16, 2020 , Tuesdays, 3pm on Facebook Live (Heckscher Museum)
  • Heckscher Museum of Art
  • 2 Prime Ave., Huntington
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join Museum Educator Lisa Sayedi for Fun and Easy-to-Follow art activities at Heckscher at Home. Tune in live to the Museum's Facebook page whe...

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ONLINE Storytime with the Met

  • May. 07, 2020 - Jul. 02, 2020 , Thursdays, 12-12:10pm
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Each week, look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books. Recommended for families with children ages 18 months – 6 years.

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NYTM TRAIN OPERATORS WORKSHOP

  • Apr. 04, 2020 - May. 31, 2020 , Saturdays and Sundays, 11:30am-12:30pm
  • New York Transit Museum
  • 99 Schermerhorn St. , Brooklyn Heights
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $10; $5 students and seniors; free for members

Drop by the computer lab to take control of an NYC subway car and operate it over miles of virtual track. Sign up in the lobby.

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imagiNATIONS Activity Center

  • Feb. 12, 2020 - Jun. 07, 2020 , daily, 10:00am-4:30pm
  • National Museum of the American Indian
  • 1 Bowling Green, Lower Manhattan
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Through a variety of hands-on activities, visitors to the Center can explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions that are so amazing, many continue to affect the world today.

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Wild Kratts: Creature Power!

  • Feb. 01, 2020 - May. 31, 2020 , Tuesday-Friday, 9:30am-4pm; Saturday and Sunday 9am- 5:30pm
  • Liberty Science Center
  • 222 Jersey City Boulevard, 3rd flr., Jersey City
  • All Ages
  • $24.99-$34.99; $19.99-$27.99 children ages 2-12

Using Wild Kratts technology and the powers of science and collaboration, guests will help the team solve problems and rescue animals.

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Target First Saturdays

  • Feb. 01, 2020 - Jun. 06, 2020 , first Saturdays of the month, 5-11pm
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The Brooklyn Museum hosts engaging and eclectic free art and entertainment every month!

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Open Studio

  • Feb. 09, 2020 - Jun. 28, 2020 , Weekends, 10:30am-3:00pm
  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • 99 Gansevoort St., Meatpacking District
  • All Ages
  • Free with museum admission ($25; free for anyone younger than 19)

Get creative in the Whitney’s Hearst Artspace! Join us to make your own art inspired by works on view in current exhibitions. Each week we offer a different art making project.

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Five Cents To Dreamland: A Trip to Coney Island

  • Jan. 05, 2020 - Jun. 14, 2020 , Saturdays, 12-5pm; Sundays 2-5pm
  • The Coney Island Museum
  • 1208 Surf Avenue, Coney Island
  • All Ages
  • $5; $3 for seniors, children younger than 12 and residents of Zip Code 11224

This special exhibition explores Coney Island's history from a new and unique perspective!

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Moving Image Studio

  • Jan. 11, 2020 - Jun. 28, 2020 , Weekends, 11:00am
  • Museum of the Moving Image
  • 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • Free with museum admission ($15 adults; $9 children ages 3-17; free for children younger than 3)

Moving Image Studio is the Museum's drop-in space where visitors of all ages can create media and other projects. Families are welcome to stop by and experiment by performing in front of a green-screen or create live animation works using Lego sets.

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American Museum of Natural History Presents: Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation

  • Jan. 06, 2020 - Jul. 05, 2020 , daily, 10:30am-4:30pm
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Central Park West at 79th Street, Upper West Side
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult, All Ages
  • $28 adult; $16.50 children ages 2-12; $22.50 seniors and students

Discover how volcanoes have created extraordinary ecosystems and wildlife habitats.

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Survival: The Exhibition

  • Feb. 15, 2020 - Sep. 13, 2020 , Mon - Fri, 9:30 am – 5 pm; Sat & Sun, 10 am – 6 pm
  • New York Hall of Science
  • 4701 111th St., Corona
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $7 per person, plus museum admission ($16 adults; $13 children, students & senior citizens)

Survival: The Exhibition features a zipline, ropes course and museum displays that simulate extreme scenarios in an interactive and safe place for visitors of all ages to learn and test essential survival skills. Topics explored include first aid, water safety, navigation, fire, and preparedness.

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Orangetown Suffragist

  • Apr. 19, 2020 - Nov. 30, 2020 , Tuesdays and Fridays, 10am-2pm; Sundays, 1-4 or by appointment
  • Orangetown Historical Museum
  • 196 Chief Bill Harris Way, Orangeburg
  • All Ages
  • FREE Admission is free, donations appreciated

Orangetown Suffragist honors the women of Orangetown that were engaged in this national movement and the legacy they have left us. 

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Transit Tots

  • Apr. 09, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 , Thursdays, 10:15-11am
  • New York Transit Museum
  • 99 Schermerhorn St. , Brooklyn Heights
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Adult
  • $10; $5 children ages 2-17

Young train enthusiasts explore themes like animals underground, the people and buildings of New York City, colors and shapes, and the city's subways and buses.

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An Opening

  • Sep. 07, 2019 - Jun. 30, 2020 , Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-6pm
  • Brooklyn Historical Society
  • 128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights
  • All Ages
  • Suggested Admission: $10; $6 Seniors and teachers; Free for children and visitors with disabilities

An Opening, an installation of audio and visual artworks by Brooklyn-based artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed, engages with a multiplicity of Muslim experiences in Brooklyn.

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Superpower Dogs 3D

  • Jun. 15, 2019 - May. 31, 2020 , Daily; 11 am & 1 pm
  • New York Hall of Science
  • 47-01 111th Street, Corona
  • All Ages
  • $6 adults; $5 children, students & senior citizens, plus museum admission

This immersive 3D movie showcases the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world's most amazing dogs.

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