Free with Museum Admission, for ages 5 - 9
Every first Saturday!
Look, imagine, draw and create! Families explore history through art making in this educator-led gallery and studio program. Participants will be inspired by different paintings in the galleries and will then create their own personal masterpieces. Space is limited to the first thirty participants. Recommended for ages 5 - 9.
Explore 300 years of New York and American history through the eyes and lives of children of the past! The DiMenna Children's History Museum is a museum-within-a-museum, occupying the New-York Historical Society's entire lower level. It includes character-based pavilions, a the Barbara K. Lipman Children's History Library, a Whiz Bang Quiz Machine, and interactive exhibits and games. The DiMenna Children's History Museum encourages children to identify with the people whose enterprise and creativity changed the course of our history.
Explore the DiMenna Children's History Museum before you visit with our made-for-kids interactive map. Click on each pavilion and discover more about the people you will meet during your visit.