Family Programs

Special Family Event
​"Meet the Museum" on Scout Day!
Saturday, November 12th, 2016 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$10
(Members $8)

$10/Scout and $10/adult (​M​embers $8)

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to fulfill a variety of badges and earn a Museum Patch at the New-York Historical Society! Come as a troop or with family and see what's new at New York's oldest ​museum, founded in 1804. Scout uniforms are encouraged!

Engaging, ​e​ducator-led tours of our fall exhibitions begin every half hour. On tours of Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection (ideally suited for younger Scouts), discover what transportation and toys were like for people in the past.

On our all-ages tours of The Battle of Brooklyn, immerse yourself in the drama of New York in 1776. The largest single battle of the Revolutionary War, it was a crushing defeat for George Washington and the Continental Army, but on this tour you'll learn how it changed the course of American history.

Historical reenactors from the 1st Rhode Island Regiment of Foot will be on hand for a living history program. Learn what it was like to be a member of this Regiment, which was formed in part by African or First Nation slaves, and witness exciting demonstrations of Revolutionary War infantry exercises.

After or before your tour, participate in a group craft activity to commemorate the brave soldiers of the American Revolution. Draw inspiration from the Purple Heart-style medal designed by George Washington and create a badge to honor the historical hero of your choosing.

Your Scout Day Ticket includes Museum Admission, which comes with access to the DiMenna Children's History Museum and our immersive multimedia film, New York Story (suitable for grades 2 and up). The day's activities can fulfill a number of badge requirements for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts; contact us for more information. Patches will be available for purchase at the Museum Store.

Tickets can be purchased through our Call Center at (212) 485-9268, open 9 am​ ​–​ ​5 pm daily, or on site at the admissions desk. If you have questions regarding Scout Day, please email group.tours@nyhistory.org or call (212) 873-3400, ext. 352.

Please contact familyprograms@nyhistory.org for more information and pricing.

 

MONTHLY CALENDAR

MANY FAMILY PROGRAMS ARE FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION.

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