Free admission for kids 18 and under!
Come celebrate the Fourth of July with us! To commemorate American independence and our special installation Lafayette’s Return, which explores the role of “French Founding Father” in the Revolutionary War, we’re offering with scavenger hunts, musical performances by the Hudson River Ramblers, and other exciting, patriotic programs organized through the DiMenna Children's History Museum.
The History of Ice Cream
Did you know that ice cream has been around for centuries? America’s Founding Fathers and Mothers enjoyed the tasty summer treat—just like you! Come explore the history of this sweet and frosty dessert. Crank out ice cream from scratch, using age old recipes and 18th-century kitchen appliances!
Hudson River Ramblers
11 am—4 pm
Join us for tunes ‘n tales from the American Founding era! The Hudson River Ramblers are back and will regale families with the story behind “Yankee Doodle,” introduce the young girl who outrode Paul Revere, and reveal why George Washington threw a tantrum on Broadway.
Independence Day Scavenger Hunt
Discover treasures that tell the story of the American Revolution on a Museum-wide scavenger hunt! Highlights include a fragment from a statue of King George III and a model of President George Washington’s New York City abode.