Family Programs

Special Family Event
Scout Day at the Museum
Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
(Members $8)

We invite scouts of all ages to our very first Scout Day on Sunday, November 22, 2015. Come along as a troop or with just your family to fulfill requirements to a variety of badges, and earn a Museum Patch!

On this Scout Day, scouts will have the opportunity to meet the New-York Historical Society! Discover the story of New York and America in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History, create your own masterpieces at hands-on art making stations, see our 18-minute theatrical media experience New York Story, go on a history scavenger hunt while exploring our three floors of galleries and discover an assortment of treasures!

The DiMenna Children’s History Museum will be open all day! The DiMenna Children’s History Museum presents 350 years of New York and American history through character-based pavilions, interactive exhibits and digital games.

Scouts will also participate in Educator-led Tours of our exciting Superheroes in Gotham and Silicon City: Computer History Made in New York exhibitions! Educator-led Tours are first come, first serve with limited capacity. Exhibition Tours will be available at designated times throughout Scout Day.

Visiting the Museum and exploring our galleries can fulfill a number of requirements from learning about New York City local history to discussing the artwork we display and so much more! Click here to learn more about Girl Scout Independent Studies and click here to find out about Boy Scout Independent Studies.


Registration for Scout Day is recommended.

By phone: Please contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.

Online: Click on the “Buy Tickets” button at the top of this page.

In person: Advance and same-day tickets may be reserved on site at New-York Historical’s Admission desk during Museum hours.
Scout uniforms are encouraged! Your Scout Day Ticket includes Museum general admission for the day.

New-York Historical Society Patches are available for purchase at the Museum Store. The cost per patch is $4.00.


The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

If you have any questions regarding Scout Day, please email or call (212) 873-3400 ext. 352.

Stay tuned for upcoming Scout Days at the Museum!

Please contact for more information and pricing.




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