For ages 5+
Tickets are the cost of museum admission plus $5 per child (non-member child tickets are $11, member child tickets $5). Adults do not pay an additional fee. Online ticket sales will end at 12 pm on 5/17, after which time any remaining tickets will be available for purchase in person at the museum.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
How do you feed a fledgling? Get some practice at this totally unique program co-produced by the DiMenna Children's History Museum and the Wild Bird Fund. In honor of the New-York Historical Society's Audubon’s Aviary exhibition, the Wild Bird Fund will come to the museum to teach us all about our neighbors with nests. Participants will see a presentation about the bird life of New York City and wild bird rehabilitation; feed a baby bird in the WBF’s care; and have the option of crafting nests for baby bird patients.
The event will take place in the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library on the museum's 2nd floor.
This program has an age restriction for the safety of the birds that will be handled and fed by children in attendance. Children must be age five or older to feed the birds.
About the Wild Bird Fund
The Wild Bird Fund (WBF) is a state and federally licensed 501(c)(3) that cares for the injured, ill, and orphaned wildlife of New York City. All migratory, native, and non-native birds are treated, as well as wild mammals, reptiles, and abandoned domestic fowl. In 2016, the fund helped 4,775 animals — an increase of more than 35 percent from the prior year.
The WBF mission is twofold: to provide veterinary care and rehabilitation to native and migrant wildlife so that they can be released back into the wild, and to educate New Yorkers about the rich diversity and environmental needs of the city's precious wildlife.