Sunday Family Funday: Back to the Museum
On the first Sunday of each month, the whole family can dig into New York’s past through story times, historical costuming, gallery guides, and of course, the DiMenna Children's History Museum. Join family programs for different ages throughout the day.
Sunday Story Time: Drum Dream Girl
11:30 am | Ages 3-6 | Lower level in the Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library
Read all about Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, whose favorite thing to do was play the drums. But in 1920s Cuba, girls were not allowed! So Millo practiced in secret. What will people say when they hear Millo play? Come find out, and after the story, make your own drum craft!
Living History: Meet the She-Merchants
1 - 3 pm | All ages | 1st floor in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History
Who were the she-merchants? Join historical interpreters to learn about these pioneering women who worked in business and trade in 18th-century New York. Explore their unique stories and discover the goods and artifacts they imported, exported, and sold in shops. Then try your hand at trading!
Reading into History: Wolf Hollow
2 - 4 pm | Ages: 9 - 12 years | Lower level classrooms
Join us for a family chat about Wolf Hollow, Lauren Wolk’s middle-reader novel about a 12-year old who stands up to bullying in her small hometown. Meet the author (via Zoom) to share your thoughts and questions. In addition, explore objects and artifacts related to the history in the book.
Family Gallery Guides
Explore the Museum with these self-directed digital family guides
Ages 6 and under | 4th floor, North Gallery
Real and imaginary animals can be found all around this gallery— in paintings, objects, toys, and even a globe! Search for these animal objects, then hunt for your own.
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Clues for Civics
Ages 8 and up
Use this guide to explore the galleries and learn more about our civic responsibilities! Civic engagement means having the skills and knowledge to understand how our democracy works, so that you can help to shape it.
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