About

DiMenna Children's History Museum

Through authentic and unique learning experiences, DiMenna Children’s History Museum invites multi-generational families to meaningfully connect with American’s past, present and future. The exhibits, collections, programs, and staff challenge visitors to grow up with history.

Targeted for children ages 8–13, DiMenna Children’s History Museum focuses on the life stories of a diverse selection of youngsters who lived in New York City from the late 17th through the 20th centuries. Get to know these historical figures better! Each character pavilion combines objects, games, and information that help tell the story of each person's childhood and adulthood.

Major support for family programs provided by Diana and Joe DiMenna

Additional generous support from Daniel & Margaret Loeb and Shelley & Tommy Mulitz

Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library

Extend the DiMenna Children’s History Museum experience in this library filled with hidden treasures, old favorites, and new friends. Among the highlights: historical fiction, non-fiction, and picture books focusing on New York and the United States; picture books exploring New York City’s culture, geography, architecture, and people; comfortable seating to rest and read; History Hunt drawers; Amazing Atlas maps and diorama.

Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library

Extend the DiMenna Children’s History Museum experience in this library filled with hidden treasures, old favorites, and new friends. Among the highlights: historical fiction, non-fiction, and picture books focusing on New York and the United States; picture books exploring New York City’s culture, geography, architecture, and people; comfortable seating to rest and read; History Hunt drawers; Amazing Atlas maps and diorama.