"[A] great destination for children thanks to frequent, hands-on, free-with-admission family programs, plus easy-to-digest NYC-themed exhibits that remind kids (and parents!) how lucky we are to live in a place with such a rich cultural past and present”—MommyPoppins. Family programs are geared to children ages 6-12.

  • Family Program Calendar

    Children will find fun hands-on activities at the City Museum. Drop in on Saturdays, Sundays, and school vacation days to participate in these free family programs.


    MY CITY LAB is a drop-in, explorative space where children and adults work together to discover New York City history and engage their curiosity to imagine the future through hands-on activities.

  • New York City Tots

    New York City Tots offers enriching, early childhood programming for toddlers and adults. Sessions focus on exploration and discovery of the city through song, play, gallery visits, and hands-on experiences.

  • Birthday Parties

    The City Museum has teamed up with Piece of Cake Parties to bring you innovative, exciting, and creative children's parties in a spectacular setting.