"[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.

  • Self-Guided Visits for Families

    Enjoy a family-friendly scavenger hunt that takes you throughout the Museum as you examine the historic building and exhibitions.

  • 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.

  • Activist New York Family Book Club

    Our reading and discussion program geared for families with kids in grades 3–5 explores how New Yorkers have long fought for freedom and equality, through books that relate to issues showcased in Activist New York.