NYC Discovery Lab July – Summer and the City

When: Saturday, July 27, 2024, 11:00am
Price: Included with Museum Admission
A postcard featuring the Steeple Chase at Coney Island, Brooklyn

School is out and summer is in! Visit our NYC Discovery Lab to explore how New Yorkers have spent their summers – from the opening of Coney Island Amusement Park in the late 19th century to the present day – and take part in fun activities for all ages.

Saturdays and Sundays 11am to 4pm.

Take part in a range of activities that explore the many summer traditions New Yorkers have maintained over more than a century. 

  • Learn more about New York City’s beaches through an iSpy game and touch object activity inspired by Malcah Zeldis’ 1973 painting Coney Island/Brighton Beach. 
  • Explore the history of Brooklyn’s Steeplechase Park through a gallery-based activity and create your own amusement park ride or carousel horse. 
  • Test your knowledge in a game of spin the wheel: baseball edition to explore the city’s longstanding history of baseball. 
  • Pick up a scavenger hunt to discover the many ways New Yorkers have beat the summer heat! 

NYC Discovery Lab July programs are from July 6th to July 28st. 

See below to get select tickets for your preferred date: 

Questions? Email familyprograms@mcny.org

Accessibility: Assistive listening devices are available and our auditorium wheelchair lift can accommodate manual and motorized wheelchairs (max. capacity 500 lbs). Please contact the Museum at 917.492.3333 or info@mcny.org with any questions.

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Supporters

NYC Discovery Lab is made possible in part by the Rochlis Family Foundation. 

Family Programs are made possible in part by the Margaret S. Ogden and Stephen A. Ogden Memorial Fund, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Rochlis Family Foundation, and Tianaderrah Foundation. 

The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center is endowed by grants from The Thompson Family Foundation Fund, the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Endowment, and other generous donors.

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