August 28, 2012
Through September 3, explore cool, dark and mysterious ecosystems like caves, forests, the ocean floor – and your own backyard at night! Learn more about nocturnal animals, shade-loving plants, and how we humans get along in the dark. We’ll take you to the deepest part of the ocean to see fish that use glowing lures to hunt, and to the treetops with insects that advertise their fitness with light. Enjoy hands-on activities and amazing dioramas! A traveling exhibit organized by Cincinnati Museum Center. Continue reading
Mad. Sq. Art announces Pet Sounds, an interactive, large-scale, mixed-media installation by acclaimed California-based artist Charles Long. Sited on Madison Square Park’s expansive Oval Lawn, Pet Sounds will introduce a snaking network of vibrantly colored pipe railings creating new paths as they wind across the urban oasis.
Rocket Park Mini Golf reveals that the same laws of motion and gravity that guide the path of a spaceship control the motion of golf balls here on Earth. In this nine-hole miniature golf course, players will explore key science concepts such as propulsion, gravity, escape velocity, launch window, gravitational assist, and more. Recommended for ages 6 and older. Continue reading
Through dozens of playground elements like slides, seesaws, sand pits, and fog machines, visitors of all ages and abilities can explore the scientific principles of motion, balance, sound, sight and simple machines, as well as sun, wind and water.
Designed for children of all ages, Science Playground exhibits include a giant lever, Archimedes screw and water play area, wind pipes, a climbing net, slides, sand boxes and metal drums. Continue reading
Explore animation from concept to finished product — from storyboarding, character design, and drawing techniques to movement, timing, filming and sound. Larger-than-life graphics of popular Cartoon Network characters provide a colorful backdrop to the exhibition, which also explores the history of animation and features a screening room and a cartoon museum. Continue reading
This summer Hudson River Park is offering toddlers 2-5 years old an opportunity to learn more about something they might not experience too often in Manhattan—the great outdoors! Hudson River Park’s environmental educators offer an outdoor alternative to story hour at the library. Hands-on learning and play activities for toddlers will vary from week to week and will include eco-crafts, music, watery experiments and much more. Take advantage of this great opportunity to teach our youngest visitors about the environment and the world around them. Continue reading
Calling all toddlers, parents, and caregivers for interactive play on a grassy lawn. Toys, books, and play equipment provided.
@ Wagners Park
Get ready to buzz around APEC learning all about honey bees! Meet our bee keeper, make a bees wax candle, sample honey, plant \”bee friendly\” seeds, play bee games, and enjoy Story Circle Time. There will be photo opportunities and surprises!
Spiders Alive! will explore spiders’ silk, venom, and little-known defensive mechanisms such as mimicry. The exhibition will also include larger-than-life models, videos, interactive exhibits and fossils.