Holiday Hours

The Museum will be open Memorial Day, Monday, May 29

Eloise at the Museum
Beloved children’s book star Eloise spends her summer at the New-York Historical Society. Celebrate the 60th anniversary of her debut by visiting this special exhibition. In this interactive tour, children will examine original artwork, photographs, and toys related to the spunky New Yorker and participate in an Eloise read-aloud! Please note: this program is 60 minutes in length, while all other tours are 90 minutes. 

Recommended ages: 4 to 8

WWI: Beyond the Trenches
Honor the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entering WWI by bring your students to this fully interactive special exhibition program where they will analyze the art and artifacts of the time to get a better understanding of the war that ushered in the modern era.

Recommended ages: 10 and up

Founding Mothers
Visit Saving Washington, the inaugural exhibition of the new Center for Women's History. In this interactive tour students will learn about the central role women played in the formation of our nation and the culture of the United States.

Recommended ages: 10 and up

Shedding Light on a New Era: Tiffany and Beyond
Bring your students to experience the beautiful new, fully interactive Tiffany Gallery, where they can learn about the storied past of these stained glass lamps and consider art, gender, politics, labor movements, and industrialization at the dawn of the 20th century.

Recommended ages: 10 and up

Mega Hunt
In this fast paced scavenger hunt, teams of students compete with one another to discover the secrets of our nation’s past in the New-York Historical Society’s treasure trove of over 40,000 objects and artwork before time runs out. When the hunt is finished the group will attend a viewing of our film New York Story while they wait to find out who won the prize! 

Recommended ages: 10 and up

New York City: Then and Now
New York City is the most populated city in the United States, but was it always? Campers will explore how New York City evolved from its colonial roots up to the present by examining works of art, artifacts, photographs, and prints. By the program’s end they will understand how New York grew to be the city it is today.

Recommended ages: 5 and up

Being a Historian
What exactly are historians and why do we need them? Campers will go on a Museum highlights tour to experience the kind of work that historians do, from examining an artifact and discovering its secrets to analyzing a painting for clues about the past. In the end, they will have to decide - is learning about the past important after all?

Recommended ages: 5 and up

Learning History with Paintings
The paintings in the New-York Historical Society’s collection are not only works of art, but windows into our past. Campers will learn to identify portraits, cityscapes, and landscapes, and then practice uncovering the stories that the artists are telling. They will quickly learn that not all artists can be trusted to tell the truth!

Recommended ages: 5 and up

History Detectives
Discover New York City through the DiMenna Children’s History Museum and meet the children who lived here from the late 17th through the 20th century. Campers will use all their senses to explore the gallery and participate in a scavenger hunt that will keep them on the move.

Recommended ages: 7 and up

All our programs are led by an educator in the galleries. The cost is $150 for up to 30 students. Please note that Eloise programs are 60 minutes, while all other programs are 90 minutes in length. For more information call 212-485-9293 or e-mailschoolprograms@nyhistory.org

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