Family Studio: Arts & Science Projects



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Dillon Lundeen Goldshlag


Creative activities weekends inspired by the Museum’s collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents and art and science professionals.

Winter Peacock Art Projects          Saturdays and Sundays 1 - 4 pm
December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21*, 27, 28
January 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18*

December • The Peacock’s Eye

Designed by Dillon Lundeen Goldshlag
Weave a peacock tail feather. Teaching Artist in Residence Dillon Goldshlag shows you “wool sculpting,” December 21

January • Fantastic Animals
Designed by Tricia Wright
Sculpt your favorite animal. Teaching Artist in Residence Tricia Wright shows you how to create art with “mixed media,” January 18

Science Project: The Hidden Surface
December 6, 13, 20, 27
January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

The bed of a river, a lake bottom under ice are invisible until we use technologies like radar, sonar, or sounding to probe them. Examine hidden landscapes and make a map of what lies beneath them.

Radar Mapper.
NASA images of the spacecraft,
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter,
that made a color-coded elevation
map of the North Polar Cap of Mars.

    SOSI (School’s Out, Stars Are In)  





Mon, Tue, Wed December 29, 30, 31
1 - 4 pm

Students on school break join artist James Prosek and Junior Docents for creative activities and Planetarium shows. All FREE with Museum admission. Students must be accompanied by a caregiver.

In Hudson Riverama, learn about the fish that live in the Hudson’s fresh water.

James Prosek shows you how to paint a fish with watercolor on Dec. 29.
Junior Docents lead the program on Dec. 30 and 31.
Ages 7+, can be adapted for younger students.

Planetarium Shows
2 pm The Sky Tonight: Holiday Edition
3:30 pm We Are Aliens