School’s Out, Stars Are In (SOSI)

Planetarium shows and workshops FREE with Museum admission for students on school break.
Participants must be accompanied by a caregiver.

NOTE: Meet Artists and Scientist in Residence on SOSI Mondays: February 15 and March 21.

Mon - Fri
February 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
1 - 4 pm

Part of the Saw Mill River was buried under a parking lot until five years ago. Brought into the daylight, it is now a living river in Van der Donck Park at Larkin Plaza in Downtown Yonkers.

Park Project
Design and take home a river park where you place trees, benches, a playground. Add fish and plants to your “daylighted” waterway.

STAR SHOWS 12:30 One World, One Sky
  2 pm The Sky Tonight
  3:30 pm Undiscovered Worlds

Mon - Fri
March 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
1 - 4 pm

The High Bridge that connects the Bronx to Manhattan is NYC’s oldest standing bridge. First built to bring fresh water to the city, it is now a walkway.

High Bridge Project
Working from photographs and using colors, shapes, and collage, recreate the façade of the bridge.








STAR SHOWS 12:30 The Girl Who Walked Upside Down
  2 pm The Sky Tonight
  3:30 pm Moons: Worlds of Mystery

School’s Out, Stars Are In is sponsored by

FAMILY DAY      march 6      12 - 5 PM

Celebrating Oh Panama! and If the creek don’t rise

Tours 1 & 3 pm

For Adults Oh Panama!    Led by Deputy Director Bartholomew Bland

For Families If the creek don’t rise, with a NEW Family Guide, led by Junior Docents

Creative Activities

  • Follow a blueprint, build a 3-D House.
    Led by ArchForKids
  • Build houses with LEGO bricks. Led by Brick U, Nyack
  • Panama Folk Music and Dance: Conjunto Nuevo Milenio    4 pm
  • Caribbean food for purchase



Early Explorers Space in the Education Center



Saturdays & Sundays 12 - 5 pm
A safe space for children to explore, play, and create with their families.
The room hosts a large-scale dollhouse, blocks, puppet theater, and books.
A Junior Docent is present to answer questions and suggest activities.




Family Studio: Arts & Science Projects





Creative activities weekends inspired by the Museum’s collections and exhibitions,
led by Junior Docents and art and science professionals.
Ages 7+, can be adapted for younger children.

Art Projects          Saturdays & Sundays    1 - 4 pm

Spring Artists in Residence

Spring Art Projects designed and led by Janny Gedeon and Karen Orloff from ArchForKids each Sunday February 7, March 6, and April 3. Led by Junior Docents other days. ArchForKids encourages students to discover architectural design.

Make a Tabletop Lock that works like the locks at the Panama Canal. If a 2-D view is more up your alley, create a mural of the Panama Canal.

Create a 3-D House from a blueprint. Then, pick a disaster — earthquake, a volcanic eruption, a hurricane, a falling meteorite and transform your structure to show the damage of disaster.

Build Two Bridges from pre-drawn plans—the Bridge of the Americas and the Centennial Bridge, which span the Pan-American Highway that joins North and South America.



Science Projects       Saturdays   1 - 4 pm

Spring Scientist
in Residence

Dr. John Waldman, a Queens College biology professor and expert on North American fish, designed the Museum’s spring Science Projects that explore the life cycle and habitats of Hudson River fish. Work with Dr. Waldman Saturdays on February 6, March 5, and April 2.

Hand-print and take home a Banner with images of living things, which exist near the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

Make a Food Web, a ring of cords that looks like a “dreamcatcher,” and weave in cardboard images of organisms that live in the Hudson River.

Make a Watery Story Wheel, a collage from fragments that show the life cycle of a Hudson River fish and other river organisms.


Family Programs are sponsored in part by


Build on March and April Sundays      1 - 4 pm

March 6, 13, 20, 27
LEGO Building Sundays

Create a Lego building for Micro City and place it on a giant map of city streets.
Meet and work with Brett Berland from Brick U, Nyack on March 6.
On March 27 demolish the Micro City with Brett.


April 3, 10, 17, 24
Build With Recylables

Cardboard boxes, fabric, plastic bottles, and natural materials are the inspiration for building. Led by Junior Docents.