PROGRAMS FOR FAMILIES
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Family Studio Weekend Programs

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

April
Make a plaster cast keepsake.

May
Print a Cyanotype image with sunlight and water.


Science Projects       Saturdays   1 - 4 pm

April & May
See how lenses bend light and create patterns, and make an artwork from the patterns you see.

Family Studio Weekend Programs are sponsored, in part, by

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Early Explorers

Saturdays & Sundays 1 - 4 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.

Must be accompanied by a caregiver. Up to age 5

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Robotics Saturdays
April 1, 1 - 4pm

Build a robot with the Riverside H.S. Robotics Team.

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Saturday Stories
April 8, 1 & 3pm

Gather round Junior Docents as they read in the galleries.

I am Abraham Lincoln
by Brad Meltzer

Followed by new Family Guide activities in the galleries.

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Robotics Saturdays
April 8, 1 - 4pm

Build a robot with the Riverside H.S. Robotics Team.

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School’s Out, Stars Are In (SOSI)
Mon-Fri, April 10-14, 12 - 5pm 

Students on school break take part in art and science activities led by Junior Docents, and see Planetarium shows and environmental demonstrations.  Students must be accompanied by a caregiver. FREE with Museum admission.  Star Shows: 12:30, 2 & 3:30 pm. Activities 1 - 4 pm.

Art Project 1-4pm
Micro Galaxy
Ever wanted a Galaxy in the palm of your hand? In this workshop, you create your own miniature galaxy using beads, glitter, cotton, and more.  Also, make Galaxy Slime. Slime Demos 1 & 2 pm 

Science Project 1-4pm
Photo Science: Light and the Lens
Using an optical bench, see how lenses are used to bend light and create patterns, then make an artwork from the patterns you see.

Drop-in Demonstrations 1-4pm
In the Hudson Riverama gallery,  watch hands-on demonstrations by Junior Docents who explore the effect of the river’s pollution.  Tour Hudson Riverama with Junior Docents at 2 and 4 pm. 

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Robotics Saturdays
April 15, 1 - 4pm

Build a robot with the Riverside H.S. Robotics Team.

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Saturday Stories
April 22, 1 & 3pm

Gather round Junior Docents as they read in the galleries.

Snowflake Bentley
by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

Followed by new Family Guide activities in the galleries.

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Sky & Earth Day
Sat, April 22, 12 - 5pm

Activities for children including building with recyclables, art and science projects, safe telescope viewings of the sun, robotics demonstrations by Riverside High School students, and the debut of the Museum’s new star show The Victorian’s Guide to the Galaxy. At 2pm, a talk by Dr. Bastiaan van Diedenhoven from NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) who studies clouds ─ from the complexity of ice crystals to the symmetry of super-cooled water.

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Kite Festival
Celebrate Yonkers Arts Weekend
Sat, May 6, 12 - 5pm (Rain date Sun, May 7)

FREE admission to the Museum Saturday and Sunday
The Museum’s annual Kite Festival includes a scavenger hunt, kite contests, newspaper kite workshop, photo science workshop, face painting, LEGO kite building, and more.

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Saturday Stories
May 6, 1 & 3pm

Gather round Junior Docents as they read in the galleries.

The Blue and the Gray
by Eve Bunting

Followed by new Family Guide activities in the galleries.

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Teen Night: Young@Art
Fri, May 19, 5 - 8pm

Grab your friends and take over the HRM for the evening with a live DJ who spins tunes and you can watch short films from YoFiFest, give open mic performances, get metallic tattoos, decorate canvas bags, make greeting cards, and decorate cupcakes with the Saunders High School Culinary Arts Cupcake Decorating team.  #HRMTeens