FAMILIES
 
FAMILY DAY

Sunday, October 16
12 - 5 pm

  • A Civil War Encampment in the Museum’s Courtyard!
    Talk to Union-garbed “soldiers,” see military drills, hear battle stories
  • Planetarium Shows
    12:30, 2, & 3:30 pm
  • Performances
    Gallery Stage:
    Mr. Lincoln in Peekskill, with Storyteller Vienna Carroll
    1 & 3 pm
  • Matt Turk Sings Civil War Songs
    4 pm
  • Activities and Tours
    1 - 4 pm
    Glenview Tours, Face Painting, Family Exhibition Tour
Early Explorers Space in the Education Center
 

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.

 

Decorate a blank flag.
Must be accompanied by a caregiver. Up to age 5

 

 

Family Studio: Art & 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

September
Turn a paper towel roll into a rocket, attach it to a strung fishing line, and race it across the room.
Ages 5+

October
Paint the Vivid Civil War

November
Build your own Artist Studio

Science Projects       Saturdays   1 - 4 pm

September
Assemble a “community inflatable” from geometric shapes.
Ages 7+

Make a Plant Pal
Plant seeds in a mini flowerpot to take home, and watch your Pal grow.
Ages 3+

October
Make a micro-watershed.

November
Etch a design into shells and limestone.

* First Saturdays led by Scientist-in-Residence Alexandra Bausch.

 

Scientist-in-Residence Fall Lecture
 

Sat, November 5       2 pm

Scientist-in-Residence — Alexandra Bausch

Alexandra Bausch, Lamont- Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, discusses her research in the Indian Ocean, the Hudson River, and the laboratory that focuses on organisms as predictors of climate change.

 

Family Programs are sponsored in part by