Fun educational and creative workshops and activities are on this weeks agenda!
Saturday November 21
When? Daily through August 7, 2016. Weekdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
How Much? $16 for general admission. Visitors 18 and under can enter for free. Saturdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. are pay-what-you-wish admission.
“About Pixar: The Design Of Story” is an installation featuring original artwork, including rarely seen hand-drawn sketches, paintings, and sculptures from over 25 years of Pixar filmmaking, and creative exercises inspired by the Pixar design process. See concept art from “Toy Story,” “Wall-E,” “Brave,” “The Incredibles,” and “Cars,” among other films that reveal how the visual design process and story development work hand in hand at Pixar.
Dadurdays at littleBits Store
Where? littleBits Store, 355 West Broadway, Soho
When? 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
How Much? $11.54 (book here)
To celebrate the month of Movember, littleBits has been hosting a special three week series inviting dads and kids to create featured projects. This week’s project, Hack Your Skateboard enables you to trick out your deck with light effects. Build a sound-activated skateboard that lights up the streets with LEDs and lightwire as you ride along. Ten percent of the profits will be sent to the Movember Foundation. Ages 14 and up.
Design Kids with Bash the Trash
Where? 111 Central Park North, Harlem
When? Sessions begin at 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
How Much? Free, sign up here.
Design your own instrument with guest designers from educational group Bash the Trash. The tabla, an amazingly versatile and interesting set of drums, is one of the signature instruments from India. Examine the design of the tabla, sketch your plan, build your instrument, and perform a musical piece. Workshops are geared toward kids ages 5 through 12.
Sunday, November 22
“NYC + Me: A Little Bite of the Big Apple”
Where? Children’s Museum of Manhattan, The Tisch Building, 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side.
When? Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
How Much? Children and adults $12.
“NYC & Me: A Little Bite of the Big Apple” is a new interactive gallery in the Children’s Museum of Manhattan capturing the sights, sounds, flavors and spirit of New York City. Inside this 3,000-square-foot immersive experience children take over the Big Apple’s sidewalks, streets, parks, plazas, public transportation, air rights and underground world as they playfully explore the city that never sleeps.
“Silicon City: Computer History Made in New York”
Where? New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, Upper West Side
When? 11 a.m. to 5 p.m
How Much? $20, ages 5-13 $6, students $12.
Long before Silicon Valley became synonymous with all things digital, New York was a hub for imagining, developing, and selling the technology that ultimately reshaped entertainment, commerce, and daily life. This new exhibition at the New-York Historical Society examines the computer’s history in New York City through images, artifacts, oral histories and other items that took computers from vacuum tubes and punched cards to transistors.
Where? Pier 86, Twelfth Ave. at 46th St. (12 Av/46 St), Manhattan
When? Mon to Fri 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat to Sun 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
How Much? HUBBLE@25 is free with Intrepid/Space Shuttle Pavilion admission – adults $31, 7 to 17 year-olds $24, 3 to 6 year olds $17.
Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, HUBBLE@25 showcases the history of the telescope and its scientific achievements through artifacts, photographs, Hubble-produced images and immersive environments.