If you want to expose your kids to art, culture, and history all at once, plan a family outing to The Jewish Museum of New York. The institution pays special attention to youth, letting everyone eighteen and under in for free. Drop by on a Sunday, when the museum hosts art workshops crafted to help budding Chagalls and Riveras create with paint, patterns, and sculpture. For an excellent hands-on adventure, check out the installation Archaeology Zone: Discovering Treasures from Playgrounds to Palaces. Your kids will love playing at Indiana Jones while they learn about the past. They’ll work on their detective skills as they examine artifacts and piece together the objects’ origins. A gorgeous mosaic also puts their interpretive abilities to the test. A video presentation helps the history come alive, as the story of a royal jug handle is traced across time. Creativity will be in play, with guided art projects taking inspiration from the museum’s exhibitions. Kids will even get to dress up in period costumes. The interactive fun doesn’t end there, with live music and theater providing smart entertainment on select Sundays. Check out a Brooklyn “kindie” rocker or The Paper Bag Players to complete a memorable day of art and culture.

The Jewish Museum

1109 5th Ave New York NY 10128

(212) 423-3200

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