calendar

take your pick of play dates!

Check out our calendar below for special programs and activities to plan your fun-filled adventure, or just pop by any day we’re open during our regular museum hours—we promise you’ll always find something to do.

daily open studio time:

cooking galley:

  • 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri.
  • 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.

art studio:

  • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri.
  • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday
  • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sunday

tinkering tank:

  • 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri.
  • 12 pm – 3:00 pm & 4:00pm – 5:00pm Saturday & Sunday

rooftop terrace – open daily, weather dependent

daily mobile fun units presented by M&T Bank:
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

museum hours

School Year Hours (September – June)
Monday, Wednesday – Friday*: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday: Closed for reserved school groups
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
* First Friday of the Month: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Holiday Hours
The museum is closed on the following holidays: Memorial Day, Labor Day Week (annual shutdown, Monday, September 2nd – Friday, September 6th), Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Annual Cleaning & Maintenance
The museum will be closed Labor Day week for annual cleaning and exhibit maintenance.

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Children’s Garden 10:30 am
Children’s Garden
Oct 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Children's Garden
The Children’s Garden is a 1 hour program in our third floor Tinkering Tank for our littlest ones (ages 2-3) along with their parent or Read more about Children’s Garden »
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Explore Even More 9:30 am
Explore Even More
Oct 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Explore Even More
Looking for that special drop-off program for your 4-5 year old this Fall? How about a little EXPLORE EVEN MORE in our brand new children’s Read more about Explore Even More »
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Healthy Banana Berry Soft Serve – 4 Sessions! 10:30 am
Healthy Banana Berry Soft Serve – 4 Sessions!
Oct 5 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Healthy Banana Berry Soft Serve - 4 Sessions!
Join Eat Smart NY to make a healthy Banana Berry Soft Serve in our Cooking Galley! Participants will get to make and enjoy their own Read more about Healthy Banana Berry Soft Serve – 4 Sessions! »
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Halloween Cupcake Decorating 11:00 am
Halloween Cupcake Decorating
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Halloween Cupcake Decorating
Celebrate this spooky time of year by learning to decorate Halloween inspired cupcakes! Each participant will learn fun decorating techniques and bring home two spooky Read more about Halloween Cupcake Decorating »
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Children’s Garden 10:30 am
Children’s Garden
Oct 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Children's Garden
The Children’s Garden is a 1 hour program in our third floor Tinkering Tank for our littlest ones (ages 2-3) along with their parent or Read more about Children’s Garden »
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Explore Even More 9:30 am
Explore Even More
Oct 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Explore Even More
Looking for that special drop-off program for your 4-5 year old this Fall? How about a little EXPLORE EVEN MORE in our brand new children’s Read more about Explore Even More »
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Spooky Kooky Stop Motion Movies! 11:00 am
Spooky Kooky Stop Motion Movies!
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Spooky Kooky Stop Motion Movies!
Join us in our 3rd floor Tinkering Tank, where we will be creating our own kooky stop motion movies! First, we will build our own Read more about Spooky Kooky Stop Motion Movies! »
Mummy Hot Dogs 12:00 pm
Mummy Hot Dogs
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Mummy Hot Dogs
Celebrate this spooky time of year by learning to make your own Mummy Hot Dog! Each participant will make a deliciously spooky lunch to enjoy Read more about Mummy Hot Dogs »
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Children’s Garden 10:30 am
Children’s Garden
Oct 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Children's Garden
The Children’s Garden is a 1 hour program in our third floor Tinkering Tank for our littlest ones (ages 2-3) along with their parent or Read more about Children’s Garden »
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Explore Even More 9:30 am
Explore Even More
Oct 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Explore Even More
Looking for that special drop-off program for your 4-5 year old this Fall? How about a little EXPLORE EVEN MORE in our brand new children’s Read more about Explore Even More »
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Apple Cider and Homemade Popcorn 11:00 am
Apple Cider and Homemade Popcorn
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Apple Cider and Homemade Popcorn
Learn to use a cider press to make and sample your very own cider creations. Participants will also make home made popcorn for a delightful Read more about Apple Cider and Homemade Popcorn »
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Caramel Apples 11:00 am
Caramel Apples
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Caramel Apples
Participants will make two different delicious apple snacks; a caramel or candy apple, and a cereal treat apple!  This 45-minute class will be taking place Read more about Caramel Apples »
Spooky Movie Prop Makers! 3:30 pm
Spooky Movie Prop Makers!
Oct 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Spooky Movie Prop Makers!
Classic monster movies might seem scary but once you learn about the special effects, they can become fun and even silly! Join us in our Read more about Spooky Movie Prop Makers! »
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“Newbie Wednesdays” New Parent Mornings 10:00 am
“Newbie Wednesdays” New Parent Mornings
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
“Newbie Wednesdays” New Parent Mornings
Are you a new parent looking to connect yourself and your little one with other new parents and their infants?  Join us for Newbie Wednesdays, Read more about “Newbie Wednesdays” New Parent Mornings »
Children’s Garden 10:30 am
Children’s Garden
Oct 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Children's Garden
The Children’s Garden is a 1 hour program in our third floor Tinkering Tank for our littlest ones (ages 2-3) along with their parent or Read more about Children’s Garden »
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Explore Even More 9:30 am
Explore Even More
Oct 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Explore Even More
Looking for that special drop-off program for your 4-5 year old this Fall? How about a little EXPLORE EVEN MORE in our brand new children’s Read more about Explore Even More »
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Magic Wands and Potions with Wizard Students 1:30 pm
Magic Wands and Potions with Wizard Students
Oct 26 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Magic Wands and Potions with Wizard Students
Explore your imagination with the help of our wizard students by conjuring magic potions and creating delicious magic wands! The immersive story time will be Read more about Magic Wands and Potions with Wizard Students »
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“Newbie Wednesdays” New Parent Mornings 10:00 am
“Newbie Wednesdays” New Parent Mornings
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
“Newbie Wednesdays” New Parent Mornings
Are you a new parent looking to connect yourself and your little one with other new parents and their infants?  Join us for Newbie Wednesdays, Read more about “Newbie Wednesdays” New Parent Mornings »
Children’s Garden 10:30 am
Children’s Garden
Oct 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Children's Garden
The Children’s Garden is a 1 hour program in our third floor Tinkering Tank for our littlest ones (ages 2-3) along with their parent or Read more about Children’s Garden »
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Explore Even More 9:30 am
Explore Even More
Oct 31 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Explore Even More
Looking for that special drop-off program for your 4-5 year old this Fall? How about a little EXPLORE EVEN MORE in our brand new children’s Read more about Explore Even More »