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 caregiver to engage with each other, follow a simple routine and make new friends.
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.
Advance ticket purchases are required. You can purchase tickets here.
Hours of Operation:
Monday 10 AM – 4 PM
Wednesday – Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM
Closed: September 19th-23rd
Saturday 9:30 AM – 10 AM
The museum is closed on the following holidays: Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
What: Growing Me is the next step after Children’s Garden. This is a one-hour program for ages 4-5 where we focus on Pre-K and Kindergarten readiness skills. In this class children will grow their confidence by practicing skills independently while still receiving parental supervision. In Growing Me we focus on social and emotional development, language and communication, early literacy, and mathematical thinking. We play with puzzles, write, Read more about Growing Me »
Shake off the winter blues and learn more about various holiday celebrations around the world, such as Hanukkah, Christmas, Saint Lucia Day, Kwanzaa, and Saint Nicholas Day while having great fun doing so! Fun, hands-on experiences will spark creativity, imagination, and exploration as school-agers venture throughout the museum to play and learn in the exhibits. We have a jam-packed week of Read more about Holidays Around the World – Countdown to 2022! »
What: The Baby & Me class at Explore & More is designed to support the developmental needs of young children through play! We will provide educator-led, hands on experiences for your child that will encourage their language, social, cognitive and physical skills, all while giving caregivers the opportunity to form friendships with each other. Join us for some discovery and Read more about Baby & Me »
Explore & More's day camps are offered on designated school holidays and school break weeks. Our programs are led by our professional Educators. Programming is for children in grades 1-4 with a drop-off at 8:30 am and a pick-up at 4:00 pm. We are a New York State Office of Child & Family Services licensed and regulated School Age Child Read more about STEM-tastic Day Camp »