Virtual Museum Tours and Activities

Woman in costume giving an in-person tour at the NYC Tenement Museum

All Summer Long

Storytelling Little New-Yorkers @ Home
For grades Pre-K-2 | Every Tuesday and Friday from 3:30-4PM
Join the New York Historical Society via Zoom every Tuesday and Friday for story time and crafts! Each class includes a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, silly dances and songs, a story book reading, and a craft to do at home.

Global Summer Camp
For grades 3-12 | Monday-Friday from 11AM-2PM (June 15-August 7)
This free, virtual program, hosted by the Metropolitan Opera, combines fun music-inspired lessons, crafts, and interviews with artists, that culminates in a free broadcast of a different kid-friendly Met Opera production each Wed - Fri. These kid-friendly opera titles are scheduled to inspire a newfound love of this powerful art form in the lives of young people around the globe. Over 3,000 young people from 70+ countries have already joined our camp! Email SummerCamp@MetOpera.org for links to camp registration.

Camp History @ Home: Women March 
For grades 3-7 | Monday-Thursday from 1-2PM (July 20 to August 13)
Show us what a feminist looks like! This summer, join us from home via Zoom to explore the New-York Historical’s exhibition Women March and be inspired by Vashti Harrison’s celebrated book Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History. Campers will explore the power of collective action both before and after the historic 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted some women the right to vote, and discover the stories of powerful Black women who shaped American history. Campers will use primary sources, archival materials, and conversations with subject specialists to build research skills in order to uncover unsung heroes of the women’s movement such as Sarah T. Garnet and Mable Lee. Then, campers will self-publish a “who’s who” picture book of women’s rights activists that will help inspire the next generation of feminists!

July Events

Lunar Landers
For grades 3-12 | July 16 | 3-4PM
What might be difficult about landing on the moon? Explore the Intrepid Museum’s connection to the Space Race and analyze the result of the engineering design process that made landing on the moon possible. Materials: Disposable cup, recyclable materials, tape, scissors, two coins or other small objects.

High Flying Design 
For grades 3-12 | July 21 | 3-4PM
Join the Intrepid Museum to discuss the parts of a plane and how nature influences shape and design. Educators will demonstrate the four forces of flight, and students will experiment with these concepts before creating their own simple flying machines. Fundamental concepts such as the four forces of flight, Bernoulli's principle and aerodynamics will be discussed.

Teen Studio—Creative Collages 
For grades 9-12 | July 22 | 1-5PM
Unleash your creativity with the MET during a virtual collage workshop. Create works of art from paper you have at home! No prior experience necessary. A device (computer, phone, or tablet) with an internet connection and a camera for video conferencing are required in order to participate. Other suggested materials: paper (white, colored, or notebook paper), collage materials (magazines, newspapers, paper with patterns, wrapping paper, etc.), writing and drawing tools (pencils, pens, markers), glue and/or tape, scissors.

Disability Studies and Self-Advocacy in the Cultural Field 
For grades 9-12 | July 22 | 5-7PM
Join the MAC Museum Arts Culture Access Consortium for an introduction to disability studies by scholars and self-advocates, focusing on roles and representation in the arts.

Flying in Style! 
For grades K-12 | July 23 | 3-4PM
There’s more to aircraft than wings and engines. Join the Intrepid Museum as we get up close to the aircraft in our collection to learn how symbols and paint schemes set each airplane apart. Then head back to the classroom to create a family squadron insignia and decorate an airplane.

Summer Art Studio
For grades PreK-5 | July 28 | 11-11:40AM 
Join the Whitney Museum of American Art for free weekly online art classes. Participants will experiment, create, and learn together with at-home art materials. Join us to create your own version of Experiments of Color inspired by Emma Amos.

Star Stories 
For grades 3-12 | July 28 | 3-4PM For millennia, people have gazed at the night sky and told themselves stories about the pictures they see there. These same stars and constellations also allowed sailors to find their way back to port. Using images of the night sky, stories from different cultures and examples of simple navigation tools, an Intrepid Museum Educator will help participants view their sky in a whole new way.

Summer Art Studio
For grades 6-8 | July 29 | 11-11:40AM
Join the Whitney Museum of American Art for free weekly online art classes. Participants will experiment, create, and learn together with at-home art materials. Join us to create your own version of Experiments of Color inspired by Emma Amos.

Meet Victoria at the Tenement Museum
For grades K-8 | July 29 | 11AM-12PM
Journey back in time to 1916 and learn from an actor playing Victoria Confino, a real 14-year-old girl who immigrated to the United States in 1913. Victoria will show us her home, and share stories of her daily life and how her family keeps their culture alive through food, language, holidays and more. We’ll see how life in 1916 was quite different from today, but also explore how people cope when they move to a new place and are uncertain about the future— an experience as relevant today as it was in her time. Throughout the program, participants will have a chance to ask Victoria their own questions.

What Floats Your Boat 
For grades 3-12 | July 30 | 3-4PM
How exactly does a ship float? Join the Intrepid Museum as we learn about the steps engineers take as they carry out a project such as making a ship large as Intrepid float and create your own floating vessels. For kids and adults at home. Materials: A sheet of foil, large bowl, and 20 to 40 pennies.

July Career Lab—Exploring Creative Careers
For grades 9-12 | July 31 | 1-3PM
How can artists and art lovers turn their interests into careers? Join the MET on this interactive virtual event to investigate careers in the arts, discover new interests, hear from creative professionals, and build your skills in special workshops. A device (computer, phone, or tablet) with an internet connection and a camera for video conferencing are required in order to participate.

Summer Art Studio
For grades 9-12 | July 31 | 11-11:40AM 

Join the Whitney Museum of American Art for free weekly online art classes. Participants will experiment, create, and learn together with at-home art materials. Join us to create your own version of Experiments of Color inspired by Emma Amos.

August Events

Summer Art Studio
For grades PreK-12 | August 1 | 11-11:40AM
Join the Whitney Museum of American Art for free weekly online art classes. Participants will experiment, create, and learn together with at-home art materials. Join us to create your own version of Experiments of Color inspired by Emma Amos.

Summer Art Studio
For grades Pre-K-5 | August 4 | 11AM-11:40AM
Join the Whitney Museum of American Art for free weekly online art classes. Participants will experiment, create, and learn together with at-home art materials. Join us to create your own version of Window Installations inspired by Raúl de Nieves.

Summer Art Studio
For grades 6-8 | August 5 | 11AM-11:40AM
Join the Whitney Museum of American Art for free weekly online art classes. Participants will experiment, create, and learn together with at-home art materials. Join us to create your own version of Window Installations inspired by Raúl de Nieves.

Planetary Science
For grades K-12 | August 4 | 3-4PM
Among the fixed stars lie moving points of light that we now know as planets. From the rings of Saturn to the craters of Mercury, each planet has a unique composition. Join the Intrepid Museum on this journey as we explore the planets of our solar system and beyond!

Summer Art Studio
For grades 9-12 | August 7 | 11AM-11:40AM
Join the Whitney Museum of American Art for free weekly online art classes. Participants will experiment, create, and learn together with at-home art materials. Join us to create your own version of Window Installations inspired by Raúl de Nieves.

Summer Art Studio
For grades PreK-12 | August 8 | 11AM-11:40AM 
Join the Whitney Museum of American Art for free weekly online art classes. Participants will experiment, create, and learn together with at-home art materials. Join us to create your own version of Window Installations inspired by Raúl de Nieves.

Star Stories
For grades 3-12 | August 6 | 3-4PM
For millennia, people have gazed at the night sky and told themselves stories about the pictures they see there. These same stars and constellations also allowed sailors to find their way back to port. Using images of the night sky, stories from different cultures and examples of simple navigation tools, an Intrepid Museum Educator will help participants view their sky in a whole new way.

Saez Velez Family
For grades K-8 | August 11 | 11AM-12PM
Explore the role of community in creating change, through the story of the Saez-Velez family, a Puerto Rican family who lived on the Lower East Side for fifty years. Beginning with their arrival in New York in the 1950s, we’ll see how different generations of the Saez-Velez family built community at home, at school, at work, and in the neighborhood.

Summer Art Studio
For grades PreK-5 | August 11 | 11AM-11:40AM
Join the Whitney Museum of American Art for free weekly online art classes. Participants will experiment, create, and learn together with at-home art materials. Join us to create your own version of Reimagined Books inspired by Marlon Mullen.

Life Aboard
For grades K-12 | August 11 | 3-4PM 
Students will articulate the purpose of an aircraft carrier and identify at least three crew member jobs held during Intrepid's time of service. They will be taught the many ways in which life aboard Intrepid differed from life on land, and some of the adjustments sailors made to improve life aboard.

Summer Art Studio
For grades 6-8 | August 12 | 11-11:40AM
Join the Whitney Museum of American Art for free weekly online art classes. Participants will experiment, create, and learn together with at-home art materials. Join us to create your own version of Reimagined Books inspired by Marlon Mullen.

Meet Author Vashti Harrison
For grades K-12 | August 13 | 1PM-2PM
Join The DiMenna Children’s History Museum to meet author Vashti Harrison and discuss her celebrated book Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, a captivating collection of profiles that showcase women from the worlds of activism, arts, journalism, sports, politics, and more. Rediscover women you’ve learned about before—like Rosa Parks—and explore the lives of women whose stories need to be sung, like chemist Alice Ball. Come ready to discuss your favorite biographies, chat with other families about the book, and ask Harrison about her work as a writer and illustrator. Register by August 3 for the chance to win a hardcopy of the book courtesy of the author herself.

Codebreakers!
For grades 3-12 | August 13 | 3-4PM
Join the Intrepid Museum to learn about Naval communication by examining artifacts from Intrepid in its time of service. Testing their wits, students will have the opportunity to take a stab at decoding, and will learn to construct their own coded messages!

Summer Art Studio
For grades 9-12 | August 14 | 11AM-11:40AM
Join the Whitney Museum of American Art for free weekly online art classes. Participants will experiment, create, and learn together with at-home art materials. Join us to create your own version of Reimagined Books inspired by Marlon Mullen.

Summer Art Studio
For grades PreK-12 | August 15 | 11-11:40AM
Join the Whitney Museum of American Art for free weekly online art classes. Participants will experiment, create, and learn together with at-home art materials. Join us to create your own version of Reimagined Books inspired by Marlon Mullen.

Journey to Space!
For grades K-12 | August 18 | 3-4PM
Students will get a tour of the Intrepid Museum’s Space Shuttle Pavilion, home of the space shuttle Enterprise. An educator will discuss the Mercury-Atlas 7 and Gemini III missions that occurred during the Space Race, including Intrepid's role as the primary recovery vessel for both NASA missions. Students will learn about the vacuum of space and why astronauts need spacecraft and spacesuits when they venture into Earth’s orbit and beyond.

Lunar Landers
For grades 3-12 | August 20 | 3-4PM
What might be difficult about landing on the moon? Explore Intrepid’s connection to the Space Race and analyze the result of the engineering design process that made landing on the moon possible. You will need: Disposable cup, recyclable materials, tape, scissors, and two coins or other small objects.

High Flying Design
For grades 3-12 | August 25 | 3-4PM
Students will discuss the parts of a plane and how nature influences shape and design. Educators will demonstrate the four forces of flight, and students will experiment with these concepts before creating their own simple flying machines. Fundamental concepts such as the four forces of flight, Bernoulli's principle and aerodynamics will be discussed.

Flying in Style!
For grades 3-10 | August 27 | 3-4PM
There’s more to aircraft than wings and engines. Get up close to the aircraft in our collection to learn how symbols and paint schemes set each airplane apart. Then head back to the classroom to create a family squadron insignia and decorate an airplane.

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