Soldiers Through History Scavenger Hunt

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Free with Museum admission. All ages.
In celebration of Veteran's Day families search through the Museum to find soldier-related objects, documents, and paintings.

Sat, November 8th, 2014 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, November 9th, 2014 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue, November 11th, 2014 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

In celebration of Veteran's Day families will search through the Museum to find soldier-related objects, documents, and paintings. Learn about the Civil War Draft Wheel, compare American Revolution and Civil War muskets, and see everything a Civil War soldier had to carry up-close!

Kids will learn more about the everyday soldiers who have fought in America's wars, while exploring the New-York Historical Society galleries.

NYC Mayors Scavenger Hunt

Sat, November 2nd, 2013 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun, November 3rd, 2013 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue, November 5th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Vote for LaGuardia! Vote for Smith! Vote for De Peyster! Search high and low through the New-York Historical Society and DiMenna Children's History Museum to discover artifacts and documents related to mayoral elections in the city. Complete the scavenger hunt and collect your prize!

Recommended for ages 6 and up

African American Leaders Scavenger Hunt

Sat, January 18th, 2014 | 10:00 am - Mon, January 20th, 2014 | 5:00 pm

January 18 – 20; Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Meet the inspiring and brave African American leaders who helped shape our nation and civil rights legislation. Families will search through New-York Historical's collections finding objects and documents related to James McCune Smith, Pierre Toussaint, Frederick Douglass and of course, Martin Luther King Jr. Ages 6 and up
 

Season of Light Scavenger Hunt

Fri, November 29th, 2013 | 10:00 am - Sun, December 1st, 2013 | 5:00 pm

Friday – Sunday, November 29 – December 1, All day

Families will seek out images of light throughout the New-York Historical Society in this seasonal scavenger hunt. From New-York Historical's Louis Comfort Tiffany lamps to the treasures of Shearith Israel, find examples of light used for both decoration and symbolism.
 

The Civil War in 50 Objects Family Scavenger Hunt

Sat, May 25th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, May 26th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, June 1st, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, June 2nd, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, June 8th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, June 9th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, June 15th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, June 16th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, June 22nd, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, June 23rd, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, June 29th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, June 30th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, July 6th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, July 7th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, July 13th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, July 14th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, July 20th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, July 21st, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, July 27th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, July 28th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, August 3rd, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, August 4th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, August 10th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, August 11th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, August 17th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, August 18th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, August 24th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, August 25th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, August 31st, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, September 1st, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, September 7th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, September 8th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, September 14th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, September 15th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, September 21st, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, September 22nd, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, September 28th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, September 29th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Civil War in 50 Objects Family Scavenger Hunt

In honor of the book The Civil War in 50 Objects by Harold Holzer and the New-York Historical Society, this hunt takes families on a journey around the Museum to find Civil War objects that tell amazing stories. Can you spot the shackles once used on an enslaved child? What about the models of Abraham Lincoln's hands? Print out the hunt here, and bring it in for one free children's admission!

Independence Day Family Fun!

Thu, July 4th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

CELEBRATE INDEPDENCE DAY AT THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Thursday, July 4 10 am – 6 pm
All ages. Free with Museum admission.

Free admission for visitors ages 18 and under!

Find out what life was like in 1776 and celebrate Independence Day at the New-York Historical Society!

Scavenger Hunt: Celebrate James McCune Smith: Abolitionist, Physician, New Yorker

Sat, January 19th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun, January 20th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon, January 21st, 2013 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday - Monday, January 19 - 21, 2013: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Ages 6 and up

Learn about the abolitionist who spoke up against injustice in America and discover the story of James McCune Smith, the first African-American university-trained physician practicing in 19th century New York City. This scavenger hunt will take families throughout the whole New-York Historical Society.

Holiday Express: Can You Spot It?

Every day!

Fri, November 23rd, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, November 24th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, November 25th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, December 1st, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, December 2nd, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, December 8th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, December 9th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, December 15th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, December 16th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, December 22nd, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, December 23rd, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed, December 26th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu, December 27th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri, December 28th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, December 29th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, December 30th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue, January 1st, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, January 5th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, January 6th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, January 12th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, January 13th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, January 19th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, January 20th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, January 26th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, January 27th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, February 2nd, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, February 3rd, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, February 9th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, February 10th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, February 16th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, February 17th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, February 23rd, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, February 24th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, March 2nd, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, March 3rd, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, March 9th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, March 10th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, March 16th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, March 17th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, March 23rd, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, March 24th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, March 30th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, March 31st, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, April 6th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, April 7th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, April 13th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, April 14th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, April 20th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, April 21st, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Every day!

Natural NYC: Scavenger Hunt

Fri, November 23rd, 2012 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat, November 24th, 2012 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun, November 25th, 2012 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

This scavenger hunt will take families all over the New-York Historical Society to discover the natural environment of New York through art and artifacts. Discover the nature-inspired designs of Tiffany lamps, breathtaking landscapes of the Hudson River School, and even a nineteenth-century roach trap! Ages 7 and up.

You'll have to look everywhere to answer questions like these:

This map of NEW NETHERLAND shows
How WILDLIFE once covered the east coast.
Name two kinds of animals do you see on this 1674 map

Vote for Me! United States Election Scavenger Hunts

Sat, October 6th, 2012 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sun, October 7th, 2012 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat, October 13th, 2012 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sun, October 14th, 2012 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat, October 20th, 2012 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sun, October 21st, 2012 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat, October 27th, 2012 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, November 6; 11 am–4 pm 

Get ready for our 57th presidential election! Every Saturday and Sunday in October join us and find election-related objects big and small in our scavenger hunt for families.

From the balustrade George Washington stood behind at Federal Hall, to one of John F. Kennedy’s election buttons—kids 7 and up will use clues to locate art work, historical documents, and artifacts in our galleries. Pick up the hunt at our front desk and then head into the galleries to start your search.

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