The DiMenna Children’s History Museum at the New-York Historical Society presents 350 years of New York and American history through character-based pavilions, interactive exhibits and digital games, and the Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library. The DiMenna Children's History Museum encourages families to explore history together through permanent installations targeted for children 8-13 and a wide range of family learning programs for toddlers, children and preteens.
From the 17th century to the 21st, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great.
Explore wayfinding, a room-sized map, and what Manhattan looked like 400 years ago in these stories about maps.
Free with museum admission. Please check back for information on upcoming story tellers and stories.
Barbara K. Lipman Children's Library, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
Celebrate the New-York Historical Society's Grand Reopening with George Washington, Benjamin and Deborah Franklin, the Marquis de Lafayette, the 1st New York Regiment and the 1st Rhode Island Regiment.
History comes alive for the whole family with Living History Days at the New-York Historical Society! Do you want to know what life was like in the 18th century?
“I had an amazing time at Saturday Academy, learning new things and making new friends from all around New York City.”
- Saturday Academy student, Fall 2012
The New-York Historical Society welcomes social events of all kinds.
Whether you are looking for a venue to host a birthday celebration, anniversary, rehearsal dinner, a Bar or Bat Mitzvah or a wedding ceremony and reception, we have a number of options to offer. Please call our Special Events office at 212-485-9201 to inquire about options for your family.
Children’s Birthday Parties