NYC public schools are out-of-session from April 6-16 for spring break, but that doesn’t mean opportunities for learning and exploring around the city are on hiatus. Hive NYC member organizations have some exciting activities planned, including immersive camps that examine everything from fossils to physics, to jewelry design workshops, a fun movie series and much more.
Fossils and DNA Camp
April 9-13th, 9am-4pm for 4th and 5th Graders
$450, call (212) 769-5200 to register
Who are we, and where do we come from? Take an exciting journey through human evolution and learn about our ancestors from early primates to the first hominids. Explore the Spitzer Hall of Human Origins, learn about DNA, and use fossil evidence – and have fun doing it!
April 9-13th, 9am-4pm for 2nd and 3rd Graders
$450, call (212) 769-5200 to register
Have you ever wondered what rocket science actually is? How do scientists gather information about planets and moons that are millions of miles away? Could life exist on other planets? In this fascinating camp, you’ll explore the mysteries of the universe, learn to build and test rockets, and much more.
Bronx Museum – Free Admission
In celebration of the museum’s 40th anniversary, the entrance fee will be waived for all visitors!
The Bronx Zoo – Early Opening
The Bronx Zoo will open its doors early – at 9:30 a.m.! Please note that they expect Wednesday, April 11 to be an EXTREMELY busy day at the Zoo, so plan your visits accordingly.
Brooklyn Museum – Free Teen Night
Free Teen Night Open House – Inspired by Keith Haring
Friday, April 13th at 4:45-6:45pm.
Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor
Planned by teens, for teens, this event highlighting the exhibition Keith Haring: 1978–1982 will include live performances by teens and professionals, hands-on activities, and interactive workshops. For more information or to RSVP, call (718) 501-6588 or email email@example.com.
Brooklyn Public Library
Stone Avenue Library – Making the News: A Three-Week Course in Media for Young Adults
Wednesday, April 11th, 3:30-5:30pm. Teens.
In this series, explore what makes information news, who creates it, and how news is changing with today’s media. Participants will use current media such as print, video, podcasts and blogs to create their own news reports on subjects important to them.
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Target Design Kids: Jewelry Design with Sahar Pazirandeh
Saturday, April 14th from 11am -1pm or 2pm – 4pm. Children 7 and up.
Join Freedom Star Jewelry designer Sahar Pazirandeh to design pieces made from reusable and repurposed materials. Craft your own accessories and collaborate with Sahar to express how the city and its materials inspire you!
Museum of the Moving Image – Family Workshop
Monday, April 9th at 2pm. Ages 10 and up. $10 materials fee.
Children create their own three-dimensional characters made from clay, then animate them using the same technique used to create popular animated films like the Wallace and Gromit series.
New York Hall of Science – Spring Camps
My Carbon Footprint Spring Camp
April 9-13th, 9am-3pm for Grades 9-12
Explore changing oceans, track extreme weather, and design alternative energy sources to learn about climate change. Combine exciting technology and hands-on activities to examine the things we eat, use, and wear everyday to determine your carbon footprint and how you can help fight climate change in your home and community.
April 9-13th, 9am-3pm for Grades 3 – 4
$350 ($325 for Premium & Extended Family Members)
Use creativity, logic, and problem-solving skills to design, construct and program your own robot. Command your robot to move, react, and make sounds to solve various challenges using motors and sensors. Lunch and snack provided.
New York Public Library
City Island Library – AVENGER’S WEEK
All films to be screened at 2:00 P.M. For teens ages 13-18.
Monday, April 9th: “Iron Man”
Tuesday, April 10th: “The Incredible Hulk”
Wednesday, April 11th: “Iron Man 2″
Thursday, April 12th: “Thor”
Friday, April 13th “Captain America”
Grand Central Library – LAMPlatoon – Ads on Notice!
Tuesday, April 10th at 4pm. For teens ages 13-18.
Learn how to deconstruct the subtle and not so subtle messages inside everyday ads. Learn audio and video editing techniques as you take digital clips and create a video answer to assumptions and judgments in marketer’s messages. All materials will be provided.
St. George Library – SCRATCH – Get Your Game On!
Thursday, April 12th at 3:30pm. For teens ages 13-18.
Think you’ve got what it takes to build a video game? Test your skills in game building and design. Make a world and send your friends in to test it out. All materials will be provided.
Columbus Library – MOMA@ the library
Thursday, April 12th at 4pm. For youth ages 12-18.
Ever wondered about the story behind your favorite creations? Join a MOMA educator as they guide you through the creative process behind some of the famous pieces in their collection. Then, make your own creation. All materials will be provided.
South Ozone Park Library – Tween and Teen Sewing Group
Wednesday-Friday, April 11-13th at 3-4pm. Ages 10-18.
A three-day sewing workshop where beginners will learn the basics of sewing and make some simple crafts. Materials will be supplied but are limited.