Space Age Appropriate: Science Museums for Kids in NYC

by Alyssa Grossman, 03/27/2012 [Updated 05/06/2015]

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  • Columbia Astronomy Public Outreach
    Curious older kids and teens can attend free public lectures, followed by a full 90 minutes of rooftop stargazing, hosted by this branch of Columbia University's astronomy department. Past Friday-night sessions have included "How Big Is the Solar System?", "How Is a Hubble Image Made?" and "Where the Ocean Meets the Sky."

    For younger children, ages 6 to 12, there's the Family Astro session, held two times a year. Among the themes are solar eclipses, meteors and comets. Check regularly for the most up-to-date event information—announcements about the sessions are sent to the organization's email list, so sign up for the mailing list to receive invitations. 

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