Fall Museum Exhibits Preview

The Jewish Museum will present "Take Me (I'm Yours) this September! Photo via thejewishmuseum.org.
The Jewish Museum will present “Take Me (I’m Yours)” this September! Photo via thejewishmuseum.org.

Explore Cuba, the Caribbean, the food of China, or travel to outer space in our fall line-up of family-friendly museum exhibits and fun activities.

September 2-March 2, 2017

“Wonders of the Arctic”
American Museum of Natural History
Ever been to a place covered in ice? Learn the story of survival in an uninhabited landscape during the American Museum of Natural History’s film “Wonders of the Arctic.” Award-winning filmmaker David Lickley will take audiences on a journey across one of the most beautiful places through compelling stories told by scientists and Inuit leaders. You will explore how humans and animals have adapted and thrived for thousands of years in the vast ice wilderness of the Arctic. Adults $22, children 2-12 $12.50, seniors and students $17; film times vary. amnh.org

September 13-January 15, 2017

“Mission to Space”
Children’s Museum of the Arts
This new exhibition at the Children’s Museum of the Arts explores the mysteries of outer space and how it continues to challenge our imaginations. The exhibition will feature paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations, sound, and video work by eight artists, who have been examining the galaxy and our relationship to it. Visitors can experience space by understanding its history, limitations, and potential. $12; Mon. 12-5pm, Thurs.-Fri. 12-6pm, Sat.-Sun. 10am-5pm. cmany.org

September 16-February 5, 2017

“Take Me (I’m Yours)”
The Jewish Museum
Own a piece of this groundbreaking exhibit! The Jewish Museum will present “Take Me (I’m Yours),” a daring interactive exhibition that encourages visitors to touch, engage in, and even take home works by more than 40 internationally acclaimed artists. Conceived by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Christian Boltanski in 1995, this exhibit marks its first US presentation and the first time that these works have been shown in a collecting institution. Adults $15, free for children 18 and under; Sun.-Sat. 11am-5:45pm, Thurs. 11am-8pm, closed on Wednesdays. thejewishmuseum.org

October 6-March 26, 2017

“Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy: Stories of Chinese Food and Identity in America”
Museum of Chinese in America 
Join 34 Chinese and Asian-American chefs in an imaginary banquet! In the Museum of Chinese in America’s new exhibit, “Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy,” visitors can learn about the meaning of Chinese food, and explore how food can be a cultural form of expression and identity, influenced by life experiences and geographical backgrounds. Adults $10, Students $5, free for children under 12; Tues.-Sun. 11am-6pm, Thurs. 11am-9pm. mocanyc.org

October 28-February 26, 2017

“Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection”
The New-York Historical Society
“Holiday Express” at the New-York Historical Society will exhibit the Jerni Collection of model trains and toys to the public. Through the use of four large-scale multimedia screen, train models will appear to roar through the museum. You and your family can enjoy theatrical visuals and sound effects that showcase the beauty and charm of toys from a bygone era. Adults $20, seniors/educators/active military $15, students $12, children 5-13 $6, free for children under 4. Tues.-Thurs. and Sat. 10am-6pm, Fri. 10am-8pm, Sun. 11am-5pm. nyhistory.org

November 21-August 13, 2017

American Museum of Natural History
Presenting a bilingual exhibition! The American Museum of Natural History is collaborating with the Cuban National Museum of Natural History to present “¡Cuba!” Families can get to know more about Cuba’s culture, its people, and its history while exploring the extraordinary biodiversity of the island’s remote forests, deep caves, expansive wetlands, and dazzling reefs. The exhibit will feature re-created environments, live and model animals, fossil remains of extinct species, and more. Adults $22, Children 2-12 $12.50, seniors and students $17; Mon.-Sun. 10am-5:45pm. amnh.org