Winter’s chill has settled in, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle in for weekends of stir crazy kiddos! We found six reasons to get out of your apartment and on the subway this weekend from meeting a real live Arctic wolf to making your own snow globe. Read on for all the details and check out the Red Tricycle events calendar for more family fun.



DINO-Light Show
Dinosaurs will light up the darkness at Symphony Space in this unique and eye-popping show. Lightwire Theater and Corbian Visual Arts have collaborated to create an electroluminescent original tale that blends puppetry, technology, dance and of course, dinosaurs. This fantasy is sure to be fantastical! Sat., 11 a.m. Upper West Side. $25/adults, $15/kids. All ages. Event details.

American Legends Whitney Museum Stroller Tour
Stir crazy with a new baby? Bring your little one in the stroller to this special crying-babies-allowed tour of the Whiney Museum of American Art. You’ll stroll past works by Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, Calder and more along with a Whitney Teaching Fellow tour guide. Fri., 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Upper East Side. $35. Ages 0-18 monthsEvent details.

Meet a Wolf at the American Museum of Natural History
Atka, an Arctic gray wolf will be visiting AMNH from the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, Ny. Along with meeting this majestic creature, kids will learn about wolves and their role in the ecosystem. Choose from two sessions at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sat., 1 p.m. Upper West Side. $12. Ages 4-8Event details.


Make Your Own Viking Costume
Take dress up to the next level at this Scandinavia House craft workshop. Kids will use everyday objects along with totally awesome real Icelandic Sheep’s fur to create their own Viking costumes – hair, helmet, chest plate, shield and all! Early registration recommended by calling 212-847-9740 or emailing Sat., 1 p.m. Murray Hill. $12. Ages 5-10. Event details.


Ickyfest Weekend at Brooklyn Children’s Museum
The Brooklyn Children’s Museum is celebrating all things gross, gooey and, well, icky! See slithery snakes, meet creepy crawling bugs, mix up a batch of slime, test your hands for germs and do other grosstastic and yucktacular experiments with a host of special workshops all weekend long. Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m. Crown Heights. Free with museum admission. All agesEvent details.


Make Your Own Snow Globe
Here’s a very special science craft workshop – kids get to design their very own snow globe. You’ll get materials to create a tiny winter wonderland and discover what makes snow globes so unique. Best part? Kids get to take home their magical creations. Sun., 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.. Flushing. $8 per family plus museum admission. All agesEvent details.

What fun activities do you have planned this weekend?

— Julie Seguss

Image courtesy of  Symphony Space