Calling all STEM lovers! There are lots of fun workshops happening this weekend around the city. Check out Brick Fest (a must for Lego fans), see some of the best teams compete at NYC’s robotics competition and expo, work on “invisible” inventions, or test your mollusk knowledge at the world’s smallest museum. Plus there’s so much more. Keep scrolling for the rest of our top weekend event picks!
Invisible Inventions Workshop
Explore Native American artist Julie Nagam’s work “Our future is in the land: if we listen to it” and illuminate your own hidden images and messages by creating simple circuits with paper and LEDs. Sat. Event Details.
New York City Children’s Theater Presents The Little Red Fish
Puppet Kitchen, the team behind the puppetry in last year’s family hit The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, has created a brand new puppet adventure for you and your family. When Jeje is finally allowed to accompany his grandfather to the library, he brings his pet fish in a bowl along with him. But after the fish disappears into a book, Jeje must dive in and travel through the adventure-filled pages to follow his friend. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.
Smallest Mollusk Museum on Display!
The museum features two miniature movie theaters, a full-sized holographic aquarium filled with creatures, and a variety of exhibits exploring the evolution of mollusks, their physical traits, behaviors, and their similarities with people. Fri.-Sun. Event Details.
Central Park Discovery Walk for Families: Statues and Monuments
Head out on a kid-friendly adventure as you discover the secrets and mysteries of Central Park’s most beloved children’s sculptures! Central Park Conservancy Guides will lead this wintery exploration, featuring some of the Park’s most popular statues for children. Sat. Event Details.
First New York City Robotics Competition and Expo
The multi-day tournament also includes a series of exciting expos, robot and LEGO demos, college and career fairs, plus an Alumni Panel where FIRST alumni will answer questions about college, job search, networking, and life after FIRST. Fri-Sun. Event Details.
Bilingual Birdies Duo Band– In Mandarin!
Bilingual Birdies will take families on a live music extravaganza. Learn new words while you sing along to original hip tunes and your favorite traditional folk songs. Fri. Event Details.
Brick Fest Live Lego® Fan Experience
LEGO® lovers rejoice! The Brick Fest Live LEGO® Fan Experience is filled with hands-on attractions and activities built to inspire, educate, and entertain all with LEGO® bricks. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.
Free First Fridays at Noguchi
Museum admission is free all day on the first Friday of the month. Tours of collection highlights and special exhibitions are offered at 2 pm, in English and Japanese. Fri. Event Details.
Speakin’ Spanish with Bilingual Birdies!
Enjoy the sounds as bilingual musicians play guitar, percussion, lead puppetry routines, and finish with a bubble dance party! Instruments and fun props for children to use in the classes will be provided. Sat. Event Details.
Do your kids like to build or make stuff? Tell us about it in the comments!