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HOT: New York! New York! For Kids, NGV

HOT: New York! New York! For Kids, NGV

National Gallery of Victoria‘s latest children’s gallery exhibition ‘New York! New York! For Kids‘ is all about New York City – the home of the Museum of Modern Art MoMA.

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To coincide with the 2018 Melbourne Winter masterpieces exhibition MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art MoMA at NGV, NGV presents New York! New York! For Kids. It’s a fun and free children’s gallery exhibition all about New York City.

new york kids ngv

New York! New York! For Kids is a small but fun hands-on exhibition that showcases New York City and its many buildings, streets, icons and personalities.

new york kids ngv

At the entrance there are a group of screens set against a backdrop of New York’s famous grid street system. At each screen kids can take part in Let’s Go to New York City! a multimedia quiz about the city. As you get each answer correct you can collect digital souvenirs.

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Once inside children are immersed in a panoramic projection of New York from day into night.

new york kids ngv

In the centre of the space there are four activity stations.

new york kids ngv

new york kids ngv

new york kids ngv

There are two stations where children can stack New York themed blocks to endlessly create and recreate buildings and streetscapes.

new york kids ngv

The custom-designed blocks are super cool and I wish they sold them in the NGV Design shop!

new york kids ngv

Younger kids will enjoy rolling balls through the city streets in a New York themed marble run.

new york kids ngv

new york kids ngv

Finally there’s a fun photo booth set against a backdrop of Manhattan’s skyline!

new york kids ngv

new york kids ngv

At the gift shop don’t forget to pick up your copy of My Modern Art Book for kids, inspired by the works of modern and contemporary art in MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art.

new york kids ngv

During the first week of the July school holidays the Great Hall will host ’Modern Drawing’ free drop-by drawing activities inspired by the exhibition.

new york kids ngv

Click here for the more of the best museums in Melbourne for kids

If you’re visiting New York then check out my top 36 things to do in New York with kids

HOT Tips:

  • free entry, open daily;
  • prams must be parked outside the exhibition, there is pram parking available;
  • toilets, change facilities and parents room within NGV nearby;
  • ground floor Gallery Cafe is best for families.

Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned entrepreneur. She combines her love for kids, food, travel and bikes into several passion projects.

She owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au; develops and produces bike-related creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com; and writes another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne with (non-kid related) reviews about things to do and places to go in Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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