- 515 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011
The Children’s Galleries for Jewish Culture is a non-religious organization that engages school children and families in an active, hands-on exploration of history and culture in non-threatening and inclusive ways to benefit the diverse Jewish community and the community at large.
It is home to two fully interactive and hands-on exhibitions for schools serving children between grades 2-6. Open for organized field trips on Sunday (9 am-12:30 pm), Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (9 am-5 pm) by appointment. School field trips: $3 or $4 per student (minimum of $50 or $65).
From Home to Home: Jewish Immigration to America
The exhibition enhances the study of immigration, American history and diversity through child-oriented
entry points and captivating problem-solving activities. It uses Jewish immigration to exemplify those issues of the immigrant experience that are common to all immigrants, from wherever they come.
From Tent to Temple: Life in the Ancient Near East
All children will benefit from a visit to this vibrant exhibition that integrates science, geography, art and archaeology with social, ethical and psychological issues. The exhibition animates and complements the study of ancient cultures, basic needs, natural resources, technologies and comparative religions and communities around the world through experiential and hands-on problem solving activities. The 55 interactive stations engage children in an active exploration of four major topics: food, shelter, clothing and adornment and archaeology. Children view, manipulate and describe in detail artifacts to strengthen their observational and deductive skills.