For all of the educators, caregivers, and students looking for engaging and educational activities to do right from home, look no further! This portal brings together many of the museum’s resources, including links to our virtual “Fieldtrips,” digital collections, online resources, and fun activities for kids based on the museum’s research and collections. Content on this page will be updated often, so be sure to check back for new information and activities!
Missed something? Check out our past programs here:
10/23: Chemistry Day
10/1: NYS History Month
9/14: Gwen?Saul Interviews?Rematriation Magazine Editor-In-Chief, Michelle Schenandoah
9/11: Virtual Tour of the World Trade Center Exhibit
9/4: Virtual Tour of Windows of New York
The NYSM houses millions of objects, artifacts, fossils, and documents within separate collections. Learn more about each of the collections below:
» NATIVE AMERICAN ETHNOGRAPHY
Featured Fall Program: Story Art - Wild Turkey Facts and Crafts
Enjoy a story,?learn all about turkeys, and create your own gobbletastic craft with one of the Museum Education staff members!?
View all past Online Programs from?the NYSM here: www.youtube.com/nysmuseum
NYS History Month
In celebration of New York State History Month in October, the NYSM opened its doors for a behind-the-scenes look at some the more unique objects housed in the History Collections!?
Around the Museum in a Minute
It takes just 60 seconds to learn about?Mary Elizabeth Banning’s stunning watercolors?from the manuscript, “The Fungi of Maryland.”
Visit the NYSM YouTube Channel for more 60-second spotlights: www.youtube.com/nysmuseum
Download one of these fun and engaging activities today to keep those little ones busy and bright!
- Coloring: Dr. Mary Walker (PDF)
- Coloring: Firetruck (PDF)
- Coloring: Eurypterid (PDF)
- Coloring: Canal Packetboat (PDF)
- Coloring: Biplane (PDF)
- Coloring: Carousel Horse (PDF)
- Coloring: Beaver Family (PDF)
- Coloring: Black Bear Family (PDF)
- Coloring: Adirondack Moose (PDF)
- Coloring: Mastodon Family (PDF)
- Backyard Scavenger Hunt (PDF)
These themed activities are perfect for educators, caregivers, and students looking for fun ways to stayed engaged at home.
Learn more about the journey of the Half Moon (de Halve Maen) and what life was like for the sailors aboard. Introduce your kids to basic nautical vocabulary with games and activities! Have students
Connect with PBS!
Resources for Young Children on Race, Racism, and more:
Explore films and new specials focused on race:
Teachers! Check out these free standards-aligned videos, interactives, and lesson plans: