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Tall Timber: Future of Cities in Wood

The Skyscraper Museum 39 Battery Pl, New York, NY, United States

Man-made climate change—caused by more than a century of burning fossil fuels and releasing CO2 into the atmosphere—threatens our cities and our collective future. Wood, one of humanity’s oldest construction materials, offers a path to a more sustainable built environment. An emerging system of building materials called mass timber is being used in ways that

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Next Stop, New York City! Subway by Christoph Neimann: Family Program

The Skyscraper Museum 39 Battery Pl, New York, NY, United States

How do you get around your neighborhood? Young learners will be introduced to the many different modes of transportation available in large cities today, including trains, buses, ferries, and bikes. Through a read-aloud of Christopher Niemann’s picture book Subway, kids will learn about one special form of New York City transit, the subway! Afterwards, we

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Returning to Our Roots — A Violin Concert! (Family Program)

The Skyscraper Museum 39 Battery Pl, New York, NY, United States

Violin duo Miolina presents “Returning to Our Roots,” a half-hour children’s concert inspired by the trees that make-up our homes and schools. Wood was one of humanity’s first building materials, and today it’s used even to build skyscrapers. Miolina will present compositions that explore the nature of wood! At the end of the concert, there

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Hard Hat Area: Introduction to Construction

The Skyscraper Museum 39 Battery Pl, New York, NY, United States

How do skyscrapers get built? How do we know what pieces go where? Kids will learn about the construction process in a reading of Susan L. Roth’s Hard Hat Area. This story follows a girl, Kristen, as she discovers the tools, planning, and teamwork needed to build TALL! After the read aloud, we'll put our

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Larry Gets Lost in NYC: The Importance of Walkable Cities

The Skyscraper Museum 39 Battery Pl, New York, NY, United States

Do you enjoy walking around your neighborhood? Young learners will be introduced to the significance of walkable communities and learn how and why talented architects make this possible. After a read-aloud of John Skewes and Michael Mullin’s book, Larry Gets Lost in NYC, we will adventure around Battery Park City and point out different aspects of

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Are Skyscrapers Huge Divas?

The Skyscraper Museum 39 Battery Pl, New York, NY, United States

What makes skyscrapers huge divas? Is it their height? Their design? Or even maybe their materials? Jonathan Van Ness explores these fun questions with Skyscraper Museum director Carol Willis on his Netflix show, Getting Curious. Join us to discover Jonathan’s and Carol’s answers and find out what kind of skyscraper Jonathan designed on his visit

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