Smallest Mollusk Museum. Courtesy Micromuseums
Join us for our second annual family “Science Fair,” an interactive showcase of projects from NEW INC, the New Museum’s incubator for practices at the intersection of science, art, and technology. As part of the event, visit the city’s tiniest natural history museum, discover the design process of 3-D printing, and test out new building blocks that combine technology and play! Museum educators will facilitate hands-on demonstrations with participants.
New Museum First Saturdays for Families are free of charge. This program is designed and recommended for families with children aged between four and twelve years, and includes free New Museum admission for up to two adults per family. Children under eighteen are always admitted free. No preregistration is required. Space is limited, and tickets are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Your entire party must be present; tickets will not be given to partial parties.
NEW INC was founded by the New Museum in 2014 and is the first museum-led cultural incubator dedicated to supporting innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship across art, design, and technology. It occupies eight thousand square feet of dedicated office, workshop, social, and presentation space, and each year attracts an outstanding interdisciplinary community of one hundred members who are investigating new ideas and developing sustainable practices.
Micromuseums makes tiny museums that go to underserved or unexpected places. Our first, a natural history museum called the Smallest Mollusk Museum, uses our slimy, tentacled friends to explore the complexity of evolution.
Bhold, led by Susan Taing, creates fun, engaging and highly functional products that solve a problem in your daily life. Unlike traditional product-design brands, Bhold’s design is made better by technology and a community of beta testers worldwide. Our rapid prototyping produces as many as one hundred versions before a design is deemed ready for release.
Troxes, an invention by Jonathan Bobrow, approach the world from a different coordinate system, a new perspective. In their simplest form, Troxes are triangular building bricks, ready to be combined with neighbors. How those neighbors connect and arrange is up to you. The kind of buildings we build, the tools we create, and the mechanisms we rely on are heavily influenced by the design spaces we are most familiar with. Providing a new, tangible way to interact with and create forms, Troxes seek to inspire new ways of thinking about complex problems.
Support for NEW INC can be viewed here.
Generous support for New Museum First Saturdays for Families is provided by the Keith Haring Foundation School, Teen, and Family Programs Fund.
This program is also made possible, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Additional support is provided by the Bertha and Isaac Liberman Foundation and the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation.
Endowment support is provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund; the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund; and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum.
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