Mini moments with Bronx Children’s Museum
for children, caregivers and educators everywhere.
Join us for bite-size moments of educational fun with the Bronx Children's Museum.
Art and STEAM activities, how-to videos, inspirational stories, sneak peaks at future museum exhibits, and fun facts about what we know best: Bronx-centric art, nature and culture.
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May 4, 2020
Here's a Lil' Thing Song
The future of the Bronx are the kids who dream big, and for this Music Monday we have past students from the BronxWorks Betances Community Center in our DreamBig Summer Program singing "Here's A Lil' Thing!" Another Luss Nigaglioni & BxCM original reminding us that in order to dream big we have to work hard!
Apr 13, 2020
Make and play an instrument
Today we are going on an adventure! We are exploring sound and rhythm by experimenting with everyday materials. We are using things you might find in your kitchen like pots, pans, and shakers to make your own band! Once you have your instruments, create a song and share it with us.
Apr 6, 2020
Get down with another original with @lussnigaglioni and Bronx Chidlren's Museum. “Get Healthy” features 2nd grade students from our #GreenArtsAfterSchool Program. It reminds us to get and stay healthy, something we need to remember all the time! Filmed by Teaching Artist Estefania Chavez.
Dream Big Tuesdays
May 12, 2020
Fingerpainting Plants with Ms. Woods
Plants are all around us and are very important for our environment. They provide shelter, food and oxygen for all living things. Show your appreciation for plants by fingerpainting your favorite one! Ms. Natalie Wood, our Director of Arts and Programming, shows you how with this video!
May 5, 2020
Rita Moreno Sings Dream
For this Dream Big Tuesday we're spotlighting Rita Moreno, the extremely talented actress and PEGOT award winner who means so much to the Bronx. Enjoy the treat of her singing "Dream" by the Pied Pippers at our 2019 Gala, and her experience of dreaming big in the Bronx.
Apr 7, 2020
Today we honor Bronx luminary Valerie Capers! A Bronx native, award winning, talented jazz musician. She was the first blind woman to graduate from the Julliard School of Music with degrees in Classical Composition! Learn about her journey to greatness and how she dreamed big!
Animal Encounter Wednesday
Apr 22, 2020
This Animal Encounter Wednesday is all about nature because it’s Earth Day! Natalie Collette Wood, our Director of Arts & Programming shows us how to create paper sculptures using materials we have at home! We hope this will inspire you to make Earth Day everyday!
Apr 8, 2020
Slithering Snakes I with Nicole and Elanor
Director of Education, Nicole Wallace, and daughter Elanor feature one of our living, wriggly friends in our collection— a Hognose snake. These snakes are native to New York state, and are known for burrowing! It's that time of the year again when our Hognose snake is about to start shedding! How cool is that?
Bronx Times Thursdays
May 21, 2020
A Tree is Nice - Read-Aloud with Elanor
Enjoy Elanor, the Animal Expert reading "A Tree is Nice" written by Janice May Udry, illustrations by Marc Simont, with permission from Harper Collins Children's Books. Elanor's favorite tree is a Japanese Maple, and wants to know what's yours!
May 7, 2020
Animal Moves Cubes
Kiddos need to get moving? Try our new: "Animal Moves Cubes" game! Download, print, and assemble the dice that tell you which animal movement you do for how many times! Children will learn about Bronx animals in a fun way indoors! Also available in Spanish.
Apr 30, 2020
The Earth and I Read-Aloud
It's important to take care of the planet we call home because it certainly takes care of us. Be inspired to become stewards of the earth with the book "The Earth and I" by Frank Asch, read by our Director of Education, Nicole Wallace, with permission from HMH Publishing.
Apr 16, 2020
Waters on the Go! Go Fish!
Here's a fun twist on a classic: Waters on the Go! "Go Fish!" Children will learn how to identify Bronx animals, their habitats & what they eat. Fun for all ages, and free! This video shows you how to create your deck and play.
It's a great way to bring the outdoors in. And it's in English AND Spanish!
Here are the links to instructions and cards:
Apr 2, 2020
Scavenger Hunt: Nature Patterns
The next time you head out for your daily walk (maintaining the appropriate social distance, of course), be sure to keep an eye out for patterns that can be found in nature. Use our Nature Pattern Scavenger Hunt sheet to help guide your observations, and appreciate nature on a different level!
Fun Fact Fridays
May 15, 2020
White Oak - Fun Facts
You might not know it, but you probably have seen this tree a lot, the White Oak tree! Did you know that White Oaks only produce acorns when they are 20 years old? Learn more about this wonderful Bronx part of nature! Download the Fun Fact Card here.
May 8, 2020
Skunk - Fun Facts
This Fun Fact Friday kind of stinks, literally! Explore one of the smelliest Bronx animals, the skunk! Their notorious bad smell is what actually helps it protect itself from predators! What a way to say, "Go Away!" Download the Fun Fact card here.
May 1, 2020
Monarch Butterfly - Fun Facts
This Fun Fact Friday is all about Monarch Butterflies. These beautiful creatures are making their yearly migration from Mexico to us in the North-East Coast! They are seen in the Spring and Summer around the Bronx River. Explore these beauties with this Fun Fact Card!
Apr 17, 2020
Horseshoe Crabs - Fun Facts
This Fun Fact Friday is all about Horseshoe crabs! Often called the "living fossil" because they have been around for 450 million years! They are also extra special because of their blueblood which is used in testing vaccines, detecting toxins, and even fertilizer!
Apr 10, 2020
Rain Cloud & Rain Storm
Can’t get outside? Gather some household items and explore the #watercycle in our Raincloud in a Jar science experiment, the first in our “Fun Fact Fridays” series.
Apr 3, 2020
Beaver Fun Fact Card
Today’s #FunFacts are about a Bronx animal, the beaver! Beavers are native to the Bronx, and are famous for their large, paddle-like tail and their huge rat-like teeth! #DidYouKnow that the beaver is the official New York State animal? Learn more about beavers using our Fun Fact Cards, and by watching a short clip from #PBS! http://ow.ly/UhzT30quSPy