The Jewish Museum of New York City offers exhibits that feature both traditional and contemporary artwork. Permanent exhibits include Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey and the kid-friendly Archaeology Zone: Discovering Treasures from Playgrounds to Palaces. The Archaeology Zone includes hands-on activities where children are the archaeologist working to determine how old objects are and where they came from. Kids can also dress in costumes from long ago, create artwork inspired by the museum’s displays and even piece together large vessels and replicas of ancient artifacts.
The Jewish Museum is open Saturday through Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is closed on Wednesday. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors ages 65 and older, $7.50 for students and free for children ages 18 and under. Thursday evenings, from 5 to 8 p.m., admission is pay what you wish. Saturday has free admission for all visitors, though not all exhibits are open for viewing.