Family Party


Tuesday, October 17, 2017
5–7:30 pm

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street



Claire Bernard
Stephanie Coleman
Elizabeth and Chris Davis
Kate and Andrew Davis
Amanda Fuhrman
Kim and Greg Lippmann
Melissa Meister
Rebekah Mercer
Allison Mignone
Alexandra Mondre
Jacqueline Sackler
Miriam Wermelt
Nanar and Tony Yoseloff


The Family Party—one of the Museum's most beloved traditions and the best family party in New York City—features fascinating educational activities and spectacular entertainment for children ages 2–12. 

Earn your badges at this year’s Family Party!


Mission: Expedition
Go on an expedition of scientific discovery with past and present Museum explorers

Cricket Cantina “Simply Sensational”
Get your “I Ate a Bug” badge at this tasting station inspired by our Fall exhibition, Our Senses: An Immersive Experience.

Meet the Animals
Featuring our friends from LEO Zoological Conservation Center, Rainforest Reptile Shows, A Touch of Nature with Jerry Zelenka, and the Museum’s very own Science and Nature Program.

Museum Science Center
Join Museum curators and other members of the Museum community in discovering the wonders of the natural world.

Tiffany & Co. Gem Dig.
Unearth buried treasure!

TECH-reation Room
Run off and join the circuits!

Teen Tours
Get in on the action behind-the-scenes

Bring your camera and get ready to meet Buddy from The Jim Henson Company’s Dinosaur Train for pictures, hugs, and high twos!

Get styled at Cozy’s Cuts for Kids

Creative and crazy crafts galore, fabulous food, and so much more!


Generously supported by



Packages and Tickets:

Online sales have closed. You may purchase tickets and packages by phone through Monday at 5 pm by calling 212-769-5167. Tickets and packages will also be available for purchase at the door.

For more information, please contact the Development Special Events office at 212-313-7161 or email



($22,200 is tax deductible)



 ($8,000 is tax deductible)


T. REX PACKAGE  $5,000

($4,040 is tax deductible)



($1,860 is tax deductible)



($1,020 is tax deductible)



($280 is tax deductible)



Adult Tickets: $175 Each
($95 is tax deductible)

Child Ticket: $85 Each
(no portion of this amount is tax deductible)



If you cannot attend, you can still make a contribution to the 24th Annual Family Party and support the Museum’s work.



Click here to download and print a color-your-own Save the Date!


Under federal tax rules, donor-advised funds (DAFs) may not be used to purchase tickets for benefit events, nor may the purchase price be split between a donor and his or her DAF. Please contact your tax adviser or your DAF’s supporting organization for more information, including the possibility of waiving return benefits or using an alternate funding source.



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