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Top 5: Spring Break Museum Visits

Spring Break museum-hopping sends ’em back to school a little smarter.

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Movement class: At AMMI, "Get Animated" shows how Nemo learned to swim.  

1. Dieter Roth: Double Time
MoMA QNS’s group tour starts with the museum’s immense Roth retrospective, proving that playing with your food is occasionally punishable by praise. Then everyone hops on the 7 train to P.S. 1, to be blown away by five of the artist’s gigantic installations.
Every Saturday through 5/8 from 1 to 3:30pm
MoMa QNS
33rd Street at Queens Boulevard and finishes at PS.1 Contemporary Art Center, 46th St. and Jackson Ave.
212-708-9805 or moma.org

2. Subway Style: Architecture and Design in the New York City Subway
Grown-up straphangers may not see the wonder in their daily commute, but the little ones on the train can still be amazed—especially when they’re not in a rush to get somewhere.
Opens 4/8 and runs through 6/18
UBS Art Gallery
1285 Sixth Ave., nr. 51st St.
212-731-2885; free

3. Get Animated
Every weekday during the break, kids are introduced to the computer-graphics and animation techniques used in filmmaking. While there, stop by BLIP, the arcade gallery that traces the softly glowing route from Asteroids to the Xbox.
Through 4/13
American Museum of the Moving Image
35th Avenue at 36th Street, Queens
718-784-4520

4. Ahoy Matey Treasure Hunt
For little Hardy Boys and Nancy Drews, Art Smart Adventures leads a search for ships and treasure chests full of gold through the galleries of European Decorative Arts, Arms and Armor, and pre-Columbian Peru.
4/10 from 10am to noon
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave.
212-595-4444 or artsmart.com; $20 grownups, $15 kids. Preregistration required.

5. Children’s Arabic Festival
From the full-scale frenzy of the whirling dervish to the intricate and quiet ritual of henna tattooing, kids will explore the ancient traditions and caravan routes of the Middle East. Islamic art, music, and dance are also on tap for the day, along with plentiful samples of hummus and tabbouleh.
4/10 from 12:30 to 4pm
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
145 Brooklyn Ave., Brooklyn
718-735-4400 or brooklynkids.org


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