Enjoyed the exhibits? Get ready for even more fun with our games, crafts and activities!
In the fifth floor’s Gallery of Games, the walls are literally teeming with activity. Kids can create images of Jewish objects as they “Paint a Picture in Light” by inserting colorful plastic pieces into a lighted board. They can also search for “Hidden Jewish Treasures” by pushing in special nails to reveal concealed shapes.
A variety of year-round arts and crafts activities will supplement children’s experiences in the exhibit halls. They’ll enjoy designing challah covers similar to the one they saw on the giant Shabbat table, braiding their own havdalah candle, or creating a “tzedekah” box in which to give the charity they learned about in the World of Good. In addition to reinforcing the museum’s messages, these and other creative projects will allow children to bring home a bit of the museum experience. Special workshops throughout the year will let children try their hand at various activities, including making their own shofars for Rosh Hashanah, baking challah or matzah and making a Chanukah menorah.
Everyone has been to a library, but have you ever heard of a Toy Library? With the Toybrary addition to your membership, your family can rent 3 toys for 3 weeks. Geared for kids ages 2-5, our toys are fun and educational, and will entertain for hours. Join the Toybrary club and take home the fun! One-at-a-time rentals available for non-members too.
Everybody loves a quiz show. At the Jewish Children’s Museum, visitors can compete against each other to answer questions on Jewish life in a sounds-and-lights-filled game show setting. Three games will be offered on a rotating schedule. The first is be based on the popular Jeopardy television show. “Spiel of Fortune” and “2 by 2 MemoRebus – formatted like “Wheel of Fortune” and “Classic Concentration” respectively – will soon follow. Varying levels of difficulty will enable children of all ages and backgrounds to play.
From movies about upcoming holidays to glimpses of Jewish life in far reaching locations, visitors to the Jewish Children’s Museum will enjoy a wide range of presentations in a state-of-the-art theater. The latest audio-visual technology has been used to create the ultimate viewing experience.