TIME OUT NY KIDS: Travel to India with Children’s Museum of Manhattan’s upcoming exhibition
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan has been excellent in developing exhibitions that expand kids’ world views and expose them to different cultures. The museum has already explored China, Japan, ancient Greece and more in past exhibitions, and in its current exhibit, “America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far,” tykes learn all about Muslim culture. Soon, it’ll also get to dive into Indian culture with the museum’s upcoming exhibit, “The Namaste Express.”
Beginning in summer 2018, “The Namaste Express” will take kids on an “train ride” through India to get a taste of its vibrant culture. The train will whisk passengers through various parts of the country with each stop featuring a different environment or cultural style through colors, shapes and other fun features.
Interactive activities will bring the country to life and a variety of programming will be provided to complement the exhibit. Not only will children walk away knowing how to say phrases in different languages, but they’ll also play in a grand Indian architectural fort, check out rickshaws and a street car, watch a Rajasthani puppet show, sit in at a yoga center and sing and dance along to traditional music by the Bollywood stage.
“The Namaste Express” will run for three months beginning summer 2018 with the possibly of extending the exhibit for four years in a bigger location. In the meantime, check out other cultural exhibits and events around NYC like “New York at Its Core,” “World Brooklyn,” Shababa Fridays and “America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far.”
More details on the exhibit to come. In the meantime, if you’re looking for even more family fun, explore our favorite children’s museums, our favorite family attractions and the best 101 things to do with kids in NYC.