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Please be advised: the Museum will be open on Wednesday, June 19, 12:00–6:00 p.m. for the Juneteenth holiday.


Fairy Tale Shadow Plays


Long before DreamWorks used computer animation to playfully send up classic fairy tales in Shrek (daily at 1:00 p.m.), artists around the world were animating fairy tales using nothing more than makeshift screens, light, and shadow puppets. In this hour-long workshop, participants will learn about these very first moving images, and then design and create their own paper puppets for a group fairy tale performance.

Materials fee: $5 / Free for Family members. Family members may reserve tickets in advance by calling 718 777 6800. For more information about becoming a member and to join online, click here. Ages 7+