Friday, November 18, 5-6:30pm

The Museum will stay open late tonight so come in your pj's, play in the exhibits and listen to bedtime stories in our cozy reading nook.
Included with Museum admission



Saturday, November 12, 11am - 12pm

Use real tools to take apart old electronics and other household machines to see what’s inside and how they work. 
Appropriate for children ages 8 – 12 years old. Must Pre-register. $5/child $3/member.
Call 914-421-5050 or email Emily Timmel at





The Artwork of Adam Handler
October through December in the Art Gallery

We are delighted to announce our new Art Gallery exhibition: Ghosts and Bats by Westchester based artist Adam Handler. A bright and seasonal multi-media art exhibition featuring colorful and bigger than life bats and ghosts. 

Members Only Night
Friday, October 29, 5pm - 6:30pm
A Halloween-themed night! Come in your Halloween costume to meet artist Adam Handler and see the exhibit Bats & Ghosts. Make a Halloween craft and listen to spooky stories. For information on becoming a member, click here.

Scroll below for information on our past events...

Saturday, October 22, 2016, 10am - 4pm

A magical day of interactive play, discovery, and exploration for children and their adults! 
Over 800 people attended
Proceeds from admissions to  Explore-a-thon support ongoing education programming and operations.

Sponsorships are available - Click HERE for information
For further information about the event, click HERE

5% Shopping Day at Whole Foods
September 7, 2016, 8am - 10pm

May thanks to all of you who did your grocery shopping at any Whole Foods Market Westchester on September 7, because 5% of your grocery bill will be donated to the Westchetser Children's Museum. 
Whole Foods Market Westchester can be found in Port Chester, White Plains, or Yonkers. Keep this in mind for your big back-to-school shop...

The Doors Are Open Cocktail Party and Fundraiser

On Tuesday, April 12, 2016 the Museum honored Lisina Hoch and the Laager Family
  Event Chairs Arlene and Marc Oxman  

The Doors are Open Celebration marked the official opening of Phase I of the Westchester Children's Museum, adding vital infrastructure to the Rye Playland Bathhouses transforming the historic landmark site into a year-round facility featuring 6,500 square feet of interactive, hands-on exhibits
Thank you for celebrating with us!

Ring in the New Year AND Benefit the Museum - December 31, 2015

For the 6th year in a row, New Roc City offered their festive ‘Ring in the New Year at Noon’ event for kids ages 2 – 10 in the atrium from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. This year's event supported the Westchester Children's Museum with a donation of $5 per every family of 4 that registered. More than $2,000 was donated to the Museum as a result. Thank you!

2014 Explore-a-thon

The 2014 Explore-a-thon on October 18, 2014 was a great success.  Hundreds of children and families joined us for the museum's signature event.

Interactive stations included a touch tank, wind tunnel, Con Edison Pedal-a-watt bike, yarn sculpture, re-creation station, bubbles, Hitachi desktop electron microscope, magnets, nature collage, shadow play, and more!!

Visit us on Facebook to see more photos from the event.


2014 Annual Spring Gala



A record crowd of over 400 guests from all over Westchester gathered on May 9, 2014 in the historic North Bathhouse at Playland, raising an astounding $371,000 in a single night to benefit the Westchester Children's Museum.

This was the first event ever held inside the site of the future museum and guests were able to experience the scale and potential of the 22,000 square foot space overlooking the Long Island Sound.

We thank our many event sponsors and supporters, as well as the individuals and local businesses that contributed items for the silent auction.  And we are incredibly grateful for the hard work of our Honorees, Event Chairs, and the dozens of volunteers who helped before, during, and after the event.  We could not have had such a successful event without their tireless efforts on the Museum's behalf.

View more photos of the Construction Today, Creativity Tomorrow benefit, attended by over 400 supporters. 

Event Honorees (from L to R): Nan and Lear Beyer, Bets and Rod Miller

Event Co-Chairs:  David Milowitz and Stacey Schutzer

L to R: Chris Williams, Williams Award winner Beverly McAllister of Larchmont, Helen Williams of Chappaqua, executive director Tracy Kay

2013 Annual Spring Gala

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Over 350 guests gathered on the evening of May 10, 2013 at the Ritz Carlton in White Plains to attend the “Boardwalk Bound” annual spring gala, which raised nearly $200,000 for the Westchester Children’s Museum.  For the first time, County Executive Rob Astorino attended to express publicly his support of the museum’s effort to open at Playland.

Honored that night were Lynn and Ray Quartararo of Rye, NY for their years of commitment to and support of the museum.  Helen Williams, mother of actress and Advisory Board member Vanessa Williams, presented the Milton A. Williams, Jr. Scholars in Education Award to Dr. Barbara Peters, Superintendent of the Elmsford School District. The evening's emcee, Jené Luciani, TV personality, author, and Westchester resident, kept guests entertained.

View photos of the 2013 Boardwalk Bound benefit, attended by over 350 supporters. Download the e-journal here.