• General Admission

    Online General Admission Terms & Conditions: Visitors who purchase online general admission tickets may have to wait  in lines within the museum, including coat check or entrance to special exhibitions. By purchasing , you are agreeing to pay the full admission of $21 for adults, $16 for seniors, $13 for high school or college students, and $6 for kids from 5 -13 years of age.  Discounts and vouchers cannot be applied through online sales.  Please see a representative at the admissions desk to purchase discounted tickets. Online general admission tickets are valid for one year after the date of purchase.  All sales are final and payments cannot be refunded. 


    Please note: These sales do NOT grant admission to the upcoming exhibition Harry Potter: A History of Magic, opening October 5, 2018. Tickets for that exhibition are available at harrypotter.nyhistory.org. Tickets will go on sale to the general public in April 2018.

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  • DCHM: Camp History August 2018


    Camp History: The Four Freedoms: WWII to Today

    Session 1: August 13 - 17; 9 am – 4 pm

    Session 2: August 20 - 24; 9 am – 4 pm

    $600 per Camper ($550 per Member Camper)

    Limited financial aid available.

    Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students only


    Calling all middle school artists and historians! This summer, campers will go behind the scenes exploring the Museum’s summer exhibition Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt, & the Four Freedoms. Kids will explore the history behind Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms, Rockwell’s artistic interpretations of them, and examples throughout American history when those ideals have been tested. Campers will then create their own Four Freedoms poster series, to be displayed for family and friends at the end of each camp session.




  • Harry Potter Trivia Nights

    Note: Maximum of 6 people per team.

  • GT - Walking Tour Upper West Side 2018
  • DCHM: Harry Potter Family Book Club


    Harry Potter Family Book Club

    October 9, 23, November 13, 27, December 4, 18, January 2, and 15; 4 pm

    $15 per person, $12 per Member; includes Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition admission at 5 pm

    For families with children age 14 and under


    Tuesday, October 9; 4 pm Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

    Tuesday, October 23; 4 pm Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Tuesday, November 13; 4 pm Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    Tuesday, November 27; 4 pm Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    Tuesday, December 4; 4 pm Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Tuesday, December 18; 4 pm Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Wednesday, January 2; 4 pm Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

    Tuesday, January 15; 4 pm The Hogwarts Library: The Tales of Beedle the Bard


    Whether you are a family reading or re-reading Harry Potter, join us to discuss the world of Hogwarts in these book club meet ups based on Pottermore’s Wizarding World Book Club. We’ll dig into themes such as friendship, competition, rebellion, and power; and we’ll share all we know about wandlore, magical creatures, and wizarding careers and more! The afternoon will include lively conversation with prompt questions from Pottermore Ponderings, such as “Harry Potter is famous but what makes him noteworthy?” Families will also get to take some fun book swag home, and after book club can head into Harry Potter: A History of Magic.

    For additional Harry Potter family book club dates, click here. 


  • DCHM: Halloween 2018


    Historical Hallowe’en

    Sunday, October 28, 2018; 5 – 7 pm

    $20 per person, $15 per Member; includes activities, candy, and admission to Harry Potter: A History of Magic

    Families with children age 18 and under


    Join us for our annual Hallowe’en extravaganza to experience the spookier side of history! Kids and their families summon the spirits of the past through Victorian-era fortune-telling, creepy crafts, and of course…candy! Activities and crafts will take place in the DiMenna Children’s History Museum and families will receive timed tickets to visit Harry Potter: A History of Magic during the party.


  • DCHM: Writing Historical Fantasy with Writopia Lab


    Writing Historical Fantasy with Writopia Lab

    Sunday, October 21; 2 – 6 pm Ages 8 – 10

    Saturday, November 3; 2 – 6 pm Ages 11 - 13

    $125 per student, $100 per Member; includes instruction, materials, and Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition admission


    Young writers will dig into historical fantasy in these afternoon workshops led by the award winning Writopia Lab. Kids will hone their writing skills in these fun, engaging, and highly productive afternoons. Led by authors, kids will explore the world of historical fantasy writing through original and fun writing exercises, a visit to Harry Potter: A History of Magic, and in-depth feedback from the instructors. It is a true workshop in which students get to share their writing in a safe and supportive space, and they will learn how to give and receive insightful feedback. Students will join a community of young writers to find each other, connect via their literary passions, and have lots of fun.


  • DCHM: Harry Potter Family Trivia


    Harry Potter Trivia for Families

    October 14, 2018 | 2 – 3:30 pm | $25 per person ( $22 Members )


    This program is for families; adults with children age 17 and under


    Do you know your Wampus Cat from your Bowtruckle? Can you pick Hermione’s wand out of a line-up? Bring your whole family for a fun afternoon of trivia in our enchanting library and test your knowledge of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World with questions from the experts at Pottermore. Winners will take home some awesome prizes!


    This ticket does not include admission to Harry Potter: A History of Magic. To purchase Times tickets, click here.



  • Magic Workshop (18 and over)
  • Mind Reading in the 1800s
  • Tragic Magic
  • Now You See Me (2013)
  • Women in the Golden Age of Magic
  • Now You See Me 2 (2016)
  • Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)
  • The Bowery Boys Magical Mystery Hour
  • Abracadabra to Alchemy: 7,000 Years of Magic
  • The Psychology of Magic
  • War of the Worlds (2013 documentary)
  • The Prestige (2006)
  • DCHM: Stroller Tour Through History FY19


    Stroller Tour Through History

    Second Friday of each month,  9:15 – 10 am 
    Third Sunday of each month, 10:15 – 11 am
    Children 3 and under and their adults
    $25 per family ($20 per Member family) (includes up to two adults plus kids)

    Take a stroll through history with your little one! Grownups and their children (up to 3 years old) explore America's past, present, and future in this lively and interactive tour. Our early childhood educator leads you and your child on an exploration of art, history, and creativity—all before the museum opens for the day. Singing, movement, texture exploration, and art-making in the galleries make for a memorable morning. 


  • GT - Docent Tour of Four Freedoms
  • GT - Docent Tour of Walk This Way
  • GT: Members-Only Tour: Four Freedoms