You would love to frequent highbrow institutions with your bespectacled professors-to-be.
Unfortunately, your most recent attempt was foiled by a rogue crayon incident. (We’re certain Carnation Pink washes off walls.)
Lucky for all, the Children’s Museum of the Arts opens its new home on Saturday. Bigger than ever with 10,000 square feet of space and a broad collection of modern works, it caters to boisterous budding artists with kid-friendly classes and workshops.
Tweens and teens keep busy with photography and filmmaking, while babies and toddlers (10 months to 5 years) head to the Wee Arts room or clay bar for serious hands-on activity. When creative juices run out, bop around in the lofted ball pond overlooking the gallery. And if nap time strikes, take a rest in the quiet room — the only hushed environment on-site.
Because this is one place where children are meant to be seen and heard.
Children’s Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton Street, between Greenwich and Hudson Streets (212-274-0986 or cmany.org). Admission is $10 for adults and children, free for babies under 1.
What: The raucous comedic troupe puts on hilarious skits based on stories submitted by mini jokesters.
Why: You’re a fan of Jon Stewart; Jon Stewart’s a fan of them. Logic follows, you’ll be as into it as your brood.
When: Sat., 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Where: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, at 95th St. Tickets at 212-864-5400 or online at symphonyspace.org. Adults, $20; children, $13.
The Little Prince
What: Perky puppets zest up everyone’s favorite French fable.
Why: Munchkins tend to pay more attention when the words come from felt mouths.
When: Sat.-Oct. 16. Sat. & Sun., noon & 5 p.m.
Where: The New Victory Theater, 209 W. 42nd St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves. Tickets online at newvictory.org. Adults and children, $14-$38.
Yo Gabba Gabba Live
What: Join DJ Lance Rock, Brobee, Plex, and the rest of the colorful gang on their tour.
Why: Biz Markie crosses the generational divide.
When: Oct. 14-16.
Where: Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway, at 74th St. (212-465-6500). Tickets online at yogabbagabbalive.com. Adults and children, $40-$75.
Photo: Courtesy of Children’s Museum of the Arts