Recommended for kids ages five and up and their adult companions

Education Center, Mezzanine, Theater 3
*The Happy Duckling*. 2008. UK. Directed by Gili Dolev. © 2008 Gili Dolev/The Happy Duckling

The Gossamer. 2016. Russia. Directed by Natalia Chernysheva. 4 min.

A friendship is weaved when a spider finds inspiration in a woman's knitting patterns.

The Happy Duckling. 2008. UK. Directed by Gili Dolev. 9 min.

In this whimsical pop-up book world, a boy finds himself pursued by a duck. This unlikely pair of friends is about to discover that sometimes you have to be cruel in order to be kind.

The Lost Thing. 2010. Australia/UK. Directed by Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann. 15 min.

A boy discovers a strange creature on a beach, and decides to find a home for it in a world where everyone believes there are far more important things to pay attention to.

Enjoy new and classic family-friendly short films, engaging discussions, and suggestions for follow-up activities in the Museum’s galleries. This program is for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids.

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Tickets: Free tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 10:00 a.m. on the day of the program at the information desk in the Education and Research Building, at 4 West 54 Street.

Contact: (212) 708-9805 or

Accessibility: Sound amplification devices are available for all programs. All theaters are equipped with loop systems and are wheelchair accessible.

This film is part of Family Films.