Recommended for kids ages five and up and their adult companions
Mezzanine, Education and Research Building, Theater 3
*The New Species*. 2013. Czech Republic. Directed by Katerina Karhankova. Courtesy of Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

Borrowed Light
2013. USA. Directed by Olivia Huynh. No dialogue. A boy in an abandoned observatory tries to show the city something incredible.

The New Species
2013. Czech Republic. Directed by Katerina Karhankova. Three friends discover a mysterious bone. With their imaginations running wild, they set out to discover the creature it belonged to.

2012. Russia. Directed by Natalia Chernysheva. A boy receives a paper snowflake in the mail and sticks it under his pillow. In the morning, he finds that his world has been transformed.

1975. USA. Directed by Art Pierson, Jr. A wordless mystery-adventure using clay animation. The story is based on an ancient East Indian folktale that ultimately explores problem solving, communication, and friendship.

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.

View more Family Programs.

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.