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PH at Home

From Poster House to your house!

 

We have crafted a variety of activities for you to use at home so you can keep the Poster House magic going even after you’ve left the museum. Haven’t been able to visit us yet? Not a problem! These are all easy to do from anywhere and require no previous knowledge of poster history. Plus, you’ll feel right at home once you do come to visit!

 

Let’s Play a Poster Game!

Let’s Play a Poster Game: Back Story + Instructions

Let’s Play a Poster Game: Cards for playing Turn It Into A Poster

 

Other Activities 

Rebus Puzzles

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Spotify Playlists

Kids & Families

Families: kids under the age of 18 are admitted free of charge.

Poster House has exhibitions and interactives designed for families with children of all ages.

A scavenger hunt ensures you see everything the museum has to offer, and participants can pick up a cool prize in the Shop.

Each exhibition is accompanied by an Activity Card, available at the Info Desk or inside each exhibition free of charge. Activities are developed with visitors ages 4–10 in mind.

Strollers are welcome at Poster House and in the galleries. Unfortunately, we cannot store strollers unless offered as part of a specific event.

Poster House hosts a Free Community Day one Saturday per month, with drop-in programs for families in the afternoons. Please see our Events page for details on our upcoming Community Days.

Be sure to join our mailing list to be the first to know about special programs for families at Poster House.

School Groups

Poster House offers guided gallery tours and studio workshops for high school and college students, exploring the intersection of history, design, art, and advertising.

Our programs encourage students’ visual literacy and creative thinking skills, meet classroom goals, and create unforgettable museum experiences.

Poster House’s educational programming is led by master teaching artists, and groups are scheduled one class at a time. Tours are available all day, including between 9–11am, prior to the museum’s public hours. Pre-opening tours provide unique access to one of New York’s newest museums.

Poster House creates all of its educational programming with state and city standards in mind, and supports class curricula. Please contact us to organize any requirements for students with special needs.

To learn more about our current offerings and book a field trip, please visit our Explorable Places.

Poster House cannot accommodate self-guided school group tours.

To discuss programming in development, or custom programming contact our Education Department at education@posterhouse.org.

 

College Night Series

Check back for an announcement of our programming for the 2020/2021 academic year.

ABOUT

Poster House hosts events for college and graduate students to explore opportunities in the worlds of museums, art, and design.

So many different professions go into building and running a museum, but often that work is hidden or unseen. Our programs feature museum professionals speaking about their roles and how they ended up in their line of work. Each event is designed to introduce students to the diverse skills that go into museum operations, from the physical space, to programming, to admin. After sharing these experiences, Poster House leads students in professional development sessions that help prepare them to apply for a museum internship or other job in the field. Past sessions have included on-site headshots, resumé reviews, interview preparation, and one-on-one mentoring.

In addition to professional development programming, Poster House hosts other fun, enriching events for students, including museum parties and exhibition-focused film screenings.

 

MEMBERSHIP

Like your time with us? Great! We offer $35 Student Memberships which provide you free access to live events—as well as museum access +1—throughout the year! Plus, receive discounts, exclusive member hours, and VIP invites.

Discover the perks of membership at Poster House

 

INTERNSHIPS

Internship applications for Summer 2020 are closed!
Visit our Jobs page for open opportunities during the academic year. For additional questions, please contact internship@posterhouse.org.

 

Rene Wanner Library

Poster House is the new home of the Rene Wanner Library. Wanner was a prolific Swiss poster collector and poster historian, who began amassing pieces in the late 1970s with an eye towards documenting the continued appreciation and development of posters. His incredible 3,000 volume library on posters and related subjects was donated to Poster House by the Wanner family in 2018.

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