MacKID Picks: 5 Events Where Kids Can Discover, Explore & Create

Take a virtual trip to Mexico, enter a podcast writing contest and attend a movie premiere!

By Macaroni KID September 27, 2023

From virtual space odysseys to cinematic adventures, literary conquests, and cultural immersions, there's something for everyone to discover this week in our MacKID picks! 

Here are five events that promise to capture your child's curiosity and broaden their horizons this week:

1. Go on a Spacecraft Exploration

Join the Intrepid Museum's Education team for a virtual tour, with a special focus on space and spacecraft. Museum educators will also lead students in a space-themed art project. Sept. 27

2. Take a Virtual Trip to Mexico

Take a trip to Mexico from the comfort of your own home during Hispanic Heritage Month! Explore the vibrant culture of Mexico in this special online free field trip with Learn Around the World. Leave this event with a deeper appreciation for our beautiful — and diverse — world. Sept. 28

3. See PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie Only in Theatres
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Celebrate the release of PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie with an opening day fan event on Friday, September 29, for the 1st show of the day at participating theatres! Child ticket holders will get a Micro Toy, and parents will gain access to a free 60-day trial of NOGGIN with a ticket purchase. (While supplies last. At participating theatres only.) Sept. 29

4. Take a Trip Onboard an Aircraft Carrier

Climb aboard NYC's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum for a fascinating virtual field trip to their lab, where you'll learn about the selection, storage, and preservation of onboard objects.  Afterward, museum educators will lead your students through a hands-on art project. Oct. 4

5. Enter A Young Writers Podcast Writing Contest
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Your stories can come to life! Middle school and high school students are invited to enter their best writing in the Young Writers Podcast Writing Contest, hosted by the DayDreaming By Kids For Kids Podcast Channel. Winning entries will be read on the podcast. Individual and school-wide entries are accepted. Prizes awarded. Entries accepted through Nov. 14