For reservations, call 212.847.9740 or email email@example.com.
No reservations are necessary for Saturday Morning Storytelling.
For comprehensive info on changes – effective January 1, 2013 – to ASF Membership benefits and The Heimbold Family Children's Playing and Learning Center, visit scandinaviahouse.org/playing_and_learning_center.html.
Alternating Tuesdays or Wednesdays @ 11 am
Join Hildur and Lise from the Playing and Learning Center to explore Scandinavian children's culture! Using natural Nordic materials like fish scales, unspun wool, and "troll dough," young kids will be introduced to Nordic creatures and literary characters like Tove Jansson's Moomin, Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking, and Gunilla Bergström's Alfons Åberg through hands-on activities and crafts.
The Islands of Iceland
Activities and crafts are subject to change. Please call ahead for more information.
Thursday, June 20, 1 – 3 pm
Midsummer is the longest day of the year, but Scandinavians know it as a day of non-stop celebration. Join Vibe from Scandinavian Sing-Along to make flower wreaths, learn midsummer songs, and decorate the maypole.
See also Nordic Midsummer Celebration in CONCERTS section.
Open to the public: Saturday, 12 – 5 pm; $15/child
Free to ASF Members with a Playing and Learning Center pass
– these Members may only bring guests on Saturday for $10/child
Open to ASF Members with a Playing and Learning Center pass: Tuesday—Friday, 10 am—5 pm
Ages toddler & up. Please note that children must be walking on their own to be admitted
In September 2011, The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) unveiled a newly expanded and renovated Heimbold Family Children’s Playing and Learning Center. Working with Koko Architecture + Design, the ASF incorporated inspirations from early childhood education centers in Scandinavia. This premier indoor learning and play space for children integrates the best of Scandinavian design while emphasizing early childhood sensory perception.
The Heimbold Family Children’s Playing and Learning Center is made possible by the generous support of The Heimbold Foundation/The Honorable Charles A. and Monika Heimbold.
Visit the Heimbold Family Children’s Playing and Learning Center page.