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Incredibly Fun Activities for Families to Enjoy This May!

Everything you need to know to have the best May ever with your family!

Jack Shepherd


Just when you think it can’t get better than April, along comes May — the queen of months, the undisputed champion of the calendar, the crown jewel of the year! With perfect weather, cool spring vibes with just a taste of summer over the horizon, and major holidays celebrating both moms and Star Wars, May has really got it all. Why am I trying to sell you on May? I don’t know. I’ll admit that I just got a little carried away thinking about what a good month it is. There are other good months! They all have their merits! But the point is that it’s May now, you need to figure out what you’re going to do during it, and we’ve got answers! Here are some fabulously fun activities for your family to do in May! 

Give Mom the Best Mother’s Day Ever on May 8th!


Mother’s Day only comes once a year, so you’ve got to bring your A-game when it comes to making mom feel loved and special and appreciated on this day. Check out our Mother’s Day party at CAMP or pick something from this list of Mother’s Day activities that the whole family will enjoy! And don’t forget to give her some extra-special Mother’s Day gifts

Celebrate the Rebel Alliance on Star Wars Day


May the Fourth be with you on Star Wars Day — we've got an awesome Star Wars gift guide for all who celebrate! Mark this important occasion with a movie marathon of all your favorite Star Wars films, spend the day building a glorious Star Wars LEGO set, learn your secret Sith Lord name, or play a game of Star Wars: The Mandalorian Monopoly! Just remember: Let the Wookiee win.  

Learn About Space on National Space Day


May 6 is National Space Day, and it’s a great day to visit a planetarium, learn about constellations, make a DIY rocket at home, and visit Cosmic CAMP, a spaced-out experience that challenges you and your crew to have a total blast!

Make a Coconut Cream Pie on National Coconut Cream Pie Day!


Do we really need a national holiday to celebrate the Coconut Cream Pie? The answer is yes! A thousand times, yes! This May 8, become a family hero by baking a delicious coconut cream pie for our nation’s most oddly specific holiday. 

Have a Pizza Party!



May 20 is “National Pizza Party Day,” which is 1/365th of the way to humanity’s shared goal of having every day be National Pizza Party Day. Celebrate this joyous occasion by making some of these delicious homemade pizza recipes with the family, and don’t forget to stock up on pizza-themed accessories in advance! 

Go See a Magic Show!

Springtime is a magical time, so May is the perfect month to take the kids to a magic show! CAMP will be hosting Mario the Maker Magician — whom David Blaine has called “the best kids’ magician in the world”! — on May 28th at the Columbus Circle location, so don’t miss out on his spectacular DIY- and robot-themed magical mayhem! 

Make Your Own Fidget Toy

May we suggest that you join us for a super fun crafting experience that you will leave with your very own squishy friend? Join us for some sensory-friendly fidgety crafting fun at our Hudson Yards location on May 18!

Go Camping

Take advantage of the perfect May weather and plan a camping trip with the family. Don’t forget to make some of these campfire classics. And if you’re in LA, you can get excited for the big trip with our super fun Paint Your Own RV craft activity

Turn Family Movie Night into a Celebration

Turning Red


May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month — a time to honor and learn more about the cultures, contributions, and experiences of all people with origins in the Asian continent and Pacific Islands, including Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. Cue up some of these awesome family movies this month that celebrate the stories of our Asian American and Pacific Islander friends!