ALL-DAY ADVENTURE: FIRE & ICE
Explore Native American culture during field trip to Harriman State Park?ages 7-12 & their parents; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; Sun. 9-4, $45/family, $10 each add. person.
Fools Company's NY School for Performing Arts seeks NYC residents ages 16-21 looking to develop their creative & communication skills; 423 W. 46th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 307-6000; Thurs. 4:30-6:30, free [through 6/00].
Identify winter flora & fauna at the Conservatory Garden during first part of "Winter Naturalists' Club" series at Dana Discovery Center, Harlem Meer in Central Park, 110th St. (5th Ave.), 860-1370, res. req.; Sat. 1-2:30, free [continues 2/26 & 3/25].
FAMILY ART PROJECT
Create your own 3-D mixed media garden during "A Garden for 2000" workshop; Kerlin Learning Center at Wave Hill, 675 W. 252nd St. (Indep. Ave.), Bronx, 718-549-3200; Sat. & Sun. 1-4, free w/grounds adm.
Introductory discussions, sketching & art projects for ages 5-12 & accompanying adults, followed by a short film; this week's focus: "The Lion;" Uris Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave. (82nd St.), 570-3932; Sat. & Sun. at 11, free w/mus. adm.
NYC PARKS & RECREATION WINTER FESTIVAL
Day of free winter fun with cross country skiing, snow-tubing & snowshoeing, free instruction & usage of equipment; Central Park's East Meadow, 5th Ave. (99th St.), 360-1311; Sat. 9-4, free.
PICTURE BOOK HOUR
For ages 3 & older; St. Agnes Library, 444 Amsterdam Ave. (81st St.), 877-4380; Tues. at 4, free [through 1/25].
PROSPECT PARK'S WOLLMAN RINK
Daily ice skating at Brooklyn's outdoor skating rink in Prospect Park, Parkside Ave. (Ocean Ave.), Brooklyn, 718-282-1226; $4, $2 child/s.c., $3.50 skate rentals [through 3/00].
rock climbing classes
Offered by Central Park Conservancy, free for ages 9 & up?learn rope management, anchor set-up, knot tying & more; North Meadow Recreation Center, 97th St. (midpark), 348-4867, res. req.; Thurs. & Tues. 3:30-5:30 & Sat. 1:30-3:30, free [through 1/29].
Explore "toys in space" & watch space shuttle demonstrations; Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum, W. 42nd St. (12th Ave.), 957-7055; Sat. 12-2, free w/mus. adm.
TALLY LECTURE SERIES
Introductory discussions, sketching & art projects for ages 6-12 & accompanying adults, this week's focus: "Egypt;" Uris Tiered Seating at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave. (82nd St.), 570-3932; Fri. at 6, free w/mus. adm. [through 3/31].
Things to See & Hear
Barney's musical castle
Children's entertainment group from Australia, The Wiggles perform at Radio City Music Hall, 1260 6th Ave. (51st St.), 307-7171 or 247-4777 for info; Thurs. at 2:30 & 7, Fri. & Mon. at 7, Sat. at 11 & 12:30, Sun. at 1:30 & 5, $18-$30 [through 1/30].
Learn about sleep-aways & camps offered for children during 92nd St. Y's 15th annual camp fair, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 415-5600; Sun. 12-4, free.
CAROLINE KIDS KLUB
Professor Putter in "Gadgetorium" feat. magic & Mr. Roger-esque inventions; Caroline's Comedy Club, 1626 B'way (49th St.), 757-4100; Sat. & Sun. at 2, $14.
FRED THE CATERPILLAR
Play with audience participation; Donnell Library Center, 20 W. 53rd St. (5th Ave.), 621-0636; Sat. at 3, free.
MISS MAJESTY'S LOLLIPOP PLAYHOUSE
Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs (1:30) & Pinnochio (3:30); Grove St. Playhouse, 39 Grove St. (betw. Bleecker & Hudson Sts.), rsvp 741-6436; Sat. & Sun., $8.50 [through 3/5].
NOONIE'S MASTERPIECE IN PURPLE
Children's play about a pre-teen who revamps her family's portrait in art class & not everyone is pleased; Looking Glass Theater, 422 W. 57th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 307-9467; Tues. & Mon. at 7, mats. Sat. & Sun. at 2, $8, $5 child. [through 2/20].
Opportunity to interact with artists & art forms feat. musicians Victor Y. See Yuen, Hasen Bakr, Ron McBee & Kevin Nathaniel (Sat. at 2) & afterschool program, "Groundwork for Kids" taught by choreographers Sara East Johnson & Adrienne Truscott (Mon. at 3:30 & 4:30); The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 255-5793.
Stories, dance, music, face painting & costumes during Chinese Theater Workshop at De Jur Playhouse, Henry St. Settlement, 466 Grand St. (Pitt St.), rsvp 598-0400; Thurs. & Fri. at 10:30 a.m., $4.
the PRINTED WORD
Museum recreates 19th-century print shop & celebrates the birth of Benjamin Franklin; Bowne & Co. Stationers, South St. Seaport Museum, 211 Water St. (betw. Beekman & Fulton Sts.), 748-8600; Sat. 1-3, free w/mus. adm.
Musical adaptation of Rumplestilskin; Thirteenth St. Rep, 50 W. 13th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 675-6677; Sat. & Sun. at 1, $7 [through 1/22].
SHADOW PUPPET THEATER
Yeuh Lung Shadow Theater & Chinese Theater Workshop introduces Chinese culture to youngsters at De Jur Playhouse, Henry St. Settlement, 466 Grand St. (Pitt St.), rsvp 598-0400; Weds. at 10:30 a.m., $4.
Sony hosts activities for families. This week, screening of Big Night starring Stanley Tucci & Tony Shalhoub; Sony Plaza, 550 Madison Ave. (55th St.), 883-8100; Thurs. at 5:45, free.
Celebrate Australia Day with a reading of Prayer for the 21st-century; Barnes & Noble, 240 E. 86th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 794-1962; Tues. at 5:30, free.
THE UGLY DUCKLING
Musical recommended for children ages 3-10, preceded by "inter-active" workshop at 3; West Side Y, 5 W. 63rd St. (Central Pk. W.), 541-8831; Sat. & Sun. at 4, $20 [through 4/9].
WEST END CHILDREN'S THEATER
Hayes Greenfield introduces jazz music to kids during Jazz-A-Ma-Tazz; West End, 2911 B'way (betw. 114th & 113th Sts.), rsvp 877-6115; Sun. at 3, $12.
Marianna Loosemore directs production about Clifford the Pig's birthday; Thirteenth St. Rep, 50 W. 13th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 675-6677; Sat. & Sun. at 11 a.m., $7 [through 1/22].