The Global Family Reunion will be a Family Reunion meets a World’s Fair meets a Music Festival meets a TED conference.

We will have tons of activities for cousins of all ages. Take it from a family member: You will not be bored.

The New York Hall of Science has 450 hands-on, interactive exhibits that will be open to Global Family Reunion attendees. Here’s a sampling:

  • MinigolfA mini-golf course with an interplanetary theme.
  • A Science playground that includes slides, climbing nets, fog machines and a giant lever.
  • An amphitheater that will host talks, films and presentations related to ancestry and family.
  • An arm-wrestling machine.
  • A Design Lab where you can create movies, build structures and 3-D print objects.
  • Rocket Park, where you can see Gemini Titan II, Mercury Capsule and more.
  • A Sports Challenge exhibit, including pitching cage where a radar gun will measure the speed of your throws, and a surfing simulator.
  • And hundreds of other attractions.

In addition to all that fun, there will also be:

  • Woodloch Resorts will be hosting Dessert Wars, Name that Tune games, Ring Tosses and will give away a two-night stay for four to their beautiful resort!
  • World’s Biggest Family Photo
  • Family-Themed Scavenger Hunt by Watson Adventures
  • Talent contest
  • Meet and Greet Historical Cousins (we’ll have several impersonators, including George Washington)
  • On-the-spot Genealogy where you can try to figure out how you are related to every else
  • Biggest Ever Visual Family Tree
  • Family Trivia Pub Quiz
  • Sack races, tug-of-war and other games
  • Storytelling workshops
  • Crafts
  • Sing-a-long with Sister Sledge, who will be belting out “We Are Family.”
  • Awards for the Most Generous Families from the Surname Showdown to Fight Alzheimer’s


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