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The museum has 45 permanent exhibition halls including Dinosaur Halls, Hall of Ocean Life, Hall of Human Origins, and the Hayden Planetarium Space Show. The Discovery Room is just for 5 to 12 year old and features a more interactive and hands on take...
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Featuring Zeiss Mark IX Star Projector and a Digital Dome Projection System, the Planetarium offers a varying range of fascinating shows, guides and spectaculars using their 3D star atlas.
Manhattan
Has a permanent collection containing more than two million works of art, divided into nineteen curatorial departments.
Manhatten
The iconic site of many celebrated special exhibitions, with smaller galleries devoted permanently to the Guggenheim's renowned collection, which ranges from Impressionism through contemporary art.
New York
Seek is a New York City-based company focused on providing a friendly, low-pressure approach to shopping and sightseeing. We offer a range of tours for families, parents, teenagers, and even pet parents! Our tours are small, highly personalized exper...
New York City
Widely admired for its exhibitions and collections that inspire people of all backgrounds, The Jewish Museum is one of the world’s preeminent institutions devoted to exploring the intersection of art and Jewish culture from ancient to modern times....
New York
The New York Kids Club is a children enrichment center renowned for creative and innovative kids classes, birthday celebrations, and special events! One of the many fun family places to visit if you are looking for things to do in New York for kids ...
Craft Studio
(1 Miles)
New York
Is a beautifully decorated and spacious studio where imagination and creativity run wild. Your kids would enjoy spending an afternoon painting a work of art in their walk-in craft section, or they can join one of the seasonal workshops.
Manhattan
The exhibits have just about everything you ever wanted to know about New York City and then some.
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The theatre was at one point the United States' largest theatrical screen measuring 100' by 80'.
New York
¡HOLA! A Playgroup in Spanish is a unique immersion, grass-roots program established since 2001 for young children ages 12 months to eight years of age. Their language acquisition philosophy and organic method of teaching involves a natural approach...
ArtXplorers
(1 Miles)
NYC
ArtXplorers is a multi-media company that offers interactive, engaging and fun art tours for kids 3.5 years old and older to over 25 museums in New York city. Each 1 1/2 hour thematic tour includes art games, story-telling, props, materials and an a...
Manhattan
From a steamy rain forest to an icy Antarctic penguin habitat encounter fascinating animals from all over the globe plus Tisch Children's Zoo lets little animal lovers meet gentle creatures up close.
74th St Magic
(1 Miles)
NYC
With a variety of enrichment classes, special events and birthday parties for children, 74th St. MAGIC aims to help children build confidence, independence and knowledge while cultivating their curiosity and talents.
New York City
The Toy Soldier stands at the front door, ready to welcome you into our special world. FAO Schwarz has been enchanting the young and young-at-heart since 1862. Our flagship store on Fifth Avenue is a big place, with nearly 50,000 square feet of toys,...
New York
The official bike and bicycle rental and tour company for Central Park (New York). Make your bike rental and tour reservations online & save as much as 50%.
New York City
Offers an iconic outdoor skating experience in Central Park for the whole family. A healthy, fun, skill building activity.
Manhattan
The Sony Wonder Technology Lab (SWTL) is a FREE four-story, interactive technology and entertainment museum for all ages. Located in mid-town Manhattan, SWTL inspires creativity in a high-quality, engaging and family friendly learning environment.
New York
The FDNY Fire Zone, a state of the art fire safety learning center located in Rockefeller Center which offers classes and demonstrations in fire safety. Through a variety of hands-on exhibits and multimedia presentations, visitors are immersed in a u...
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Following the lead of Radio City's experienced tour guides, explore the beautiful art-deco interiors, learn the secrets of the Great Stage, one of the largest indoor performance stages in the world; the stage's hydraulic system, still in operation si...
New York City
Will amaze your whole family with Step into an interactive bubble world and be dazzled by spellbinding lasers, spectacular lighting effects, and jaw-dropping masterpieces of bubble artistry.
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Discover New York in all its forms from 70 stories up! The high-speed shuttle sends you racing to the sky to enjoy dazzling multimedia history exhibits the city's only crystal-clear, 360 view point.
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Riverside Park Fund nurtures Riverside Park’s well-being, helps preserve its historic nature and leads the community in developing active stewardship. Founded in 1986 by a small group of community activists, today Riverside Park Fund is a strong no...
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Offers walking tours behind the scenes of NBC's New York studios and of New York's most recognizable landmark, Rockefeller Center.
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Madam Tussauds provides indoor fun for children and adults. Immerse yourself in an interactive experience with A-List celebrities, Hollywood icons, super heroes,sports stars, pop stars and more!
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Tour starts with a brief overview of the Organization and its structure, with the main part consisting of a visit to the primary council chambers. Multi media exhibits and photographic displays help keep it accessible for younger visitors.
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The centerpiece of Bryant Park's winter season, the 170' x 100' rink features free admission ice skating, in addition to high quality rental skates, skating shows, special events and activities. Runs end of October to mid January.
New York City
Go behind the scenes of your favorite tv shows and movies! This is a bus tour with plenty of outdoor stops, and even includes some tasty treats along the way.
Midtown Manhattan
One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. The 86th floor observation deck offers impressive 360 degree panoramic views of the city.
NY Skyride
(3 Miles)
Manhattan
NY SKYRIDE is New York City's only virtual tour simulator. Experience the perfect introductory sightseeing tour of NYC from the comfort of the Empire State Building. Actor Kevin Bacon narrates a 30-minute adventure that comes to life via a specially ...
NYC
Provides a uniquely entertaining and educational site-seeing perspective on the Big Apple. Dr. Schoenberg and his entourage of NYC experts offer over 100 different tours including 7 specifically for kids.
New York City
An indoor children's play and learning center offering innumerable charming features ideal for kids under 8. Expect to stay all day!
Chelsea Piers
(3 Miles)
New York City
Chelsea Piers, a 28-acre sports village on the Hudson River, consists of The Field House, Sky Rink, The Golf Club, The Sports Center, and The Spa. Each of these venues offers something unique, exciting and fun for the family...
New York City
NYC's Number 1 tourist destination is Central Park! This guided tour gives a comprehensive look at the park and visitors get to every famous spot they want to see. You'll hear about the park and the residents that live along Central Park West and 5th...
Brooklyn
climb aboard the city's only guided bus tour of Brooklyn's BEST pizzerias. This 4 1/2 hour foodie romp through Brooklyn includes pizza, soft drinks and an audio-visual historical tour of Brooklyn's famous movie locations, landmarks and points of inte...
Secaucus
A day at Harmony is wonderfully well-rounded with learning activities through play so each child can learn while having fun. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Secaucus for kids.
Manhattan
CMOM inspires children and families to learn about themselves and our culturally diverse world through the arts, literacy, media & communications, science & the environment and early childhood education
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The Tony Dapolito Recreation Center serves as a year-round hub for many in and around the neighborhood. In addition to providing fitness facilities, it hosts youth and adult athletic leagues, after-school programs, a summer day camp, fitness classes...
New York
The purpose of the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art is the collection, preservation, study, education, and display of comic and cartoon art. Every genre of the art is represented: animation, anime, cartoons, comic books, comic strips, gag cartoons, hu...
Secaucus
A place for active kids. The Recreation Center offers swimming pools, exercise room and basketball courts. It has a beautiful view on the meadows and the Manhattan skyline. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to d...
Fairmont
Once the site of a lumber and grist mill community, the scenic treasure of Valley Falls State Park is located only a short drive from Fairmont and Grafton. This 1,145 acre day use park hosts a variety of outdoor recreation including fishing, picnicki...
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Exhibitions at the Childrens Museum of the Arts are designed to create dialogue among museum visitors young and old. Each exhibition is selected to inspire children and their families in their art-making at CMA and beyond.
New York
Theatrical productions geared to children and families within the NYC community and beyond. These productions are a mix of adaptations of both classical and contemporary literature. These Main-Stage productions run on Saturdays and Sundays, as well ...
Playgarden
(5 Miles)
New York City
Clean, green PLAY for the early years! Built GREEN with recycled playground equipment, organic products, natural light and the planet in mind.
Wild At Play
(5 Miles)
Jersey City
Wild at Play is the first children's indoor playground on the Jersey City waterfront. Our goal is to share the joys of learning between you and your child. Not only will you have fun playing with your child, but you will learn the most important ways...
New York
Downtown Babies offers educational Play & Music Classes, parenting Forums, and Exciting social events & parties for Infants and Children up to 5 years.
Manhattan
Home to the nation's largest fleet of privately maintained historic vessels: Stationary, Training, and Workhorses.
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The Police Museum gives visitors an insider's look at the history and traditions of the largest police force in the country. Kids can test out sirens used in an NYPD patrol car, take their friend's "mugshot" in a police line-up.Baseball fans will di...
Ridgewood
The Kids Fun House is an indoor playground consisting of a tri-story playground for children 4 and older, a toddler playground for 4 and under, and an arcade area. We specialize in themed birthday parties, summer camps and school trips. We also offer...
Manhattan
Experience the grandeur of New York on their 2 hour city highlights tour. You'll enjoy magnificent views of the world's premier skyline and a close-up view of Lady Liberty.

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LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester

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Kids Fun House

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City Treehouse

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Kids n Action

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Gazillion Bubble Show

(3 Miles) Childrens Entertainment in New York City

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Le Play Cafe

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Chelsea Playground

(27 Miles) Indoor Play in Staten island

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BounceU

(18 Miles) Indoor Play in Brooklyn

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BounceU of Oceanside

(32 Miles) Indoor Play in Oceanside

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Do Re Mi Play

(11 Miles) Indoor Play in Brooklyn

Fun places to visit in Manhattan with kids

There are so many fun places to go with kids in New York - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in NY