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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....
Manhattan
The exhibits have just about everything you ever wanted to know about New York City and then some.
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.
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.
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 ...
Manhattan
Has a permanent collection containing more than two million works of art, divided into nineteen curatorial departments.
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...
Manhattan
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...
Manhattan
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.
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
A creative, unique and interactive way for kids to enjoy and learn about art around New York City.
Manhattan
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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The theatre was at one point the United States' largest theatrical screen measuring 100' by 80'.
74th St Magic
(2 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.
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.
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 City
When you think of New York in the winter time, you can't go past the iconic outdoor ice skating experience in Central Park. A great experience for the whole family.
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%.
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...
Manhattan
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...
Manhattan
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.
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.
Manhattan
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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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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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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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
Fun, thrilling and entertaining ride based in the iconic Empire State Building- kids will love flying over the city!
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!
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...
Chelsea Piers
(4 Miles)
New York City
With more sporting options than hours in a day, Chelsea Piers is a great idea for the energetic 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.
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...
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
Manhattan
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...
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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
(6 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
(6 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.
Bronx Zoo
(6 Miles)
Bronx
The Bronx Zoo’s world-class exhibits such as Congo Gorilla Forest, the Wild Asia Monorail, Tiger Mountain, and our newest exhibit, Madagascar!, get you eye-to-eye with massive crocodiles, majestic tigers, and inquisitive gorillas.
Manhattan
Home to the nation's largest fleet of privately maintained historic vessels: Stationary, Training, and Workhorses.
Ridgewood
A fun, colorful indoor playground and arcade for kids.
Queens
Features more than 450 interactive exhibits, including the award-winning Science Playground, Preschool Place, and the new Rocket Park Mini Golf.

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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