Museums in NEW YORK CITY with kids

A place where kids can learn, AND have a great time? Surely not! 

When it comes to museums in New York City, New York State, that’s exactly what you will find! The many fascinating museums in this The Empire State city offer a range of topics, with many perfectly designed to visit with children. 

Art lovers in the family? Take your pick! Looking for interactive museums with endless fun things to do with kids? Where would you like to start!?  Nature…history…transport…the list is endless!

Museums have become incredible places to go with kids where they can learn, interact, and be introduced to a whole new world of wonder.

Learning CAN be fun in New York City…and museums are the best place to start! Enjoy!

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  • 9/11 Memorial Museum

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    New York

    An eye opening and moving experience at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City - on the site of the WTC.

  • The New York City Police Museum

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    (1 miles) Manhattan

    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 ...

  • Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art

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    (1 miles) New York City

    An art museum with a difference. Spend the day reading comics and looking at cartoons in this fun New York museum with a range of fascinating exhibits

  • Childrens Museum of the Arts

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    (1 miles) New York City

    Kids can be inspired at this fascinating children's museum of the arts in New York City, with art exhibitions, workshops and camps.

  • Childrens Museum of Manhattan

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    (1 miles) 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 ...

  • New York Transit Museum

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    (2 miles) Brooklyn

    The New York Transit Museum, one of the city's leading cultural institutions is the largest museum in the United States devoted to urban public transportation history, and one of the premier ...

  • Liberty Science Center

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    (3 miles) Jersey City

    The interactive museums three exhibit floors, each having a different theme, are dedicated to exploration through hands-on experimentation. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking ...

  • Madame Tussauds New York

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    (3 miles) New York City

    Fun for the whole family as you come face to face with your favorite stars of music, film, sport, and history! Be a celebrity in New York City!

  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not

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    (3 miles) New York

    Kids of all ages can experience the mysterious, the weird and the wonderful at this New York City museum of oddities from all over the world!

  • Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum

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    (3 miles) West Side

    It's all about sea, air & space at this New York museum, dedicated to history, science and service - all related to the aircraft carrier "Intrepid"!

  • Sony Wonder Technology Lab

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    (4 miles) 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, ...

  • Brooklyn Children's Museum

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    (4 miles) Brooklyn

    Interactive learning adventures through hands-on exhibitions, multicultural performances, creative workshops, and natural science specimens.

  • The Jewish Childrens Museum

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    (5 miles) Brooklyn

    Through innovative multi-media technology, Jewish history, values and culture come to life with hands on exhibits, and even a miniature golf course.

  • ArtXplorers

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    (5 miles) NYC

    A creative, unique and interactive way for kids to enjoy and learn about art around New York City.

  • American Museum of Natural History

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    (5 miles) Manhattan

    An amazing New York museum with 45 permanent exhibition halls including Dinosaur Halls, Hall of Ocean Life, and the Hall of Human Origins, as wel as hands-on fun for kids

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art

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    (5 miles) Manhattan

    With a permanent collection of over 2 million works of art, you know this New York City museum is a great journey into the wonderful world of art!

  • Guggenheim Museum

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    (5 miles) 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.

  • The Jewish Museum

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    (6 miles) 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 ...

  • Museum of the City of New York

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    (6 miles) Manhattan

    The exhibits have just about everything you ever wanted to know about New York City and then some.

  • Staten Island Museum

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    (6 miles) Staten Island

    Visitors can embark on a voyage through time in the Staten Island Ferry exhibit, get close to exotic insects, see rocks glow in the dark along with oddities in the Hall of Natural Sciences and ...

  • Staten Island Childrens Museum

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    (7 miles) Staten Island

    The Staten Island Children's Museum appeals to the intrepid explorer in every child. Interactive exhibitions and creative workshops offer plenty of opportunities for hands-on, first hand experiences ...

  • New York Hall of Science

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    (8 miles) Queens

    New York science fun with more than 450 interactive exhibits, teaching kids all about the STEM subjects, whilst having a great time!

  • Newark Museum

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    (9 miles) Newark

    Whatever your child is passionate about, let the Junior Museum be your partner as your child explores their creative self, expands their mind, and above all, has fun while learning something new!

  • Montclair Art Museum

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    (14 miles) Montclair

    Experience a day of American and Native American art, programs and exhibitions where kids can get lost in that magical art world in New Jersey

  • Queens County Farm Museum

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    (15 miles) Floral Park

    The Queens County Farm Museum's history dates back to 1697; it occupies New York City's largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland and is the only working historical farm in the City. The farm ...

  • The Lambert Castle Museum

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    (16 miles) Paterson

    Fascinating museum set inside and about Lambert Castle. The Garret Mountain Reservation observation tower is right by you, as is the Rifle Camp Park with it's own natural history museum and ...

  • NJ Childrens Museum

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    (18 miles) Paramus

    Explore over 30 different play and learning areas, each designed to attract and engage the imagination! Your child is your guide.

  • Long Island Childrens Museum

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    (21 miles) Garden City

    Long Island Childrens Museum is a hands-on museum for kids and their grown-ups.

  • Morris Museum

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    (24 miles) Morristown

    The museum offers a full calendar of special events, festivals, classes, and activities for the entire family - with an ever changing hands on exhibitions varying from arts and science to historical ...

  • The Bruce Museum

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    (29 miles) Greenwich

    The Bruce Museum is an educational institution which, through its varied exhibitions and collections in the arts and sciences, provides programs for diverse audiences.

  • Vanderbilt Museum

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    (36 miles) Centerport

    A look into the life of one of the richest men in the world at this fascinating museum, mansion and planetarium!

  • Stamford Museum and Nature Center

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    (37 miles) Stamford

    Seasonal fun awaits you at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Bring friends and enjoy a picnic on the Meadow, walk over 80 acres of nature trails, drop in to the Hecksher Farm and say hello the ...

  • Sterling Hill Mining Museum

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    (40 miles) Ogdensburg

    Deep family fun with more than 700 objects on display, as well as cool mines accessible by guided tour.

  • Stepping Stones Museum for Children

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    (41 miles) Norwalk

    Lots of hands on and fun learning for children under 10 years in this entertaining museum in Connecticut!

  • Franklin Mineral Museum

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    (41 miles) Franklin

    The museum has over 4,000 mineral specimens on display in the local room including those that are on display in the 33 foot long fluorescent display in the fluorescent room. The museum\'s ...