Things to do in STATEN ISLAND with kids

It’s New York! No, we don’t mean New York City - there’s a whole state out there for kids! As much as New York City is incredible with the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building, and definitely worth a visit, that’s only the beginning!

Did you know that Adirondacks State Park is BIGGER than Glacier, Everglades, the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone COMBINED? Yep!  How can you go past the iconic Niagara Falls?   Did you think New York had some incredible caverns to explore? Just check out Howe Caverns, Garnet Mine or Secret Caverns - and that’s just the beginning!

There is even water adventures to be had with attractions like Tall Pine River Adventures and family fun adventure in nature with Bear Mountain.  If indoor adventure is what you’re looking for, New York has that too! Chelsea Piers, Funplex Funpark and the world’s tallest indoor ropes course with Palisades Climb Adventure!

Long Island has the white sands, Saratoga has incredible history….mountains, forests, water ways and adventure….all in New York State!

I heart New York indeed!

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  • Chelsea Playground

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    (3 miles) Staten island

    3 levels of tubes , tunnels and slides.Rock climbing wall. Imaginative play.

  • Rabs Country Lanes

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    (3 miles) Staten Island

    48 state of the art bowling lanes in Staten Island, where the family can enjoy laser challenge, cosmic bowling, parties, and pool tables!

  • Staten Island Zoo

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    (4 miles) Staten Island

    The Staten Island Zoo was the first zoo anywhere to exhibit all the 32 varieties of rattlesnakes known to occur in the United States. Through wildlife exhibitions, promotion of species conservation ...

  • Staten Island Childrens Museum

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    (5 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 ...

  • Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

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    (5 miles) Staten Island

    A distinguished Smithsonian Affiliate, is Staten Island's premier destination for culture and entertainment. Set within a stunning 83-acre park-like setting, Snug Harbor presents a unique blend of ...

  • 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 ...

  • Bounce U Brooklyn

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    (8 miles) Brooklyn

    Indoor bounce fun in Brooklyn, with open bounce sessions and super fun birthday parties! A great day out for those active little ones!

  • Kidz Village

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    (8 miles) Woodbridge

    A huge multi-level indoor playground for playful kids under 10 years, perfect for using their imagination!

  • Keansburg Amusement Park

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    (9 miles) Keansburg

    Amusement Park fun in New Jersey with fun rides from the thrilling to the gentle, perfect for that classic family amusement fun!

  • Runway Rapids Water Park

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    (9 miles) Keansburg

    Featuring kiddie lagoon, lazy river and toddler unit, plus 18 wild slides of varying height, length and speed. Supervised water play with lifeguards also available.

  • Luna park at Coney Island

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    (9 miles) Brooklyn

    Boardwalks, beaches, rides....iconic Coney Island has something for the entire family!

  • New York Aquarium

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    (9 miles) Coney Island

    A great New York Aquarium with over 8,000 animals, where kids can learn all about ocean animals from all over the world, as well as conservation too!

  • Pole Position Raceway

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    (9 miles) Jersey City

    Home to an exhilarating indoor, electric go-karting multi-track experience for adults and children. Plus video and virtual games arcade.

  • Statue of Liberty

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    (9 miles) NYC

    That iconic attraction everyone must go and visit in New York City - the Statue of Liberty! Hold that flame high!

  • Kidz Village

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    (10 miles) Kenilworth

    An exciting 18,000 sq ft indoor children's play facility in New Jersey, created for kids ages 10 and under!

  • Kids n Action

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    (10 miles) Brooklyn

    Kids n Action offers a wide range of real and adventurous indoor rides for all ages. For the more adventurous kids Kids N Action provides a stimulating indoor roller coaster. Kids N Action offers a ...

  • Liberty Science Center

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    (10 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 ...

  • Puppetworks

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    (11 miles) Brooklyn

    Puppetworks has been a holiday tradition at Macys (Herald Square) since Macys built a puppet theatre especially for Puppetworks.

  • Brooklyn Wild Parrot Safari

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    (11 miles) Brooklyn

    Find out what on earth wild parrots are doing in Brooklyn? Join Steve Baldwin on his scheduled tour of Brooklyn where you can find out all you ever wanted to know about Brooklyn's parrot population.

  • Liberty Helicopters

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    (11 miles) Manhattan

    Experience the thrill of a helicopter flight while flying past the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building and many more of New York City's most captivating sights. Fun for the whole family and ...

  • Circle Line Cruises

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    (11 miles) Manhattan

    Experience the grandeur of New York in style with these cruise tours, with magnificent views of the world's best skyline and a close-up view of Lady Liberty.

  • The New York City Police Museum

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    (11 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 ...

  • Newark Museum

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    (11 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!

  • Prospect Park Wildlife Center

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    (11 miles) Brooklyn

    Youngsters can meet prairie dogs nose-to-nose, and walk among wallabies. The Animal Lifestyles building's centerpiece is a spectacular habitat for baboons.

  • New York Transit Museum

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    (11 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 ...

  • Just Bead Yourself

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    (11 miles) Westfield

    Get creative in New Jersey with this jewelry making experience! Great fun for kids.

  • Do Re Mi Play

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    (12 miles) Brooklyn

    Do-Re-Mi Play is a place where we sing, laugh, giggle, jiggle, dance, bounce, tap, express rhythm, clap, jump, free play and develop our creativity as well as gross and fine motor skills. It's a ...

  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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    (12 miles) Brooklyn

    A century ago, Brooklyn Botanic Garden's founders had the vision to transform a city ash heap into a premier botanic garden in the heart of the borough. Since the Garden first opened its gates to the ...

  • 9/11 Memorial Museum

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    (12 miles) 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.

  • South Street Seaport Museum

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    (12 miles) Manhattan

    Home to the nation's largest fleet of privately maintained historic vessels: Stationary, Training, and Workhorses.

  • Wild At Play

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    (12 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 ...

  • The Jewish Childrens Museum

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    (13 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.

  • Brooklyn Children's Museum

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    (13 miles) Brooklyn

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

  • Childrens Museum of the Arts

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    (13 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.

  • Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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    (13 miles) 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, ...