Kids can spend the day in nature...indoors! City Treehouse is a super fun indoor play center in New York City that is nature-themed, so they can surround themselves with trees and caves, without leaving the safety and comfort of the indoors.
This fun indoor play area is dedicated to giving those active and creative kids under 8 years a place to play and learn. It's a play area that was especially designed to engage, calm and enrich every child that plays there. And it's also super fun - bonus!
City Treehouse has a host of environments and play experiences that will entertain any curious and playful child. First, of course there is a treehouse! The treehouse is a fun two-story experience with lots of fun and adventure to be had in there.
Not only is there a treehouse, but there is also a cave! Not just any cave...a secret star cave which is illuminated by hundreds of pretty, twinkling fibre optic lights. What a magical experience! Kids can climbs, and slide and crawl through this little gem of the City Treehouse.
There is a kaleidoscope which will amaze kids with it's colors, peek-a-boo holes to experiment with, a fun and exciting see through floor, and a cool whisper tube! There is also water fun with the Stream Table which is a very fun multi-tierd tabled with cascading water. There are also fun items to play with - from sprinklers, nozzles, pumps and toys. It's great for those kids who love to be hands-on, because they can build a dam and learn all about the water current. Dip, dunk, pur, observe....it will get that imagination FLOWING! See what we did there....
City Treehouse also offers classes in music, language and even cooking. What a lovely hidden little playful gem in New York City!
Free so far as we know
Bring clean water shoes (crocs, flip flops, etc) and a change of clothes. Smocks and hand dryers are available onsite for visitors to use but it is common for clothing to get wet.
They do offer snacks and drinks, so no need to play and learn on an empty stomach!
We are near the 1 train (18th or 23rd Street stop), F/V train (23rd Street stop) or the C/E train (23rd Street stop). There is a parking garage directly across the street.
It's perfect for kids to learn, because it was designed to encourage child-directed exploration. The water table and treehouse play area present activities that require interaction, and sensory learning devices have also been incorporated in the design of their play area. Pretty cool!
They have a retail store which sells toy animals, craft kits, games and clothes, so make sure you check it out!
They are street level, with ramps into class studios and handicapped accessible bathrooms. It's worth noting that the treehouse does not offer wheelchair access. Handicapped visitors are still welcome to enjoy the treehouse but may require physical assistance from their caregiver.
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A microwave is available for parents who might need it
10am to 5pm daily
All year round. Closed major public holidays
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