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15 Fun Things To Do with Kids In NYC

NYC is a dazzling place that will delight and excite children of all ages from all over the world. There are so many interesting places to see and unique things to do, from skyscrapers to vast green parks to charming playgrounds, museums, and zoos.  The Big Apple offers engaging, fun-filled educational activities for everyone..

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15 Fun Things To Do with Kids In NYC

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Here is a list of 16 entertaining things to do with kids in NYC:

  • New York City Fire Museum

Kids will love this historic museum which is home to 18th-century fire engines and equipment. Here, kids get a better understanding of the transformation of firefighting from the days of bucket brigades to hand pumps. Exciting memorabilia and fire wagons from the past will be one of the many attractions.  December offers a  real FDNY hook and ladder rescue of Santa from the rooftop!

  • Children’s Museum of the Arts

A trip to this museum is sure to enthrall and provides kids with an opportunity to explore and enjoy art through captivating exhibits and hands-on workshops. Your little ones will love experimenting with various art materials and mediums and learn about sound and animation. Infants to teens can indulge their creative senses through painting, drawing or sculpting.

  • New York Transit Museum

Kids will be fascinated while learning about NYC’s mass transit system.  Hear interesting 100-year-old stories in an authentic 1936 Downtown Brooklyn subway station. Visitors can travel back in time to discover how tunnels were dug or board a vintage subway car. Kids can experience the excitement of sitting behind the wheel of a real city bus.

  • New York Hall of Science

Fun and learning go hand in hand at this unique museum. There are over 450 interactive exhibits, workshops and films that allow kids to engage and explore the wonderful world of science, math, and technology with a new-found zeal. There are programs, projects, and classes that demonstrate light, space, and sound in an exciting way.

  • Visit NY’s Indoor Play Spaces for Kids

If it’s rainy, cold, hot or muggy and you just want to collapse in a corner while your kids go wild, check out one of the many indoor kid’s play spaces.  Try the indoor park at City Treehouse on W. 20th, bring an extra change of clothes in case you get carried away with the sprinklers!  There’s a Bounce ‘N Play in Astoria, Queens that is guaranteed to bounce away any Monday blues, along with an infant-friendly play area, a rock climbing wall, and two-story jungle gym.  Twinkle Playspace in Brooklyn is sure to entertain the most imaginative child with areas to pretend to be a fireman, a shopkeeper, or a farmer.

  • Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum

This famous museum on the Hudson River gives kids a chance to explore World War II’s Intrepid aircraft carrier, the space shuttle Enterprise, and The Growler’s missile submarine command center.  The Exploreum offers an interactive hall focused on life at sea, space, and air. Little ones will enjoy climbing into a helicopter and experience the excitement of piloting a plane.  This rich museum offers a peek into history with some 30 vintage planes on exhibit, interactive flight decks, and many special exhibits like the G-Force Encounter.

  • Statue of Liberty

This iconic and well-loved NYC landmark is something no one should miss. A climb to the top of the statue will be the experience of a life-time. Take a tour on the Hudson with the backdrop of Lady Liberty making things surreal.

  • Central Park

Take your kids to the world-renowned Central Park with acres of fun to deep sea explore. There are 21 playgrounds, a zoo, many historical attractions and not to forget, a perfect environment for picnic. Your little ones can enjoy Central Park bike tours to explore the beautiful landscape at a leisure pace.

15 Fun Things To Do with Kids In NYC

15 Fun Things To Do with Kids In NYC

  • American Museum of Natural History

There can’t be a better place than this museum to look at nature’s wonders and marvel at their existence. 45 exhibition halls will open a new world for your kids to explore. A huge dinosaur’s skeleton and tableau of African animals are some of major attractions of the place.

  • Broadway Shows and The New Victory Theatre

Give your kids a thrill with Broadway shows and let them enjoy the magic of live performances in places like The New Victory Theatre on 42nd St. Kids, young and old will be awestruck by talented performers on stage. Whether shows are classic, musical or action-oriented, your child won’t ever forget the exhilaration of being part of a live audience.

  • New York Hall of Science

Children will love engaging in this one of a kind museum, rich with hands-on resources to satisfy even the most curious scientist.  There are ground-breaking exhibitions, a Preschool Place, and a Science Playground that will keep your child’s attention for hours. Sit back and watch as your kids develop a knowledge and love of science and technology.   This is fun for the entire family!

  • New York Aquarium

This aquarium gives kids an exciting peek into aquatic creatures, like sharks, stingrays, and sea turtles, only seen in books or T.V. There are a variety of year-round exhibits including sea lion entertainment, penguin and sea otter feedings, and a 4-D theater.  You’ll be enthralled by all the different species and colors you’ll encounter!  This is the only major aquarium in the big Apple, located in Brooklyn.

  • Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

Join the millions who have flocked to this world-popular museum to see life-like figures of your favorite stars. Take a selfie with Johnny Depp or Jennifer Aniston and post it on Facebook.  You’ll have a great time rubbing elbows with famous people; you won’t believe they’re wax.

  • Bronx Zoo

If you’re visiting NYC with kids, the Bronx Zoo is an absolute must! Besides taking in over 600 species of wildlife, your child will get to ride a bug carousel, feed penguins and sea lions, ride a camel or catch the 4-D theatre.  There’s plenty of fun for everyone!

  • Empire State Building

A trip to the Big Apple is incomplete without a visit to the 102-story architectural masterpiece called the Empire State Building. Little ones will love zooming up to the 86th floor to get a bird’s view of the city. From the observation deck, visitors can see jaw-dropping views of NYC they’ll never forget.

NYC has many unique and unforgettable experiences for kids of all ages!

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