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Mid-Winter Recess Activities for Families in the NY Metro Area
Whether your kids are just out for Presidents Day or a longer mid-winter recess, we've rounded up a slew of family activities, mini-camps, and day-camps to keep your crew entertained during their time off. (read the story...)

Summer Activities in Rockland County, NY
UPDATED JUNE 2014: Searching for great summer activities for kids in Rockland County, NY? Use our guide to find kids classes, Rockland summer camps, summer programs, activities near Rockland County, and family excursions close by. Find all of your summer activities from Nyack to Suffern in Rockland County. (read the story...)

A Guide to Train Exhibits, Museums, and Rides for Kids in the NYC Area
Take a trip with your family to a railroad museum or train exhibit in the New York City area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Westchester, and beyond, where young and old train lovers can ride trains and explore the scenic area aboard a train. (read the story...)

Inclusive Activities and Events for Children with Special Needs on Long Island
Children with special needs can have fun and make friends with kids of all abilities with special programming, workshops, and kid-friendly events and activities on Long Island, including in Plainview, Great Neck, and East Meadow. (read the story...)

Inclusive Activities and Events for Children with Special Needs in NYC
New York City offers countless cultural events and fun kid-friendly activities for all families, including those of children with special needs. Visit the museums, local community centers, and more for special programming that is created with your child with special needs in mind. (read the story...)

Kid-Friendly Museums in the NYC Area
UPDATED FEBRUARY 2014: A comprehensive selection of kid-friendly museums in the New York City area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester County, Rockland County, Long Island (Nassau County and Suffolk County), Fairfield County, CT, and beyond. Our museum guide features science exhibits, nature, transportation and technology innovation, and art exhibits; you'll find something for every member of your family. (read the story...)

What to Do with Kids at the New York Hall of Science in Queens
Explore the intriguing world of science with games, sports and hands-on activities at New York Hall of Science. NYSCI also hosts World Maker Faire in September where hundreds of young inventors demonstrate their innovative creations. (read the story...)

Military Families Get Free Admission to Blue Star Museums this Summer
Active duty military and their family members can enjoy free admission to 70 museums, cultural centers, and historical sites in the NYC area this summer through the Blue Star Museums program. (read the story...)

SPY Exhibit Hits NYC with Plenty of Kid-Friendly Features
SPY: The Secret World of Espionage opens at Discovery Times Square in NYC, giving kids and families a fun and interactive peek into the world of CIA intelligence. (read the story...)

Kids Plus History Equals Serious Fun
Kids become history detectives at the New-York Historical Society's DiMenna Children's History Museum, discovering hundreds of years of American history through the eyes of children who came before them. With the right mix of education and innovation, "worth the trip" is an understatement. (read the story...)

Visiting Children's Literature Landmarks in New York City
Help bring your child's favorite books to life by taking them to kid lit landmarks all over New York City. On your trip, you'll find Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza from Knuffle Bunny, party in the Plaza Hotel like Eloise, and hang out in the Upper East Side like Lyle, Lyle Crocodile, and more. (read the story...)

NYSCI Coolest Exhibit Contest Rules
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Family Travel: The Kid-Friendly Side of Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland, is not only home to a myriad of kid-friendly museums and sites, but it also comes alive during October with free festivals, events, and special exhibits for the entire family. And with the city's tourism office running a "Bmore Happy" campaign to help you find the happiest places to explore in Baltimore, your trip has never been easier to plan. (read the story...)

Family Day Trips and Destinations in NY, NJ, CT, MA, and PA
From museums and parks to festivals and beaches, this list has something for everyone, all within easy traveling distance from the New York City area, including Upstate New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania. (read the story...)

Children's Museums: Behind the Exhibits
Whether a child is interested in insects or dinosaurs, the goal of children’s museums is to encourage that natural curiosity and allow it to blossom. We spoke with exhibit developers at area children's museums to find out the formula that results in a perfect balance between learning and fun. (read the story...)

Children's Museum Exhibits in Suffolk County, Long Island - 2011 Guide
Check out our roundup of children's museums in Suffolk County, Long Island, for some great exhibits that combine learning and fun. (read the story...)

Children's Museum Exhibits in Nassau County, Long Island - 2011 Guide
Check out our roundup of children's museums in Nassau County, Long Island, for some great exhibits that combine learning and fun. (read the story...)

Children's Museum Exhibits in Fairfield County, CT - 2011 Guide
Check out our roundup of children's museums in Fairfield County, Connecticut, for some great exhibits that combine learning and fun. (read the story...)

Children's Museum Exhibits in Rockland and Orange Counties, NY - 2011 Guide
Check out our roundup of children's museums in Rockland County and Orange County, NY, for some great exhibits that combine learning and fun. (read the story...)

Children's Museum Exhibits in Westchester County, NY - 2011 Guide
Check out our roundup of children's museums in Westchester County, NY, for some great exhibits that combine learning and fun. (read the story...)

Children's Museum Exhibits in Queens - 2011 Guide
Your tot might be surprised at how unstuffy (and fun, even!) a day at the museum can be. Check out our roundup of children's museums in Queens for some great exhibits that combine learning and fun. (read the story...)

Children's Museum Exhibits in Brooklyn - 2011 Guide
Your tot might be surprised at how unstuffy (and fun, even!) a day at the museum can be. Check out our roundup of children's museums in Brooklyn for some great exhibits that combine learning and fun. (read the story...)

Children's Museum Exhibits in Manhattan - 2011 Guide
Your tot might be surprised at how unstuffy (and fun, even!) a day at the museum can be. Check out our roundup of children's museums in your area for some great exhibits that combine learning and fun. (read the story...)

Day Trips - Norwalk in Fairfield County
Today, Norwalk plays host to the history buffs, nature-lovers, and kids of all ages who love to explore, experience, and enjoy. Norwalk also boasts a hip and exciting downtown with unique and chic shops, and gourmet as well as kid-friendly, top-rated restaurants where world-renowned chefs work their culinary magic. (read the story...)

Amusement Park Science in Manhattan
Kids explore the physics behind popular amusement park rides with the opening of the Children’s Museum of Manhattan’s new traveling exhibit, Amusement Park Science. (read the story...)


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