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5 Ways to Indulge Kids' Dinosaur Obsession

5 Ways to Indulge Kids' Dinosaur Obsession

Indulge your kids' dinosaur obsession this summer with any of these fun outdoor activities taking place across the Tri-State area.

Explore the Night Sky Inside at Planetariums

Explore the Night Sky Inside at Planetariums

On warm summer evenings, it's fun to go outside, direct your gaze up, and count all of the stars you can see. When the clouds cover the sky, go inside to look up at the stars at these planetariums near the New York metro area.

Mid-Winter Recess Activities for Families in the NY Metro Area

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.

Family Outing: Cradle of Aviation Museum on Long Island

Family Outing: Cradle of Aviation Museum on Long Island

Fly with the Blue Angels, meet an astronaut, and soar into space at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, NY, an institution that celebrates the grand history of aviation on Long Island.

Toys of Yesteryear

Toys of Yesteryear

The Yorktown Museum exhibits timeless treasures in a holiday exhibit for every generation.

Family Outing: Liberty Science Center

Family Outing: Liberty Science Center

The Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ, is all about giving kids (and their grownups!) hands-on opportunities to learn about the world around them. Here's what to do at this New Jersey science museum on your next family visit.

NYSCI Unveils Kid-Built Mars Rover Robot in Mars Exhibit

NYSCI Unveils Kid-Built Mars Rover Robot in Mars Exhibit

The Beatty Robotics Team, which consists of Camille, age 13, Genevieve, age 11, and their father Robert, built a Mars Rover robot for the Mars exhibit at NYSCI. The girls, who are interested in STEM education, did most of the work on the robot.

Summer Activities in Rockland County, NY

Summer Activities in Rockland County, NY

UPDATED JUNE 2015: 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.

A Guide to Train Exhibits, Train Museums, and Rail Rides for Kids in the NYC Area

A Guide to Train Exhibits, Train Museums, and Rail 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.

Inclusive Activities and Events for Children with Special Needs on Long Island

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.

Inclusive Activities and Events for Children with Special Needs in NYC

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.

Kid-Friendly Museums in the NYC Area

Kid-Friendly Museums in the NYC Area

UPDATED FEBRUARY 2015: 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.

Town of Ramapo Challenger Center: Where Kids Can Be Astronauts for a Day

Town of Ramapo Challenger Center: Where Kids Can Be Astronauts for a Day

At the Lower Hudson Valley Challenger Center in Airmont, NY, more recently known as the Town of Ramapo Challenger Center, kids can become astronauts for a day and families can go on space missions to the moon, Mars, and beyond.

Family Outing: Museum of Mathematics in Manhattan

Family Outing: Museum of Mathematics in Manhattan

The Museum of Mathematics, or MoMath, in Manhattan is a dynamic and interactive museum that focuses on enhancing public understanding and perception of math in daily life. It is the first museum of its kind in the country.

Family Outing: Katonah Museum of Art

Family Outing: Katonah Museum of Art

The Katonah Museum of Art in Bedford, NY, is a non-collecting museum that hosts about a dozen art exhibits each year and corresponding programs for kids and families such as guided tours, story times, art programs, family days, and school vacation programs.

American Museum of Natural History Presents Our Global Kitchen Exhibition

American Museum of Natural History Presents Our Global Kitchen Exhibition

How do you talk to your kids about food, and all the complicated things that go along with it? The American Museum of Natural History, a great museum for kids in Manhattan, has a new exhibition called Our Global Kitchen that will help you talk about food, history, and tradition with your kids.

Harry Potter and the Times Square Exhibit

Harry Potter and the Times Square Exhibit

Harry Potter: The Exhibition returns to NYC's Times Square for a five-month run, featuring first-round favorites such as the Sorting Hat and Hogwarts' Great Hall as well as many new artifacts from the iconic films.

Get Free Museum Admission on Sept. 29

Get Free Museum Admission on Sept. 29

During Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day Live!, you can get free admission to participating museums in the NYC area and beyond.

What to Do with Kids at the New York Hall of Science in Queens

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.

Spiders Alive! Exhibition Opens at American Museum of Natural History

Spiders Alive! Exhibition Opens at American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is running a new exhibition from July 28 until December 2, 2012, showcasing approximately 20 species of live spiders, and highlighting the animal’s anatomy, behavior, and unique characteristics. Visitors will learn about the anatomy, history, and defense mechanisms of spiders, and will also see live spiders up close.

Military Families Get Free Admission to Blue Star Museums this Summer

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.

CT Open House Day

CT Open House Day

June 9 is the 8th annual Connecticut Open House Day, when museums and cultural establishments all over CT will roll out the red carpet, offering free admission and special incentives.

SPY Exhibit Hits NYC with Plenty of Kid-Friendly Features

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.

Jewish Children's Museum Unveils New Exhibit: A Voyage Through Jewish History

Jewish Children's Museum Unveils New Exhibit: A Voyage Through Jewish History

Brooklyn's Jewish Children's Museum opened its new-and-improved fourth floor, which now houses a fun and interactive exhibit that takes kids on a journey through Jewish history and culture.

Kids Plus History Equals Serious Fun

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.




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