When to catch free admission at NYC's children's museums, zoos, aquariums, and botanical gardens.
Prospect Park Zoo is home to a plethora of exotic animals and serves as an escape from the racing city life into the world of wildlife for families in Brooklyn.
“Birds in Flight,” presented by JetBlue, will return to the Bronx Zoo’s historic Astor Court for seven weekends beginning Saturday and Sunday, May 7 and 8.
Where to see the newest amimal additions to surrounding zoos and sweet baby animals in the New York area
frogs!—a 1,000 square foot exhibit featuring more than 30 different species of frogs and other amphibians from around the world—is set to open over Memorial Day weekend 2016.
Beardsley Zoo in Connecticut offers visitors of all ages the chance to experience nature with year-round family-friendly programming that emphasizes education, conservation, and fun.
Do you and your kids prefer hikes in the woods, or exotic meals? Outings to the art museum or the Empire State Building? Take this quiz to discover your ideal NYC-area family activities.
A Hamadryas baboon was born to mother, Kaia and father, Bole on October 22.
Two red panda cubs born over the summer at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo have made their public debut.
After a lengthy renovation, the Children's Zoo at the Bronx Zoo reopened with new animals and activities for the little ones.
Coney Island offers families an amazing array of activities, from the thrill of its amusement parks to the joy of its beach to the beauty of the fish in the aquarium--to just people watching on the boardwalk.
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.
Indulge your kids' dinosaur obsession this summer with any of these fun outdoor activities taking place across the Tri-State area.
NYC zoos welcomed several newborn baby animals this spring, including baby baboons in Brooklyn, a pair of gorilla babies and four lion cubs in the Bronx, a tiny pudu in Queens, and snow leopards and a white-necked crane chick in Central Park Zoo.
Ocean Wonders: Sharks!, a new 57,000-square-foot building that will house more than 115 species of marine wildlife, is set to open at the New York Aquarium in Coney Island in 2016. The project was delayed due to Hurricane Sandy.
The Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo is New York City's largest zoo, and there's no shortage of animals to see or things to do there. Here, we break down what the zoo has to offer and how to plan an outing there with your family.
At the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, NY, you can hike, howl, and hang with some pretty awesome predators any time of year. Here, we've put together an overview of what you can see and do on your visit, whether it's mid-June or mid-December.
Coney Island is home to the New York Aquarium, Luna Park and Deno's Wonder Wheel, the Brooklyn Cyclones baseball team, and of course, the famous beach and boardwalk. See our guide for what to do when visiting Coney Island with your family.
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, the Connecticut-based aquarium dedicated to the Long Island Sound, offers dozens of new reasons to visit. With more interactive exhibits, a wider variety of fish and other creatures, and tons of fun family programs, the aquarium is worth the trip for Fairfield County, CT residents and out-of-towners alike.
Swim with sharks, feed massive stingrays, or just marvel at the marine life from habitats as diverse as Africa, the Amazon, and even Atlantis, at the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center. A recently completed expansion gives you just one more reason to visit.
LEGOs take over the Bronx Zoo this summer in an interactive new exhibit that's perfect for families.
The Berenstain Bears will give Bronx Zoo visitors a sneak peek of their new musical during the zoo's Animal Tales Extravaganza festivities this June.
The Wildlife Conservation Society's Queens Zoo embraced a new tenant in May: Olympia the Roosevelt elk.
Embrace spring by paying a visit to a zoo, nature center, or botanical garden in Manhattan, many of which offer outdoor, nature-based activities for kids and families. Our guide has all the information you need for a fun family outing to celebrate the great outdoors.
Embrace spring by paying a visit to a zoo, nature center, or botanical garden in Brooklyn, many of which offer outdoor, nature-based activities for kids and families. Our guide has all the information you need for a fun family outing to celebrate the great outdoors.