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Family Outing: Philipsburg Manor

Family Outing: Philipsburg Manor

Through historical interpretation and interactive storytelling, Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow, NY immerses visitors in the lives of colonial slaves on an 18th-century estate. Get tips on visiting this Historic Hudson Valley site with kids.

A Place Where Kids Can Ride Actual Diggers

A Place Where Kids Can Ride Actual Diggers

Diggerland USA is a construction-themed adventure park geared toward all truck lovers. Kids—the biggest construction vehicle enthusiasts—can ride in and operate excavators, backhoes, and loaders.

Family Outing: Hallockville Museum Farm

Family Outing: Hallockville Museum Farm

The Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead is a great place to visit with kids. Learn about Long Island's agricultural history at this historic site, where you can visit farm animals, try your hand at old-fashioned crafts, and attend annual events like the Fleece and Fiber Fair in spring and Craft Show in fall.

Summer of Fun at Hudson River Park

Summer of Fun at Hudson River Park

Take the kids to the Summer of Fun 2015 at Hudson River Park, with outdoor movies, concerts, and activities for families all summer long, from May through September. Take in the waterfront view and fun, family-friendly entertainment at Hudson River Park.

Eat Your Way Around the World (in Queens!)

Eat Your Way Around the World (in Queens!)

No need to get in an airplane to give your kids a taste of cuisines from a wide array of cultures. Just hop on the subway to Queens to dip your spoon in the melting pot!

Visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with Kids

Visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with Kids

A visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Immigration Museum is a must-do at least once with your kids. Here's how to make the most of your visit to these iconic, historic landmarks.

Fun with Kids at Tenafly Nature Center

Fun with Kids at Tenafly Nature Center

The Tenafly Nature Center is a 400-acre preservation area full of New Jersey greenery and wildlife, plus 7 miles of trails and a 3-acre pond. Stop by for a weekend nature program or a seasonal event like maple sugaring or apple cidering.

Family Outing: Get Your Dinosaur Fix at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Family Outing: Get Your Dinosaur Fix at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

From the 150-million-year-old Apatosaurus skeleton in the Great Hall to the two-story-tall sculpture of Torosaurus outside, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven, CT, is sure to give your kids their dino fix, plus a whole lot more!

Play the Day Away at Children's Museum of Manhattan

Play the Day Away at Children's Museum of Manhattan

The Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) proves that museums don't have to be boring. This NYC museum for young kids offers a full day of fun that will leave your tots with a love of hands-on learning.

Meet the Roosevelts at Historic Hyde Park

Meet the Roosevelts at Historic Hyde Park

Use this as your family's guide when visiting Historic Hyde Park, where you'll find a healthy dose of American history starring former President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor.

Queens County Farm Museum: A Rural Getaway Right in NYC

Queens County Farm Museum: A Rural Getaway Right in NYC

Visit the Queens County Farm Museum historic site in Floral Park to be transported back to a simpler time and enjoy country-style activities for the whole family.

Honor and Remember: Visiting the National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Honor and Remember: Visiting the National September 11 Memorial & Museum

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum allows visitors to learn about the 9/11 tragedy and pay tribute to its victims and survivors. If you're thinking of visiting the site with your kids, here's what to expect and some tips on how to prepare for the experience.

Family Outing: Stepping Stones Museum for Children

Family Outing: Stepping Stones Museum for Children

The Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk, CT, provides young visitors with learning opportunities through its interactive and accessible exhibits and programs.

Family Outing: Planting Fields Arboretum and Coe Hall Mansion

Family Outing: Planting Fields Arboretum and Coe Hall Mansion

Stop by for a seasonal festival or just let your little ones loose on the grounds at Planting Fields Arboretum and Coe Hall Mansion in Oyster Bay, a Long Island Gold Coast estate that has more than 400 acres of gardens, trails, and historic buildings to discover.

Family Outing: Year-Round Fun at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Family Outing: Year-Round Fun at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

At the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in NYC, there's something beautiful to see and something fun for families to do year-round at events such as the Cherry Blossom Festival in spring, Ghouls and Gourds in fall, and Illuminated Festival in winter.

The Greenburgh Nature Center: Where Every Season Is Special

The Greenburgh Nature Center: Where Every Season Is Special

The Greenburgh Nature Center in Scarsdale, NY is a 33-acre nature preserve that serves as both a wildlife refuge and environmental educational center. The center holds fun family activities during each season of the year, from maple sugaring in early spring to a holiday train show in December.

Family Outing: Museum of the Moving Image in Queens

Family Outing: Museum of the Moving Image in Queens

The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, is the only museum of its kind in the country. Visitors young and old can get a behind-the-screen view of films, TV shows, and video games, from classics to modern-day favorites.

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.

Into the Wild: The Many Reasons to Visit the Bronx Zoo

Into the Wild: The Many Reasons to Visit the Bronx Zoo

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.

Family Outing: Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem

Family Outing: Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem

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.

Your Family Guide to Coney Island

Your Family Guide to Coney Island

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.

Family Outing: The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum

Family Outing: The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum

The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, CT, is the first aerial adventure park in the New York City area. It features five acres of tree platforms, rope bridges, zip lines, and aerial trails for climbers as young as 5 years old.

Legoland Discovery Center Westchester Opens in Yonkers

Legoland Discovery Center Westchester Opens in Yonkers

Legoland Discovery Center Westchester, located in Yonkers, NY, is an indoor amusement park featuring more than 3 million Lego bricks, plus Lego-themed rides, games, and more. It is the first of its kind in the New York City area.

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.




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