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Family Outing: Field Station: Dinosaurs
Travel back a few eons in Earth's history with a visit to Field Station: Dinosaurs, a remarkable dino park nestled in the New Jersey Meadowlands just outside NYC. (read the story...)

Family Outing: Boscobel House and Gardens
Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison, NY, about an hour outside NYC, is a fun historical spot that offers year-round family events, from house tours to outdoor concerts and the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. (read the story...)

Family Outing: Green Chimneys
Green Chimneys, the nonprofit based in Brewster, NY, strives to educate and heal its visitors and students through animal therapy and nature activities. Get the scoop on its family programs and fun festivals, including the popular Birds of Prey day. (read the story...)

Family Outing: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
A National Landmark, the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum in the Bronx is a cultural haven hidden away from the bustle of the borough that offers plenty of fun festivals and activities for families throughout the year. (read the story...)

For Moms and Their 'Little Women'
A two-day trip to Concord, Massachusetts and the home of Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women, is a great way to commemorate Mother’s Day -- or any other time set aside just for the girls. Explore this weekend getaway and experience unforgettable memories, "Little Women"-style. (read the story...)

Family Outing: The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
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. (read the story...)

Largest Indoor Amusement Park Opens in Jersey
Boasting several thrill rides, hundreds of arcade games, two-story laser tag, and more year-round fun, the largest indoor amusement park in the New York metro area is just a hop, skip, and a jump away. (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...)

Family Outing: Historic Richmond Town
Historic Richmond Town, a living history village on Staten Island, invites kids and families to experience the wonders of the old world. See costumed interpreters demonstrate old-fashioned trades, go on guided tours through hundreds of years of history, experience a colonial County Fair, take candle light tours at Christmas, and much more at this NYC historic site. (read the story...)

Family Outing: Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
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. (read the story...)

Family Outing: Van Cortlandt Manor
Though it may best be known for its Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze, one of the New York City area's biggest annual Halloween events, Westchester County's Van Cortlandt Manor on the Hudson River is full of Colonial charm all year round. Get the details on its historical mansion, plus annual favorites like Independence Day 1801, River Day, and Candlelight Tours. (read the story...)

What to Do with Kids in Mystic, Connecticut
Take the family to nearby Mystic, Connecticut, a coastal New England town with a big history, small-town charm, and maritime culture. Read on for exciting descriptions of such Mystic attractions as the Pequot Museum, the Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport, and much more. (read the story...)

Family Outing: Wave Hill
Wave Hill, an expansive public garden located in the Bronx along the scenic Hudson River, is easily accessible from the NYC area and a worthwhile family excursion in any season. (read the story...)

Family Outing: Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
The Fort Montgomery State Historic Site in Orange County, a short trip from nearly anywhere in the New York City area, offers visitors a glimpse into the Revolutionary War battle over the Hudson Highlands. Read on for the site's family-friendly attractions. (read the story...)

Family Outing: Brooklyn's Prospect Park
Families looking for some outdoor activity in Brooklyn are sure to find something that interests them in Prospect Park. Spanning 585 acres, the park is situated between many popular neighborhoods and attractions and has something to offer everyone, from picnics to carousel rides to sea lion shows. (read the story...)


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