You and the family can attend events, explore museums, and see work that’s new and from the past with fine and visual art events in the NY Metro area.
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Here are some tips for a successful visit to New Jersey's first major state science museum, the Liberty Science Center.
In honor of Star Wars Day on May 4, Discovery Times Square is hosting a special celebration with their Star Wars and the Power of Costume: The Exhibition display.
A Year with Children is an annual exhibit, now in its 45th year, that showcases the artwork of New York City public school students in grades 2-6 at the Guggenheim Museum.
Beloved children’s author and illustrator Mo Willems now has an exhibit all about his work at the New-York Historical Society.
After being closed for over three years, the South Street Seaport Museum is finally reopening its doors with a new exhibit called “Street of Ships: The Port and Its People.”
UPDATED February 2017: March is Women’s History Month, and there are many ways to commemorate women that made an influence in progressing female empowerment in our country and the world. Celebrate at one of these activities, museums, or statues across the New York area all month long.
It turns out that man’s best friends have been dogs ever since the Viking era!
Learn how the Vikings actually lived their lives and walk out of this exhibit at Discovery Times Square with a whole different perspective.
From Valentines Day to Presidents Day, from local bowling alleys to regional day trips, here are the best kids' activities for February.
Housed in a former crayon factory, the Crayola Experience in Easton, PA, offers many activities for kids to unleash their artistic creativity.
Wildlife abounds at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in Cornwall, NY. The nature center was founded in 1959 with a focus on environmental education.
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.
The Titanosaur is now on display at the American Museum of Natural History. The dinosaur was discovered in 2014 in Argentine Patagonia and is the largest dinosaur ever found, at a whopping 122 feet long.
Sid the Science Kid exhibit opens at Liberty Science Center in New Jersey.
IDNYC released their list of updated benefits and discounts for all municipal ID holders.
A roundup of the best kid-friendly and children's museums in the New York metro area, including museums in Manhattan, Queens, Long Island, and Fairfield County, CT.
The Museum of Feelings is a free multisensory installation that features five scents to evoke its namesake emotions.
SONY Wonder Technology Lab is a free state-of-the-art facility in midtown Manhattan, where kids can learn about science and technology.
Get your Star Wars on with these great activities for kids in New York.
The Discovery of King Tut is a traveling exhibit created by Premier Exhibitions that recreates archeologist Howard Carter’s discovery of King Tut’s tomb in Egypt.
UPDATED November 2016: Visit New York Botanical Garden, Grand Central Terminal, and New-York Historical Society for their holiday train shows and plenty of other family-friendly activities for the 2016 winter season.
How to make your museum visit a success for the whole family.
The American Museum of Natural History's newest science exhibit for kids, The Secret World Inside You, explores the human body as an ecosystem made up of trillions of single-cell organisms that affect your body and health.
Children’s Museum of Manhattan: Mets Celebration in NYC + Me: A Little Bite of the Big Apple Exhibit
Children’s Museum of Manhattan opens NYC + Me: A Little Bite of the Big Apple exhibit featuring the New York Mets.
The Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor is a great place for kids to learn about science, history, and art.
Housed inside a historic subway station, the New York Transit Museum takes an interactive, educational look at how the city moves—literally. Here's when and why to visit with your kids.
Whether you have a preschooler, a grade-schooler, a teen, or all three, the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City will teach and thrill with exhibits on Long Island's history of flight and interactive flying simulators.
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.
Children’s health matters. Healthyville is a place for everybody. The bilingual, interactive exhibit teaches health and wellness lessons through play-filled activities and educational messages that foster learning by doing.
Are your kids not thrilled about learning history? Try immersing them in history by visiting a local museum with a mummy exhibit, The Brooklyn Museum or Metropolitan Museum of Art are two nearby, or watch one of these movies or play one of these games about history to supplement learning.
Maker Faires, which celebrate invention, creativeness, and resourcefulness, are a fun, family-friendly way to support STEM learning at home. We've compiled a list of Maker Faires in the New York metro area that you can take your kids to.
Indulge your kids' dinosaur obsession this summer with any of these fun outdoor activities taking place across the Tri-State area.
UPDATED AUGUST 2016: 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.
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.
The Yorktown Museum exhibits timeless treasures in a holiday exhibit for every generation.
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.
UPDATED FEBRUARY 2016: 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.
During Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day Live!, you can get free admission to participating museums in the NYC area and beyond.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Max Schumann cut his teeth in that moment and on that end of the political spectrum, consorting with such critical culture brokers as Bread and Puppet Theater, Paper Tiger Television, The Cheap Art Collective and Printed Matter. It is from this fevered brow that he springs, but as these radical politics are a birthright and second nature there is also another generational layer steeped in critique and Deconstructionism-- -a cool detachment, a ready laugh, a sense of fatalism and an attraction to the knowing cynicism of Punk and the nihilistic gore/bodycount of heavy metal. Schumann's extensive knowledge of the machinations of global power structures breezes past the Logic of Late Capitalism and confronts the reality of Early Doom.
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.
Find family-fun activities in our nation's capital.
Famous for its wild Mardi Gras parties, vibrant multiethnic culture, and jazz music, New Orleans, Louisiana, might not seem to be the spot for a great family vacation. But dubbed “The Big Easy,” this city is a charming Southern belle boasting a culture that is unique, music that is truly inspiring, cuisine to die for, fun-for-all entertainment, and an intriguing history.
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.
Check out our roundup of children's museums in Nassau County, Long Island, for some great exhibits that combine learning and fun.