Family-Friendly Museums, Aquariums, Zoos, Planetariums, Play Spaces, Amusement Parks, and Carousels in Queens

Family-Friendly Museums, Aquariums, Zoos, Planetariums, Play Spaces, Amusement Parks, and Carousels in Queens


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UPDATED December 2019: To us, there is nothing better than spending time with our kids. And what better place to have fun with the family in Queens? From amusement parks and carousels for the thrill seekers, to zoos and aquariums for the animal-lovers, and indoor and outdoor play spaces for last-minute drop-in fun, there are plenty of options in Queens to choose from. And don't forget about day trips and destinations! There are a few venues just a day's drive away that are sure to keep your family entertained for hours. We scoured the borough and found the best family activities in Queens, including locations in Flushing Meadows/Corona Park, Bayside, College Point, and Glendale, as well as in nearby Bergen County, NJ.

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Amusement Parks & Carousels

WHEEL FUN RENTALS
Flushing Meadows Corona Park at David Dinkins Circle, Meridian Road

Flushing Meadows Corona Park at North Meadow Lake
Meadow Lake Road West

Marine Park
Avenue U and East 33rd Street, Brooklyn

Prospect Park
LeFrak Center at Lakeside
171 East Drive, Brooklyn

Bensonhurst Park
9000 Bay Parkway, Brooklyn

917-231-6229
wheelfunrentals.com/nyc

Rent some summer fun! Take a spin around the park on a Surrey or cruise on the water in a pedal boat. Whatever your riding ability, we offer specialty cycles, family bikes, two-wheel bikes, bike attachments, pedal boats, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards. Product varies by location. Group rates for parties and camps.

Indoor & Outdoor Play Spaces

LASER BOUNCE – FAMILY FUN CENTER
at The Shops at Atlas Park 80-28 Cooper Ave., Glendale
347-599-1919

Laser Bounce is open year-round, seven-days-a-week, this ultimate 21st century playground features among others, Hologate, an impressive virtual reality adventure, and Mini Rider, a piercingly vivid 3D motion simulator. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Walking Dead games amplify the escapism of Laser Bounce's entree, the jumbo-sized Laser Tag Arena.

NAILS BY JUDES – COMING SOON
25-02 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing

Do you need some mommy time to do a little self-care? Nails by Judes is a full service nail spa with a separate supervised kids play room. Let us care for your little one while you indulge in some pampering, because you deserve it! (Recommended ages 1-7 for playroom).

WHEEL FUN RENTALS
Flushing Meadows Corona Park at David Dinkins Circle, Meridian Road

Flushing Meadows Corona Park at North Meadow Lake
Meadow Lake Road West

Marine Park
Avenue U and East 33rd Street, Brooklyn

Prospect Park
LeFrak Center at Lakeside
171 East Drive, Brooklyn

Bensonhurst Park
9000 Bay Parkway, Brooklyn

917-231-6229
wheelfunrentals.com/nyc

Rent some summer fun! Take a spin around the park on a Surrey or cruise on the water in a pedal boat. Whatever your riding ability, we offer specialty cycles, family bikes, two-wheel bikes, bike attachments, pedal boats, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards. Product varies by location. Group rates for parties and camps.

Museums & Planetariums

IMAGINATIONS - NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN
212-514-3714

Visit the National Museum of the American Indian's new and interactive imagiNATIONS Activity Center and discover how Native STEM innovations continue to shape the modern world. Admission is free and imagiNATIONS is open daily from 10am-4:30pm. The museum is located at One Bowling Green in Manhattan.

Travel & Destinations

INN AT EAST HILL FARM (THE)
460 Monadnock St., Troy
800-242-6495
Email [email protected]

The Inn at East Hill Farm is an award-winning family farm vacation resort that is open year-round. Guests enjoy hands-on time with farm animals, horseback riding, patting the bunnies, making butter and cheese, and helping with barn chores. Resort amenities include a children's recreation program and seasonal athletic activities.


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