Family-Friendly Museums, Aquariums, Zoos, Planetariums, Play Spaces, Amusement Parks, and Carousels in Queens
UPDATED September 2018: 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-lo...
Family-Friendly Museums, Aquariums, Zoos, Planetariums, Play Spaces, Amusement Parks, and Carousels on Long Island
UPDATED September 2018: Looking for something fun to do with your kids on Long Island? We here at NYMetroParents pride ourselves on making sure you’re in the know about family activities in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Want to spend the day with yo...
Family-Friendly Museums, Aquariums, Zoos, Planetariums, Play Spaces, Amusement Parks, & Carousels in Rockland County & Bergen County, NJ
UPDATED September 2018: Looking for something fun to do with your family in Rockland County? You’ve come to the right place. We here at NYMetroParents pride ourselves on making sure you’re in the know about family activities in the New York metro a...
One World Observatory, located in One World Trade Center in the Financial District, is a fun-filled, interactive way to spend the day with your family. The Observatory is a part of the newly developed World Trade Center, which is the tallest buildi...
Welcome to children of all ages, as well as their parents and caregivers, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum is the perfect thing to do for families in Brooklyn as it is an educational, entertaining, and engaging learning environment for kids. Whether ...
Smithsonian magazine has announced that Saturday, Sept. 22 will be the 14th annual Museum Day, which is an initiative in which participating museums nationwide open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day ticket. The event allows mu...
It can be difficult to get your kids interested in art, but this new family-friendly, immersive art experience will make developing your child’s creative interests a piece of cake. The Color Factory is coming to Manhattan this August to satiate you...
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will celebrate the 30th annual Fleet Week, taking place May 23–May 28, with a week of activities, themed events and live demonstrations that celebrate the armed forces. Fleet Week is America’s premier tribute an...
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center in New York, will open a new youth center on May 17, 2018. The center will house Native innovations from history that helped shape the world we live in today. The i...
Any one who has visited the American Museum of Natural History is familiar with the lush surroundings that span from 77th street to 81st street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue. In the past, the area known as Theodore Roosevelt Park wa...
The imagiNATIONS Activity Center at the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian will open on May 17th. Students will solve puzzles, perform experiments, and play state-of-the-art computer simulations. Visitors of all ages can explore these adapti...
The Museum of Jewish Heritage - a Living Memorial to the Holocaust Now Showing 'The Number on Great-Grandpa's Arm'
The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is currently showing the HBO documentary The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm with an accompanying installation through April 29.
The Children's Museum of Manhattan is moving to a new location. The beloved children's museum will remain on the Upper West Side but move a little further uptown to 96th street, to a space three times as large.
From Feb 12th to March 31st, 2018 guests can celebrate the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dog at Madame Tussauds Time's Square.
Get a taste of Hawaii life at the New York Botanical Garden this summer with a new exhibition called Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii.
The American Museum of Natural History has announced it will collaborate with the native communities of the Pacific Northwest Coast to renovate the Northwest Coast Hall in preparation for the museum’s 150th anniversary.
New York International Children’s Film Festival will be taking highlights from its Oscar-qualifying film festival on tour throughout all five boroughs from October through December.
A visit to the East Hampton home and studio of artists Jackson Pollack and Lee Krasner
Harry Potter: A History of Magic is opening at the New-York Historical Society in October 2018.
This fall marks 10 years since the restoration of the synagogue at the Museum at Eldridge street. This September also marks the 130th anniversary of the synagogue's opening.
The American Museum of Natural History is opening an exhibit all about the senses called Our Senses: An Immersive Experience.
For the first time in 99 years, the solar eclipse will be visible to the entire continental United States on Monday, August 21. Here’s how you can celebrate this rare occurrence in the New York area.
Original Illustrations from ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!’ Are Now on Display at the New-York Historical Society
Twenty-nine original illustrations and book page proofs from 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!' are now on display at the New-York Historical Society through Aug. 30.
It was her kids' only chance to see an exhibit they were dying to see--so the artist gave them a private tour even though the museum was closed.
See a Mars rover concept vehicle, visit a massive NASA expo, meet astronauts, and more at the sixth annual Space and Science Festival at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.
Scandalous Secrets of the Metropolitan, a walking tour of the Met, is another way for teens, parents, and adults to view art.
Let's Dance!, at the Children's Museum of Manhattan through December, teaches kids all about dance and movement—and lets them test out their own moves.
The Yonkers Public Library is offering residents free admission to 11 museums and cultural centers in New York, including seven Manhattan museums, as part of its Museum Adventure Pass Program.
Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live! offers free admission to participating institutions across the country and a number of them are in New York.
Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan. Here's what Eid al-Fitr is, when Eid al-Fitr is, and a couple places to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in the New York City area.
Twenty-seven works of art, part of P.S. Art on view at The Met, will soon be displayed on a giant billboard in Times Square.
Families can enjoy free admission, special programming, and tours of 15 Lower Manhattan museums and historical sites at the fourth annual Night at the Museums.
The New-York Historical Society is opening an Eloise at the Museum exhibit from June 30 through Oct. 9, featuring original manuscript pages, photographs, sketchbooks, and more of beloved picture book character Eloise.
See real-life aircraft, learn about aerospace pioneers, and enjoy interactive exhibits at the Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of New Jersey in Teterboro, NJ.
Enjoy free museum access and live entertainment at the 39th annual Museum Mile Festival, which kicks off at El Museo del Barrio on June 13 at 5:45pm.
The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens received an overwhelming amount of support in raising funds in a Kickstarter campaign to make the Jim Henson Exhibition—including puppets from 'The Muppet Show' and 'Sesame Street'—a permanent fixtu...
The New-York Historical Society recently unveiled a brand new fourth floor, the Henry Luce III Center, and announced an upcoming Eloise exhibit.
The Westchester Children’s Museum is celebrating its first birthday on Saturday, April 29.
The South Street Seaport Museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary on Saturday, April 29 with a free, family-friendly event and free admission to the museum’s offerings.
The Guggenheim Museum’s annual ‘A Year with Children 2017’ exhibit is set to open in just a few weeks.
Soon, you’ll be able to travel the world—and occasionally through time—without leaving Times Square.
Jacques Torres has opened the first-ever chocolate museum at his shop in Soho, with chocolate tastings, the history of cacao and chocolate, and hands-on activities to make your own chocolate creations.