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

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...

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Family-Friendly Museums, Aquariums, Zoos, Planetariums, Play Spaces, Amusement Parks, and Carousels on Long Island

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...

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Family-Friendly Museums, Aquariums, Zoos, Planetariums, Play Spaces, Amusement Parks, & Carousels in Rockland County & Bergen County, NJ

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...

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What to Expect When Visiting One World Observatory with Your Family

What to Expect When Visiting One World Observatory with Your Family

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...

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Best Kept Secrets of the Brooklyn Children's Museum

Best Kept Secrets of the Brooklyn Children's Museum

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 ...

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Smithsonian Magazine Announces 14th Annual Museum Day

Smithsonian Magazine Announces 14th Annual Museum Day

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...

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Interactive Color Focused Art Exhibit Comes to Manhattan This Summer

Interactive Color Focused Art Exhibit Comes to Manhattan This Summer

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...

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Visit These Fun Places to Prevent Summer Slide

Visit These Fun Places to Prevent Summer Slide

Keep your kids entertained while learning something new all summer long around the New York City area, including Westchester County, Rockland County, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island.

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Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum Celebrates 30th Annual Fleet Week

Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum Celebrates 30th Annual Fleet Week

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...

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National Museum of the American Indian in New York to Open Youth Center

National Museum of the American Indian in New York to Open Youth Center

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...

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American Museum of Natural History Will Open Its Lawns to the Public This Summer

American Museum of Natural History Will Open Its Lawns to the Public This Summer

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...

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Children's Interactive Center to Open at the National Museum of the American Indian

Children's Interactive Center to Open at the National Museum of the American Indian

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...

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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 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.

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7 Great Museums on Long Island for Kids

7 Great Museums on Long Island for Kids

Museums geared toward kids offer the best of both worlds - learning and fun! It just so happens that there are tons of children's museums in the New York area including 7 great ones on Long Island alone. Long Island's children's museums offer gr...

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The Children's Museum of Manhattan is Moving to a New Location

The Children's Museum of Manhattan is Moving to a New Location

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.

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Madame Tussauds New York Premieres Lunar New Year Exhibit

Madame Tussauds New York Premieres Lunar New Year Exhibit

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.

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Say ‘Aloha’ to New York Botanical Garden’s Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii Exhibit

Say ‘Aloha’ to New York Botanical Garden’s Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii Exhibit

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.

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Family Fun in Manhattan This January

Family Fun in Manhattan This January

These family-friendly events and venues in and around Manhattan are worth planning a visit to this January. Please the nautical enthusiasts in your family at the Progressive New York Boat Show, catch a Gustafer Yellowgold show with the kids, or che...

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9 Cross-Cultural Museum in Manhattan

9 Cross-Cultural Museum in Manhattan

Help your kids understand the world around them at these cross-cultural museums in Manhattan.

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American Museum of Natural History to Renovate Northwest Coast Hall

American Museum of Natural History to Renovate Northwest Coast Hall

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.

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New York International Children's Film Festival Launches Five Borough Tour

New York International Children's Film Festival Launches Five Borough Tour

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.

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Ultimate NFL Experience Coming to Times Square

Ultimate NFL Experience Coming to Times Square

Slated to open Nov. 17, NFL Experience Times Square will immerse fans in the sport and allow them to become members of their favorite team using state-of-the-art technology.

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Family Drip-Painting Workshops at the Pollack-Krasner Home

Family Drip-Painting Workshops at the Pollack-Krasner Home

A visit to the East Hampton home and studio of artists Jackson Pollack and Lee Krasner

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An Exhibit All About Harry Potter Is Coming to New York

An Exhibit All About Harry Potter Is Coming to New York

Harry Potter: A History of Magic is opening at the New-York Historical Society in October 2018.

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Historic Schooner to Visit Rockland County

Historic Schooner to Visit Rockland County

South Street Seaport Museum announced that the historic schooner Pioneer will visit Rockland County from September 20-27, 2017.

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The Museum at Eldridge Street Celebrates Anniversary with Special Programming

The Museum at Eldridge Street Celebrates Anniversary with Special Programming

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.

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A Funhouse-Like Exhibit Is Opening at the American Museum of Natural History

A Funhouse-Like Exhibit Is Opening at the American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is opening an exhibit all about the senses called Our Senses: An Immersive Experience.

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Brooklyn Museum to Debut Animal Mummies Exhibit

Brooklyn Museum to Debut Animal Mummies Exhibit

If your kids love animals, mummies, or both, head to the Brooklyn Museum this fall or winter to see Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt.

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Solar Eclipse Viewings and Activities in the New York Area

Solar Eclipse Viewings and Activities in the New York Area

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.

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Brooklyn Children's Museum Unveils Green Roof

Brooklyn Children's Museum Unveils Green Roof

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum unveiled its new green roof and canopy.

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Original Illustrations from ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!’ Are Now on Display at the New-York Historical Society

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.

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A Family Outing, a Kind Artist, and a Story That Will Melt Your Heart

A Family Outing, a Kind Artist, and a Story That Will Melt Your Heart

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.

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Mars Rover to Make Final Landing at the Intrepid Museum's Space and Science Festival

Mars Rover to Make Final Landing at the Intrepid Museum's Space and Science Festival

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.

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Explore the Scandalous Secrets of the Met on This Tour

Explore the Scandalous Secrets of the Met on This Tour

Scandalous Secrets of the Metropolitan, a walking tour of the Met, is another way for teens, parents, and adults to view art.

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New Dance Exhibit Opens at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan

New Dance Exhibit Opens at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan

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.

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Yonkers Public Library Offers Free Admission to New York Museums

Yonkers Public Library Offers Free Admission to New York Museums

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.

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Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live! Returns to New York

Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live! Returns to New York

Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live! offers free admission to participating institutions across the country and a number of them are in New York.

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Eid al-Fitr: What It Is and Where to Celebrate It in the New York City Area

Eid al-Fitr: What It Is and Where to Celebrate It in the New York City Area

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.

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Art by NYC Public School Students Will Soon Be Displayed in Times Square

Art by NYC Public School Students Will Soon Be Displayed in Times Square

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.

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Free Access to Downtown Cultural Institutions at Fourth Annual Night at the Museums

Free Access to Downtown Cultural Institutions at Fourth Annual Night at the Museums

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.

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Eloise at the Museum to Debut at the New-York Historical Society

Eloise at the Museum to Debut at the New-York Historical Society

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.

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Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of New Jersey: Family Outing

Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of New Jersey: Family Outing

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.

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Check Out Some of NYC’s Best Museums for Free During the Museum Mile Festival

Check Out Some of NYC’s Best Museums for Free During the Museum Mile Festival

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.

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The Jim Henson Exhibition Is Opening in July at the Museum of the Moving Image

The Jim Henson Exhibition Is Opening in July at the Museum of the Moving Image

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...

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New-York Historical Society Unveils New Fourth Floor

New-York Historical Society Unveils New Fourth Floor

The New-York Historical Society recently unveiled a brand new fourth floor, the Henry Luce III Center, and announced an upcoming Eloise exhibit.

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The Westchester Children’s Museum Celebrates Its First Birthday

The Westchester Children’s Museum Celebrates Its First Birthday

The Westchester Children’s Museum is celebrating its first birthday on Saturday, April 29.

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South Street Seaport Museum Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

South Street Seaport Museum Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

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.

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Guggenheim's ‘A Year with Children 2017’ Opens Soon

Guggenheim's ‘A Year with Children 2017’ Opens Soon

The Guggenheim Museum’s annual ‘A Year with Children 2017’ exhibit is set to open in just a few weeks.

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See the World in Miniature at Gulliver’s Gate in Times Square

See the World in Miniature at Gulliver’s Gate in Times Square

Soon, you’ll be able to travel the world—and occasionally through time—without leaving Times Square.

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A Look Into New York City’s First-Ever Chocolate Museum

A Look Into New York City’s First-Ever Chocolate Museum

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.

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