Family-Friendly Museums, Aquariums, Zoos, Planetariums, Play Spaces, Amusement Parks, and Carousels in Queens
UPDATED August 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-lover...
Family-Friendly Museums, Aquariums, Zoos, Planetariums, Play Spaces, Amusement Parks, and Carousels on Long Island
UPDATED August 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 your ...
Family-Friendly Museums, Aquariums, Zoos, Planetariums, Play Spaces, Amusement Parks, and Carousels in Rockland County
UPDATED August 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 area...
Smithsonian magazine has announced that Saturday, September 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 allow...
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...
Visiting museums is educational and engaging for even young children, but tickets can often be expensive. Luckily, The Friends of Keeler Library have purchased passes that grant you and your family free or discounted admission to a variety of museu...
Sunnyhues Entertainment opened a pop-up art exhibit called “Happy-Go-Lucky” in SoHo and it will be open through July 8. The exhibit boasts eight interactive rooms that will include several installations that fuse reality and fantasy together, accor...
The grand opening of the New York Aquarium’s newest exhibit— Donald Zucker and Barbara Hrbek Zucker Ocean Wonders: Sharks!—will be held by the Wildlife Conservation Society at the Coney Island landmark on Saturday, June 30.
The Long Island Aquarium is excited to welcome a baby African Black-footed Penguin to its family, according to a press release. The chick is the offspring of Frank and Puddy, making this Puddy's fourth successful hatchling.
South Street Seaport Museum is excited to announce its 2018 Free Fridays program, presented by The Howard Hughes Corporation. Join the historical seaport conservation every Friday this summer from July 6 to mid-September between the hours of 3:00pm...
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum and Hockey Hall of Famer Mark Messier announced a new exhibition, "Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11," which will exhibit how sports helped heal and unite our grieving country following the World Trade C...
The Museum of Pizza (MoPi) is coming to New York October 13 through October 28 and tickets are available now, according to a press release. Nameless Network, the youth media company for Gen Z, is bringing pizza to life in the world’s first experien...
Long Island Children’s Museum, located in Garden City, unveiled the Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ exhibit on Jan. 27. The exhibit, which features two distinct environments—the Land of Fire and the Land of Ice—is a hands-on learning experience ge...
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.
A new year brings new things to do in New York City. 2018 is chock full of fun events, venues, and shows for you and your kids. Here’s a look at 2018’s offerings for kids and families in New York City.
Pay what you want at these NY metro area museums, zoos, aquariums, and gardens.
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.
Six ways you can help your child connect to nature, even in the city.
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.
In honor of World Oceans Day on June 8, the Wildlife Conservation Society launched a 30-Day Plastics Challenge for people to reduce the amount of plastic items that end up in our oceans.
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...