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 October 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-love...

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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 October 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...

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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 October 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 are...

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Harry Potter Exhibit Debuts at the Upper West Side’s New-York Historical Society

Harry Potter Exhibit Debuts at the Upper West Side’s New-York Historical Society

Harry Potter: A History of Magic opened Oct. 5 at the New-York Historical Society and is bringing a little extra magic to the Upper West Side. Whether you’ve read all the books, seen every movie, and spend a little too much time on Pottermore, or j...

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square Brings the First Escape Theme Adventure to NYC

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square Brings the First Escape Theme Adventure to NYC

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square, the world’s museum for weird, out-of-this-world enthusiasts, opened Ripley’s Relic, an interactive adventure with “scientific discovery” for the whole family, this June. This interactive, escape adventure t...

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Smithsonian Magazine Announces 14th Annual Museum Day This September

Smithsonian Magazine Announces 14th Annual Museum Day This September

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...

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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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The Keeler Library Now Offering Passes for Free or Discounted Admission to Museums

The Keeler Library Now Offering Passes for Free or Discounted Admission to Museums

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...

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'Happy-Go-Lucky' Pop-up Installation Opens in SoHo

'Happy-Go-Lucky' Pop-up Installation Opens in SoHo

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...

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New Shark Exhibit to Open at the Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium

New Shark Exhibit to Open at the Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium

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.

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The Long Island Aquarium Welcomes Baby African Black-Footed Penguin

The Long Island Aquarium Welcomes Baby African Black-Footed Penguin

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.

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South Street Seaport Presents Free Fridays

South Street Seaport Presents Free Fridays

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...

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Special Exhibition 'Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11' to Open in June at 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Special Exhibition 'Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11' to Open in June at 9/11 Memorial & Museum

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...

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NYC’s First Pop-Up Pizza Museum Will be Free for Kids

NYC’s First Pop-Up Pizza Museum Will be Free for Kids

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...

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Long Island Children's Museum Debuts Dinosaur Exhibit

Long Island Children's Museum Debuts Dinosaur Exhibit

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...

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Spy Museum Comes to Midtown Manhattan

Spy Museum Comes to Midtown Manhattan

If you have a knack cracking codes or dodging lasers, than this museum is for you. Skyscape recently opened in midtown Manhattan and it features interactive exhibits and fun games for wannabe spies. This spy museum is great for kids and teens who w...

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Museum of Candy Is Coming to New York City

Museum of Candy Is Coming to New York City

Sugar Factory has plans to open a Museum of Candy in NYC this summer. It will feature edible candy murals, the world’s largest gummy bear, and make-your-own-dessert stations.

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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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Nab 2-for-1 Tickets During NYC Must-See Week!

Nab 2-for-1 Tickets During NYC Must-See Week!

Get 2 tickets for the price of 1 during this special NYC event.

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Family Fun in Manhattan in February

Family Fun in Manhattan in February

The can’t-miss events happening in February in Manhattan, including ‘Sesame Street Live!,’ AKC Meet the Breeds, and family-friendly events at the Museum of Chinese in America and The DiMenna Children’s History Museum at the New-York Historical Soci...

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New Events, Venues, and Shows in New York City for 2018

New Events, Venues, and Shows in New York City for 2018

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.

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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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Free Aquariums, Museums, Zoos, and Gardens with Suggested Donations

Free Aquariums, Museums, Zoos, and Gardens with Suggested Donations

Pay what you want at these NY metro area museums, zoos, aquariums, and gardens.

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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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How Can I Support My Child's Connection to Nature?

How Can I Support My Child's Connection to Nature?

Six ways you can help your child connect to nature, even in the city.

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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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Wildlife Conservation Society Launches 30-Day Plastics Challenge

Wildlife Conservation Society Launches 30-Day Plastics Challenge

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.

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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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