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The Big Apple Parent ultimate guide to the best family activities in Manhattan. Find things to do such as aquariums, zoos, indoor play places, and more. Check out the resources below starting making plans for family fun.



National September 11 Memorial & Museum

National September 11 Memorial & Museum

180 Greenwich St. Lower Manhattan, NY

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum remembers and honors those killed in the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001 and 2/26/1993, those who risked their lives to save others, and all who demonstrated

Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Times Square

Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Times Square

234 W. 42nd St. Times Square, Manhattan,

Ripley's Times Square in New York City will astonish visitors! Largest Believe It or Not! in North America with more than 20 galleries and more than 500 artifacts, including the Little Apple room and

Seastreak Summer Activities

Seastreak Summer Activities

NYC and NJ

Your summer on the water awaits! Seastreak offers much more than traditional ferry services. Hop aboard a boat in NYC for a whale watching cruise or a trip to Sandy Hook beach! Then stop by our casual

Empire State Building

Empire State Building

20 W. 34th St. Midtown Manhattan, NY

Fun for the whole family! The World's Most Famous Building invites guests on an exciting journey with 12 new interactive exhibits including King Kong and Scenes of NYC. Visit the main 86th Floor Obser

Hull-O Farms Family Farm-Stay Vacations

Hull-O Farms Family Farm-Stay Vacations

10 Cochrane Road, Durham, NY

Whether you are looking for country relaxation, a spirited adventure, or an educational experience, Hull-O Farms has it all. Experience farm life first hand and become involved in the chores with Farm

Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock

50th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue Midtown, Manhattan,

Stand among skyscrapers at Top of the Rock. With sweeping views of Central Park and Manhattan's Uptown, Midtown, and Downtown skyscrapers, the view from Top of the Rock is truly unforgettable. Enjoy t

Palisades Climb Adventure

Palisades Climb Adventure

4590 Palisades Center Drive, level 4 of the Palisades Center West Nyack, NY

Get ready to experience the World’s tallest indoor ropes course standing 85 feet tall. Palisades Climb Adventure combines the thrill of challenge with fun for the whole family! Located indoors on 4th

Play On! Studios

Play On! Studios

Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, 263 W. 86th St. Upper West Side ,

Through their camps, after school classes, and private lessons, Play On! Studios offer exceptional theater and music opportunities to NYC kids. Their top priority is the enjoyment and personal growth

SeaGlass Carousel at The Battery

SeaGlass Carousel at The Battery

Water Street and State Street

SeaGlass Carousel is a new one-of-a-kind, permanent cultural attraction featuring a monumental nautilus shell with 30 grand luminescent fish. SeaGlass is open at The Battery, the 25-acre public park a

Children's Museum of Manhattan (The)

Children's Museum of Manhattan (The)

The Tisch Building, 212 W. 83rd St. New York, NY

For more than thirty years CMOM has been a destination and resource where families of all backgrounds come to learn, play and grow together. At CMOM, we take pride in our mission to prepare children t

Just Kidding at Symphony Space

Just Kidding at Symphony Space

2537 Broadway New York, New York

Introduce Your Children to the Arts with the Best Family Entertainment Every Weekend! Just Kidding at Symphony Space offers one of the most exciting, value-driven, and easily accessible family ent

The Inn at East Hill Farm

The Inn at East Hill Farm

460 Monadnock St. Troy, NH

The Inn at East Hill Farm is located in the heart of the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire and offers year-round activities. This working farm offers a vacation atmosphere coupled with a unique farm-o

Wild West City

Wild West City

50 Lackawanna Drive Stanhope, NJ, NJ

There's never been a better time to head on over to Wild West City. This season marks our 60th year and we have a number of special events and shows that are sure to be hits with the entire family.

ThoughtGallery.org

ThoughtGallery.org

New York, NY

ThoughtGallery.org has been created for intellectually curious people who want a single resource to discover activities that pique their interests.

Land of Make Believe

Land of Make Believe

354 Great Meadows Road, Route 611 Hope, NJ,

Award-winning Land of Make Believe in Hope, NJ was designed by an educator as the first family amusement park in the Unites States specifically built for parents to participate with their children. In

Hurds Family Farm

Hurds Family Farm

2187 State Route 32 Modena, NY

We are a 7th generation family farm. Our 120 acre pick your own apple and pumpkin orchard is just minutes from the NYS thruway, 1.5 hours from NYC. There are over 35 activities to keep kids engaged in

Pip's Island: The Lighthouse Rescue

Pip's Island: The Lighthouse Rescue

400 West 42nd Street New York, NY

Pip’s Island returns to New York City with public previews starting on March 11, 2019 and officially reopens on March 21, 2019, establishing a permanent home for its groundbreaking immersive entertain

Diller-Quaile School of Music (The)

Diller-Quaile School of Music (The)

24 E. 95th St. (between Madison and Fifth avenues) New York, NY

The Diller-Quaile School of Music was founded in 1920 by pianists Angela Diller and Elizabeth Quaile. Since the School?s founders believed that the capacity for understanding and creating music exists

Chelsea Piers New York

Chelsea Piers New York

West 23rd Street and Hudson River Park NYC, NY

Need a place to play? Chelsea Piers is NYC’s most popular destination to learn, practice, play and compete in 25+ different sports. The 28-acre sports village is located on three historic Hudson River