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American Museum of Natural History

There are few words to describe the awe-inspiring nature of this museum. From the famous dinosaur halls to the state-of-the-art Hayden Planetarium, the permanent and special temporary exhibits provided will surely amaze and excite any child.

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, New York 10024
212.769.5000
www.amnh.org

 

Prices: Suggested donation: Adults: $14.00, Children (2-12): $8.00, Senior/Student with ID: $10.50

Hours: Daily 10:00am-5:45pm. Museum is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

 
 

The Art Farm

Programs, Mommy and Me, Pre-School, Birthday Parties and Camps galore. Everything you could imagine to do with and for your child all in 1 place!

419 East 91st Street
New York, New York 10128
212.410.3117
www.theartfarms.org/afic/index.php

 

Prices: The Friendly Farmer Club Membership $295/ The Elite Farmer Club Membership $525

Hours: Monday -Thursday 11 AM- 4:30 PM Friday 9AM-1PM

 
 

Big Snow

The American Dream Mall
1 American Dream Way
East Rutherford, New Jersey 07073
www.americandream.com/venue/big-snow

 
 
 

Bronx Zoo

The Bronx Zoo is the flagship of the largest network of metropolitan zoos in the country. Comprised of 265 acres, the Zoo has over 4,000 animals with exhibits such as the Congo Gorilla Forest, the Indoor Asian Rain Forest & the Himalayan Highlands Habitat.

Bronx River Parkway & Boston Road
Bronx, New York 10460
718.367.1010
www.bronxzoo.com

 

Prices: Spring/Summer rates: Thursday-Tuesday Adults $12.00, Children (2-12) $9.00, Seniors (65+) $9.00, Wednesday is by donation, Children under 2 are always FREE.

Hours: Spring/Summer hours (Apr-Oct): Monday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm;Weekends & Holidays 10:00am-5:30pm. Winter Hours (Nov- March): Monday—Sunday 10 am to 4:30 pm.

 
 

Brooklyn Children’s Museum

At the Museum you explore the world! Enjoy learning about music from all over the world at the Music Mix exhibit and urban cities in the Together in the City. Children under the age of 5 can play and learn in the Totally Tots exhibit.

145 Brooklyn Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11213
718.735.4400
www.brooklynkids.org

 

Prices: $5.00 per person, FREE for members and children under the age of one.

Hours: July-August: Monday Closed; Tuesday-Thursday 12:00pm-6pm; Friday 12:00pm-6:30pm; Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am-6:00pm. September-June: Monday & Tuesday Closed; Wednesday & Thursday 12:00pm-6pm; Friday 12:00pm-6:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 11:00am

 
 

The Central Park Zoo

Situated on over 5 acres, The Central Park Zoo and the Tisch Children’s Zoo offer you the ability to see over 130 different species only a few yards from 5th Avenue.Here you will find a wide range of animals from polar bears & seals to monkeys & penguins.

830 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10021
212.439.6500
www.centralparkzoo.com

 

Prices: Admission to Zoo includes admission to Children’s Zoo: Adults $8.00, Children (3-12) $3.00, Seniors (65+) $4.00, Children under 3 are FREE.

Hours: April—Oct: Monday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm; Weekends 10:00am-5:30pm. November-March: Daily 10:00am-4:30pm.

 
 

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan

Five floors of pure entertainment! There are permanent exhibits like the Little West Side where children can drive the mail truck and build the city skyline, and rotating exhibits such as Dora the Explorer, and much more!

212 W. 83rd Street
New York, New York 10024
212.721.1234
www.cmom.org

 

Prices: Children and Adults $8.00, Seniors $5.00, Children under one and CMOM Members FREE. There is an opportunity for a family membership for $145.00 ($115.00 is tax deductible).

Hours: Tuesday — Sunday 10am — 5pm. Closed Mondays for Camp Groups & Summer Programs. Closed the following holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

 
 

DreamWorks Water Park

The American Dream Mall
1 American Dream Way
East Rutherford, New Jersey 07073
www.americandream.com

 
 
 

Field Station: Dinosaurs

The Field Station is an outdoor exhibition with 31 life sized animatronic dinosaurs. We are a walking park with games, workshops and entertainment along the way.

40 Fort Lee Road
Leonia, New Jersey 07605
855.999.9010
www.fieldstationdinosaurs.com

 

Prices: Adults $25.00, Children (ages 3-12) $17.50, Children (2 and under) Free, Seniors (65 and up) $17.50. $10 parking fee.

Hours: Seasonal operation, check website for hours.

 
 

The HighLine

The High Line is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th and 12th Avenues.

Washington Street at Ganesvoort Street
New York, New York 10001
212.206.9118
www.thehighline.org/activities

 
 
 

Hudson River Park

Pier 40
353 West Street
New York, New York 10014
212.627.2020
www.hudsonriverpark.org

 
 
 

Jewish Children's Museum

792 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11213
718.467.0600
www.jcm.museum

 
 
 

Liberty Science Center

Dedicated to bringing the excitement of science to people of all ages, Liberty Science Center houses 12 museum exhibition halls, a live animal collection with 110 species, giant aquariums, a 3D theater, the nation’s largest IMAX Dome Theater, and more!

222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, New Jersey 07305
201.200.1000
www.lsc.org

 

Prices: Adults (Age 13+) $16.75, Kids (Age 2-12) $12.50. Additional fee for IMAX Films. Parking is $7 per day.

Hours: Check website for details. Normal Winter Exhibition Hours: Closed Mondays except holidays, Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Tuesday – Friday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

 
 

Museum Hack

Our expertise is in leading private adventures at amazing Museums. The most popular comment from our customers is, “I’ve never had so much fun in a Museum!”

27 West 10th St #5
New York, New York 10011
347.282.5001
museumhack.com

 

Prices: $50

Hours: Varied

Age: All

 
 

Museum of Modern Art

11 West 53rd Street
New York, New York 10019
212.708.9400
www.moma.org

 
 
 

New York Hall of Science

A dynamic schedule of exhibits, events, programs and workshops

47-01 111th Street
Corona, New York 11368
718.699.0005
nysci.org

 
 
 

Nickelodeon Universe

1 American Dream Way
East Rutherford, New Jersey 07073
www.americandream.com/venue/nickelodeon-universe

 
 
 

The Prospect Park Zoo

Head over to beautiful Prospect Park where you will find almost 400 animals of more than 80 species. There are both indoor and outdoor areas were children can explore common and exotic animals in exhibits that are similar to their natural habitats.

450 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11225
718.399.7339
www.prospectparkzoo.com

 

Prices: Adults $6.00, Children (3-12) $2.00, Seniors (65+) $2.25, Children under 3 are FREE. FREE parking is available on Flatbush Avenue.

Hours: April —Oct: Monday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm;Weekends 10:00am-5:30pm. November-March: Daily 10:00am-4:30pm.

 
 

The Queens Zoo

Situated on approximately 5 acres, you can find more than 400 animals of over 70 species. The zoo has the feel of a national park and its perimeter is a pathway which walks you through various wild habitats found in both North and South America.

53-51 111th Street
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, New York 11368
718.271.1500
www.queenszoo.com

 

Prices: Adults $6.00, Children (3-12) $2.00, Seniors (65+) $2.25, Children under 3 are FREE. There is a FREE parking lot located at 111th and 53rd Avenue.

Hours: April —Oct: Monday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm; Weekends 10:00am-5:30pm. November-March: Daily 10:00am-4:30pm.

 
 

The Rink

The American Dream Mall
1 American Dream Way
East Rutherford, New Jersey 07073
www.americandream.com/venue/the-rink

 
 
 

Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers

Pier 61 23rd Street and Hudson River Park
New York, New York 10011
212.336.6100
www.chelseapiers.com/sr/

 
 
 

Sony Wonder Technology Lab

Technology and Entertainment museum for all ages

550 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10022
212.833.8100
sonywondertechlab.com/

 

Prices: FREE

Hours: Tuesday- Saturday 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

 
 

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Immigration Museum

The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was a gift from France and has become a universal symbol of hope, freedom and democracy. Located less than a mile north of Liberty Island, Ellis Island is a stop for those visiting the Statue of Liberty.

Ellis Island – Liberty Island
New Jersey 07305
212.363.3200
www.nps.gov/stli

 

Prices: All visits require the purchase of a ferry transportation ticket. Tickets include Liberty Island and Ellis Island. Tickets can be purchased through Statue Cruises at www.statuecruises.com or by calling 1 -877-LADY-TIX.

Hours: Liberty Island is open every day except December 25th. Check website for ferry schedule.

 
 

Wave Hill

A public garden and cultural center

West 249th Street and Independence Avenue
Bronx, New York 10471
718.549.3200
www.wavehill.org/about/