New York City is teeming with fun attractions and activities for kids. The city offers excellent parks, giant playgrounds and toy stores, and its museums in particular are second to none. As an added bonus, touring museums gives parents the chance to have a great time along with their kids. Whether you are a visitor or a local, there’s so much to see and do.
When you’re wondering what to do with kids in Manhattan, here are four of the best museums to visit:
A 17,000 square foot museum in Harlem, NYC, the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum is located close to a housing project that was designed by David Adjaye, a Ghanaian British architect. The Museum focuses on children from three years to eight years old and offers art-making workshops, exhibitions throughout the year, an arts education curriculum for early childhood and a storytelling series.
898 St Nicholas Ave, New York, NY
Located near Central Park, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan offers lots to do if your kids are interested in indoor activities. The interactive exhibits here include ‘Let’s Dance!’, which gets your kids performing and moving, EatSleepPlay, which helps your kids learn about being healthy, and PlayWorks, which helps kids to learn, ready for school.
212 W 83rd St, New York, NY
3. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
As well as all the artwork to see at the enormous Metropolitan Museum of Art, there are a lot of activities for kids to explore. Pick up an audio guide tailored for kids aged six to twelve, or get a map that’s specifically designed for families. The Nolen Library is a great spot to take a break for story-telling and it has an array of interactive classes that allow kids to participate in gallery activities and art-making.
1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028
4. The Children’s Museum of the Arts
Unlike most of the art museums in the world, the Children’s Museum of the Arts is specifically tailored to little ones. The 10,000 square foot children’s museum has several hands-on art workshops and offers various kinds of child-centered activities. The museum also prominently displays 2,000 brightly colored drawings and paintings, which are mostly created by kids.
103 Charlton St, New York, NY 10014
New York City has a host of museums that will encourage you to come back and experience them all. If you want to find more of the best activities for kids in NYC, download the GoBambino booking app.
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