Things to do with Kids in New York City

There are many attractions and sites great for children in New York. We've attempted to list a few that will may be of interest to both younger children and young adults. Click on the links to find out more about each attraction and find out if it is right for your children. When you get to our detail pages you will find useful information about each attractions, links that will keep you up to date and a handy cross reference scheme that will let you know where you are in the city.

Visit the Neighborhoods section of the site to find out more about what is around each attraction and get great tips on dinning and entertainment in the area.

  Rockefeller Center

  Empire State Building

  Central Park

  Statue of Liberty

•  Theatres

 American Museum of Natural History

  FAO Schwartz

  Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum

FAO Schwartz, New York City

Suggested Sights & Attractions for Kids and Young Adults

Other Family Activities Options

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch
The Cloisters
Coney Island
Discovery Times Square
Flushing Meadows–Corona Park
Governors Island
Grand Central Terminal
Greenwich Village
The High Line
Historic Richmond Town
Hudson River Park at Pier 25
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Jane's Carousel
Lower East Side
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Mathematics
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Museum of the Moving Image
New Victory Theater
New York Botanical Garden
New-York Historical Society
NY Public Library, Schwarzman Bldg
New York Transit Museum
Queens County Farm Museum
Sony Wonder Technology Lab
Sailors Snug Harbor Cultural Center
South Street Seaport
Staten Island Ferry
Tisch Children's Zoo at Central Park
Top of the Rock Observation Deck
Toys “R” Us
Victorian Gardens at Wollman Rink
Wave Hill

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Kids Attractions/Things-To-Do/Resources
Project Playdate
Project Playdate specializes in three hour drop off pajama parties for kids at locations around NYC. Includes free play, dinner, arts and crafts, story time, dance time, movie time and so much more! Activity-packed pajama parties provide an enriching environment for children, 2-7 years old, to play and socialize with other kids. With a one babysitter to every three children ratio, their team can devote individualized attention to the needs and interests of each child.  Project Playdate gives parents some well-deserved time off by running safe and educational, social and engaging drop off playdates for kids. Proceeds donated to help young moms in New York City.

Upcoming Project Playdate Events

 Kidville Union Square Drop Off Pajama Party
 Friday, February 6, 2015
 67 E 11th St #3, New York, NY 10003
 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
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 Klub 4 Kidz Williamsburg Drop Off Pajama Party
 Friday, February 13, 2015
 159 North 4th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211
 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
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 Kidville Upper East Side Drop Off Pajama Party
 Friday, February 13, 2015
 163 E 84th St, New York, NY 10028
 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
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 Kidville Murray Hill Drop Off Pajama Party
 Friday, February 14, 2015
 105 E 29th St. New York NY 10016
 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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 City Treehouse Drop Off Pajama Party
 Saturday, February 14, 2015
 129 W 20th St, New York, NY 10011
 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
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 Children's Museum of Manhattan Sunny Play + Pizza Party
 Monday, February 16, 2015
 212 West 83rd Street, New York, NY 10024
 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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 KidVille Park Slope Drop Off Pajama Party
 Friday, February 20, 2015
 808 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
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 Playgarden Pajama Party
 Saturday, February 21, 2015
 95 Franklin Street, New York, NY 10013
 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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 KidVille Upper West Side Drop Off Pajama Party
 Friday, February 27, 2015
 205 West 88th Street, New York, NY 10024
 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
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 Citibabes Drop Off Pajama Party
 Saturday, February 28, 2015
 52 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10013
 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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All events have the same contact info and cost:
PHONE: 516-807-0447
COST: $60 for the first child and $40 for the siblings

See the calendar of upcoming playdate events. Email Amanda at  for more information.

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters the Musical  
Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
248 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023
(866) 811-4111
Dates: Every weekend @ 11am beginning Nov. 28th

Adapted from the classic children's book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, the Musical brings everyone's favorite bear family to life in a thrilling theatrical experience that kids as well as their parents will treasure for many years to come.
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