Visiting New York with your family can be exciting even when the weather isn’t nice. One great way to enjoy NYC is going to a museum! There are over 100 museums in the city and it’s a great family fun addition to any sightseeing trip! We have selected a few NYC museums that are perfect for families and will keep your children entertained any day!
Children’s Museum of the Arts
Now you are probably thinking – how can kids be interested in art? Well, it’s not a typical art museum where people walk around and look at paintings or sculptures. Here, kids can create their own masterpieces while parents can have some time to relax. This place is full of fun activities for children, from toddlers to teenagers! They can make things with clay and paint, braid a bracelet or learn about computer animation! This will definitely keep them busy for hours! For more information, visit the Children’s Museum of the Arts website!
American Museum of Natural History
This one is an absolute must for people of any age! This huge museum is home to the largest collection of dinosaur fossils in the world and around 80% of the bones were actually dug out of the ground! Besides that, it has many other exhibits such as the Hall of Human Origins, Hall of Ocean Life or Rose Center for Earth and Space where you can discover the universe with 3-D shows. Visiting Uptown Tour stop #28 the Natural History Museum will be an exciting adventure which you can choose as part of our FreeStyle Pass!
Museum of the Moving Image
So much fun for TV and movie lovers! This one of a kind museum is very interactive and informative, where you can learn a lot about theatre and movies. There are fun exhibits explaining the movie making process, and photo, costume and equipment displays as well. You can also make your own animation and send it to your email as a souvenir! On May 22nd, there is even a family friendly street fair and celebration!
The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
This museum is a fascinating place for both children and their parents. There is no other museum in the city where you can see fighter jets, take a guided submarine tour and take a close look at the very first space shuttle ever constructed! Kids can take a simulator ride on a supersonic jet plane and on some days, they can even sleep onboard! Choose this museum to visit as part of your FreeStyle Pass!
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan is a great place to visit with younger kids as it focuses on early childhood education. Each floor is a huge playground designed for different age groups. By participating in fun activities, kids can learn about different countries and cultures or healthy food and living. The museum organizes various workshops, classes and festivals, too! This is just a short walk from our Uptown Tour American Museum of Natural History bus stop!