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Best things to do in New York with kids, from neighborhood guides and walking tours to attractions like Coney Island, the Bronx Zoo and Central Park.



Best things to do in New York with kids

January 2014 calendar

Get ready for the new year with our January 2014 calendar of family events—everything from a Little Prince-themed exhibit to a winter fest in Central Park.

Best exhibits for kids

We've checked out tons of museums around the five boroughs and picked the best 20 exhibits for families.

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Top family attractions

American Museum of Natural History

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Central Park West, (at 79th St)
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Bronx Zoo

  • Price band: 2/4
  1. 2300 Southern Blvd, (at Fordham Rd)
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Central Park

  • Critics choice
  • Free
  1. 59th St to 110th St, (between Fifth and Eighth Aves)
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Empire State Building

  • Price band: 2/4
  1. 350 Fifth Ave, (between 33rd and 34th Sts)
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Grand Central Terminal

  • Critics choice
  • Free
  1. 42nd St to 44th St, (between Vanderbilt and Lexington Aves)
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The High Line

  • Critics choice
  • Free
  1. Washington St, (at Gansevoort St)
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Prospect Park

  • Critics choice
  • Free
  1. Prospect Park West to Flatbush Ave, (between Prospect Park Southwest and Ocean Ave)
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Wave Hill

  • Price band: 1/4
  1. W 249th St, (at Independence Ave)
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Events for kids by date

  1. Anne and Bernard...

    The former Human Biology and Evolution Hall has ev...

  2. Arthur Ross Hall of...

    This exhibit explores our 4.5-billion-year-old sol...

  3. "Behind the Screen"

    At the museum’s core exhibit (which was completely...

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