The best NYC museum exhibits for kids
All the amazing NYC museum exhibits that every Big Apple kid should see before they hit five feet.
New and upcoming exhibits at NYC museums
Check out what exhibits are new, noteworthy and upcoming at our favorite city museums!
Free museum days for kids in NYC
Snag free admission (or pay what you wish) on select days at these kid-friendly NYC institutions
The best exhibits for kids right now
Go exploring with Dora & Diego, discover new cultures at the Brooklyn Children's Museum and more
Best exhibits for kids at NYC museums
"Dinosaurs Among Us"
Learn how a very special group of dinosaurs evolved into the creatures we call birds today via the American Museum of Natural History's new exhibit "Dinosaurs Among Us." Expect to see life-like models (including a 23-foot-long feathered tyrannosaur named Yutyrannus Huali) and rarely-seen dinosaur fossils. All ages.
"Adventures with Dora and Diego"
Preschoolers flock to this exhibit based on the popular Nickelodeon show. Hands-on activities have little ones pretending to cook Latin American foods for a big fiesta at Dora's house, and exploring caves, beaches and a rain forest while helping Diego rescue endangered animals. Ages 2 to 6.
"I Approve This Message"
Just in time for this year's election, the Children's Museum of Manhattan opens a new exhibit featuring presidential penmanship. In addition to seeing artifacts like Richard Nixon's resignation letter, a two-page legal document handwritten by Abraham Lincoln and checks signed by Harry Truman, Calvin Coolidge and Theodore Roosevelt in a 40-foot display, kiddos can practice their own signatures and participate in fun educational activities like mock elections. All ages.
Mission to Space
Prepare your aspiring astronauts for a trip to space—no rocket required! Families can explore the cosmos in the Children’s Museum of the Arts’ new exhibit “Mission to Space,” which features artwork from famed visual artists like Thomas Broadbent, E.V Day, Masayoshi Sukita and Penelope Umbrico. You’ll see a selection of vibrant works (sculptures, paintings, photographs, videos and installations) that share the common theme of space exploration, including its history and potential, and examine humankind’s role in the galaxy. All ages.
Best permanent exhibits for kids at NYC museums
Rose Center for Earth and Space
Home to the Hayden Planetarium, daily Space Shows and an IMAX auditorium
Learn how cultures develop and get in on a dig's worth of interactive elements
Design Lab at New York Hall of Science
Expand your mind and let your imagination flow at five creative stations
Honey Bees: Home Is Where the Hive Is
See what all the buzz is about at Liberty Science Center's observation hive
"EatSleepPlay: Building Health Every Day"
Healthy living for the entire family is the goal of this installation at the Children's Museum of Manhattan