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Must-see exhibitions at the very best NYC museums for kids, including the American Museum of Natural History, MoMA and the city's most awesome children's museums

The best NYC museum exhibits for kids
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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.

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Best exhibits for kids at NYC museums

"Dinosaurs Among Us"
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"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.

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"Adventures with Dora and Diego"
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"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.

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"I Approve This Message"
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"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.

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Mission to Space
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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.

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Best permanent exhibits for kids at NYC museums

Rose Center for Earth and Space
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Rose Center for Earth and Space

Home to the Hayden Planetarium, daily Space Shows and an IMAX auditorium

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"Archaeology Zone"
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"Archaeology Zone"

Learn how cultures develop and get in on a dig's worth of interactive elements

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Design Lab at New York Hall of Science
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Design Lab at New York Hall of Science

Expand your mind and let your imagination flow at five creative stations

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Honey Bees: Home Is Where the Hive Is
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Honey Bees: Home Is Where the Hive Is

See what all the buzz is about at Liberty Science Center's observation hive

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"EatSleepPlay: Building Health Every Day"
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"EatSleepPlay: Building Health Every Day"

Healthy living for the entire family is the goal of this installation at the Children's Museum of Manhattan

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