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.
"Pixar: The Design of Story"
Every parent has seen their kid's eyes light up as a flick like Toy Story or Up unfolds on the screen. Now, families can get a look at how Pixar's movie magic comes together thanks to a behind-the-scenes exhibit created in partnership with Pixar Animation Studios. The original artwork of genius illustrators—from films including Wall-E, Brave and The Incredibles—shows youngsters how their favorite characters developed over time, how the designers trigger our emotions and beyond. In the museum's immersive Process Lab, families will explore the design process through colorscripts, storyboards, sculptures and interactive stations like an 84-inch touch-screen table. Hit up a Design by Hand workshop led by creative staff from Pixar and don't miss screenings of Luxo Jr., a short film from 1986, or a Q&A with John Lasseter (Nov 12). Ages 5 and up.
“The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems”
Since the publication of Don’t Let the Pigeons Drive the Bus!, Mo Willems has been one of the most popular children’s book authors and illustrators. This exhibit features nearly 100 of his works, giving viewers an inside look at his artistic process. Some of the art on display includes drawings from his award-winning series, Knuffle Bunny and Elephant and Piggie. 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