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NYC museums: The best exhibits for kids right now

The best upcoming, ongoing and permanent exhibits in NYC museums right now.

You probably already knew that New York City is home to some of the world's best museums, but are your kids getting their fair share of the glorious galleries and installations on offer? Gotham's magnificent institutions aren't just for the grown-ups' enjoyment-in fact, there are plenty of amazing shows geared specifically toward the peanut gallery, featuring everything from dinosaurs and miniature cities to flight simulators and maker spaces.

With so many options, it can be hard to determine which ones are best for kids. That's why we've checked out tons of art and science institutions around the city and picked the best exhibits that every Big Apple kid should see before they hit five feet, including new and upcoming shows, highlights from this year, plus our permanent and ongoing favorites.

New and upcoming exhibits for kids

We've rounded up all that's new, noteworthy and upcoming in our favorite NYC museums.

The best NYC museum exhibits for kids

These can't-miss exhibits may not be brand new, but they certainly deserve a family outing before they roll out of town!

Permanent exhibits for kids

These can’t-miss permanent exhibits have been (and will likely be) here for the long haul, but have you visited them lately?

Free museum days for kids in NYC

Secret's out! Here are the days you can explore New York's coolest museums without spending a dime.

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