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Things to do with kids in NYC this weekend

Looking for things to do in NYC with your brood? Hit up these fun weekend-long happenings

Photograph: Courtesy New-York Historical Society

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August 27–28

Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience

Grab your cadets and climb aboard the Intrepid for the U.S. debut of "Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience." Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the iconic science fiction franchise, the exhibition begins with a student orientation, after which attendees visit specialized training zones focusing on language, medicine, navigation, engineering, command and science. Kiddos will be amazed by interactive technology like Leap Motion, voice recognition, planet projection mapping, holograms and more. Tickets go on sale May11; grab yours at intrepidmuseum.org. All ages.

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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum , Hell's Kitchen Until Monday October 31 2016

Ghostbusters Experience

Immerse the family in the new Ghostbusters flick at Madame Tussaud's latest attraction, Ghostbusters Experience, where guests don proton packs and virtual reality headsets and go on the hunt for wayward ghosts. Kiddos will be thrilled to see gadgets and props from the movie, like the Ecto-2 motorcycle. All ages.

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Madame Tussauds New York , Midtown West Until Friday December 30 2016

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Your favorite show has been extended due to popular demand! This stunning 60-minute performance adapts four of Eric Carle's most timeless tales: The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Between its collection of 75 lovable puppets manned by skilled puppeteers and its brightly-painted sets featuring beautiful scenes from the classic stories, this show will undoubtedly delight audiences of all ages. READER BONUS: TICKETS $29.75 with code TRHCTK at TelechargeOffers.com. All ages.

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Acorn Theatre (at Theatre Row) , Hell's Kitchen Until Sunday October 30 2016

Living History: Summer of Hamilton

Visit the New-York Historical Society any weekend in July and August to chat with historians dressed in authentic old-fashioned garb. It's a great opportunity for kids to ask questions and hear stories about life in Hamilton's time. All ages.

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New-York Historical Society , Upper West Side Saturday August 27 2016 - Sunday August 28 2016

The Great New York State Fair

Journey upstate for a weekend full of not-so-urban activities. The annual festival on Syracuse’s sprawling fairgrounds is best known for countrified entertainment like pig racing, cow birthing and displays of intricate butter sculptures, really all fueled by every fried food item you can imagine. Parents will love sampling cheese and wine from local producers while the kids tackle carnival rides. Wander the grounds, play ring toss and dart games and grab tickets to one of many concerts. All ages.

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New York State Fairgrounds Until Monday September 5 2016

The Amazing Max

Magician Max Darwin, otherwise know as The Amazing Max, presents his stage show that mixes both magic and comedy. Max will make objects appear and disappear and defy the laws of physics in this playful interactive show that will definitely keep the kiddos intrigued. All ages.

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ArcLight Theatre , Upper West Side Saturday August 27 2016 - Sunday August 28 2016

"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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American Museum of Natural History , Upper West Side Until Monday January 2 2017


America's Got Talent dance crew iLuminate brings their light-up suits and jaw-dropping dance moves back to NYC. Combining multimedia projections, light and a variety of dance styles, including contemporary, hip hop, latin and breaking, the show now boasts new opportunities for kiddos to participate, like an interactive game and a chance to don lights themselves! Ages 5 and up.

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Theatre 80 , East Village Until Sunday September 4 2016
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