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The best things to do in NYC with kids this week

Look no further for the best things to do with kids this week including festivals, concerts, museum exhibits and more

Photograph: Courtey Storm King Arts Center

Wow! There are so many amazing ways to enjoy this week with the kids! It's time to visit your favorite NYC playgrounds, cruise amazing local carousels and check the very best things to do in the fall with kids.

For more things to do, check out our favorite 101 things to do with kids in New York City and our favorite free activities for kids too.

Things to do with kids Sept 26–30


The best things to do in the fall with kids

Finding great things to do in the fall is easy as (apple) pie! Take the kids out for fun fall activities like fall festivals, apple picking and even a visit to cool local pumpkin patches when October rolls around, or plan some spectacular family vacations from NYC.

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By: Allie Early

Free-Fridays Program at the South Street Seaport Museum

The last Friday of every month from August through October the South Street Seaport Museum invites families to view its Street of Ships: The Port and its People exhibit free of charge, plus partake in special tours, artisan demonstrations, talks and hands-on educational activities. Each month features a different theme and reservations are required; visit the museum's website to sign up. All ages.

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South Street Seaport Museum , Financial District Friday September 30 2016 - Friday October 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

Storm King Art Center 2016 Seasonal Exhibitions

Storm King Art Center welcomes two new exhibits this season, Dennis Oppenheim: Terrestrial Studio and Outlooks: Josephine Halvorson. Kids will be wowed by the late Oppenheim's colorful interactive works and Halvorson's hand-painted sculptures resembling massive measuring tools like wooden rulers and tape measures, not to mention the beauty of Storm King itself, which comprises 500 acres of fields, hills and woodlands. All ages.

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Storm King Art Center Wednesday September 28 2016 - Sunday November 27 2016

Shababa Fridays

You and your littlest tot can spend a relaxing Friday morning celebrating Shabbat through songs and stories while enjoying challah and snacks. Ages newborn to 3 years.

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92nd Street Y , Upper East Side Friday September 30 2016 - 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 Thursday September 29 2016 - Sunday October 30 2016

Field Station: Dinosaurs After Dark

Explore the lantern-lit trails of New Jersey's very own Jurassic Park (the dinos are animatronic, thankfully) at these nocturnal weekend events featuring two new live shows, games, s'mores around the campfire and a hungry T-Rex on the loose! Come early for Dining with Dinos (7pm, $39), which features a kid-friendly buffet and a special appearance from a baby hadrosaurus. All ages.

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Field Station: Dinosaurs Friday September 30 2016 - Saturday October 29 2016
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