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Visitors Guide

Best things to do while visiting NYC with kids, including family-friendly hotels, family attractions in New York, the best museums for kids & theater for kids.


Family-friendly hotels

Greenwich Hotel

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 4/4
  • Critics choice
  1. 377 Greenwich St, (between Franklin and North Moore Sts), 10013
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414 Hotel

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice
  1. 414 W 46th S between Ninth and Tenth Aves
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Library Hotel

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  1. 299 Madison Ave at 41st St
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Ace Hotel

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. 20 W 29th St at Broadway
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Best museums for kids

American Museum of Natural History

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Home to the largest and arguably most fabulous collection of dinosaur fossils in the world, AMNH’s fourth-floor dino halls have been blowing kids' minds for decades.

  1. Central Park West at 79th St
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DiMenna Children's History Museum

This Upper West Side institutionis the perfect place for young history buffs to bone up on knowledge about their city.

  1. 170 Central Park West at 77th Street
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Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)

  • Price band: 1/4

Rather than being a place to learn math, the new museum is a place to realize all the remarkable things math can be used to create.

  1. 11 E 26th St, (between Fifth and Madison Aves), 10010
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New York Hall of Science

  • Price band: 1/4

Built for the 1964 World’s Fair and recently expanded, the Hall of Science demystifies its subject through colorful hands-on exhibits, with topics such as Marvelous Molecules and the Realm of the Atom.

  1. 47-01 111th St, (at 47th Ave), 11368
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Theater for kids

  1. Broadway Theatre 1681 Broadway, at 53rd St
  2. Ongoing
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The Lion King

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Minskoff Theatre 200 W 45th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. Ongoing
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Newsies

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Nederlander Theatre 208 W 41st St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. Ongoing
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Events for kids by date

  1. A Christmas Carol

    Literally Alive Children's Theatre presents a musi...

  2. Aladdin

    This adaptation of the Disney classic tops the res...

  3. American Ballet...

    The talented dancers from the American Ballet Thea...

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