Looking for quality time with some 130 species? Flock over to this 6.5–acre corner of Central Park, where tots can visit the frigid penguin house, observe jungle frogs, poison-dart frogs, Surinam toads and tons of other little critters at the Amphibian Crisis Center and so much more. Your fam will also want to make a pitstop at the outdoor Tisch Children's Zoo: It houses more than 30 species, including goats and cows that are waiting for visitors to pet them.
Central Park is NYC's backyard, and we wouldn't have it any other way. The luscious greens and bucolic scenes are irresistible for natives and visitors alike. Plus, the venue packs a busy calendar—the list of things to do in Central Park are just as lengthy as the actual grounds.
Bringing the whole family for a visit? You're in luck. Between the zoo, one of the many playgrounds, a Marionette theater and so much more, youngsters will never want to leave...and you might not, either.
What are you waiting for? The best activities in Central Park kids love make for the perfect outing. Meet us at the Great Lawn for a picnic!
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Looking for more ways to enjoy New York with your crew? Take a trip to a few family attractions, grab a bite at the best outdoor restaurants NYC has to offer and top off the day with dessert at one of the most delicious ice cream shops for kids.