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Must-see exhibitions at the very best NYC museums for kids, including the American Museum of Natural History, MoMA and children's museums

New and upcoming exhibits at NYC museums for kids
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New and upcoming exhibits at NYC museums for kids

Don't miss new and upcoming exhibits at the very best NYC museums for kids. There are so many great things to see! 

The Museum of Natural History's new T. rex exhibit is coming in March
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The Museum of Natural History's new T. rex exhibit is coming in March

Prepare to dig deep like a true paleontologist!

Your kids can see their aura at this trippy exhibit in Meatpacking
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Your kids can see their aura at this trippy exhibit in Meatpacking

"Essential Invisible" is a must-see for curious kids. 

The new Long Island Science Center is back and better than ever
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The new Long Island Science Center is back and better than ever

The STEM-focused attraction is 2,000 square feet of interactive experiences. 

NYC's best underrated museums for families
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NYC's best underrated museums for families

Don't forget to add these venues to your to-do list. 

Best children's museums and exhibits for kids

Best museums for kids in NYC
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Best museums for kids in NYC

There's no shortage of family fun in NYC, especially when you and your crew visit the many incredible museums for kids in each borough

NYC’s best museum sleepovers for kids
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NYC’s best museum sleepovers for kids

These museum sleepovers—and even zoo sleepovers—are further proof that New York is truly a 24-hour city

Best exhibits at children's museums in NYC
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Best exhibits at children's museums in NYC

These amazing children's museums provide creative, thought-provoking exhibits for children

Permanent exhibits for kids at NYC museums
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Permanent exhibits for kids at NYC museums

NYC museums never cease to amaze us with their ever-changing offerings, but their permanent exhibits are longtime favorites for a reason!

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Best kids' exhibits at NYC museums

"Germ City"

"Germ City"

If your kids won't cover their mouths when sneezing or refuse tissues, maybe "Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis" will help them change their ways. MCNY's new exhibit will focus on the clash between NYC and disease and how it has shaped us in a variety of ways, from culturally to physically. Pieces include "Blood Mirror," Jordan Eagles' offering that's comprised of human blood, a 20th-century smallpox quarantine poster and New York City Health Department diphtheria pamphlet, among many other others. Don't forget to register for the Community Care Fair, a family event on Nov 18 from 11am–3pm, that will let visitors explore ways we care for one another by taking a look at paraphernalia, stories and more. All ages.  

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Inside You

Inside You

The American Museum of Natural History’s exhibit explores the microbes, viruses, fungi and other organisms that live inside our bodies. According to the exhibit, our gastrointestinal tract is home to about 100 trillion bacteria and they can be affected by where we live, what we eat and what we touch among other factors. Learn about all about microbial genes and the important work they do to keep us alive. All ages.

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"Personal Space"
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"Personal Space"

If you have trouble packing your suitcase before a trip, wait until you find out what astronauts have to bring when they head to outer space! During this year’s annual Space & Science Festival, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will host an exhibit, "Personal Space," dedicated to all of the personal items that astronauts bring along for the trip. Astronauts who will be featured in this exhibit include Mike Massimino, Dr. Ellen Baker and more. All ages. 

Rose Center for Earth and Space
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Rose Center for Earth and Space

Home to the Hayden Planetarium, daily Space Shows and an IMAX auditorium

"Archaeology Zone"
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"Archaeology Zone"

Learn how cultures develop and get in on a dig's worth of interactive elements

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