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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

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

Eight museums you probably haven't visited but should ASAP

Free museum days for kids in NYC
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Free museum days for kids in NYC

Snag free admission (or pay what you wish) on select days at these kid-friendly NYC institutions

The best exhibits for kids right now
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The best exhibits for kids right now

Go exploring with Dora & Diego, discover new cultures at the Brooklyn Children's Museum and more

The best NYC museum exhibits for kids
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The best NYC museum exhibits for kids

All the amazing NYC museum exhibits that every Big Apple kid should see before they hit five feet.

See "Mummies" exhibit at Museum of Natural History!
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See "Mummies" exhibit at Museum of Natural History!

If your kids are fascinated with history, the American Museum of Natural History's "Mummies" exhibition is a must-see. 

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

A History of Magic
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A History of Magic

Take a trip to Hogwarts—without leaving NYC! Potterheads can experience "Harry Potter: A History of Magic," a British Library exhibit that is coming to the New York Historical Society. Take a peek at what Hogwarts students study, see drafts from mastermind J.K. Rowling and of course, have a magical, whimsical time. All ages. 

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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Unseen Oceans
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Unseen Oceans

Travel deep beneath the Ocean's surface to discover what lurks in the dark, cold depths of the sea with this special exhibit. Visitors learn about the new, cutting edge technologies like robotics, satellite monitoring, miniaturization, and high-definition imaging that scientists use to explore the ocean's vast realm. They can also see some of the new discoveries, like a new island forming near Hawaii and the behaviors of deep sea animals. The exhibit features mesmerizing displays, like a floor-to-ceiling array of biofluorescent species (animals that absorb and re-emit light) and a virtual ride in a submersible.

Collecting the Women’s Marches
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Collecting the Women’s Marches

Young activists and feminists will love exploring this special exhibit at the New-York Historical Society. Check out the signs, sashes, props, hats and more artifacts collected from the hundreds of sister marches that took place across America on January 21, 2017. Girl power at it's finest. All ages. 

Bon Appétit
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Bon Appétit

Even picky eaters will enjoy the New York Hall of Science's food-related special interactive exhibit. Learn how the digestion system works, how our bodies processes energy from food, and the orgin of the yummy items found in grocery stores. All ages.  

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