Timeout New York Kids

Make the most of your city

Things to do on Election Day 2011 with NYC kids

After you rock the vote, take the kids out for a day on the town. 

Kids get a break from school on Tuesday, November 8, for Election Day (oh, to be young again)! You may not think there's much going on in the city on a typical Tuesday, but that's where you'd be wrong—they don't call it the city that never sleeps for nothing. We've rounded up a list of exciting things to do with the kids on their day off.

Featured Tuesday Events

Head to the Children's Museum of Manhattan, where kids can after browsing and sampling the foods on the ballot with assistance from cooking expert Cricket Azima. 

Take your tot to the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum for its weekly program; toddlers and their caregivers can listen to stories, go on a scavenger hunt, play gallery games and tour the works of art on view.

Ongoing exhibits

Unlike many museums in the city, admission to the is always free. If you're on the hunt for a wallet-friendly afternoon, take the kids to view "," where large-scale paintings, ceramics and sculptures by the esteemed Canadian artist of Native ancestry are on display. 

Slide down a 40-foot-high slide or take a spin on the mirror carousel at the New Museum of Contemporary Art's exhibit.

Expose little engineers to the wonders of the NYC railroad and subway system at the New York Transit Museum's newest exhibit, "."

The American Museum of Natural History is always a terrific standby for a day on the town. Kids will be fascinated by the Anne and Bernard Spitzer Hall of Human Origins, where they can watch how man evolved from ape to Homo sapien, then learn about the anatomy of the .  

Astoria's Museum of the Moving Image welcomes kids to explore the . There are also plenty of opportunities for children to play classic arcade games like Ms. Pac-Man and Donkey Kong.

The winter holidays may be quite a few weeks away, but kids can still prepare for Santa's arrival by at the New York Botanical Garden's Everett Children's Adventure Garden. 

Meanwhile, in theater, is still going strong with the endearing tale about a little girl who learns to love her red hair and freckles. 

Share your thoughts
  1. * mandatory fields