Your kid will think the Brooklyn Children’s Museum is so much fun! Founded in 1899 as the country’s first museum specifically made for children, today the BCM todayis one of the most comprehensive, with a permanent collection of 30,000 objects, including musical instruments, masks, dolls and fossils. Kids love the interactive “World Brooklyn,” a pint-size cityscape lined by faux stores where children can pretend to be working grownups. The recently-renovated play spaces upstairs is a great place to let your kids get their sillies out.
Classic adult-oriented museums like the Museum of Natural History, MOMA and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum have kid-specific programs that can be fun for the whole family, but you’ll get more bang for your buck (in the form of “wow!” and “cool!” rather than “I’m bored”) at museums designed specifically for the little ones. These kids museums in NYC are entertaining and sneakily educational. With games and interactive exhibits, kids can run, play and learn at these top children's museums. They’re among the best indoor activities for kids and some of the best family attractions too.
For the older or more active kids seeking a bigger thrill, check out the best indoor amusement parks in the area. Not as educational, but great for burning energy. Whatever form of kid-tainment you choose, reward the family with a meal at one of these family-friendly restaurants at the end of the day.
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