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Here are the reopening plans for the best kids' museums in NYC

From the New York Hall of Science to MoMath.

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New York City continues to reopen, but it's not always clear what families can and cannot do.

Parents and kids can go to a playground and spend time running around  at one of the 50 best in NYC. People can eat outside and enjoy a meal at one of our favorite outdoor restaurants.

But as for a visit to one of the best kids' museums in NYC, that's more complicated. While some locations have announced opening plans, others will remain closed for the immediate future. 

Here is our guide to the reopening plans of kids' museums in NYC. Check back regularly, as this will be updated as we learn more. 

American Museum of Natural History

To be determined. The Museum of Natural History will continue its online programming with virtual tours and other events.

Brooklyn Children's Museum 

Will reopen as a part of Phase 4. Once plans are in place they will be announced on brooklynkids.org.

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Photograph: Courtesy Wendy Connett

 

Children's Museum of the Arts

To be determined. CMA will continue its online programming with CMA Live!

Children's Museum of Manhattan

To be determined. CMOM will continue its online programming with CMOM at Home.

Jewish Children's Museum

To be determined. JCM will continue its online programming with the Jewish Children's Museum's Virtual Workshops.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

To be determined. The Intrepid will continue its online programming with Virtual Astronomy Live and other free events.

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Liberty Science Center

To be determined. LSC will continue its online programming with LSC in the House.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Met will reopen on Aug 29 with reduced hours and capacity. The Met will continue to offer online programming, including Storytime with the Met.

Museum of Mathematics

To be determined. MoMATH will continue to offer online programs and virtual field trips.

The New York Hall of Science

The New York Hall of Science does not plan to reopen until mid 2021, according to its website. NYSCI will continue its online programming with New-York Hall of Science Home Resources.

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Photograph: Andrew Kelly/NY Hall of Science

 

New-York Historical Society

The DiMenna Children's History Museum at the New-York Historical Society will reopen along with the rest of the museum on Friday, September 11—specific plans will be announced later. Pending city approval, the NYHS will stage the exhibit "Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine" in the museum's outdoor courtyard on August 14.

Staten Island Children's Museum

To be determined. SICM will continue its online programming with At Home with SICM.

Sugar Hill Museum of Art & Storytelling

To be determined. The Sugar Hill Museum of Art & Storytelling will premiere the online exhibit "Children's Art Exhibition for Justice" on July 28.  

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