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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.

Written by
Oliver Strand

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. Families 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. Be sure to check back regularly for updates. 

American Museum of Natural History

Members will be able to visit beginning Sept 2 and the general public will be able to visit beginning Sept 9. Learn more about its opening and new safety features.

Brooklyn Children's Museum 

BCM will reopen on Oct 10. Advanced registration is recommended, as only a limited number of tickets will be sold at the front desk. Learn more on

brooklyn children's museum
Photograph: Courtesy Wendy Connett

Children's Museum of the Arts

CMANY won't reopen its doors in 2021. Learn more about its virtual programming online

Children's Museum of Manhattan

CMOM is reopening for members on Oct 1 and to the general public on Oct 16. Timed tickets are required. Learn more online.

Jewish Children's Museum

JCM will reopen on Aug 24 with limited capacity. Advanced registration is required. 

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

The Intrepid will reopen Sept 25 at limited capacity. Advanced registration will be required. 

the intrepid
Photograph: Courtesy Shutterstock

Liberty Science Center

LSC will be reopening Labor Day Weekend. The museum will continue its online programming with LSC in the House.

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 and outdoor programming. Check out the New-York Hall of Science Home Resources for more. 

Photograph: Andrew Kelly/NY Hall of Science

New-York Historical Society

DiMenna Children's History Museum at the New-York Historical Society will remain temporarily closed. However, the New-York Historical Society will reopen on Sept 11. 

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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