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What’s closed: Coronavirus cancellations and closures in NYC

An up-to-date look at what's happening across NYC's family attractions amid the coronavirus outbreak

Written by
Danielle Valente

At Time Out, our mission is to help families take advantage of the best things to do in their city. In light of the coronavirus outbreak, we're here to keep readers informed about the safety precautions in place throughout New York. 

Below we've rounded up our go-to family attractions, kids' museums and other destinations that are taking action against the spread of COVID-19. Read on for cancellations and updates. Please note that the best way to stay up to date is to reach out to venues directly. Although many destinations are implementing extra cleaning measures, visitors are encouraged to stay home if they feel sick.

See our post about the NYC DOE's actions against the coronavirus and visit Time Out New York for updates on event cancellations  

Here's what we know as of March 23: 

American Dream Mall: 

The mall and entertainment center will be closed at least until the end of March.

The American Museum of Natural History: 

The museum is currently closed. 


BAMkids has canceled live performances in the 2020 spring season. 

Brooklyn Children's Museum:

The museum will temporarily close beginning Mar 14. 

Brooklyn Public Library:

All branches are closed through at least March 31.

Carnegie Hall:

All events through May 10 have been cancelled. 

Coney Island opening day:

Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park and Luna Park, which were scheduled to kick off the 2020 season on Apr 4, have postponed their opening dates. 

Chelsea Piers:

Chelsea Piers is closed until Mar 31. 

Children's Museum of the Arts:

The museum is temporarily closing beginning Mar 15. 

The Children's Museum of Manhattan:

The museum will be closed beginning Mar 14. 

DiMenna Children's History Museum at the New-York Historical Society:

The museum will close beginning Mar 13 at 6pm.

FIAF TILT Kids Day: 

All events for the festival have been postponed indefinitely. 

Flushing Town Hall:

All public programs in March and April have been suspended 

The GIANT Room:

The GIANT Room will be closed to the public starting Mar 13, according to an email.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum:

The museum is closed temporarily until further notice.  

Lincoln Center:

Performances and screenings have been suspended until May 17. 

Madison Square Garden: 

MSG is currently closed

The Met:

The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer and The Met Cloisters will be temporarily closed as of Mar 13. Plans about reopening will be announced next week. 


The museum is closed through Mar 30. 

Museum of Ice Cream:

The museum is closed until further notice.

New Victory Theater: 

The season has been canceled until June 14. 


All Major League Soccer Games are delayed through at least April 15

New York Botanical Garden:

The facility is closed, and all programs are suspended through March 31.

New York International Children's Film Festival: 

The final weekend of the festival, Mar 14 and 15, has been canceled. 

The New York Hall of Science: 

The museum is closed until April 19. 

New York Mets:

Opening day is delayed until April 9 or later.

New York Public Library:

All New York Public Library locations will be closed beginning Saturday, March 14 through (at least) Tuesday, March 31. Friday, March 13 is be the last day the public can pick up holds or borrow books until library locations reopen their doors.

New York Transit Museum:

The New York Transit Museum is closed until further notice. 

New York Yankees:

Opening day is delayed until April 9 or later.

Paley Center:

Paley Center will remain closed until Mar 31. 

Queens Public Library

All branches are closed until further notice.

South Street Seaport Museum: 

The museum will temporarily close beginning Mar 13. 

Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling: 

The museum is temporarily closed.

Staten Island Children's Museum: 

The museum is temporarily closed, and hopes to reopen April 7.

Symphony Space:

All programs have been suspended through April 1. 

Wave Hill:

Family art projects, held Saturday and Sunday mornings, will be suspended from Mar 14–29.

The Wildlife Conservation Society: 

Effective Monday, Mar 16, the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo and New York Aquarium will be closed. 

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