Introduce kids to ideas about why and how cultures develop with an exhibit that features a dig's worth of interactive elements: Tots can piece vessels together, weigh and examine replicas of artifacts, decipher the meaning of symbols in a mosaic and don a costume reminiscent of Indiana Jones's garb. Note that this exhibit is not open on Saturdays due to the Sabbath.
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These legendary NYC museums never cease to amaze us with their ever-changing offerings, but their permanent exhibits are longtime favorites for a reason! Between the fossil halls at the Museum of Natural History and the cool dig site at the Jewish Museum, there are tons of things to do with dinosaur-loving kids, plus there's a film-centric exhibit for youngsters who want a behind-the-scences peek at the best kids' movies and space-themed minigolf for active tykes. Check out our favorite NYC picks below and hit up the ones that strike your kid's fancy.