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The best things to do with kids in NYC this week

From ice skating to story time, these are the best things to do with kids in NYC this week

Written by
Danielle Valente

We’re well into the new year and the winter chill has settled in. While there may not be any more holiday events to keep the kids entertained, there are still plenty of things to do with kids in NYC this week. Too chilly outside? Check out these indoor activities for kids. Need some fresh air? NYC has some great outdoor activities for kids to keep them active. The city’s best family attractions are a great idea any time, or you can stay home and check out the best online activities for kids. Get out there and enjoy, but be sure to check with each venue to confirm opening times.

Best things to do with kids in NYC

Got kids who love sharks? An immersive new exhibit takes visitors "underwater" to meet some of the ocean's diverse shark species, including the biggest predatory fish of all time—the megalodon. "Sharks" at AMNH introduces the "toothy, fearsome predators" that have captured the public's imagination through films like Jaws and Deep Blue Sea and dives deep into the incredible diversity of this ancient group of fishes through dozens of life-size models (some as long as 33 feet) in an ocean-like gallery with wave-like lighting that moves across the floor.

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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 these museums designed specifically for the little ones.

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Just because you live in the Big Apple doesn't mean you can't spend time in the great outdoors. There are amazing family-friendly hikes close to NYC—in fact, the Bronx River Greenway and Inwood Hill Park are right in the middle of the city! So: Check the weather, grab a heavy coat and make plans to visit mother nature with the fam.

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