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If you’re looking to stray from the beaten path for lesser-known-but-still-cool attractions in NYC, then we’ve got you covered. We’ve rounded up some of the exhibits and spots that are more than worthy of a visit with the family. You’ll find calmer green spaces, cultural centers and day trips perfect for a quick escape from the busy parts of town. Once you’ve given these awesome spots a visit, browse through our list of the best free activities for kids in New York, family attractions in NYC and our giant guide of 101 things to do with kids in NYC.