Tips For Visiting New York City With Kids

November 26, 2016

New York is an exciting city to visit with children. It is crowded, loud, vibrant, and filled with a lot of landmarks and attractions that your children will enjoy from parks to museums to zoos and more — the city has all the things that children would fancy. Plan your visit in advance and give your children great experiences of NYC tours!

Here are some of the places and attractions in New York considered a must-visit for kids:

American Museum Of Natural History

This famous and sprawling Upper West Side Museum packs in everything that delights kids to no end. From the big blue whale to the gigantic dinosaurs, children here are sure to feel enthralled. Story hour and science and nature programs for kids are sure to fascinate. The Discovery Room offers families, and especially children ages 5-12, an interactive gateway to the wonders of the Museum and a hands-on, behind-the scenes look at its science. Every major field of Museum Science and Research, from anthropology to zoology, is represented. Children, accompanied by adults, can explore an array of artifacts and specimens, puzzles, and scientific challenges.

Central Park

From a visit to the zoo to water exhibits to boat rides, this 800-acre park is the place for kids during their New York trip. Other attractions in the park include the woods and the carousel. And if you happen to be here in the summer, you and your children can enjoy sessions of storytelling at the Hans Christian Andersen statue.

Bronx Zoo

While the Central Park zoo is more suited to toddlers, the Bronx Zoo is ideal for children of all ages. It is home to over 4,000 animals and you can just guess the amount of fun your child can have here. The zoo is big enough to gobble up a whole day, so you are recommended to come with your stroller or rent one there.

Children’s Museum Of The Arts

This place is just perfect to stir the imagination of your child. After all, it offers a number of hands-on creative activities such as collage-making, painting, music, and stories. Children will find everything here to understand art. Apart from exploration of art materials, children can indulge in interactive art activities at the Wee Studio and unleash their creative side.

New York Transit Museum

Most kids love trains, right? So, do your children a favor and take them to the New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn Heights during your Brooklyn Bridge Park trip. Once there, your child can see and experience many historic subway cars together with fuelling and driving a bus.

Children’s Museum Of Manhattan

The museum engages and entertains your children with its interactive and engaging exhibits. These exhibits change quite often to keep the fun level intact. The book-themed exhibits keep visitors hooked for hours. There will be a water-play area during the summer, so bring extra clothes in case you get too wet!

New York Hall Of Science

This place is a must if you want your child to learn more about science. It offers close to 400 exhibits the majority of which are hands-on. The best thing? The Hall of Science is suitable for children of all ages and helps stir their scientific imagination. Fun exhibits on sound, balance, and similar themes are a major attraction here.

New York Aquarium

How about being at a place that is home to over 10,000 species of marine life? The Aquarium in Coney Island has a variety of sea creatures to keep your children enchanted. From penguins to seals to walruses,  the Aquarium has it all!

Overall, plan your hop-on hop-off New York tour perfectly and give your child some really wonderful memories to take back home.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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