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The Best Things To Do for Kids in New York City

Top 105 Kids Activities in New York That You Must Do Before Your Kids Grow Up


New York City has so much to offer for kids! There are tons of awesome activities to keep your whole family busy every single weekend. We have compiled a list of some of the most popular kids activities for you to enjoy all year long. From zoos to pools, amusement parks to festivals, fairs to performing arts, New York has it all. Check out all these amazing things to do and experience them as a family before your kids grow up!

  1. American Museum of Natural History [ Open ]
  2. New York Hall of Science [ Open ]
  3. Field Station: Dinosaurs [ Open ]
  4. Ellis Island And The Statue Of Liberty [ Open ]
  5. Wollman Rink [ Open ]
  6. Rockefeller Center Ice Skating Rink [ Open ]
  7. Central Park: Victorian Gardens Amusement Park [ Open ]
  8. Ghostbusters Fire Department (Ladder Company ) [ Open ]
  9. Central Park: Heckscher Playground [ Open ]
  10. Mini Golf at Pier 25 [ Open ]
  11. The Red Caboose [ Open ]
  12. Zipline and Challenge Course – Adventure Center [ Open ]
  13. Ripley’s Believe It or Not – Times Square [ Open ]
  14. Discovery Times Square [ Open ]
  15. Macy’s Annual Thanksgiving Parade [ Open ]
  16. Central Park: Kayaking [ Open ]
  17. New York Aquarium [ Open ]
  18. Brooklyn Botanic Garden [ Open ]
  19. New York Botanical Gardens The Bronx [ Open ]
  20. Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater [ Open ]
  21. Shark Speedboat Thrill Ride [ Open ]
  22. Central Park: Go on a Boat Ride Adventure! [ Open ]
  23. Dylan’s Candy Bar [ Open ]
  24. Economy Candy [ Open ]
  25. Museum of Mathematics [ Open ]
  26. Canarsie Pier [ Open ]
  27. Central Park: Horse Carriage Ride [ Open ]
  28. Greenbelt Conservatory [ Open ]
  29. Little Red Lighthouse [ Open ]
  30. East River Park [ Open ]
  31. New York Transit Museum [ Open ]
  32. Brooklyn Children’s Museum [ Open ]
  33. Liberty Science Center [ Open ]
  34. The Queens County Farm Museum [ Open ]
  35. South Street Seaport Museum [ Open ]
  36. Walk, Run or Bike Across the Brooklyn Bridge [ Open ]
  37. George Washington Bridge Biking [ Open ]
  38. Liberty Helicopters [ Open ]
  39. Luna Park NYC [ Open]
  40. Macy’s Herald Square Flower Show [ Open ]
  41. Annual Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival [ Open ]
  42. Mermaid Parade [ Open ]
  43. Radio City Christmas Spectacular  [ Open ]
  44. Operation Slumber at the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum [ Open ]
  45. Intrepid Museum: Space Shuttle, Concorde and more [ Open ]
  46. New York City Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ at Lincoln Center [ Open ]
  47. Central Park: Tisch Childrens Zoo [ Open ]
  48. Central Park Zoo [ Open ]
  49. Visit The Cloisters at The Met- Devoted to Medieval Times  [ Open ]
  50. Chelsea Piers Sky Rink [ Open ]
  51. Pilgrim Hill Central Park Sledding [ Open ]
  52. Roosevelt Island Tram Station [ Open ]
  53. Ride a Historic Carousel Horse at Brooklyn Bridge Park [ Open ]
  54. Children’s Museum of Manhattan [ Open ]
  55. Children’s Museum of the Arts [ Open ]
  56. Metropolitan Museum of Art [ Open]
  57. Rose Center for Earth & Space [ Open ]
  58. Empire State Building [ Open ]
  59. MoMA Museum Family Fun [ Open ]
  60. Snug Harbor Botanical Garden [ Open ]
  61. Queens Zoo [ Open ]
  62. Prospect Park Zoo [ Open ]
  63. Madame Tussauds New York [ Open ]
  64. Ellis Island Immigration Museum [ Open ]
  65. Pier 51 Play Area In Hudson River Park [ Open ]
  66. Fraunces Tavern Museum [ Open ]
  67. Central Park: Kite Flying [ Open ]
  68. Free Shakespeare in the Park! [ Open ]
  69. Free Mini-Golf on Governors Island [ Open ]
  70. The Skyscraper Museum [ Open ]
  71. Lights! Camera! Action! The Art of Making Movies  [ Open ]
  72. Museum Of The American Indian [ Open ]
  73. Tenement Museum [ Open ]
  74. The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers [ Open ]
  75. Staten Island Ferry [ Open ]
  76. Mahayana Temple [ Open ]
  77. The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory [ Open ]
  78. Central Park: Model Boats at Conservatory Water and Climbing Sculptures [ Open ]
  79. Central Park: Billy Johnson Playground [ Open ]
  80. Central Park: Belvedere Castle [ Open ]
  81. Forbidden Planet [ Open ]
  82. Brooklyn Museum [ Open ]
  83. The High Line – NYC [ Open ]
  84. Gantry Plaza Playground [ Open ]
  85. Nelson A. Rockefeller, Jr. Playground – Battery Park [ Open ]
  86. Pier 6 Playground [ Open ]
  87. Hurricane Harbor Water Park [ Open ]
  88. Camelback Mountain Waterpark [ Open ]
  89. Trapeze School [ Open ]
  90. Queens Museum [ Open ]
  91. Brooklyn Bridge Park Pop-Up Pool [ Open ]
  92. Demarest Farms [ Open ]
  93. Central Park: Picnic at Sheep Meadow [ Open ]
  94. The Toy Museum of NY [ Open ]
  95. The Cliffs at LIC [ Open ]
  96. The Lego Store [ Open ]
  97. Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting [ Open ]
  98. Macy’s Annual 4th of July Fireworks! [ Open ]
  99. Manhattan Kayak – Kayak Tours [ Open ]
  100. Rollerjam USA [ Open ]
  101. Toys R Us Times Square [ Open ]
  102. Go Fishing on Governors Island [ Open ]
  103. Central Park: Fishing at Harlem Meer [ Open ]
  104. Steep Rock Bouldering, LLC [ Open ]
  105. Village Halloween Parade [ Open ]

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If you need to find some of the most trending kids activities in New York, visit our Calendar for Kids Activities to learn more about the freshest and most relevant things to do for all ages.

New York loves kids. Enjoy the Big Apple!