The Big Apple isn’t just a fun city for grown-ups because there are many great NYC attractions for kids, too! With great parks, museums, and things to see across the five boroughs, New York City is also a concrete jungle gym for your little ones. The best part is, parents also get to relish in the enjoyment of what this great big city has to offer. Here’s just a few of some NYC attractions for kids that will keep them entertained and satisfied for your entire trip.
NYC Attractions For Kids
American Museum of Natural History
One word– Dinosaurs. The American Museum of Natural History offers visitors of all ages wonderful exhibits where you can explore science and the natural world up close, especially dinosaurs. Your kids will absolutely love learning about these giant lizards of the past and be able to view a variety of fossils.
For your little ones, the Children’s Zoo is a full day of fun with lots of hands on and close-up experiences. The Bug Carousel and the Asia Monorail are favorites offering some needed rest from the enormous zoo while viewing wildlife. Plan ahead to make sure to see your kids’ favorite animals. With 265 acres of wildlife habitats and attractions, the Bronx Zoo is the flagship of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s collection of urban wildlife parks and easy to get to by express bus from Manhattan.
Top of the Rock
Even your kids will appreciate the scenery you get from the Top of the Rock. They can view miles and miles of New York City, especially the great Central Park. Have fun with them pointing out famous landmarks such as: the Chrysler Building, Times Square, the Hudson and East Rivers and the Brooklyn Bridge, and even The Statue of Liberty.
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
The Brooklyn Children’s Museum was the first museum specifically tailored for kids and was established in 1899. Children can learn more about neighborhoods with the permanent exhibit, World Brooklyn. The Neighborhood Nature exhibit can get kids thinking about the ecosystems they can find in the city. With award winning, hands-on exhibits and innovative collections, the Museum has attracted many field trips engaging with children from pre-school to high-school.