Children love New York City. NYC is a city with many museums, theaters and various other institutions that are geared towards families and children. From the American Museum of Natural History to the children’s Museum, they are many museums available for the family to choose from. There are also various festivals and events geared towards kids and families such as the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Many of New York City’s parks and green spaces also offer plenty for children to do. Choose from a stroll down Central Park to the various playgrounds available in Battery Park. There are plenty of kid-pleasing attractions in New York city along with fun events and festivals. The following are NYC’s best offerings for kids and families.
| American Museum of Natural History |
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the largest museums in the United States and the country's largest natural history museum. Located just across from Central Park in Manhattan, the museum is one of the largest and most celebrated museums in the world. The museum can easily take an entire day to see, and features exhibits on animals, marine life, dinosaurs, fossils, meteorites, minerals, gemstones, native peoples, birds, and rain forests. It is one of the city's largest and most visited museums.
| Central Park |
Central Park was designed by Calvert Vaux and Frederik Law Olmsted. The pair won a design competition to improve the park. The park was open to the public in 1857. It is the first urban-landscaped park in America. Central Park is bordered on the north by West 110th Street, on the south by West 59th Street, on the west by Eighth Avenue, and on the east by Fifth Avenue.
| Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade |
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is an annual Thanksgiving parade that is held by Macy’s department store. It is one of America's most popular Thanksgiving Day traditions and biggest parade in America. This spectacular parade features more than 10,000 participants, some of which include performance groups, the nation's best marching bands, wonderful floats, and the famous giant helium balloons.
| Metropolitan Museum of Art (The MET) |
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, often referred to simply as "the MET", is one of the world's largest and most important art museums. Established in 1870, the NYC Metropolitan Museum of Art offers one of the most comprehensive collections of art from earliest antiquity to current era. The MET Museum has 2 million works spanning 5,000 years in its vast collections. The collections at the MET Museum are often compared to grand collections found in European museums, particularly those in London and Paris.
| Rockefeller Center |
Rockefeller Center is a complex of commercial buildings between 48th and 51st Streets (between 5th and 7th Avenues) in the center of Midtown Manhattan. It's best known for its famous Christmas tree, outdoor cafe and ice skating rink, shopping, NBC Stuidos tour, and Top of the Rock Observation Deck for views of NY. There is also a giant statue of Atlas holding the globe along with Radio City Music Hall, the largest indoor theater in the United States.
| South Street Seaport |
The South Street Seaport is located on the East side of Southern Manhattan. The Seaport consists of 12 city blocks that feature cobblestone streets lined with shops, tall ships and the famous Pier 17 shopping area. Over 100 shops and restaurants can be fo...
|Staten Island Ferry|
| Statue of Liberty |
The Statue of Liberty, short for The Statue of Liberty of Enlightenment of the World was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island was the historic gateway for millions of immigrants coming to America from 1892 and 1955. Today, thousands of people visit the Statue of Liberty, daily. The statue is situated in Upper New York Bay on Liberty Island and Ellis Island.
| Times Square |
Times Square is located in the heart of New York City's Theater district. Located on the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Ave, it is sometimes known as the 'Crossroads of the World'. Times Square is filled with multiple billboard signs, various theaters from Broadway along with bright, animated neon and LED signs that operate round the clock. There's so much to Times Square: shopping, restaurants, TV studios, the New Years Eve Celebrations, and the many many people.