5 museums children will love in New York
1) Children's Museum of the Arts
Colorful and playful, this interactive museum for kids caters to kids ages 1 to 15 with classes that allow them to create their very own art – guided by in-house artists. Children have the space to get super creative with drawing, sculpture, sound art, and stop-motion animation. Exhibitions are designed to spark their imaginations.
2) Brooklyn Children's Museum
Housed under a bright yellow steel roof is a museum devoted to inspiring children. There are rooms which encourage play, while exhibits educate kids about culture and the natural world. The sensory room encourages exploration and was developed by a team of experts who welcome all, including those with autism. Artists interact with children.
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3) New York Transit Museum
Kids have a blast exploring vintage trains and buses in this museum that has taken over a defunct subway station. The specimens on site span from the late 1800s to the 1960s. Kids allowed behind the wheel! Entrance is a little tricky: look for a fake subway entrance just off Boerum Place.
4) Children's Museum of Manhattan
Immersive exhibits are the charm of this 5-story museum. Here kids up to age 6 can learn about culture, history and science in the most fun way. There are classes and workshops geared to delight children like Gross Biology – which will have kids screaming ewwwwww, and The Music in Me! taught by TV star Laurie Berkner.
5) American Museum of Natural History
A stellar museum for kids and their parents and one of NYC’s most kidfriendly museums. From the Rose Center for Earth and Space and dinosaurs to Lucy, the most complete early hominid skeleton and the iconic blue whale in the Irma and Paul Milstein Family Hall of Ocean Life, as well as artifacts of Asian and European civilizations. It’s all there!
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