Best Things to Do For Kids in NY

Best Things to Do For Kids in NY
K C August 05, 2017

New York is sure to keep kids happy and engaged with all is has to offer. Just make sure you know where to take them.

Many parents dream of a perfect family vacation at a far-flung destination, but behold, NYC is a gold mine of activities for kids and parents alike. The City is swarming with fun activities for kids featuring some of the best toyshops, adventure parks, theatres, activity centers, landmark and massive skyscrapers in the world. Your kids will be thrilled by all the fun things to do with or without you. 

Let’s get started with some of the best things to do for kids in New York:

Get Geeky at the Sony Wonder Technology Lab

This is one of the favorite free play spots for kids in New York with numerous interactive exhibits including the interactive floor and tons of fun video games, animated movies and music.  Kids can be virtual surgeons, robot programmers and learn from all the exhibits, and workshops held there on a regular basis. There are 23 attractions in total including a 73-seat high-definition theater, Music Mixer, and Play Station equipped with high definition displays and brand-new games. Here young techies can revel at the hands-on activity station for a unique and fun-filled experience.




Learn and Have Fun at the Children's Museum of Manhattan

This is an amazing destination for kids and emphasizes on early childhood education, health, creativity and world culture through interactive exhibitions, workshops and performances. There are also museum-sponsored festivals for children. For toddlers, there are exhibits like Playworks and Adventures with Dora and Diego. During warm weather, kids can enjoy sailing a boat and have plenty of fun in water, and sand.  More than 80 workshops, classes and free performances are held here every week. The learning experience helps children thrive at home, school and in the community. It is committed to serving a diverse audience with more than 35,000 visitors each year!




Enjoy the Marvels of the World at the New York Hall of Science

This is New York City’s only hands-on science center that caters to kids, families and groups. Kids can have so much fun here without realizing how much they are learning about subjects such as science, space, physics, astronomy and mathematics. It features over 450 exhibits, demonstrations, films and workshops. Some favorites include the Build-It Hall, Hall of Mirrors and the popular Sports Challenge with activities like arm wrestling and wheelchair racing. There is an outdoor miniature golf course for young visitors as well. The museum also has a revolving lineup of light displays, 3-D printing and outer space robots and a design lab as well. Don’t forget to visit “Connected World” with an inspiring digitally- animated environment.




Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at Dylan's Candy Bar

Dylan’s Candy bar houses over 7000 confections, making it one of the largest candy selections of the world. This two-story shop is loaded with unique sweets in beautiful colors. It has enough sweets to satisfy your wildest cravings where you can fill up your bag with an assortment of chocolates and candies. You can enjoy an ice cream or dip strawberries and marshmallows in their gigantic chocolate fountain. You have to pay by the weight as you choose from their endless array of treats. While the kids enjoy getting high on a sugar rush, parents can relax with a pink cotton candy martini. It is definitely going to be a trip down memory lane for all the parents bringing their kids here.




Inspire Curiosity and Creativity at Brooklyn Children's Museum

It is the first museum created solely for children. Since its inauguration in 1899, it has inspired over 300 children’s museum all over the world with fun and exciting educational exhibits teaching children about culture, history, science and nature. It engages children from pre-school to high school with a collection of over 30,000 historical artifacts and award-winning innovative collections. For children under 5, there is a special area geared towards inspiring a lifelong love for learning. Some special features of the museum include the pond aquarium, world of kid-sized shops and a range of minerals, fossils, musical instruments and dolls. A visit to this terrific museum is going to make your trip worthwhile. 





New York is sure to keep kids happy and engaged with all is has to offer. Just make sure you know where to take them.

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