New York is a haven for kids of all ages. With great parks, museums, restaurants and toy stores across the five boroughs, New York is like a giant playground.
Walk among giants!
A new addition to the American Museum of Natural History for 2016 was the 3.65 m-long Titanosaur skeleton, while the museum’s Discovery Room is filled with hands-on fun across biology, physics, astronomy, mineralogy and more!
New York has no fewer than five zoos! The most well known are Central Park Zoo – which is where Marty, Alex and Melman lived in the movie Madagascar – and Bronx Zoo (which is by far the largest). You should also seek out Tisch Children’s Zoo, the Staten Island Zoo, Queens Wildlife Center and Prospect Park Wildlife Center.
Take a ride!
Jump on the subway and come out at the vast Grand Central Station. Take a free ride on the Staten Island Ferry, where you can see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, then visit the Staten
Island Children’s Museum.
While the iconic FAO Schwarz has closed its doors, there are still hundreds of great stores to explore, including the Disney Store, edible gifts at E.A.T., urban vinyl at myplasticheart NYC, Brooklyn designer store Mini Jake, and the vast LEGO store.