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Offering exceptional variety, the Chelsea Piers entertainment complex includes film and television production facilities, a health club, a day spa, the city's largest training center for gymnastics, two basketball courts, playing fields for indoor lacrosse and soccer, batting cages, a rock climbing wall and dance studios. In addition, there is an AMF Bowling center, a golf club with multi-story driving range, and two full sized ice rinks for skating that all New York city children love.
Central Park Zoo
64th Street and Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10021
The Central Park Zoo has been home to a variety of animals, big and small, since the 1860s. Today, your New York City family vacation can include watching penguins, polar bears, and parrots frolic right in the middle of the city. Tisch Children’s Zoo offers educational programs for the younger ones, from touch time to overnight pajama parties, where zookeepers teach kids the care and nocturnal behavior of the animals.
2300 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, New York 10460
Kids can skip from the Congo Gorilla Forest to the Himalayan Highlands to the African Plains to see over 4,000 wild animals all in the same place at Bronx Zoo. Special attractions include camel rides (seasonal), the Skyfari, daily feedings, and the new Tiger Mountain exhibit, featuring Siberian tigers.
Manhattan Children’s Theatre
52 White Street
New York, NY 10013
Add some culture to your New York family vacation with the Manhattan Children’s Theatre’s lineup of classic productions, which include classics such as Rumpelstiltskin and Elves and the Shoemaker performed in a room with stadium seating. The theatre also teaches kids to have acting chops with also acting and theater classes for ages 3–12.
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Kids who loved the movie Night at the Museum or simply love looking at giant reconstructions of dinosaur bones, will appreciate every aspect of the American Museum of Natural History. Home to the world’s largest vertebrate-fossil collection (over 600 specimens), the museum displays life-size replicas of a Tyrannosaurus rex and an Apatosaurus in its famed dinosaur halls. Or if life beyond earth is more interesting to them, the Hayden Planetarium is a guide to the stars that can’t be missed.
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
145 Brooklyn Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213
Offering ten different galleries of interactive space, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum educates kids on reptiles, world music, and provides various interactive learning games. Kids under 5 have their own section, which includes building blocks, a sandbox, and a book nook.
Children’s Museum of Manhattan
The Tisch Building
2112 West 83rd Street
New York, NY 10024
The mission of the Children's Museum of Manhattan is to inspire children and families to learn about themselves and our culturally diverse world through a unique environment of interactive exhibitions and programs. The museum’s four priority areas are early childhood education, creativity in the arts and sciences, healthy lifestyles programs, and the exploration of world cultures. A variety of exhibitions, classes, workshops, performances and Museum-sponsored festivals ensure these priorities are met in a fun and interactive learning atmosphere.
Madame Tussaud’s New York
234 West 42nd Street at Times Square
New York, NY 10036
Just about any of your child’s favorite celebrity is sure to have a wax replica housed at the incredible Madame Tussaud’s. The famed museum has its roots in London, where the original Madame Tussaud’s has been active for over 200 years. Since 2000, it’s been bringing the magic of wax celebrities to New York City. Take your photograph next to your favorite star and brag to all your friends back home.