New York for Kids

There are a number of sights and attractions in New York City that were specifically designed for kids. When traveling with your little ones, make sure not to miss visiting the following places:


Most museums in the Big Apple have the enjoyment and learning of kids in mind. The American Museum of Natural History in 79th Street for instance showcases dinosaur displays that are sure going to amaze not just the kids but the adults as well. The New York City Fire Museum (278 Spring Street) and the American Museum of Moving Image (3601 35th Ave, Astoria) will wow you with the real firehouse and the vintage video games, respectively. Additionally, the American Museum of Moving Images will thrill kids with exhibits and information of how films are actually made!

For school-age kids, the living-history program of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum (97 Orchard Street) every weekend will be intriguing, fun place to be, while the New York Transit Museum (130 Livington Street) will fascinate the youngsters with their vintage subway cars.


It’s not just the adults who’ll love shopping in New York. Even the kids will be ecstatic with the many offerings in the city! Take your bookworms to the Books of Wonder and let them be enthralled with some of the world’s finest children’s literature; NIKETOWN will put those little ones with fetish for sneakers jumping with glee. For those with sweet tooth, Dylan’s Candy Bar would be a paradise – especially for those seeking for a real Willy Wonka experience.

Special Occasions

Kids will love many of the special events in New York. Their eyes will surely grow wide when they catch some of the colorful parades in the city, particularly Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The circuses, like the Barnum & Bailey and the Big Apple and Ringling Bros. will thrill both kids and kids at heart!

Kids will definitely be busy with their visit in the Big Apple. They won’t only be tagging along with you checking out some sights and attractions in the city, they will also be able to experience New York in their own way.