- By Kevin
- On Apr 27, 2017
- North America
- Travel Tips
New York City has become one of the top family tourist destinations over the years, and with good reason. There are plenty of educational and fun family attractions in NYC, including famous NY museums that are entertaining and interactive for the entire family. And here're top New York city attractions for kids.
Ground Zero Museum Workshop: Known as the "Kid-Friendly 9/11 Museum". A hands on interactive museum that is perfect for the whole family including kids as young as age 4. Kids can enjoy the BOSE self-guided audio wands and often end up transfixed by the experience and being able to actually pick up and hold real artifacts.. as we said, certainly a kid-fiendly museum versus the more formal or traditional museum settings that are often tough for kids to enjoy.
Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum: This popular museum in NYC sits a top the famous Intrepid Air Craft Carrier on Pier 86 in Manhattan. Kids can tour the interior of a real NAVY submarine, play their interactive museum exhibits, and are even given the opportunity to check out the world's fastest plane - The Concorde.
NYC Zoos: There are two zoos in New York City, the Bronx Zoo and the Central Park Zoo. The Bronx Zoo is the largest urban zoo in the world, and more than 4,000 animals call this NYC attraction home. Kids love spending the day here, but so do their parents! The Central Park Zoo is another top choice, although smaller, and is the perfect addition to a day in Central Park.
Metropolitan Museum of Art: Located on Manhattan's Museum Mile, just steps from Central Park and Fifth Avenue shopping, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a massive fine arts museum stretching a quarter-mile and occupying more than 2,000,000 square feet. Housed within the museum are classic works of art, including Hokusai's The Great Wave off Kanagawa, Duccio's Madonna and Child, Jackson Pollock's Autumn Rhythm (Number 30), and Picasso's portrait of Gertrude Stein.
Madison Square Garden:Madison Square Garden is a massive, multi-purpose indoor arena located atop Manhattan's Pennsylvania Station. Having opened on February 11, 1968, the arena, often referred to simply as "MSG" or "The Garden," is the premier music venue in NYC, the oldest arena in the NHL, and the second-oldest arena in the NBA. It is also home to the Theater at Madison Square Garden, a 5,600-seat concert venue.
Central Park: The biggest and most beautiful park in New York City is Central Park NY. Spanning 843 acres, and offering tons of things to do in NYC for tourists - including the famous Central Park Carousel and the Wollman Ice Skating Rink - Central Park is the perfect way to take a break from the hustle and bustle of New York City.