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5 Best Kids Attractions in NYC

October 5, 2011 by

5 Best Hot Attractions for Kids in NYC

Children Museum of Manhattan (The Tisch Building at 212 West 83rd Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenues)

For more than thirty years, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) has been an exciting destination for play, fun and learning-by-doing. Through theme-based exhibits, hands-on activities, interactive programs and larger-than-life environments, CMOM helps young visitors discover new ideas and stretch their imaginations.

Hours: Tuesday – Sunday  from 10am to 5pm, Saturday  from 10am to 7pm

bronx zoo

Bronx Zoo (Exit 6 off the Bronx River Pkwy., the Bronx)

The Bronx Zoo is the largest metropolitan zoo in the United States, comprising 265 acres of park lands and naturalistic habitats. As the flagship wildlife center of the Wildlife Conservation Society(WCS), the Bronx Zoo is truly an impressive place to visit. Visitors will be pleased to see that the Bronx Zoo is clean and well maintained and that the animals are well cared for. The WCS strives to educate, and visitors to the Bronx Zoo will find the exhibits informative and engaging.

Hours :

  • Summer Hours: (April 3 – November 1) from 10 am to 5 pm, 5:30 pm on weekends and holidays
  • Winter Hours: (November 2 – April 2) from 10 am to 4:30 pm

American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History (79th Street and Central Park West)

A trip to the American Museum of Natural History is a fun and educational experience for New York adults and kids alike. The museum offers a wealth of amazing exhibits, from dinosaurs to ocean life to outer space.

Hours : Daily from 10am to 6pm

Since its grand opening in November 2001, Toys“R”Us® Times Square has occupied a special position in the heart of New York City as one of the Big Apple’s top tourist attractions, welcoming hundreds of thousands of kids each year.  The company’s international flagship store – aptly known as The World’s Greatest Toy Store® – boasts an astounding 110,000 square feet filled with everything from toys to trains to videogames and offers unique product displays, convenient guest services and exciting features and attractions.

Kids and kids at heart come from all over the world to marvel at the many attractions at The Center of the Toy Universe®, take a ride on the 60-foot Ferris wheel, hear the roar of the life-sized T-Rex dinosaur or make themselves at home in the 4,000 square-foot Barbie® dollhouse.  And, with dedicated areas for interactive play, boutiques displaying the hottest toys and electronics for kids of all ages and spectacular views of the crossroads of the world, Toys“R”Us Times Square is a “must see” destination.

Hours :Mon-Thu from 7am to midnight; Fri-Sun from 6am to midnight

FAO Schwatrz (767 5th Avenue @ 58th St)
For nearly 150 years, FAO Schwarz has enchanted children and adults alike with its unequaled collection of toys and other fine children’s products. The world-famous FAO Schwarz Fifth Avenue store is one of the most renowned stores in the world. It is a favorite destination for New Yorkers, as well as international and domestic tourists who line up daily to see the store’s assortment of toys, gifts and collectibles unmatched anywhere in the world. The store features a breathtaking Grand Hall adorned with more than 20,000 computer-controlled colored lights, a giant dance-on piano keyboard and “FAO Schweetz,” a classic New York candy shop that offers hundreds of scrumptious confections.
Hours : : Mon-Thu from 10am to 7pm; Fri & Sat from 10am to 8pm; Sun from 10am to 7pm

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  1. Greta says:

    I love the Bronx Zoo! One of the best places to visit for sure! I bet there are even more fun, free things to do onCity Maps that would entertain your family for weekends to come!

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