Kids Activities in New York City

Zip-Lining Challenge, Kayak and Wine Adventure, or Whitewater Rafting from Outdoor Connections (Up to 40% Off)

Outdoor Connections

James Farley Main Post Office

$410 $249

Tackle a 1,000-foot zip line, pair kayaking with Hudson Valley wines, or paddle through class II and III rapids in the Poconos

$49 for $90 Worth of Music Lessons — Flute Lessons with Barbara Siesel

Flute Lessons With Barbara Siesel

New York

$90 $49

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Museum of the City of New York Visit for Two or Four, or Annual Individual or Family Membership (Up to 55% Off)

Museum of the City of New York

Upper East Side

$20 $10

Museum with almost 90 years in its landmark building hosts events and exhibitions illuminating the past, present and future of New York City

Visit to Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square with Ice Cream and Store Credit for Two or Four (Up to 41% Off)

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square

Theater District - Times Square

$87.22 $54

More than 500 scientific, historical, fantastical, and artful artifacts fill 20+ themed galleries; sideshows and laser maze entertainment

Learn How Harry Potter and History Collide at the Met

Harry Potter-Themed Tour of the Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

$40 $40

Museum educator Emily Turner uses the Met's exhibits to illuminate the ways in which Harry Potter draws on history and mythology

Admission for One or Two or Annual Membership for One or a Family at the Jewish Museum (Up to 49% Off)

The Jewish Museum

Upper East Side

$15 $10

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Delve into art and Jewish culture with a 1-day admission or an annual membership, offering discounts, early access to exhibitions, and more

Visit for Two Adults and Up to Three Children to New-York Historical Society (Up to 47% Off)

New-York Historical Society

Upper West Side

$38 $19.99

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NYC's oldest museum houses 1.6 million works of art, 100,000+ historical documents and objects, and a special Madeline exhibit

Passes for One, Two, or Four People at Modern Pinball NYC (Up to 53% Off)

Modern Pinball NYC

Manhattan

$19 $9

Rack up points with unlimited play on 30+ pinball machines from the 70s to today; as seen on NBC's TODAY show, FOX News and Wall St. Journal

One, Three, or Five Family Play Day Passes or One or Three Drop-In Classes at City Treehouse (Up to 56% Off)

City Treehouse

Chelsea

$40 $20

Kids' expel energy in a nature-themed indoor play center or develop creative and motor skills in dance, art, language, and music classes

Historical Walking Tour for One, Two, Four, or Six from Lower East Side Tenement Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Lower East Side Tenement Museum

New York

$25 $15

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Explore the Lower East Side's buildings and businesses from the perspective of 19th-century immigrants in one of three tours

$45 for an Urban Dare Adventure Race for a Two-Person Team (Up to $90 Value)

Urban Dare

The Blind Pig

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

"Walking With Dinosaurs" at Barclays Center on July 16 at 7 p.m. (Up to 28% Off)

"Walking with Dinosaurs"

Barclays Center

$87.20 $63

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Realistic life-size dinosaurs roam the stage in a heart-pumping educational spectacle for ages 3 and older

$14 to Take Part in "Trapped in a Room with a Zombie" from Room Escape Adventures ($28 Value)

Room Escape Adventures

Midtown South Central

$28 $14

Work with teammates to solve clues and find the key that opens the escape door before being grabbed by a zombie chained in the corner

Robotics and Computer Programs for Kids at Urban Tech Club (Up to 64% Off). Four Options Available.

Urban Tech Club

New York

$400 $179

Kids learn skills applicable to science, tech, engineering, computer programming and math skills while building cool robots

"The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told" on May 31 or June 7, 14, or 28 (Up to 54% Off)

"The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told"

The Snapple Theater Center's Jerry Orbach Theater

$67.75 $35

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An improvising crew of swashbucklers tells an off-the cuff pirate epic based on audience suggestions

Gazillion Bubble Show at New World Stages on June 20–August 27 (Up to 47% Off). Offer Powered by Telecharge.com.

Gazillion Bubble Show

New World Stages

$84.50 $45

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A family who has honed its show for more than 20 years creates and layers dazzling bubbles amid colorful lasers

"Aladdin" at Galli Theater in the National Comedy Theater on May 31–June 29 at 2 p.m. (Up to 49% Off)

"Aladdin"

National Comedy Theater

$35 $18

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The timeless "1001 Nights" tale of a street urchin who finds a lamp-bound genie with the power to grant wishes

Up to 50% Off Museum — Museum at Eldridge Street; Valid Tuesday 10 AM - 4 PM

Museum at Eldridge Street

Chinatown

$10 $5

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$20 for Visit for Two Plus a Guided Tour at Museum of the American Gangster ($40 Value)

Museum of The American Gangster

East Village

$40 $20

Museum profiling mob bosses, bank robbers, and gangsters in old St. Mark's speakeasy

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Must See Central Park matches sightseers up with a bike or tour-guide-driven pedicab and sends them off to explore Central Park's 843 acres, laced with 47 miles of paths. Alone or with a guide well versed in the park's rich history, visitors traverse gentle hills, gawk at skyscrapers, sniff the flowers of the Shakespeare Garden, and grab a snack from one of many options highlighted on complimentary maps. Special tours delve into particular corners of history: the Movie Tour, for instance, highlights the hundreds of scenes that have been filmed in Central Park since 1908, when it served as the site for more than 20 pictures in the popular horse-walking genre alone.

56 West 56th Street
New York,
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244 5th Ave
New York,
NY
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Named as one of six great museums in NYC for kids by CBS New York, Children's Museum of the Arts has nurtured the artistic talents of youngsters since 1988. Tucked amid one of the city's most culture-rich neighborhoods, the SoHo facility's 10,000 square feet of galleries host three annual exhibitions by established and emerging contemporary artists, as well as children's work from the museum's permanent collection.

Beyond reverence for the arts, each showing is designed to inspire kids to create their own work through the museum's nonprofit hands-on art program which hosts kids who range from 10 months to 15 years old. At the Fine Art Studio, for instance, teaching artists help students make their own paintings and drawings, while visitors to the Clay Bar sculpt creatures out of colorful clay. The complementary WEE Arts Studio also hosts age-appropriate workshops for kids ages 5 and younger, who can experiment with painting, drawing, drumming, story telling, and music. Elsewhere, kids can experiment with voiceover and music production in the Sound Booth or direct their own stop-motion shorts in the Media Lab. Along with its general hours workshops, the museum offers summer and school break camps and after-school classes in a wide variety of disciplines, as well as school group visits and partnerships and free community programs.

182 Lafayette St
New York,
NY
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Named as one of six great museums in NYC for kids by CBS New York, Children's Museum of the Arts has nurtured the artistic talents of youngsters since 1988. Tucked amid one of the city's most culture-rich neighborhoods, the SoHo facility's 10,000 square feet of galleries host three annual exhibitions by established and emerging contemporary artists, as well as children's work from the museum's permanent collection.

Beyond reverence for the arts, each showing is designed to inspire kids to create their own work through the museum's nonprofit hands-on art program which hosts kids who range from 10 months to 15 years old. At the Fine Art Studio, for instance, teaching artists help students make their own paintings and drawings, while visitors to the Clay Bar sculpt creatures out of colorful clay. The complementary WEE Arts Studio also hosts age-appropriate workshops for kids ages 5 and younger, who can experiment with painting, drawing, drumming, story telling, and music. Elsewhere, kids can experiment with voiceover and music production in the Sound Booth or direct their own stop-motion shorts in the Media Lab. Along with its general hours workshops, the museum offers summer and school break camps and after-school classes in a wide variety of disciplines, as well as school group visits and partnerships and free community programs.

103 Charlton St.
Manhattan,
NY
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Ripley?s Believe It or Not! Times Square winds visitors through twisted halls housing more than 500 artifacts of whimsy, amazement, curiosity, and intrigue. Along self-guided tours of the Odditorium, groups of awestruck wanderers gaze upon a two-headed cow, an albino giraffe, and the skeleton of a giant crocodile while perusing more than 20 themed galleries. Pickled heads stare out of jars and medieval torture devices such as dot-matrix printers hang from the ceiling while an authentic hunk of the Berlin wall stands in remembrance of the time it got to meet David Hasselhoff. Among the more than one dozen new artifacts are a portrait of Lady Gaga made out of crayons, a World Trade Center memorial made from more than 47,000 matchsticks, the fastest walking tour of NYC, and a newly designed Babe Ruth theatre with plenty of sports memorabilia.

Outside, beneath the marquee, guests witness the antics of performers swallowing swords, breathing fire, and pushing the limits of the human body. Back inside, guests navigate Ripley?s laser maze, contorting and slithering through a room crisscrossed with green lasers. The playhouse of eccentricities?a birthday-party hot spot?and its Odd Shop stock enough insect candy and one-eyed stuffed canines to feed a pet clown for months.

234 W 42nd St.
New York,
NY
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In 1942, New York City Mayor La Guardia banned pinball, claiming it was a game of chance and not skill. The ban stuck and the game didn't make its return until 1976 when the pinball ban was overturned. Today, no such controversy surrounds pinball?in fact, it's experiencing a resurgence in the city, with Modern Pinball NYC leading the charge.

Here, fun-lovers gather to rack up points on more than 30 machines, some of which date back to the late 1970s, some of which are brand new, with step-stools available for kids. But Modern Pinball NYC isn't your typical arcade; it features pinball machines exclusively, and, instead of bringing the machines to life by inserting quarters or hooking them up to car batteries, visitors purchase hour and day passes to play all the games as many times as they wish. This system enables Modern Pinball NYC to maintain a social, high-energy gaming environment that centers on clean, non-violent fun?a trait that many modern video games may lack.

362 3rd Ave
New York,
NY
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