Kids Activities in New York City

Up to 49% Off at the Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum

Upper East Side

$15 $10


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

Up to 40% Off Adventures from Outdoor Connections

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

46% Off Music Lessons

Flute Lessons With Barbara Siesel

New York

$90 $49

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 64% Off Robotics and Computer Programs for Kids

Urban Tech Club

New York

$400 $179

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

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Urban Dare

The Blind Pig

$90 $45

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

Up to 57% Off at National Academy Museum & School

National Academy Museum & School

Upper East Side

$30 $15


Inside a renovated 5th Ave. mansion, dating back to 1902, guests enjoy exhibits by American masters and contemporary artists and architects

Studio Museum – Up to 61% Off Membership

Studio Museum


$50 $25

Dedicated to developing artists of African descent, the Museum celebrates contemporary art and Harlem’s rich cultural history

Up to 53% Off Passes at Modern Pinball NYC

Modern Pinball NYC


$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

Up to 56% Off at City Treehouse

City Treehouse


$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

55% Off Scavenger-Hunt Adventure Race

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

The Stone Street Bars

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

Up to 60% Off Urban-Race Entry

CitySolve Urban Race

Public House

$50 $20

Teams race on foot past city landmarks, solving clues and tackling obstacles for a chance at cash and other prizes

Gymboree – Up to 81% Off Classes and Open Play


Multiple Locations

$207 $45

Kids develop healthy habits and expand imaginations during classes helmed by expert instructors who teach singing, art, and school skills

Lower East Side Tenement Museum – Up to 50% Off

Lower East Side Tenement Museum

New York

$25 $15


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

50% Off Zombie Problem-Solving Game

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

0% Off MOFAD Benefit Dinner


New York

$600 $600

Eight renowned chefs, including Wylie Dufresne and Dominique Ansel, create an eight-course feast inspired by future MOFAD exhibits

Up to 58% Off Visit to Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square

Theater District - Times Square

$32.61 $16


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

"Puss in Boots" – Up to 49% Off Children's Theater

"Puss in Boots"

Galli Theater in the National Comedy Theater

$35 $18


Beloved fairy tale follows a clever and ambitious pet as he sets out to change his master's life

"Aladdin" – Up to 49% Off Groupon


National Comedy Theater

$35 $18


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

Children's Museum of the Arts – Up to 50% Off

Children's Museum of the Arts

New York

$11 $5.50

Considered among the city's best museum for kids, CMA features exhibits, hands-on art making workshops, a media lab, ball pond, and more

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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,

The Museum of Jewish Heritage was founded around a lofty goal: to encapsulate Jewish life and culture across the 20th and 21st centuries. A stroll through the exhibit reveals photographs, personal objects of daily life, and audio-video recordings including testimonials from Holocaust survivors.

Items rotate in and out of this core exhibit, while films, discussion panels, and other rotating exhibits paint an even wider picture of Jewish life before, during, and after the Holocaust.

36 Battery Pl
New York,

For more than 200 years, Madame Tussaud and her museums have delighted the masses with impressively detailed and meticulously maintained wax renditions of celebrities, musicians, political figures, and sports stars. For the special Halloween event, the museum turns off the lights to the mannequin menagerie and blurs the line between living and dead with the addition of live actors that seamlessly blend in with the paraffin personages. As you walk the halls, the actors wait for the right opportunity to surprise unsuspecting visitors by jumping out and reading popular Garfield comic strips.

234 W 42nd St
New York,

The Merchant's House Museum transports visitors to 19th century New York with a full schedule of guided and self-guided tours through the home of the Tredwells, an upper-class merchant family who resided there for nearly a century. Built in 1832—when Andrew Jackson was president and Rockefeller was a mature -7—and a recipient of National Historic Landmark status, the house maintains cultural and architectural importance as it connects modern-day guests to domestic life in New York City in 1835–1865. Tucked neatly inside the three floors open to the public, more than 3,000 items volunteer an intimate tour of the past, including decorative arts, clothing, and photographs. Original furnishings and personal possessions pepper the Greek Revival interiors, which compose dated rooms such as servant quarters and formal parlors where the family gathered to play knee football. Ongoing structural restorations, meanwhile, ensure the house will continue to be a thriving historical spring for future generations.

29 E 4th St
New York,

Play sends child-size imaginations soaring in a family-focused, elaborately designed indoor playground, elating offspring (ages 6 months to 5 years) and parents alike with fun activities and enriching classes. The one-month Loft membership (this Groupon does not include Bring a Friend passes) lets curious kiddies partake in Play’s playtime facilities, including Play City, a 1,000-square-foot area with city-themed installations that include a farmers' market, arts corner, and townhouse.

33 Nassau Ave

Drink your heady fill of culture and antiques with today's side deal. For $10, you get a single admission to The American Antiques Show, an $18 value, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in the Flatiron District. Plus, when you redeem your Groupon at the show, you'll be graciously handed a voucher for two-for-one admission to the American Folk Art Museum (one adult ticket is normally $9) in Midtown Manhattan. The American Antiques Show runs from Thursday, January 21 to Sunday, January 24 with different hours every day, which you can check out here.

45 W 53rd St
New York,