Visiting New York City (NYC) with kids can be a fun learning experience for everyone. Learn more about the best learning experiences kids can have when visiting the Big Apple.

 

  1. Empire State Building

See dazzling views of NYC from the 86th floor. Dusk is an ideal time to see the city and watch the city lights twinkle in the twilight.

 

  1. Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum

Take time to explore the historic aircraft carrier with nearly 30 vintage planes on the flight deck and a guided missile submarine. The Exploreum on the hangar level consists of interactive fun for kids.

 

  1. Sony Wonder Technology Lab

Learn how the internet works, become a virtual surgeon, program a robot or go on TV. Family workshops and Tech for Tots programs are great for everyone to enjoy.

 

  1. Children’s Museum of Manhattan

Check out Playworks or Adventures with Dora and Diego for ages 2 through 6. City Splash water play offers the chance to sail a boat, paint with water or play in sand. A change of clothes is recommended.

 

  1. Natural History Museum

Covering two square blocks, choose some exhibits that suit the family’s interests to see. Don’t leave out the dinosaurs, giant blue whale or African elephants. Kids can hunt for animals in the Discovery Room’s replica African exhibit or visit the Planetarium.

 

  1. Brooklyn Bridge

Bring a camera and take time for photo ops on the walkway high above the East River from Manhattan to Brooklyn. Walk or bike along the bridge and stop for souvenir photos along the way with the NYC skyline as a backdrop. Bring water to stay hydrated for warmer days.

 

  1. Toys R Us Flagship Store – Times Square

The centerpiece of Toys R Us is the three-story indoor ferris wheel. Fun features include an animated T-Rex, a giant Barbie Dream House and Legoland. Visit Candy Land and the ice cream store downstairs for a treat.

 

  1. Highline Park and Walking Path

Enjoy river and city views from above on this abandoned overhead freight railway transformed with beautiful landscaping of wild plants, art installations and a place to wade in a small pool. Hands-on nature sessions are available during summer for kids.

 

  1. New York Transit Museum

Learn about New York’s subways beginning with how tunnels were dug underground from 1904 to 1927. Visitors can walk through vintage subway cars and engage with interactive exhibits.

 

  1. New York Hall of Science

Children will be kept very busy having fun while learning about science, space, sound, light, physics, astronomy, technology and math. Test reflexes in the Sports Challenge or take little ones to Preschool Place, an outdoor Science Playground.

 

Take time in NYC to show kids the fun of learning activities by checking out Tiger Tennis Academy’s tennis programs. Safe, fun and enjoyable for kids of all ages, available in tennis clubs, elementary schools and public facilities across New York.

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