Sesame Place Be prepared for plenty of wet n’ wild fun at Sesame Place! There’s a Big Bird’s rambling river for low-key fun with the little ones, plus the Teeny Tidal Wave splash pool (hardly teeny at 10,000 square feet) and Slimey’s Chutes waterslide. You’ll also need to visit Ernie’s Waterworks, which has cascading fountains and water-spraying mazes, and The Count’s Splash Castle, which has a 1,000-gallon tipping bucket, water

No need to pay big bucks for a show! If you want to sample snippets of the best, stop by Bryant Park and give your kids a taste of hit Broadway and Off Broadway shows. Previous offerings include Wicked, Chicago, Matilda and Something Rotten! P.S.: This is perfect for squirmy kids who can’t handle a full performance. Source

Home to the largest and arguably most fabulous collection of dinosaur fossils in the world, AMNH’s fourth-floor dino halls have been blowing kids’ minds for decades. Roughly 80 percent of the bones on display were actually dug out of the ground; the rest are casts. The thrills begin when you cross the threshold of the Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda, where you’re confronted with a towering barosaurus rearing up on its hind

The number of family-friendly happenings in New York City on any given day is enough to overwhelm most parents. Our city plays host to top-notch museums and art, creative play spaces, amazing parks and playgrounds, and even amusement parks, all of which pump out fun children’s programming year-round. Even NYC restaurants get into the game, hosting dedicated kid play spaces, events, and cool DIY opportunities like ice-cream and chocolate making. Yet every