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Child Friendly Museums in New York City

American Museum of Natural History
Brooklyn Children's Museum
Children's Museum of Manhattan
Children's Museum of the Arts
FDNY Fire Zone
Intrepid Sea–Air–Space Museum

New York City Fire Museum
New York Hall of Science
National Museum of the American Indian
Sony Wonder Technology Lab
South Street Seaport Museum


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map markerAmerican Museum of Natural History

Address:  Central Park West at 79th Street, Manhattan
Coordinates:   40.780948, -73.973093
Telephone:  212.769.5100
Web-Site:  www.amnh.org
Email:  visitorinfo@amnh.org
Twitter:  @amnh
Facebook:  naturalhistory
Hours:  Open daily 10am–5:45pm, except Thanksgiving & Christmas
Suggested General Admission:   Adults, $19; Seniors & Students, $14.50; Children,
          ages 2–12, $10.50. For more information about ticket deals & purchasing online
          go to Admissions & Ticketing
Description:  Recommended ages, 4 years & older; Most popular museum in New York
Nearby Sights:  Central Park; New York Historical Society Museum
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map markerBrooklyn Children's Museum

Address:  145 Brooklyn Avenue at St. Mark's Place, Brooklyn
Coordinates:  40.674715, -73.944249
Telephone:  718.735.4400
Web-Site:  www.brooklynkids.org
Twitter:  @BrooklynKids
Facebook:  BrooklynChildrensMuseum
Hours:  Winter/Spring Hours: Monday CLOSED; Tues–Sun, 10am–5pm
Admission:   $9; Children under 1 year, FREE
Note:  Winter/Spring FREE HOURS, Admission FREE every third Thursday of the month, 4pm–7pm;
          Admission FREE first full weekend of every month, 2pm–5pm (except holiday weekends)
Description:  Recommended ages, 5 years & older. "With award–winning, hands-on exhibits and
          innovative use of its collections, the Museum engages children from pre–school to high school
          in learning adventures. It is the only children's museum in New York City, and one of few in the
          country, to be accredited by the American Association of Museums."
Nearby Sights:  
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map markerChildren's Museum of Manhattan

Address:  212 West 83rd Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenues, Manhattan
Coordinates:  40.785914, -73.977114
Telephone:  212.721.1223
Web-Site:  www.cmom.org
Email:  Click Here
Facebook:  cmom.nyc?ref=ts
Hours:  Tues–Fri, 10am–5pm; Sat, 10am–7pm; Sun, 10am–5pm; Closed Mondays (except public
          school holidays)
Admission:   Children & Adults, $11; Seniors, $7; Children under 12 months FREE
Description:  Recommended for children of all ages. "CMOM inspires children and families to learn
          about themselves and our culturally diverse world through a unique environment of interactive
          exhibitions and programs."
Note:  FREE Admission first Friday of every month from 5pm–8pm
Nearby Sights:  
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map markerChildren's Museum of the Arts

Address:  103 Charlton Street, between Hudson & Greenwich Streets, Manhattan
Coordinates:  40.727527, -74.007999
Telephone:  212.274.0986
Web-Site:  www.cmany.org
Email:  info@cmany.org
Twitter:  @CMAinNYC
Facebook:  childrensmuseumofthearts?ref=ts
Hours:  Mon, 12pm–5pm; Tues, CLOSED; Wed, 12pm–5pm; Thur & Fri, 12pm–6pm;
            Sat & Sun, 10am–5pm
Admission:   Children (1 year+) & Adults, $11; Seniors (65+) & Children (0–12), FREE
Description:  Recommended for children of all ages. With the stated mission of extending the benefits
          of the arts to all children and their communities, the museum provides authentic hands–on art
          experiences for children with artists, as well as collecting and exhibiting children's art.
Nearby Sights:  
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map markerFDNY Fire Zone

Address:  34 West 51st Street, at Rockefeller Center, Manhattan
Coordinates:  40.760592, -73.980138
Telephone:  212.698.4520
Web-Site:  www.fdnyfirezone.org
Email:  store@fdnyfirezone.org
Twitter:  @FDNYFireZone
Hours:  Mon–Sat, 9am–7pm; Sun, 11am–5pm; CLOSED, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day,
          Easter, July 4th
Admission:   General Admission is FREE; Fire–Safety Presentation is $6 for adults & Children,
          and $2 for Seniors (60+)
Description:  "At the Fire Zone you can learn about the power of fire. Climb on a real fire truck, try on
          bunker gear, meet a firefighter, feel a "hot" door, and learn to crawl through a smoke-filled
          hallway, even in the dark. Learn to identify hazards in your home, and help your parents make
          an escape plan. At the Fire Zone you'll have a first-hand experience in respecting fire and learn
          what to do in an emergency."
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map markerIntrepid Sea–Air–Space Museum

Address:  Pier 86, West 46th Street and 12th Avenue, Manhattan
Coordinates:  40.764373, -73.999159
Telephone:  877.957.7447 or 212.245.0072
Web-Site:  www.intrepidmuseum.org
Twitter:  @IntrepidMuseum
Facebook:  IntrepidMuseum
Hours:  Mon–Fri, 10am–5pm; Sat, Sun & Holidays, 10am–6pm; NOTE, From time to time, certain
          areas within the museum will close for maintenance or special events, click here for those
           updates
Admission:   Adults, $24; Seniors (62+ with valid ID), $20; US College Students (with valid ID), $20;
          Youth (7–17), $19; Veterans, $17; Children (3–6), $12; U.S. Active Military,
          Retired U.S. Military & Children Under 3, FREE
Description:  The Museum is centered on the aircraft carrier Intrepid which was commissioned and
          served proudly in World War II. Other exhibits include a ride in the A-6 Cockpit Simulator, a
          visit to the Virtual Flight Zone, and a tour the inside of the Growler Submarine. Also on site is
          the Space Shuttle Pavilion, home of the space shuttle Enterprise.
Nearby Sights:  
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map markerNew York City Fire Museum

Address:  278 Spring Street between Varick and Hudson Streets, Manhattan
Coordinates:  40.725568, -74.006937
Telephone:  212.691.1303
Web-Site:  www.nycfiremuseum.org
Email:  collection@nycfiremuseum.org
Twitter:  @FDNYMuseum
Facebook:  nycfiremuseum
Hours:  Mon–Sun, 10am–5pm; CLOSED major holidays
Admission:   Adults, $8; Seniors & Children (12 & under), $6; Students with College ID, $6
Description:  "Displays illustrate the evolution of firefighting from the bucket brigades of Peter
          Stuyvesant's New Amsterdam through the colorful history of volunteer firefighters to
          modern firefighting techniques and equipment."
Nearby Sights:  
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map markerNew York Hall of Science

Address:  47-01 111th Street, Queens
Coordinates:  40.747901, -73.851842
Telephone:  718.699.0005
Web-Site:  www.nysci.org
Email:  info@nysci.org
Twitter:  @nysci
Facebook:  nysci
Hours:  September 1 – March 31, Tues–Fri, 9:30am–5pm; Sat & Sun, 10am–6pm; CLOSED Mondays.
          April 1 – August 31, Mon–Fri, 9:30am–5pm; Sat & Sun, 10am–6pm.
          CLOSED Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.
General Admission:   Adults, $11; Seniors (62+) & Children (2–17), $8; Students with College ID, $8
Description:  "The New York Hall of Science occupies one of the few remaining structures of the 1964
          New York World's Fair in Flushing Meadow-Corona Park in the borough of Queens in New York
          City. Today, it stands as New York City's only hands-on science and technology center. The
          more than 400 hands-on exhibits explore biology, chemistry, and physics."
Nearby Sights:  Queens Zoo, Queens Museum of Art
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map markerNational Museum of the American Indian

Address:  1 Bowling Green, inside the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Building,
                 Manhattan, New York, NY
Coordinates:   40°42'14.35"N, 74° 0'49.68"W
Telephone:  212.514.3700
Web-Site:  www.nmai.si.edu
Email:  NMAI-ny@si.edu
Twitter:  @AmerIndianNYC
Facebook:  Click Here
Museum Hours:  10am-5pm daily, 10am-8pm Thursday
Cost:  FREE Admission
Description:  The National Museum of the American Indian—New York is located within the historic
          Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House. The museum's permanent and temporary
          exhibitions—as well as a range of public programs, including music and dance performances,
          films, and symposia—explore the diversity of the Native people of the Americas.
Nearby Sights:  Bowling Green, Cunard Building, Battery Park
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map markerSony Wonder Technology Lab

Address:  550 Madison Avenue at 56th Street, Manhattan
Coordinates:  40.761239, -73.97312
Telephone:  212.833.8100
Web-Site:  www.wondertechlab.sony.com
Facebook:  SonyWonderTechnologyLab
Hours:  Tues–Sat, 9:30am–5:30pm; Closed Sundays, Mondays and major holidays.
Cost:  FREE Admission. Note, due to the popularity of Sony Wonder Technology Lab, reservations are
          highly recommended for all visitors. Reservations guarantee admission and can only be booked
          a minimum of seven days and up to three months prior to your desired visitation day—same
          day reservations are not accepted. Tickets are valid for the date and time indicated.
          Reservations can be made Tuesday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. by speaking with
          the Group Coordinator at (212) 833-8100. Same Day Admission Tickets can be obtained by
          visitors without reservations, but please NOTE that there are only a certain number of tickets
          set aside for walk-up visitors each day. These tickets are distributed on a first come, first
          served basis beginning at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday through Saturday. As a result, walk-up visitors
          are encouraged to come early, as tickets go quickly. Tickets are valid for the specific time
          indicated. Please be aware that July and August are typically our busiest months. The Lab is
          also busy when NYC public schools are enjoying holiday vacations.
Description:  The Sony Wonder Technology Lab is a multimedia, hands-on tour through the world of
          media billed by Sony as a "technology and entertainment museum for all ages."
Nearby Sights:  
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map markerSouth Street Seaport Museum

Address:  12 Fulton Street, Manhattan, New York, NY
coordinates:  40°40.706567, -74.003595
Telephone:  212.748.8725
Web-Site:  www.seany.org
Twitter:  @SeaportMuseum
Facebook:  SouthStreetSeaportMuseum
Email:  mailto:info@seany.org
Hours:  SEE web-site for details
Cost:  $15 General Admission; $12 Students & Seniors with ID; $12 Children; Children under 2
          FREE; $10 for ships only
Nearby Sights:  New York City Police Museum
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