Family-friendly attractions in New York City

New York City, as a super metropolis, is also suitable for families with children to visit and play. The best places to take children are museums, zoos, parks, etc., as well as some children's museums and art museums. It combines education with entertainment. The museums in the United States offer many interactive activities that are very suitable for children. So if you take your children there, you won't feel overwhelmed. Moreover, many attractions offer discounted family tickets.

American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is located next to Central Park in New York, separated from the Metropolitan Museum of Art only by Central Park. The museum, abbreviated as AMNH, is a privately owned, non-profit organization. The sculpture located at the museum's entrance is of the 26th President of the United States, Roosevelt, who first proposed the construction of this museum. He was also an expert in natural science research, so there is a special exhibition hall dedicated to him inside the museum.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, also known as "The Met", is one of the largest art museums in the United States and one of the most famous in the world. Its total exhibition area is 20 hectares, equivalent to the size of the Beijing National Stadium, and the main building area is 8 hectares. Its collection of artworks exceeds 3.3 million pieces, including paintings, sculptures, architecture, murals, calligraphy, photography and other fields, with 19 different departments.
Although Central Park Zoo is slightly smaller than Bronx Zoo, it is a perfect place to take children for a picnic on weekends. The park can be divided into the Sea Lion Performance Area, the Polar Circle Area, and the Tropical Rainforest Area, each with its own unique features. Among them, the Sea Lion Performance Area is the most popular, where shiny and smooth sea lions play freely in the pool and sometimes climb up small hills to do playful actions, causing visitors to exclaim. Feeding fish to these huge sea lions on schedule every day is also a thrilling experience, as visitors can see how agile they are in catching every fish. The most attractive must be the polar bears, placed in a real valley and slowly moving under the gaze of visitors. Looking at these snow-white beasts, people find them charming like cute toys. Especially when foreign children say "Polar Bear" with innocent accents, this feeling is even more obvious, as if those furry polar bears are just cute stuffed toys.
The DiMenna Children's History Museum is a part of the New York Historical Society museum and library. It displays 350 years of child-related history in New York and the United States.

FAO Schwarz

FAO Schwarz is the oldest toy store in New York, and is known for its famous big piano that holds childhood memories for locals.
This art museum allows children to experience art in various media, such as painting, sound, textiles, and animation.