imagiNATIONS Activity Center

National Museum of the American Indian - New York One Bowling Green,

Solve puzzles, perform experiments, play state-of-the-art computer simulations and find out how corn is like a dog in this interactive, family-friendly space. Explore scientific principles behind Native innovations and technologies…

Art Walk at Brookfield Place

Brookfield Place 220 Vesey Street,

Look for works ranging from oil on canvas to handmade ceramics throughout the 40-foot palms and glass atrium in this shopping and office complex.In addition to a permanent collection on…

The New York Public Library’s Treasures

New York Public Library 476 Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street,

See some of the most extraordinary items from the 56 million in the New York Public Library's collections of the last 125+ years. Encounter manuscripts, artworks, letters, still and moving…

Connected Worlds

New York Hall of Science Flushing Meadow-Corona Park, Queens

Explore a fantastical animated world where your actions – gestures, movements, and decisions – impact how well the world is kept in balance. Six magical, computer generated habitats: jungle, desert,…

Suggested Ages: All
🎟 Free with museum admission

Seaglass Carousel

Battery Park & Playscape State Street & Battery Place,

Spin under the sea in an aquatic carousel in historic Battery Park. Sit within iridescent fiberglass fish that glide through a (covered) spiraling nautilus of glass and steel. LED color-changing…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
🎟 $6

MoMA Sculpture Garden

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 4 W 53rd Street,

Explore a small, lovely Sculpture Garden with a range of interesting statues including an oversized surreal Miro, an all-weather snowman, a monumental geometric sculpture by Picasso, a colorful Calder structure…

Immersion Room

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum 2 E 91st Street,

Go inside your design in the kid-favorite Immersion Room (formerly Margaret Carnegie’s bedroom). Create digital wallpaper  – or chose from an amazing assortment in the museum’s collection covering hundreds of…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
🎟 $15/adults, free/ages 18 & under

Boundless: 10 Years of Seeding Black Comic Futures

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Boulevarrd,

Celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture’s Black Comic Book Festival with photographs, memorabilia, creator highlights, comic book reading stations, and clips from past…

Seaport Discovery: Exploring our Waters with Eric Carle 

South Street Seaport Museum 12 Fulton Street,

Visit a discovery room of maritime-themed art by the late Eric Carle, beloved creator of picture books for young children, at The South Street Seaport Museum. Huge immersive murals bring…

Suggested Ages: 2 to 8
🎟 Pay-what-you-wish

High Line Art

High Line The High Line,

See world-class art projects on and around the High Line, in dialogue with the nature and city scape of the unique parkCurrent highlights include:* You know who I am (16th…

Refik Anadol’s Unsupervised

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 4 W 53rd Street,

See what a machine might dream about after seeing the art in MoMA's collection in a trippy, vibrant large-scale  digital video in the museum's lobby produced by artificial intelligence.Artist Refik…

High Line Nine

High Line Nine 507 West 27th Street,

Explore a collection of sky-lit galleries with a rotating cross-section of culture. Watch resident artists create (behind glass) and see finished work in a variety of mediums. Currently, see 3D…

Central Park Carousel

Choose from 57 horses and two chariots on a charming carousel built in 1908 (but installed in the park in 1951). Look for fun art throughout including silly clowns. Covered…

Suggested Ages: All
🎟 $2.50

Taylor Swift: Storyteller

Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) 2 Columbus Circle,

Take a career-spanning look at the artistic reinventions of the 12-time GRAMMY Award–winning artist who is one of the most prolific songwriters in history. Highlights include the cheerleader and ballerina…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
🎟 $25.00

Jim Henson’s World

Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35 Avenue at 37 Street, Astoria

Explore Jim Henson’s groundbreaking work for film and television and his transformative impact on popular culture and learn how Henson and his team of builders, performers, and writers brought to…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
🎟 Free with museum admission

MoMA Art Lab: Line, Shape, Color

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 4 W 53rd Street,

Work with wire, design emoji, engage in light-box play, and more in this all-ages, hands-on space. Drop in and choose from a variety of activities. Weave paper patterns, browse beautiful…

Suggested Ages: All
🎟 $25/adults, $18/seniors, $14/students, free/ages 16 & under

This Is New York: 100 Years of the City in Art and Pop Culture

Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue at 105th Street,

Explore the many ways NYC has inspired storytelling across art forms. See both famous and lesser-known depictions of New York in film and television, visual and performing arts, music, poetry…

1885 Tall Ship Wavertree & 1908 Lightship Ambrose

South Street Seaport Museum 12 Fulton Street,

Visit the 130-year-old tall ship Wavertree with self-guided tours along a set route include access to the main deck and quarter deck. Learn how people worked and lived aboard a…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
🎟 Pay-what-you-wish

Tea Around Town

Bryant Park 42nd Street & Fifth Avenue,

See the sights of New York in a double-decker bus transformed into a mobile tea room with a glass roof offering a wide field of view, and a bright, floral…

Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+, Adult Friendly
🎟 $69

Blue Man Group

Astor Place Theater 434 Lafayette Street,

Experience a unique, imaginative, multi-sensory worldwide hit where it all began, in an intimate downtown theater. Three bizarre bald blue men make music with innovative instruments and interact with each…

Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+, Adult Friendly
🎟 $54.50-$102