• Central Park: With its carousel, zoo, two ice-skating rinks, pools (depending on the season), playgrounds, and ball fields, Central Park is a children’s wonderland.
  • Bronx Zoo: This is one of the great zoos in the world—and you don’t have to be a kid to love it.
  • Museum of the Moving Image: Make your own photo flip-book, dub your voice over Julie Andrew’s in a clip from Mary Poppins, or play classic video games from the '80s together. This highly interactive museum—it’s dedicated to the craft of making movies, TV shows, and video games—is a blast for people of all ages.
  • Coney Island: It’s not a theme park (yet!), just an old-fashioned amusement park on the beach. Nearby is the New York Aquarium, Keyspan Park (home of minor league baseball's Brooklyn Cyclones), and Nathan’s Famous hot dogs. What more could a kid want?
  • American Museum of Natural History: This museum does things big. Most kids will be in awe of the massive whale hanging from the ceiling of the Marine Mammals Hall, the huge reconstructed dinosaurs, and the life-sized dioramas. When they get tired of looking, there are also numerous interactive exhibits in the Discovery Center and the Planetarium.
  • The New Victory Theater: The best kid-appropriate shows from around the globe play here, everything from "new vaudeville" acts to pared-down Shakespeare productions to dance.

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