Museum hopping around New York City sounds like an absolute dream to most people—but not all museums are created equal, especially in the eyes of children. Not to worry! We’ve rounded up five of New York’s Best museums for kids, guaranteed to keep them entertained and yawn-free.
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The Color Factory is a collaborative interactive exhibit located in SoHo’s Hudson Square. The 20,000 square feet pop-up is a celebration of color and creativity, absorbing all the colors and hues from the city and projecting them into a shared space. The kids will love the razzle and dazzle that each artist, maker and designer has contributed!
The Color Factory: 251 Spring St.
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Plant the seeds of the transformative power of art early when visiting the Children’s Museum of the Arts. Open since 1988, the CMA serves over 135,000 visitors each year, and helps introduce art to young children via a number of interactive workshops and activities.
Children’s Museum of the Arts: 103 Charlton St.
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With five floors of fun and and intrigue, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan focuses on the intersection between arts, science and the humanities. The museum’s many exhibitions, workshops and festivals are tailored to suit the diversity in children’s learning with particular attention paid to education, creativity, health and world cultures.
Children’s Museum of Manhattan: 212 W 83rd St
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The Museum of Food and Drink provides parents an opportunity to teach their tiny tots about the cultural and political importance of everyone’s favorite activities.! The museum centers their exhibitions on touch, smell and – yes! – taste. From now until March 2019 you can catch Chow, “celebrating the birth and evolution of Chinese American restaurants”.
MOFAD Lab: 62 Bayard St, Brooklyn, 11222.
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The Museum of the Moving Image is a great destination for little ones who adore their screen time. The interactive exhibition, Behind the Screens, invites families to experience over 1,400 treasures from their favorite films (Star Wars, anyone?), in addition to creating their own stop-motion animations, playing make-believe sound engineer with sound effects and music, and featuring in their very own flipbook. Lights, camera, action!
Museum of the Moving Image: 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria, 11106.