Where to Take the Kids on Rainy NYC Days



We know it’s easy for a New York downpour to get you feeling down about the city, particularly when you have little ones to please and entertain. Here are our favorite places and things to do on all those springtime rainy days.

Children’s Museum

H2O-exhibit at CMOM courtesy of CMOM

Image courtesy of the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.


With five floors of fun, over 80 workshops, performances and classes, and a commitment to children’s education of both the arts and science, you really can’t go wrong with the the Children’s Museum Manhattan. Notable events include a mini Spring Break for kids, a celebration for Earth Day, and an exploration of the artist, Kandinsky!

Click through for the full calendar.

Children’s Museum Manhattan: 212 W 83rd St.



Books are Magic courtesy of @booksaremagicbk

Image by booksaremagicbk on Instagram.

Popping up in bookstores all throughout the city are pockets full of enchantment and magic! Children’s Storytime sessions are a wonderful way for the little ones to sit together and explore whole new worlds with the literary (and picture-laden, of course) word.

Click through for Time Out’s comprehensive list of children’s storytimes across New York City.





Build a fantastic day trip away from Manhattan to Westchester’s Legoland Discovery Center. Their latest attraction, Ninjago City, lets children test their ninja skills and unleash their ninja powers, and readies them to become mini ‘spinjitzu’ masters. With eleven additional family attractions we’re sure the plastic wonderland will tap into some childhood nostalgia for your own.

Legoland Discovery Center: 39 Fitzgerald Street, Yonkers, 10710.


Frozen on Broadway by @frozenbroadway

Image by Deen van Meer for frozenbroadway on Instagram.


We understand that the rain might be getting you down, but why not just…. Let it go? Disney’s hit smash, Frozen, has just made its Broadway debut, and has already begun enchanting audiences of all ages. The snowy day in is a blissful way of entertaining the children while also experiencing New York’s best talents.

Click through for Frozen tickets and session times.

St. James Theatre; 246 West 44th St.

DIY Cookie Dough

DIY Cookies by @cookiedonyc

Image by cookiedonyc on Instagram.

There’s nothing better than pairing the pitter patter of rain with the delicious smell of baked goods. The Cookie AcaDOmy is now offering ‘cookie dough 101’ children’s classes, allowing children to get their hands dirty with New York’s favorite unbaked treat.

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The Cookie AcaDOmy: 550 LaGuardia Place.

Looking for more family-friendly things to do in NYC? Check out our blog for the latest in New York City culture, art and more, from the best things to do with kids to the top five beaches in the city.

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