Fifteen Fun Museums for Kids in the Tri-State Area

April 6, 2024

Fifteen Fun Museums for Kids in the Tri-State Area

1.      Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Ave, Yonkers, NY 10701
$6/adult $3/child.
 planetarium with different programs by age, staffed art projects,
adjacent historical estate, beautiful views of the Hudson, ample free

2.      Westchester Children’s Museum

100 Playland Pkwy, Rye, NY 10580
$7/adult/child over 1.
Play gym, build your own roller coaster, art and science projects.  Proximity to Playland and Beach.

3.      American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West & 79th St, New York, NY 10024
$22/adult $12.50 child
 dinosaur skeletons, butterfly sanctuary, evolution and mammals
exhibitions, rocks and minerals. Take the subway and pop into Shake
Shack after, or walk through Central Park.

4.       Whippany Railway Museum
1 Railroad Plz, Whippany, NJ 07981
$14/adult $9/child
Christmas, Easter, Caboose, and Pumpkin theme train rides. Model trains, performers, vendors.

5.       The Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center
1 Davis Ave, Garden City, NY 11530
$5/adult $4/child
Firetrucks, equipment, memorabilia, safety programs and information.

6.       Brooklyn Children’s Museum
145 Brooklyn Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
 $11/adult/child over 1
Art, science, and music programs, blocks, animals, greenhouse, pretend shops, artifacts. Proximity to Prospect Park.

 7.       Katonah Museum of Art
134 Jay St, Katonah, NY 10536
$10/adult FREE/child
Art exhibits, art projects, outdoor sculpture, performances, games and stories.

8.       John Jay Homestead
400 Jay St, Katonah, NY 10536
$10/adult FREE/child
Farm tours, hands on learning of farm chores, milking machine, dress up and vintage games, hay rides, events, estate tours.

9.       Philipsburg Manor
381 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
$12/adult $6/child
Estate tour, hands-on farm activities, horticultural lessons. Large lawn for kids to run around.

10.   Van Cortlandt Manor
525 S Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
$12/adult $6/ child
Tours of estate and garden, lessons in domestic colonial life and history.

 11.Connecticut Children’s Museum
22 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511
 instruments and workshops, foreign language programs, dramatic play,
logic, mathematics, and architectural workshops. Open Fridays and

 12.   Stepping Stones Museum for Children
303     West Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850
Outdoor play gym, construction workshops, multiple gardens, infant and toddler exhibits.

13.   Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Rd #100, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Art and science workshops, dramatic performances, live animal shows

14.   Children’s Museum of Manhattan
212 W 83rd St, New York, NY 10024
Dance space, Dora the Explorer workshop, geography and history explorations, biology and environment centers.

15.   Children’s Museum of the Arts
103 Charlton St, New York, NY 10014
Art exhibits, fine art, sculpture, and music studios, family classes.