5 Unique Things To Do With Kids In NYC

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A visit to New York City with the family can be one of the most memorable and exciting experiences for your little ones. With so many things to do, where do you begin? We’ve all heard of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts, Wax Museum and New York City Library so we wanted to suggest something a little more unique. Comment below if you’ve visited any of these locations and have tips for visiting with little ones.

Ice Cream Museum
Hurry to the Meatpacking District to experience a one-of-a-kind ice cream extravaganza. For a few short weeks, the Museum of Ice Cream pops in to NYC and dazzles adults and kids alike. Open all day Wednesdays through Sunday, the Museum includes a rainbow sprinkle pool, edible balloons, an ice cream sandwich to swing on and much, much more. Don’t miss this unique and fun attraction.
100 Gansevoort St. Meatpacking District, NYC

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Located on the air craft carrier Intrepid, this Museum is an educational and enjoyable experience the whole family will love. There is a Spaceshuttle Pavillion where kids can explore the space shuttle Enterprise and walk through 17 exhibit zones. The submarine Growler and British Airways Concord are two more exhibits to see and learn more from. Intermittently they offer special exhibits and programs that teach children even more about history and science.
Pier 86, W 46th St & 12th Ave, New York, NY 10036
For more information, call 212-245-0072

Cupcake Tour
Who doesn’t love cupcakes? For two hours, spend some time traveling around Greenwich Village and visit some of the most popular bake shops. This is not just a tour learning more about the delicious cupcakes in NYC, this is also a TASTING TOUR. You will be able to enjoy six tastings and build your own cupcake at Molly’s Cupcakes. Gelato tasting is also included, in case cupcakes aren’t enough for your tastebuds.
Tickets are $25.00 per person
Starting point is at the intersection of East 14th St & Union Square West

Disney on Broadway Backstage Experience
Spend 2.5 hours learning more about the backstage life of Disney on Broadway. This unique experience allows children and adults to take a tour of the New Amsterdam Theater on Broadway and spend an hour with the in-house historian exploring the Theater. There is so much history in the magnificent building and this is an experience that you do not want to pass up.
Tickets are $72.00 per person
Meet your tour guide at the center of Times Square near the statue of George M. Cohen

Dylan’s Candy Bar
Candy, candy and, then some more candy. Bring the whole family to Dylan’s Candy Bar for a fun-filled afternoon of the joy of candy. At the Candy Bar, kids can pick out all different kinds of candy and goodies. A self-proclaimed “Modern Day Willy Wonka Factory”, families are transported to a world filled with over 7,000 sweet treats.
1011 Third Ave at 60th St., NYC
For more information, call 646-735-0078

About Author

Karen lives in South Jersey with her three dogs, husband and 4 year old daughter Olivia. Graduating from Seton Hall University with a B.A. in Journalism and Public Relations, she was a staff writer for the Setonian and a Public Affairs Intern at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. One of her proudest moments as a writer so far has been interviewing Tim Gunn from 'Project Runway' and subsequently winning Honorable Mention in NJ for Feature Writing. When she is not busy as a stay-at-home-mom she enjoys reading, going to the boardwalk in Ocean City and watching the Real Housewives. She is very excited for the opportunity to write for NJ Mom and share her love of being a mom and finding fun things to do with her family in New Jersey.

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