As the temperature goes down, outside time with your kids diminishes as well, so what are some great things to do with your family outside of the house without actually being outdoors? How about these fun and educational family friendly museum exhibits going on now!

American Museum of Natural History

Have an astronomer in your household? Take them to see the stars at the larger than life Hayden Planetarium in the American Museum of Natural History. Outer space is in, just ask Sandra Bullock or George Clooney! Dark Universe, the brand new space show is a movie experience that takes you through astrological history. Narrated by astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, learn about dark matter, dark energy, and what scientists do all day in search of unearthing the universe’s secrets.


Central Park West at 79th Street

New York, NY 10024-5192

Phone: 212-769-5100

Open daily from 10 am – 5:45 pm


Children’s Museum of Manhattan

If you have an aspiring doctor at home, don’t miss the chance to take them to the Children’s Museum of Manhattan’s EatSleepPlay exhibit on the Upper West Side. Learn what a healthy lifestyle consists of with educational games and play centers,  one of which is even in the form of the digestive system! The exhibits help to explain why sleep is so important and that nothing is as powerful as staying active and eating right.

You can even meet “The Sprouts”, a clan of vegetables with their own superpowers and impressive dance moves, who teach children how tasty and versatile veggies are. By the time you’re through, your little ones will be in tip top shape. Feel good knowing all of the information you’ll be learning is based on the newest medical research.


The Tisch Building

212 West 83rd Street

New York, NY 10024


One way to make your museum experience even more amazing is to take a Seastreak ferry into the city to see the exhibits. The relaxing ride on our luxurious boats paired with the beautiful views of the New York City skyline will create a breathtaking and memorable experience for you and your family to talk about for years to come.

Sea you soon,
The Seastreak Family

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