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Family Friendly Museums in New York City

Published: September 5th, 2019

As fall in New York City is approaching, it is time to think about what you want to do on your next trip to the Big Apple. There are so many things to do and see, and one of our favorites is exploring different museums. Are you planning a stay to New York City with your family? Trying to figure out what to do during your stay at the Hotel Giraffe? Going to a museum with your family can be both interesting and educational. Here are some of our favorite family friendly museums in New York City for you to visit during your stay with us.

Tenement Museum


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Located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, this historic museum reminds individuals that we are a country shaped by immigration. In fact, the Tenement Museum provides educational tours, curriculum for educators, stories from primary sources, and interactive programs online. Be sure to check out this historical sight.

National Museum of Mathematics


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Your family will geek out over this math fanatic museum, which provides a better understanding of mathematics. Within the museum, there are various exhibits and programs about mathematics. The Museum’s attractions lead a broad and diverse audience to understand the creativity behind mathematics.

American Museum of Natural History


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Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, the American Museum of Natural History is the largest natural history museum in the world. Unlike any other, the museum’s mission is to discover information about different human cultures, the natural world, and universe through scientific research and education.

New York Transit Museum


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New York Transit Museum tells stories about mass transportation in New York City. It is located underground in Brooklyn, with a selection of twenty vintage subways and elevated cars. In fact, visitors can board the vintage cars, to explore changing exhibits that highlight the history of mass transit. It is a great family trip to Brooklyn, only a subway ride from Hotel Giraffe.

Should you need any assistance getting tickets, planning transportation, or would like additional recommendations, do not hesitate to ask our concierge teams at Hotel ElyséeCasablanca HotelLibrary Hotel, or Hotel Giraffe for assistance!