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New-York Historical Society


New-York Historical Society
70 Central Park West at 77th Street
New York, NY

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$22/adults, $13/students, $6/ages 5-13

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Learn about the layered, diverse history of NYC at this fascinating museum.


🇺🇸 Hand-on Children’s History Museum on the bottom floor
🔆 Digital design-your-own Tiffany lamp
🎥  Multi-media films New York Story and We Rise


🥯 Interactive, immersive “I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli

⭐️ Join weekly history-themed storytimes and other family programming.

Wed–Thu 11 am – 5 pm
Fri 11 am–8 pm (pay-what-you-wish 6-8 pm)
Sat–Sun 11 am – 5 pm

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Central Park Cherry Blossoms

Ranging from deep magenta to pale pink to crisp white, Central Park’s cherry trees are a must-see in spring. Their blossoms are beautiful, but these flowers are fleeting—and with this year’s warm winter, they’re blooming much earlier than usual.

Use this interactive map to track in real-time where the cherry blossoms have peaked in…

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Prehistoric Central Park

Take a trip back in time with the Urban Park Rangers. Hike through Central Park discussing the lay of the land in prehistoric times. Learn more about which prehistoric species may have been found in this area during different time periods.

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Billy Johnson Playground

This rustic playground hosts an amazing 45-foot granite slide nestled into a rocky hill, bucket and tire swings, and an amphitheater and miniature stone bridge made of natural materials like plants, stone, and wood at a child’s scale.

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