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New-York Historical Society

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

  • Upper West Side
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    This fascinating museum features an entire floor of interactive exhibits especially for kids. Weekly and special occasion family programs range from weekly storytimes to historical chocolate tastings, with frequent visits from living historians portraying Americans of the past.

    * Strollers can enter via a ramp on 77th Street and can get pretty much everywhere in the museum (though they have to be left outside some exhibits). Diaper changing tables are found on every floor.

    * Great toys and books in the gift shop.

    New-York Historical Society

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

    * Although the interactive Children’s Museum is sadly closed, there are kid-friendly objects throughout. Look for a Noah’s Ark toy and historical fire fighting equipment, dragonflies in gorgeous Tiffany Lamps, and more discoveries. Free disposable stylus are available for touchscreens and in-gallery interactives…

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    See historic toy trains, figurines, and miniature models from the renowned Jerni Collection. Look for fun details in a variety of toy train stations dating from the turn of the 19th century to the WWII era. Giant screens display animations and fun facts about the toys. Pick up a train-themed I Spy scavenger hunt and…

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