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