QUEEN FAMILY FAVES

Queens is home to fascinating museums and unique outdoor spaces including the attraction-packed Flushing Meadows Corona Park. See a map view for planning.

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EVENTS

Rocket Park Mini Golf

Explore key science concepts such as propulsion, gravity, escape velocity, launch window, gravitational assist, and more in a nine-hole miniature golf course, built around actual rockets and spacecraft that helped initiate the space race (originally featured at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair). Learn how the same laws of motion and gravity that guide the path…

A Frog’s Life: From Sam and Friends to Stardom

Celebrate Kermit the Frog’s 60+ years on the scene with a compilation of Jim Henson’s most memorable performances as Kermit, ranging from Sam and Friends to the famous frog’s feature-film appearances, with a lot more in between. The program covers his guest appearances, his career in journalism, great musical moments with guest stars, and his…

Barnyard Egg Hunt

Spread out on the grass and enjoy 47 egg-cellent acres of outdoor space.

Join a spacious Easter egg hunt, take photos with Whiskers the Bunny, try Bunny Hop dancing and play outdoor kids’ games. Enjoy a farm-wide scavenger hunt and local food vendors.

Visit with the farm’s animals and enjoy a hayride. BYOB (bring your…

Art Access: Museum Explorers for Children with Disabilities

On the first weekend of the month, Queens Museum welcomes children with disabilities (ages 8-12) and their families to visit for art-making activities, guided by trained museum educators and teaching artists. Each month explores a new theme and art activities. Activities on Saturday are repeated on Sunday programs. Feel free to register for multiple…

El Otro Oz

Click your heels together tres veces and take a transformative journey during a salsa, merengue, and Mexican folk-infused musical inspired by The Wizard of Oz. As her fifteenth birthday approaches, Dora, a contemporary Latine teenager, struggles with her family’s ideas about tradition and dreads her impending quinceañera. But, when Dora gets swept away to a…

Hands On History: April Fools!

The home-turned-museum of Rufus King – Founding Father and early voice in the anti-slavery movement- hosts free family programs the first & third Saturday each month with seasonal themes.

This April Fools’ Day, come learn about some safe and fun jokes and pranks from the 19th century, harvest donut seeds, and make the classic Rattlesnake…

Dino Egg Hunt: A STEAM Eggstravaganza

Join a science-filled Easter celebration. Hunt for dinosaur eggs, crack them open using kid-friendly fossil excavation tools, and reveal hidden surprises inside.

This event takes the traditional easter egg hunt and adds an educational twist that all families can enjoy. Kids are encouraged to think critically, use their imagination and build skills that can support…

Marvels of Media Films

MoMI presents short films and excerpts of feature films and television series created by talented autistic media-makers who have been honored with Marvels of Media Awards. This program includes heartwarming films and videos, featuring thoughtful subjects such as ableism, grief, mental health, and human connection. This screening is followed by a Q&A discussion moderated by…

Hands On History: Jackie in Queens

The home-turned-museum of Rufus King – Founding Father and early voice in the anti-slavery movement- hosts free family programs the first & third Saturday each month with seasonal themes.

April 15th marks the 76th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball’s racial barrier by making his game debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, becoming the…

LIC/ASTORIA

Gantry Plaza State Park/Hunter’s Point Park South

Visit two Long Island City playgrounds within walking distance of each other set in a large riverside oasis with spectacular Manhattan views.

Lots of places to climb and spin (and splash in the summer) at the playground at Gantry Plaza State Park with a cushioned rainbow floor and groovy design. Stroll along the park’s four…

Noguchi Museum

See the work of internationally-renowned American artist Isamu Noguchi in a lovely space he designed.

HIGHLIGHTS:

🪨 Serene indoor-outdoor galleries built around a 1920s industrial building
🪨 A peaceful outdoor sculpture garden.

CURRENT EXHIBITS:

🪨 Forty unusual sculptures and designs invite visitors to look high and low and from different angles in Noguchi…

Museum of the Moving Image

Explore film, TV and video games from nineteenth century optical toys to the latest in digital art with lots of hand-on exhibits in a spacious, modern building.

HIGLIGHTS:

🎥 Over 1,400 artifacts in Behind the Screen
🚀Star Wars & Star Trek props
🖥 Hand-on moving making…

FLUSHING/CORONA

Dumpling Galaxy

Choose from than 100 kinds of delicious dumplings plus noodles & other Chinese dishes in a striking, modern interior with bold Chinese red across walls. Deep semiprivate booths have individual TV screen showing highlights of the extensive menu.

Queens Botanical Garden

Explore lovely gardens in a 39-acre oasis in one of New York City’s most bustling and diverse neighborhoods.

Look for site-specific art throughout the garden including a reflective, life-sized kaleidoscope and a beautiful mural ‘Wonder Garden’ outside the Education Building.

Closed Mondays (except holidays).

Queens Zoo

This intimate zoo in Flushing Meadows houses wildlife native to the Americas including more than 4,000 Puerto Rican crested toads, Andean Bear Cubs, American bison and rare breeds of domestic animals including Flemish giant rabbits, Texas longhorn cattle, and Jacob’s four-horned sheep.

See our guide to Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Queens Museum

An expansive open light-filled space on the edge of Flushing Meadows Corona Park hosts ambitious Queens-themed exhibitions, educational initiatives, and community-minded programming.

HIGHLIGHTS:

🏙 Mini-city Panorama of the City of New York
🌎 Great views of the iconic Unisphere
🏮 Gorgeous glass in Tiffany’s Lamps: Lighting Luxury

CURRENT EXHIBITS:

Sweet Cats Cafe

Enjoy a selection of bubble teas, sweet treats and arcade games and a cute pink and pastel shop. Play claw machines for $1-$3 for adorable plushie prizes to put in your pink shopping cart.

Try specialty colorful drinks like Tinkle Bell (Kiwi), Purple Paradise (Lychee & Lemon), and Frozen Volcano (Dragonfruit) and a vast menu…

Art Access: Museum Explorers for Children with Disabilities

On the first weekend of the month, Queens Museum welcomes children with disabilities (ages 8-12) and their families to visit for art-making activities, guided by trained museum educators and teaching artists. Each month explores a new theme and art activities. Activities on Saturday are repeated on Sunday programs. Feel free to register for multiple…

Outer Queens

Queens County Farm Museum

Floral Park

Visit 47-acres of the longest continuously farmed site in New York State (since 1697). See historic farm buildings, a greenhouse complex, farm vehicles and implements, planting fields, an orchard and herb garden and livestock including cattle, sheep, chickens and llamas.

Pick up the scavenger hunt in the Farm Store to learn about the farm’s plants, animals…

Hands On History: April Fools!

Queens

The home-turned-museum of Rufus King – Founding Father and early voice in the anti-slavery movement- hosts free family programs the first & third Saturday each month with seasonal themes.

This April Fools’ Day, come learn about some safe and fun jokes and pranks from the 19th century, harvest donut seeds, and make the classic Rattlesnake…

Hands On History: Jackie in Queens

Queens

The home-turned-museum of Rufus King – Founding Father and early voice in the anti-slavery movement- hosts free family programs the first & third Saturday each month with seasonal themes.

April 15th marks the 76th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball’s racial barrier by making his game debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, becoming the…

Sheep Shearing Festival

Floral Park

Celebrate Spring on the longest continuously farmed site in New York State. Join Queens Farm for NYC’s only sheep shearing festival. Farmer-led tours and sheep shearing demonstrations connect visitors to life on the farm. See where vegetables come from. Learn about wool processing, natural dyes and visit with fiber artists as they showcase their craft.…