Need an exciting gift (that won't take up any space)? Have intergenerational visitors to entertain?

May we suggest special outings to fun-for-all-ages NYC happenings. Click through for  tips on nearby eats, treats & fun to make it a day.

Pop-ups are quite popular at the moment, but these are more than photo-ops. Have a unique, interactive experience together.

Color Factory

  $38, $28/ages 2-12, free/ages 2 & under

Truly interactive colorful pop-up with fun activities and sweet treats in sixteen unique rooms designed by different artists and a giant blue ball pit. Lots of bright fun for all ages including a conveyor belt of rainbow colored macarons, a high-tech room for disco dancing, colorful drumming and a giant blue ball pit. My daughter especially…

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Machine Hallucination

$24/ages 15-54, $17/ages 2-14, $20/students & seniors, free/under 2

Enter a very cool, colorful mixed reality experiment deploying machine learning algorithms on architectural images of New York City, revealing the hidden connections between unique moments in the city’s iconic architectural culture and history. An immersive, dynamic installation by Turkish artist Refik Anadol. Suggested age is 6+ but younger kids allowed as long as they…

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Museum of Ice Cream


Celebrate all things ice cream at the return of the sweet pop up that started then trend. This new permanent location has 13 interactive installations across 3 floors, the  biggest sprinkle pool ever, a three-story slide and lots of ice cream to try.

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Sloomoo Institute


Explore a sensory playground centered around slime. Play with beautiful and seemingly endless vats full of slime, relax in an immersive tunnel, enter a glow-in-the-dark cove,  and create at a 150-foot long DIY bar Wear clothes that can get messy. Every ticket comes with an 8-oz. custom slime and other surprises.

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Gulliver’s Gate

$36, free ages 3 & under

Explore 25+ cities from 5 continents in a technologically advanced, interactive museum of miniatures. Explore the work of over 200 master craftsmen and artists from around the world including a functioning airport, naval locks and a lit-up New York City. Save 50% on tickets

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No need for the price and pressure of Broadway. Even babies can experience the best of NYC's theater, music and dance in family-friendly productions.

Lots more amazing options in our listing of upcoming shows

Yeti, Set, Snow!

$12, $8/ages 1.5-12 years, free/under 18 months

An original production from the historic, cozy Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre features a young girl who teaches a sweet, snow-hating yeti with a sparkly silver cat the value of snow and friendship. A fun musical with clever staging in a magical Central Park setting. Short and sweet and a good starter shows for toddlers (though…

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Big Apple Circus

$33-$90, free/ages 1 & under

Local troupe Big Apple Circus presents intimate family-friendly shows with clowns, horse-riding dogs, horizontal juggling, aerial duo, flying trapeze and more in a one-ring Big Top tent with comfortable arena style tiered seating. It’s a small venue so pretty much any seat location is great, and there are fun photo ops in the lobby. Schedule…

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Broadway Playhouse


Learn about the lives and songs of noted Broadway composers and lyricists in a fast-paced, funny interactive concert for kids featuring talented performers.

Includes mini-musicals, sing-alongs, games and more musical fun in an intimate theater – some kids end up on stage. One of our our favorite series.

Get two shows for the price of three with a series subscription. Recommend for ages 4-11.

Upcoming Broadway Playhouse Shows



Little Orchestra Society


The hilarious Professor Treblemaker hosts a lively introduction to various composers with dancers, young musicians, video and short pieces of music performed by the excellent Little Orchestra Society. Includes audience participation during the show and pre-concert activities in the lobby.

A favorite of our family.  Save and get backstage invites with 2 or 4 concert subscriptions.

Upcoming Little Orchestra Society Shows

Mozart for Munchkins

$35/adults, free/kids 

Experience classical music in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. All ages (even babies) can crawl, squeal, and dance while everyone enjoys outstanding works performed by exceptional musicians. Concerts feature different instruments and themes from a woodwind musical storytime to a jiving jazz trio all over town on most weekends and some weekdays.

Includes interaction with musicians throughout the concert and trying instruments after. Discount packages available.

Upcoming Mozart for Munchkins Concerts


Just Kidding


See top-notch family-friendly music, theatre, dance and more from local and international companies. Sing along with Grammy-award winning kiddie rockers, see charming puppet shows or watch diverse dance forms in an intimate, welcoming venue on select Saturdays.

Save 20% on full price tickets when you buy 5 or more shows.

Upcoming Just Kidding Shows



The New Victory Theater


See extraordinary productions of theater, dance, circus, opera and music from around the world in a grand yet welcoming theater  in the heart fo the theater district with complimentary conveniences like lockers, stroller parking and booster seats. All shows feature engaging pre-show activities and photo ops with the cast.

Age recommendations vary by show, from short interactive experiences for babies to though-provoking theater teens. The staff is super friendly and special-needs sensitive Deep discounts and free exchanges when you purchase tickets to three or more shows.

Upcoming New Victory Shows

Some exciting news - soon we'll be launching two new services to help families get even more out of living in this always entertaining (but exhausting) city:

*'On The Town' insiders club

~ exclusive discounts, access and events ~

* Custom itinerary planning service

~ tell us what kind of day you're looking for, and we'll make provide plans for NYC magic ~

Send us an email for more info (and special introductory pricing).