10 Indoor Activities in New York You Won’t Find Anywhere in The World - Kid 101

10 Indoor Activities in New York You Won’t Find Anywhere in The World


From a Lilliputian world to iconic museums New York has many unique places. Prepare to be captivated by what you can see and do in the city that never sleeps.

Museum of the City of New York

The museum is unique to New York and traces the history of the city and the influencers who shaped events. From a little village at the edge of the Dutch trading empire, the museum shows the progression of New York to the bustling, densely populated, the metropolis is has become over a mere 400 years – quite an achievement when compared with European cities that have been around for over a thousand years.

It records the immigrants who helped make New York the city it is today, and the fashion, art, architecture and writings of New Yorkers. Members get free admission and invitations to exclusive events at the space.

When: Open seven days a week from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Where: 1220 5th Ave & 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029

Phone: 212-534-1672

Cost: $18 per adult, $12 per student with ID, youth under the age of 20 free.

Gulliver’s Gate

At 50,000 square feet (a full city block wide) Gulliver’s Gate is quite an experience with miniatures of famous buildings, at a scale of 1:87, from five continents. Teams from around the world worked on building the replicas of iconic structures, and it even has a working airport.

The interactive exhibits are activated by a key, which visitors are given on entry. It is a popular destination, so try to go early to avoid the crowds or go later at around 6:00 pm – you need at least two hours to enjoy all the exhibits. 

Tickets are quite pricey for this attraction that opened in 2017, so keep an eye out online for specials, rather than paying at the entrance.

When: Open daily from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Where: 216 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

Phone: 212-235-2016

Cost: Online $31 per adult, $22 per child aged 6 -12, free for children 5 and under. Tickets at the gate are $36 and $27 respectively.

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