Directory of Children's Museums in New York

National Museum of the American Indian | New York

The National Museum of the American Indian is where art, history, & culture come together in an extraordinary way. Near...
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Auditorium 325 -
Meeting Room 2 50 80
Meeting Room 1 50 80
Diker Pavilion 375 500
Rotunda 300 1,000
Meeting Room 4 25 40
Meeting Room 3 25 40
Great Hall 100 300
Collector's Office - 49
Auditorium Lobby - 200
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2nd Floor (primary event space) - 100
Ground Floor Exhibition Space - 100
3rd Floor Executive Meeting Room - 25
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Bronx Museum of the Arts

This 35-year-old institution, designed by Arquitectonica, includes a facade of diagonally positioned glass-and-steel panels, a minimalist main gallery, an education...
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Second Floor North Wing 130 160
Bronx Museum of the Arts: 300 400
Bronx Museum of the Arts: Lowery Gallery 200 250
Bronx Museum of the Arts: Conference Room 40 40
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Brooklyn Children's Museum

Founded in 1899, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum offers a rooftop plaza that holds as many as 700 guests. The educational...
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Brooklyn Children's Museum: Entire Space - -
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Children's Museum of the Arts

This museum’s main exhibition hall is a 1,400-square-foot space with 14-foot ceilings and columns; it seats 40 or holds 120...
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Entire Space 240 240
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

The former mansion of Andrew Carnegie, reopened it expanded gallery space in December 2014. The new design provides sixty percent...
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Great Hall with Dance Floor 70 250
Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden 500 1,000
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Dia Beacon

This gigantic space (encompassing almost 300,000 square feet) is the Dia Art Foundation’s latest outpost. It’s housed in a former...
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Dia Beacon: Lower Level - -
Dia Beacon: West Garden - -
Dia Beacon: - -
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Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

In the upper reaches of Manhattan is this Dutch Colonial farmhouse, which dates to 1785. Closed for renovations, the house...
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Dyckman Farmhouse Museum - -
Garden - -
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Ellis Island Immigration Museum

Millions of immigrants entered the U.S. via this port of entry—a 27.5-acre island in New York Harbor. The Registry Room...
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Ellis Island Immigration Museum: East Lawn and American Wall of 1,200 1,200
Ellis Island Immigration Museum: Theaters 1 and 2 140 140
Ellis Island Immigration Museum: Registry Room - -
Ellis Island Immigration Museum: Baggage Room and Peopling of A - -
Ellis Island Immigration Museum: Entire Space - -
Ellis Island Immigration Museum: Conference Room - 100
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Lefferts Homestead Historic House Museum

One of Brooklyn’s few surviving Dutch colonial farmhouses is situated in Prospect Park. The venue is rented for small children's...
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Entire space 60 60
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Madame Tussauds New York

This museum has several event spaces. Cinema 4D, which opened in July 2008, seats 142 and includes a reception area...
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Entire Space - 1,200
42nd St. Viewing Gallery - 25
Attraction Buyout, Themed Areas & The - 1,200
Opening Night Party - -
Cinema 4D - -
Pop Culture - -
A-List Room 100 220
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Morgan Library & Museum

Designed by Renzo Piano, this institution features three glass-and-steel pavilions. The structures connect the original three buildings to an additional...
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Morgan Library: East Room & Rotunda 60 150
Morgan Library:Entire Space 380 1,125
Morgan Library: North/South Parlor 40 64
Morgan Library: Education Center 70 70
Morgan Library: Gilbert Court 280 447
Morgan Library: Gilder Lehrman Hall & Lobby 264 464
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Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

Built in 1799, this structure operated as a hotel in the 1820s and now features period-decorated rooms and tours that...
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Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden: 50 50
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden: Entire Space 50 50
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Museum of Sex

This small institution in the Flatiron district provides exhibitions that explore and document the historical and cultural context of human...
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Museum of Sex: Entire Space - -
Museum of Sex: Event Space - -
Museum of Sex: Meeting Room - 1,000
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Museum of the City of New York

Designed by Polshek Partnership, this space features a three-level pavilion. The 248-seat ground level auditorium holds 150 for receptions. On...
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Fifth Avenue Terrace 350 450
South Terrace 250 350
Lobby Rotunda 200 500
Marble Court 210 250
Ronay Menschel Hall 200 200
Bruno A. Quinson Room 40 50
Entire Space - 1,200
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Neue Galerie New York

Dedicated to German and Austrian art, this facility allows corporate patrons to entertain in Café Sabarsky, a Viennese-style coffeehouse with...
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Neue Galerie New York: 64 350
Neue Galerie New York: Entire Space 64 350
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New York Transit Museum

In a decommissioned subway station, this museum displays over 20 vintage and elevated cars. A former signage room is an...
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New York Transit Museum: Entire Space - -
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Newark Museum

Founded in 1909, the Newark Museum features a mini zoo, a planetarium, and 80 galleries of African, Asian, and American...
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Newark Museum: Entire Space - -
Newark Museum: Ballantine House 60 60
Newark Museum: Billy Johnson Auditorium 272 300
Newark Museum: Engelhard Court 240 400
Newark Museum: Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden - 600
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Rose Center for Earth and Space

The Rose Center building—a glass cube—houses the Hayden Planetarium, a metal sphere theater that features state-of-the-art multimedia presentations on the...
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Rose Center for Earth and Space: Museum Food Court - -
Rose Center for Earth and Space: 400 1,500
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Society of Illustrators—The Museum of American Illustration

This space has two galleries that seat 80 or hold 100 for receptions when combined. The dining room features works...
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Society of Illustrators/Mus. American Illustration: 80 100
Society of Illustrators 155 200
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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Within this Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building is the soaring rotunda, which—depending on the size and configuration of exhibitions—seats 300 or...
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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: Entire Space 320 1,040
New Media Theater 20 40
Ronald O. Perelman Rotunda 300 1,000
Peter B. Lewis Theater 281 281
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Staten Island Children's Museum

On the Snug Harbor Cultural Center campus, this museum includes Portia’s Playhouse, which has a stage and tables and chairs...
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Largest Indoor Space 100 100
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Entire Space - 250
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The New York Historical Society

In addition to exhibitions that focus on the culture and history of New York City, this museum’s spaces include the...
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Theater 420 420
Entire Space 665 1,550
Luman Reed Gallery 50 75
Library 130 200
Great Hall - 450
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The Toy Museum of NY

Formerly called the Doll & Toy Museum of NYC.
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Performance Space 40 40
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