Science and Nature Summer Camps in New Haven County

If you have little scientists at home, summer is the perfect time to stimulate and nourish their interest in science and nature. Long, warm days allow for exploration of forests, beaches, riverbeds, and clear skies. Whether it be paleontology, archeology, animals, or geology, Connecticut, though a small state, packs a plethora to choose from for any science buff. Take a look at these fantastic options available for kids in New Haven County and grant your children the gift of hands-on learning while acquiring new skills and expanding their circle of friends.

Where Teens and Tweens Can Glam Up at a Spa Party in Westchester

Planning a birthday party for a tween or a teen? As your child heads into the teenage years, it can be difficult to find the right way to celebrate a birthday. Chances are, she's well beyond the princess or super hero thing, and going to the movies with friends may not be special enough. Since a hallmark of young adults is that they try to be more like adults, a spa party booked with professionals and a few close friends at a salon can be just the right answer.

While some spas specialize in massage and facials, others only do manicures and pedicures—it pays to do some research ahead of time. Here are few of our favorite spots to book your teen’s next birthday or get-together in Westchester.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at These NYC Spring Brunches

Looking to kick off your Easter celebration a little early? Join one of the city's handful of Easter Bunny brunches to get into the spirit with a festive, almost-springtime meal. We've rounded up five special New York City Easter Bunny breakfasts from inexpensive pancake affairs to lavish spreads at high-end restaurants where families can enjoy photo-ops with the holiday mascot along with other seasonal activities.

Regardless of which you choose, be sure to bring your camera—and your appetite. Look for our roundup on NYC neighborhood Easter egg hunts coming later this week, and be sure to check our Event Calendar for more seasonal and holiday fun.

Easter, for most Christian denominations, is celebrated Sunday, March 27 this year, but some of these brunches take place as early as the first weekend in March, so you may want to grab tickets now.

March GoList: The Best Things To Do With NJ Kids This Month

There's an (unsubstantiated) rumor that spring starts this month so... let's GO: March! We carefully investigated and curated a list of family-fun stuff like the end of maple sugaring season,  a sleepover at a zoo, St. Patrick's Day fun, Easter fun, and so much more. And let's face it, we're all dying for some almost-spring activities, so enjoy our top picks for the month of March in NJ!

Edgy French Art Arrives with Tilt Kids Festival

A brand-new, multi-borough kids festival with magicians, hands-on preschooler art and a Paris-trained circus troupe kicks off Friday, March 4 in New York City. It's not every day that a monthlong cultural fest dedicated to kids arrives, especially in the dead of winter, so we were excited to learn more. 

Children's Museum Debuts Exhibit Dedicated to Muslim Culture

The Children's Museum of Manhattan has long been my go-to spot for maximum tot fun, but when it comes to learning about art, architecture and other cultures, we usually headed elsewhere. The newly-opened America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far exhibit will change that.

Opened last week, the 3,000-square-foot exhibit takes up the entirety of the museum's first-floor exhibition space and provides a colorful, immersive window into Muslim cultures across the world. The exhibit is on view through January 2017 and is the fourth in the museum's Global Exhibition Series, which previously highlighted the cultures of Ancient Greece, China and Japan. Read on for the scoop on this vibrant new exhibit.

14 Free Ways To Celebrate Your Kid's Birthday

Have you ever experienced birthday burnout? You know, the feeling that overcomes your family when you're cupcaked, partied and goody-bagged out by the time your kid's real birthday arrives? Birthday burnout can be intensified for kids who have multiple celebrations leading up to their birthdays—in school, with relatives and after school—and sometimes the big day is anticlimatic.

Banish the burnout with 14 super simple and fun ideas to make your kid's birthday as special as he or she is without big presents, treats or spending a lot of money. These ideas create a bit of magic and make the birthday child feel special just having fun together.

Check out our Birthday Party Guide for more ideas for the big day, or our 100 Things to Do in NYC list for more memory-making inspiration.

Oscar Weekend Fun for LA Kids: Seuss, Bubbles, Puppets, & Boats, February 27 - 28

The eyes of the world are on Hollywood this weekend. The cars of LA, however, are steering clear of what is sure to be a ...challenging... area. (Even the El Capitan is all "see ya next week!") No worries, though; the rest of the city is picking up the slack with tons of easily accessible fun.

For starters, this is a big weekend for cats, hats, green eggs, and whos, as the one-and-only Dr. Seuss is celebrated in a number of storied events. Bob Baker, the legendary puppeteer, has a whole day of activities in his name, no strings attached! (Scratch that, there are many, many strings.) If there were gold statuettes given for bubbles, surely one would go to the Amazing Bubble Man, who blows his stuff in Santa Monica this weekend.

The engineers of the Discovery Cube are getting ready to drop their eggs, and boats are setting out to sea/ Downtown. MOLAA celebrates its 20th. And Kevin Hart wants to work out with you. All in all, I'd call that an award-winning weekend.

And the nominees for best weekend activities are: 

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