The amazing Governors Island opens for the season!  Photo courtesy of GI
The amazing Governors Island opens for the season! Photo courtesy of GI

Best Spring Events for NYC Preschoolers and Toddlers

Spring may be the most exciting season of the year for parents and caregivers of preschoolers and toddlers who have been stuck inside for the 5,000 weeks that make up winter. With the arrival of warm weather, it's like New York City itself wakes up from hibernating, and families stream out of their houses to take advantage of all the city has to offer in springtime.

There are so many wonderful things to see and do during April and May, and we've rounded up the best ones specifically for kids ages 5 and under. What's not included? The piles of Easter celebrations, Mother's Day extravaganzas, and Passover observances. Too.Much.Information. (But don't worry, we're covering all the spring holidays in depth in coming weeks.). Without further ado, here's the best of the rest!


Soho Playhouse
15 Vandam St
New York, NY 10013

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024

Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
W 79th Street in Central Park
New York, NY 10023

Teatro SEA at The Clemente
107 Suffolk Street
New York, NY 10002

Macys
100-104 W 35th St
New York, NY 10018

The Pete at the Flea Theater
20 Thomas St
New York, NY 10007

St. Ann's Church
157 Montague St Between Henry and Clinton
Brooklyn, NY

The Duke on 42nd St
229 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036

Lincoln Center
61 West 62nd Street, David Rubenstein Atrium
New York, NY 10023

Bank Street Bookstore
2780 Broadway
New York, NY 10025

6th Avenue
6th Avenue from W. 45 Street to W. 55 Street
New York, NY

Brooklyn Central Library, Dweck Center
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Downstairs @ La MaMa
66 East 4th Street
New York , NY 10003

Wave Hill
West 249th Street and Independence Avenue Ecology Building
Bronx, NY

Lincoln Center
165 W 65th Street, Clark Studio Theater
New York, NY 10023

Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017

Brooklyn Bridge Park
Fulton Ferry Landing
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Carnegie Hall
Resnick Education Wing 881 7th Ave
New York, NY 10019

On Stage At Kingsborough
2001 Oriental Boulevard Kingsborough Community College
Brooklyn, NY 11235

Japan Society
333 E47th Street
New York, 10017

Easter Parade Route
FIfth Avenue between 49th and 57th Streets
New York, NY 10022

Brooklyn Central Library, Dweck Center
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Carnegie Hall
57th Street and Seventh Avenue
, 10019

Thomas Jefferson Park
114th Street & First Avenue
New York, NY 10029

Old Stone House
336 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Wave Hill
West 249th Street and Independence Avenue Ecology Building
Bronx, NY

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
990 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225

Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main Street
Flushing, NY

Governors Island
New York, NY

Wave Hill
West 249th Street and Independence Avenue Ecology Building
Bronx, NY

Lincoln Center
61 West 62nd Street, David Rubenstein Atrium
New York, NY 10023

Lincoln Center
165 W 65th Street, Clark Studio Theater
New York, NY 10023

BAM Fisher
321 Ashland Place Hillman Studio
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Willowbrook Park
2 Eton Place Carousel for All Children
Staten Island, NY 10314

Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio
165 West 65th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10023

Riverside Park South
Pier I at W 68th Street
New York, NY

Ailey Studio Theater
405 W 55th St
New York, NY 10019

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
199 Chambers St
New York, NY

Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Queens, NY

Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY 11354
Flushing, NY 11354

Brooklyn Children's Museum
145 Brooklyn Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213

PS295
330 18th Street between 6th & 7th Aves
Brooklyn, NY 11215

21st Street and Broadway to
Tompkins Square Park
New York, NY

The New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd.
Bronx, NY 10458

David Geffen Hall
10 Lincoln Center Plaza at 65th Street
New York, NY 10023

Various locations
New York, 10036

The Duke on 42nd St
229 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036