New York City’s three library systems are offering limited service at a number of locations as a first step toward reopening. Photo courtesy of the NYPL
New York City’s three library systems are offering limited service at a number of locations as a first step toward reopening. Photo courtesy of the NYPL

What's Open Now in NYC For Kids: Museums, Zoos, Play Spaces, and More

New York City is on the brink of Phase 4 of the state's reopening plan, and news of reopenings has become commonplace. Sure, there are plenty of rules to the new normal we're all living in, and it's past time to stock up on kid-friendly masks, but we're moving forward, reminded daily of how far we've come in flattening the curve.

City families have rejoiced at the reopening of our favorite playgrounds and been pleasantly surprised to hear swimming pools are reopening (albeit in a limited capacity), and beaches are already welcoming visitors. While everyone awaits a final word on exactly what schools will look like come September, there's plenty to look forward to, as some of our favorite museums, play spaces, tourist attractions, and more are humming back to life, ready to welcome you.

Read on for details on some of our favorite attractions and their reopening plans. Bookmark this page; we'll update it as more spots announce their reopening dates.


Museum of Illusions
77 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10014

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
New York, NY

Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Blvd.
Bronx, NY 10460

New York Aquarium
Surf Avenue & West 8th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11224

Queens Zoo
53-51 111th St.
Flushing, NY 11368

Prospect Park Zoo
450 Flatbush Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11225

Central Park Zoo
64th St and Fifth Ave
New York, 10021

New York Botanic Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard
New York, NY 10458

Governers Island
Colonel Row
New York City, NY

High Line (in The High Line)
Gansevoort to W. 30th streets between Washington & 11th avenues
New York, NY

Empire State Building
350 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10118

CAMP Store
110 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10011

CAMP Store at City Point
1 Dekalb Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Belmont Library
610 E 186th St
New York, NY 10458

George Bruce Branch Library
518 West 125th St Between Broadway & Amsterdam
New York, NY 10027

Richmondtown Library
200 Clarke Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10306

Francis Martin Library
2150 University Avenue
Bronx, NY 10453

Epiphany Library
228 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010

Brooklyn Public Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza Dweck Center
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Jack and the Beanstalk
Puppetworks Inc. - 12:30 PM Pick
Art Lab in the Park
Queens Museum - 1:00 PM Pick
Mommy Poppins' Back to School Fair 2020
Online - various times Pick
Monuments Now
Socrates Sculpture Park - 9:00 AM
Carnegie Diner Pumpkin Patch
Carnegie Diner - 9:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides