The Greenburgh Nature Center offers a variety of fun and engaging family programs. Photo courtesy of the Center
The Greenburgh Nature Center offers a variety of fun and engaging family programs. Photo courtesy of the Center

What’s Open Now in Westchester For Kids

After a year of cancelations, it's time to focus on what we can do. We’ve compiled a list of family-friendly destinations open now in Westchester. These spots include cultural sites, sports venues, indoor play spaces, and open spaces for outdoor adventures. Despite the pandemic, there's actually a lot for local families to do.

Be sure to bookmark this resource for all your upcoming adventures; we'll update it as the situation warrants. As always, there are many more ideas for keeping busy on our Event Calendar.

Editor's note: While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our Event Calendar to find something else to do. Keep in mind, many of these venues are enforcing capacity limits, and reservations or timed-entry tickets may be required. Click through to each venue for current details before heading out.

Teatown kids having a snack near the water Westchester Open Now
There are plenty of places to enjoy an alfresco meal at Teatown. Photo by Marisa Iallonardo

Parks, Nature Centers, and Gardens Open Now in Westchester

  • While some attractions are closed at Bear Mountain, the Trailside Zoo and much of the grounds are open now.
  • Go snowshoeing or hike the trails at Minnewaska State Park.
  • Explore the trails, woods, ponds, and overwintering wildlife at any of Westchester’s many nature centers, such as Teatown.
  • View the animals and grounds of Muscoot Farm, where admission is FREE.

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View of icy pond at Untermyer Garden Westchester Open Now
Untermyer Gardens Conservancy is gorgeous in the winter months. Photo courtesy of the conservancy

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View of Olana Westchester Open Now
Olana's main house sits impressively at the top of a long slope and is a unique mixture of Victorian architectural elements and Middle-Eastern decorative motifs. Photo by Diana Kim

Museums, Historic Sites, and Cultural Spots Open Now in Westchester

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Skiing and Snowboarding at Ski Sundown Westchester Open Now
Ski Sundown is a great place for kids to ski or snowboard. Photo courtesy of the Mountain

Winter Sports Spots Open Now for Westchester Families

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Kids play with bubbles at My Gym Westchester Open Now
My Gym is open for little ones to play and explore! Photo courtesy of the venue

Indoor Places to Play Open Now for Westchester Families

Library of Congress National Book Festival
Library of Congress and Virtual - 9:00 AM Pick
Home of the 'Legend'
Washington Irving's Sunnyside - 10:00 AM Pick
Story Pirates Story Creation Zone
Online Link to Be Provided - 7:00 PM Pick
The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze
Van Cortlandt Manor - various times Pick
Pure Terror Scream Park
Pure Terror Scream Park - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides