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11 Kid-Friendly Activities in New York City

Even a seasoned traveler can find New York City a bit daunting, but the demographic that the Big Apple impresses the most is its youngest visitors. Children are likely to remember their experiences in the most populous city in the United States all their lives. Treating the kids to activities designed specifically with them in mind helps ensure that they’ll come away with memories they can treasure forever. From interactive museum exhibits to close encounters with barnyard animals, there are more kid-friendly activities in The City That Never Sleeps than can be explored in a single visit. Here are eleven attractions that the whole family can enjoy:

1. Bronx Zoo

Kids of all ages will love a visit to the world-famous Bronx Zoo. With more than 4,000 animals, families will need a full day to explore all the wildlife exhibits in this 265-acre space. Repeat visitors often make a beeline to the Congo Gorilla Forest attraction where kids are treated to a short film before curtains roll back to reveal families of silverback gorillas housed behind safety glass. Rides, shuttles and strollers allow children to enjoy the zoo without wearing out their little feet. The Wild Asia monorail lets families sit back and relax as they view animals from West Asia. A ride on the Bug Carousel is a fun way to introduce kids to the insects they’ll find inside the Butterfly Garden.

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