With November comes a chill in the air, darker days, holiday lights — and new things to do on KidPass!
From adorable new baby classes to wacky art exhibits to the largest planetarium in the US, you’re sure to find something you and your kiddos will love. Read on to find the best activity for you!
Where: Jersey City
Best for: all ages
Kids can discover new ideas, ask questions at a live science show, and visit outer space in the largest planetarium on this side of the world. In the summer, kids can dig for discoveries at a huge dinosaur excavation site and burn off steam at an outdoor obstacle course. Most families stay over four hours to enjoy all LSC has to offer. There’s even a private nursing room!
Best for: age 4 years and under
This adorable class uses singing, dancing, motor skill play and group activities to tell a story as a class. Each class introduces a new “Thinker” (usually a stuffed animal!) who goes on a new adventure each week and the class contributes both physically and verbally to the imaginary tale. This way of storytelling is to help children understand that their imagination can take them anywhere!
Where: Montclair, NJ
Best for: age 2 – 5 years
Attention North Jersey! Kidville Montclair is now on KidPass. Kidville’s goal is to make the lives of families with young children better and easier by providing a fun, safe, and clean environment for children to learn, play, and grow. Choose from a wide range of classes and programs designed by early childhood development specialists in one convenient location.
Where: Staten Island
Best for: age 6 – 17 years
This arcade and family entertainment center on Staten Island offers tons of fun under one roof. Choose from laser tag, batting cages, or choose the 1-, 2-, or 3-hour open passes which include a variety of awesome carnival rides and mazes!
Best for: age 6 months – 6 years
This neighborhood indoor playspace co-op was conceived and is operated by North Brooklyn parents. Open playtime features a bevy of toys (ride-on toys, push toys, pretend play, tents, tunnels, and more) as well as add-on activities from various neighborhood businesses they partner with throughout their run.
Best for: age 3 years and up
This unique and immersive pop-up exhibit lets you explore New York City from a tomato’s perspective! It was created by Dr. Tomato to increase environmental awareness in the city. Featuring 7 rooms and 20+ amusing scenes, the exhibit provides plenty of fun Instagrammable moments for your kids.
Where: Lower East Side
Best for: all (candy-eating) ages
Didn’t get your fill of Halloween candy? Head down to the oldest candy store in NYC to browse the aisles, then leave with a bag (or box) of candy all of your own.
Where: South Slope
Best for: all (candy-eating) ages
Another spot where all you have to do is show up and indulge your sweet tooth. Fferins has a sizable collection of UK treats, nostalgic retro candies, and everything in between.
Baby Bandstand believes in using music to help children form an early foundation for strong speech, literacy, language, and social skills. Classes are filled with live music including guitar, ukulele and more!
Where: East Village
Best for: 12 years and under
Everybody Knows Bob is the coolest multi-sensorial art show that presents pop art in an interactive way. Come lose yourself in heart-pounding beats and dope art installations, conceptualized and handcrafted by pop artist Raphael Zhou. You’ll sprinkle cash on a skyrocketing money mountain of $200,000,000, get lost in the misty forest of butterflies, find an exquisite life-sized gorilla skeleton decorated in 86,320 Swarovski crystals, and more!
Looking for more ways to play in the city? Here are 9 playspaces to visit in the NYC area. And if you want to discover and book even more fun, check out all upcoming activities across the NY Metro area.
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