Find the best places to take your kids in NYC!Sign Up Now!

Welcome to Mama411!

Mama411 handpicks and delivers the best places to take your kids in New York. Please take a moment to register.

We sure know how to pick 'em!


Hope you all had a fantastic 4th! We were at a family reunion in Delaware, and the baby kept me so busy that I only had time to snap this one photo where he's grinning away in a parking lot off of the Garden State Parkway after a diaper blowout. Guys, seriously, I don't think traveling with a baby is exactly my thing. Anyway, there's lots of great stuff going on in the city through Friday including this kids concert tonight on Pier 25. Tomorrow there's another one in Carl Schurz Park and also this stroller tour at The Guggenheim. The High Line is open for kiddie business with Lawn Time for Little Ones and Wild Wednesdays. There are also outdoor movies here and here. And as always, so much more! Use the calendar find something great right near you!

Events We Love This Week!
Events for Tuesday, July 7th
  • Life at the Limits

    Life at the Limits

    Explores the diverse and sometimes jaw-dropping strategies animals and plants employ to find food, fend off predators, reproduce + thrive in habitats many would find inhospitable, even lethal.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $16.00 to $27.00
    When: April 4, 2015 - January 3rd, 2016. Timed entry only.
  • Science Playground

    Science Playground

    Slides, seesaws, sand pits, a giant lever, wind pipes, a climbing net, slides, sand boxes, metal drums, fog machines screw and a water play area!

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $4.00
    When: March 1-November 30th. See museum hours. Weather permitting.
  • Spiders Alive!

    Spiders Alive!

    Explore spiders' anatomy, diversity, venom, silk + behavior including little-known defensive mechanisms such as mimicry and noise-making

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: $16.00 to $27.00
    When: July 4, 2015 - November 29, 2015. Timed entry only.
  • Soccer for Ages 5-7

    Soccer for Ages 5-7

    Kids kick, run and learn the basics of soccer.

    Ages: For ages 5 to 7
    Cost: Free
    When: Tuesdays, 3:30PM-4:15PM (Thru 10/27)
  • Young Sprouts Gardening

    Young Sprouts Gardening

    Simple gardening projects, garden-themed lessons + nature books for children 3 to 5 years old.

    Ages: For ages 3 to 5
    Cost: Free
    When: Tuesdays @ 3:15PM-3:45PM (May 6-Oct 28)
  • Preschool Play

    Preschool Play

    Join other parents, caregivers and toddlers for interactive play with imaginative toys.

    Ages: For ages 2 to 4
    Cost: Free
    When: Mon. - Wed. @ 10:00 AM-12:00PM (Thru 10/26)
  • Storytime in Nolen Library

    Storytime in Nolen Library

    Start with a book, then learn to look! Toddlers look, listen, and have fun with picture books in Nolen Library.

    Ages: For ages 1 to 3
    Cost: Free
    When: Monday - Friday 10:30AM + 3:00PM; Sunday @ 2:00PM.
  • The Collectivity Project for Kids

    The Collectivity Project for Kids

    Build, play, and dream about cities using LEGOs and your imagination.

    Ages: For ages 4 and up
    Cost: Free
    When: Every Tuesday + Thursday @ 4:00 to 6:00 PM (June through September)
  • NYPL Storytimes

    NYPL Storytimes

    A shortcut to finding the story times at your local public library.

    Ages: For ages infants to 4
    Cost: Free
    When: Typically, at least once a week at your neighborhood NYPL branch. See enclosed.
  • New York City Beaches

    New York City Beaches

    Find your spot amongst 14 miles of beaches. Pack light and escape to the coast.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: Open daily thru September 13th, 10:00AM-6:00PM.
  • Victorian Gardens

    Victorian Gardens

    Victorian Gardens is an amusement park perfect for the 2-12 year old set that lasts all summer long.

    Ages: For ages 2 to 12
    Cost: $7.50 to $16.00
    When: Opens May 23. Operates daily thru September 13th.
  • City Splash

    City Splash

    Launch boats down a winding stream, splash in the puddle patch, and paint with water on slate.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free to $11.00
    When: Open daily 11:00AM-4:00PM. Weather permitting.
  • Summer Scavenger Hunt

    Summer Scavenger Hunt

    Escape the heat this summer and go on an adventure in the great indoors!

    Ages: For ages 4 and up
    Cost: $6.00 to $19.00
    When: June 13th-Sept 6th.See listing for times. (Every day except Monday!)
  • Go Swimming!

    Go Swimming!

    Cool off in one of the city's outdoor pools when the city really starts to sizzle.

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: Opening Day is June 27th. Daily, 11:00AM-7:00PM with a break for pool cleaning between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Early bird and night owl lap swim hours are also available at select sites.
  • Infant/Child/Adult CPR w/AED Certification

    Infant/Child/Adult CPR w/AED Certification

    This course is designed for parents/caregivers, personal trainers, teachers, counselors, and anyone requiring certification in CPR with AED.

    Ages: For ages 18 and up
    Cost: $95.00 to $115.00
    When: July 7, 6:30PM-9:00PM
  • Wee Arts Drop-In

    Wee Arts Drop-In

    Music time! Story time! Art time! Join CMA's WEE teaching artists for an art-filled drop-in session before they open their doors to the public.

    Ages: For ages infants to 5
    Cost: $25.00
    When: Monday-Friday, 10:45AM-12:00PM
  • Frolic!


    Throw your hands up in the air as you sing, dance and play in this pint-sized rockers' dream.

    Ages: For ages infants to 5
    Cost: Free to $11.00
    When: Opens June 5, 2015.
  • Summer Stage Kids

    Summer Stage Kids

    This unique, interactive family festival presents more than 90 performing arts events at 34 locations citywide. Any given day, there's bound to be something in or near your neighborhood!

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: June 7-August 19th. Times & locations vary.
  • Stroller Tours @ Guggenheim Museum

    Stroller Tours @ Guggenheim Museum

    Stroll around the ramps with your baby in an engaging one-hour tour for caregivers and their babies.

    Ages: For ages infants to 1
    Cost: Free to $20.00
    When: June 9, July 7+ August 18 @ 3:00PM-4:00PM
  • Little Maestros in Central Park

    Little Maestros in Central Park

    Sweet summer nights under a shady tree in Central Park with your little one, enjoying the amazing music of Little Maestros. Bring a blanket and join the summer fun!

    Ages: For ages infants to 4
    Cost: $351.00 to $423.00
    When: Tuesdays @ 6:00PM-6:45PM. Jun 16, 2015-Aug 11, 2015 (9 sessions total)
  • Little New Yorkers

    Little New Yorkers

    Each class includes time with historic toys, a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, story readings, and a related craft project.

    Ages: For ages 3 to 5
    Cost: Free to $15.00
    When: Tuesdays & Fridays, 3:30 PM-4:15PM
  • Summer Medley of the Arts

    Summer Medley of the Arts

    Through art, music and movement, playing instruments, dancing, stories, snacks and water play, make this your most fun summer ever! *Sponsored.

    Ages: For ages 3 to 4
    Cost: $360.00 to $1,440.00
    When: Mondays-Thursdays @ 9:30AM-12:30PM (July 6 - July 30, 2015)
  • Summer Sandbox Music

    Summer Sandbox Music

    A little late afternoon music in Carl Schurz park!

    Ages: All Ages
    Cost: Free
    When: Tuesdays @ 4:00PM-4:30PM (July 7, 14, 21 + 28)
  • A word from our sponsors