New York City’s Cultural Resources


Tips & Facts

  • Visits to cultural institutions can help young children develop an appreciation for arts and culture, as well as a lifelong love of learning, which can help them succeed in school and beyond.

  • Museums, botanical gardens, Zoos and libraries are great places for children to learn new things in fun, engaging ways.

  • Almost all NYC museums and cultural institutions have special programs and materials for children and families. Make sure to ask the places you visit about special exhibits and programs that are specially created for children and families.

  • Many NYC institutions have materials in multiple languages.

  • Several cultural institutions in NYC have “suggested” admission, which means that you do not have to pay the full amount. You can pay whatever you want.

  • Most learning that children do takes place outside of the classroom. NYC’s cultural institutions are great places where you and your children can learn new things together.