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Play Street Museum - Upper West Side

As tourists exploring the vibrant streets of New York City with our energetic young kids, finding spaces where they can unwind and have fun is important to our travel experience. We've learned that striking the right balance between providing a peaceful environment for rest and ensuring they have stimulating activities to engage in is key. Thankfully, our quest for the perfect family-friendly spot led us to the delightful Play Street Museum, perfect for families with kids under 8 years old.



Play Street Museum - Upper West Side
Play Street Museum - Upper West Side


Nestled conveniently in the bustling Upper West Side, just a hop, skip, and a jump away from popular stores like TJ Max and Burlington, and only a leisurely stroll from the iconic Central Park West, the Play Street Museum beckoned to us like a haven amidst the urban chaos. Upon stepping inside, we were enveloped in an atmosphere of creativity and exploration, perfectly tailored to captivate the imaginations of our little ones.


What truly sets the Play Street Museum apart is its emphasis on fostering independent discovery. Here, children are encouraged to roam freely and engage deeply with the hands-on exhibits and activities that speak to their unique interests and passions. Every corner of the museum offers an opportunity for young minds to thrive.


Planning our visit was a breeze, thanks to the seamless online reservation system. Securing a 90-minute play session in advance ensured that we could make the most of our time without worrying about long queues or overcrowding. And with admission priced at $35 per child and just $10 for accompanying adults, it felt like a wise investment in our children's happiness and development.


Play Street Museum - Upper West Side
Play Street Museum - Upper West Side


As we ventured through the place, our daughter Emma's eyes sparkled with excitement at every turn. She eagerly explored the interactive stations, eagerly immersing herself in activities that ranged from sensory play to imaginative role-playing. However, it was the slime lab that truly stole her heart. Watching her delight as she created her own gooey masterpiece was a moment we'll cherish forever.


Play Street Museum - Slime Lab
Play Street Museum - Slime Lab

Play Street Museum - Slime Lab
Play Street Museum - Slime Lab

As the session drew to a close and we reluctantly bid farewell to the Play Street Museum, Emma couldn't contain her enthusiasm, already planning her return visit. And as parents, there's no greater joy than knowing that our child had a day filled with laughter, learning, and endless memories. We recommend this enchanting oasis to fellow travelers seeking a family-friendly escape in the heart of the city. Trust us, it's an experience your little ones will cherish for years to come.


Reserve your play time here.

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