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Where: 820 Main St. , Bridgeport, (I-95 Ex. 27, Rte. 8-25 Ex. 3)
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10am-4:30pm, Sun. 12-4:30pm
Admission: Adults $5, Srs $4, Kids (4-17) $3, under 3 free.
Built in 1893, contains collection of material related to the career of P.T. Barnum (1810-91).
Beardsley Zoological Gardens
Where: 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport (I-95 Ex. 27A)
Hours: Daily 9am-4pm
Admission: Adults $9; Kids (3-11) $7, under 3 free; Seniors $7
36 acres of exhibits, ranging from North American mammals like timber wolves, pronghorn antelope and bison to the exotic rain forest animals in the New World Tropics Building. Picnic area, gift shop. Carousel (seasonal), children’s zoo with a New England farm setting.
Where: 4450 park Ave.
Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun Noon-5pm, Mon-closed
Admission: Adults $8.50, Srs & Kids[5-8] $7, Under 5 Free
Where: 39 Strickland Rd. Cos Cob/ Greenwich off exit 4
Phone: (203) 869-6899
Hours: Tues. – Sun 12pm-4pm.
Admission: $6 Adults, $4 Srs and students, Kids under 6 free
Where: 1 Crystal Lake Rd. Groton (I-95 Ex. 86)
Hours: Daily 9 AM – 4 PM. Tues. – closed.
U.S. Submarine World War II Veteran’s Memorial (East)
Where: Bridge & Thames St. , Groton (I-95 Ex. 85N/86S)
Phone: 860- 399-8666
Where: 351 Farmington Ave. (at Woodland St.) Hartford (I-84 Ex. 46)
Hours: Mon-Sat 9:30am-5:30pm, Sun 12-5:30pm
Admission: Adults $12, Srs. $11, Kids (6-12) $8; 6 & under, free
The Mark Twain House is a National Historic Landmark, 19-room, Tiffany-decorated Victorian mansion where Mark Twain lived with his family.
Where: 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic (I-95 Ex. 90)
Hours: Sun.-Sat.:9am – 6pm
Admission: Adults $17.50, Srs $16.50, Kids (3-12) $12.50; 2 and under, free.
Mystic Carousel & Fun Center
Where: Rte. 27 , Mystic (I-95 Ex. 90)
Hours: Fri 4pm-8pm, Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-6pm
Mystic Seaport Museum
Where: 75 Greemanville Ave, Mystic
Admission: Adults, $17; Srs, $15; Kids- $12; under 5 free.
New London, CT
Where: 625 Williams St., New London
Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm
Closed Mondays and major holidays
Admission: Adults $5, Srs and students $4, Kids under 8- free
Lyman Allyn Art Museum works include European paintings, American, Impressionism, contemporary works by American artists.
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Where: 15 Mohegan Ave., New London (I-95 Ex. 83; I-395 Ex. 78)
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm
One of the nation’s four military academies. Visitors Pavilion features multimedia show on cadet life.
Where: 10 North Water St., Norwalk (I-95 Ex. 14N/15S)
Hours: 10am-5pm. IMAX films: daily, call for schedule.
Admission: Adults $10.50, Srs $9.50, Kids (2-12) $8.50.
I MAX Admission: Adults $8.50, Srs $7.50, Kids $6, under 2 free.
Fun, interactive Maritime Aquarium experiences inspire more than half a million people annually to appreciate Long Island Sound.
Where: 151 Brookdale Rd., Northern Stamford
Hours: 8:30am-Sunset, Visitor’s Center M-F 8:30am-4:30pm
Admission: Free. Suggested Donation $5
Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Where: 39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford
Phone: (203) 322-1646
Hours: M-Sat. 9am-5pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm
Admission: Adults $6, Srs. and kids under 14- $5, 3 and under free
United House Wrecking Co.
Where: 535 Hope St., Stamford (I-95 Ex. 9)
Hours: M.-Sat. 9:30am-5:30pm, Sun. 12-5pm
Where: 129 Main St., Sandwich
Admission: Adults $4.75, Kids (6-14) $1, under 6 free
Collection of 5,000 pieces of antique glass; Museum Shop, glassblowing demonstrations, multi-media theater presentation, exhibits.
Where: 16 MacMillan Wharf, Provincetown
Admission: Adults $8, Kids (6-12) $6, under 6 free
Home of the world’s only pirate shipwreck treasure!
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Where: 15 School Street
Hours: Starts in May. Daily 10am-4:30pm, closed Sunday.
Visitors to WHOI’s Exhibit Center will learn about the Institution’s ocean science research and the vessels and tools developed by WHOI engineers
Where: 111 Highway 35 south
Directions: Garden State Pkwy Exit 120
Hours: Mon-Thurs 10am-9pm Fri from 10am,Sat until-12 Midnight ,Sun 10am-10pm
Admission: Free, pay for rides individually
softplay, lazer tag, motion stimulator, rides, games and more
see our ad in this section.
Florham Park, NJ
Where: 4 Vreeland Road
Admission: Adults $4.99, Kids-$7.99, under 1 free
Interactive Children’s Museum for toddlers to age 10. Over 50 hand’s on exhibits. Clean, indoor fun where you can use your imagination for hours.
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Where: Jackson, NJ
approximately one hour between Philadelphia and NYC.Exi t 7A off N.J. Turnpike to exit 16A. Or, exit 98 off the Garden State Parkway, to I-195 West to exit 16.
Hours: 10am-8pm, Safari 9am-4pm
Admission: $36, $30 advance sale
Six Flags Great Adventure offers fun for guests of all ages!
Jersey City, NJ
Where: Liberty State Park, Jersey City
Hours: Wkdys 10am-3pm Hourly,Wknds 10am-4 pm
Admission: $3 per person,Parking $5, IMAX additional
Where: 49 Washington Street
Hours: Wed.-Fri 12pm-5pm, Wkends 10am-5pm
Admission: Adults $7,Srs,Students & Kids $3
Where: 599 Valley Health Plaza, Paramus
Hours: 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm
Admission: Adults & kids – $8
Van Saun Park
Phone: Zoo-201-262-3771 ext 10, Park-201-261-7312
Zoo Hours: 10am-4:30pm, Weekends 9:30am-5pm,
Admission: Adults $2,Srs,Kids $1
Where: 15 miles from Staten Island.
Hours: Mon. Apr. 17th. Circus: 10:45am, 2pm & 5pm,
Admission: $28. Advance $24.
Where: 218 Route 519
Hours: Daily 9am-5pm. From May 1st
Admission: Adults $11.95,Srs $ 10.95 ,Kids [3-12]$7.50
West Orange, NJ
Where: 560 North Field Ave, West Orange
Hours: Wed-Sun 10am-4pm
Admission: Adults- $5, Srs. & Kids- $2
Where: Bronx River Pkwy & Fordham Rd
Hours: M-F 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-5:30pm
Admission: Adult – $12, Srs. & Kids (2-12) $9 under 2 free, Parking $8
New York Botanical Gardens
Where: 200 St. & Southern Blvd.
Hours: Open Tues-Sun 10am-6pm
Admission: Combination Ticket: Adults-$13; Srs.-$11; Kids-$5 2-12. Includes: grounds, Conservatory, Rock Garden, Children’s Adventure Garden & tram tour.
Brooklyn Indoor Sports
Where: 800 3rd Avenue
Hours: Sun. 10am-10pm, M-Th. 11am-10pm, F 11am-12midnight,
Admission: Pay for activities individually
Batting cages, indoor basketball, video games & more
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Where: 145 Brooklyn Ave, at St. Marks Ave.
Hours:W-F 1-6pm; Sat & Sun, 11am-6pm
Admission:$4; free for members and children under one year; free before noon every Sunday
Jewish Children’s Museum
Where: 792 Eastern Parkway
Hours: Sun 10am-6pm,Mon-Thurs 10am-4pm,Fri CLOSED
(check our website for weekend,
seasonal & holiday hours)
Admission: $10 per person (Children under 2 are free)
The Jewish Children’s Museum provides exhibitions and programs for all children in an educational and entertaining format.
Maple Lanes Bowling Alley
Where: 1570 60th St
Admission: call for info
New York Aquarium
Where: Surf Av and West 8th St
Admission: Adults $12, Srs(65+) $10,Kids( 2-12 )$9, under 2 free, parking $8
New York Transit Museum
Where: 130 Livingston St
Hours: Tu-F 10am-4pm, Sat&Sun 12pm-5pm
Admission: Adult $5, Srs. & Kids (3-17) $3
Interesting history of trains with some actual trains
The Living Torah Museum
Where: 1640 41st Street
Hours: call for hours
A very interesting and educational Torah Archaeology Museum with real artifacts from the time of the Tanach.
Long Island, NY
Where: 2245 route 110, Farmingdale
Tag Phone: 718-471-8444
Hours: Sun & Mon Chol Hamoed 11am-6pm
Admission: See ad in this section.
Atlantis Marine World & Atlantis Explorer
Where: 431 East Main St., Riverhead
Admission: Adults $17.50, Srs and Kids [3-11] $15.50, Kids under 2 free Situated along the Peconic River, boasts many fascinating Marine Life Exhibits, Sea Lion Shows & Educational Programs. Also, waterfront picnic area at no charge.
Cradle Of Aviation Museum
Where: Garden City, NY.
Hours: Mon – Closed, Tues-Sun 9:30am-5pm
Admission: Adults $9.00, Kids $8.00, Imax Adults $8.50, Kids $6.50, Srs $7.50
Walk through the history of flight from kites and balloons to man’s first steps on the moon. Experience an IMAX film in the area’s only domed theatre.
Where: 229 Farmingdale, Route 110
Phone: 631-847-0100 ext. 16
Hours: call for hours
Admission: Pay for rides & games individually
Includes outdoor rides, video games, lazer tag & rock climbing.
Where: Lynnbrook. Off Sunrise hwy just minutes from JFK, Peninsula blvd to Merrick rd right on Rocklyn.
Phone: 516 599-7757
Hours: Call for hours
Admission: $18 which includes a $6 cash card for arcade & rides.
Long Island’s Number One Indoor Family Entertainment Center offering the latest Video Games and attractions including Lazer Tag, Bumper Cars, Carousel, Multi-Level Play Maze, and Safari Jeeps.
Old Westbury Gardens
Where: 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury
Hours: 10am-5pm every day except Tues
Admission: Adults $10,Srs $8,Kids (7- 12) $5,Under 6 Free
Where: 110 New Moriches Rd, Lake Grove
LIE Exit 62, Rte 97 N, Rte 347 W, .25 mi on left.
Admission: Pay for rides individually
Bumper Cars, Bowling, Rock Climbing Wall, skating Rink, Lasertron & more
American Museum of Natural History
Where: 79th St and Central Park W
Admission: Adults $14, Srs & Students $10.50, Kids (2-12) $8
Founded in 1869, the American Museum of Natural History is one of the largest natural history museums in the world.
Chelsea Piers, Pier 62
Where: 23rd ST. & Hudson River
Hours & Admission: call for information
Children’s Museum of the arts
Where: 182 Lafayette st
Hours: W-Sun 12noon-5pm, Th 12noon-6pm
Located in Soho, the Children’s Museum of the Arts is the only children’s museum in New York City that brings artists and children together to create.
Children’s Museum of Manhattan
Where: 212 West 83rd St
Hours: 10am-5pm, Sun 9am-5pm
Admission: Adults & kids $8, Srs. $5
Unique hands-on exhibits, art, music, storytelling and performances for families with children 0-11 years old.
Circle Line/New York Cruise Lines
Where: Pier 83/West 42nd St
Hours & Admission: Call for info.
Empire State Building Observatory
Where: 350 Fifth Ave
Admission: Adults $16,Kids (12-17) & Srs $14,Kids (6-11) $10,Under 5 Free
Where: 81st and Central Park W
Hours: Sun-Th 10 am-5:45 pm
Admission: Adults $14, Kids (2-12) $8.50, Srs. $10.50
Where: 1109 5th Ave
Hours: Sun.-W 11am-5:45pm, Th 11am-8pm, F 11am-3pm
Admission: Adults $10, Srs. $7.50, under 12 free
Where: 10 lincoln center plaza Manhattan
Hours &Admission: call for info
Lower East Side Jewish Conservatory/Tour in Lower Manhattan
Where: meet at 54 Pearl St, at the corner of the Francis Tavern Museum Phone: 212-374-4100
Admission: Adults $18,Srs & students $16
See our ad in this section. Tour of Colonial NY.-Visits to NYs first Jewish cemetary.Visit Spanish & Portuguese rented Synagogues,1st Mill St Synagogue, Home of Asser Levi ,& more.
Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum
Where: 234 West 42nd St. btwn 7th & 8th
Hours: Opens 10am
Admission: Adults $29,Srs $26,Kids (4-12)$23,Under 4 Free
Madison Square Garden Behind the Scenes Tour
Where: 7th Ave. between 31st & 33rd
Hours & Admission: Varies
Museum of Arts & Design
Where: 40 W 33rd St
Hours: 10am-6pm, Th 10am-8pm
Admission: Adults $9, Seniors & Students w/ID $7, Under 12 free,
Thurs, pay what you wish
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Where: 36 Battery Place, Battery Park City
Hours: S-Tues. & Thurs. 10am-5:45pm; W 10am-8pm, F 10am-5pm
Admission: Adults $10, Srs. $7, Students $5, under 12 free. Museum admission is free on Wednesday evenings 4-8pm
NBC Studio Tour
Where: Tickets are sold at the NBC Store 49th street and Rockefeller Plaza
Hours: Daily 10am-5 am
Admission $18.50 discount for seniors and children
Visit the NBC Studios and see where and how your favorite television shows are made.
New York Skyride /Empire State Bldg
Where: 350 Fifth Ave
Hours: Daily 10am-10:30pm
Admission: Family pack $56 (up to 4 persons any age) Otherwise @ Adult $23.50, Child 6-11$17.50, Youth 12-17& Senior $18.50
NY SK YRIDE, is an exciting digital IMAX® style experience combining high-definition technology and special effects, custom platforms and seats
New York Ducks
Where: Grey Lines Visitor Center, 777 Eighth Ave.
Hours: Call for reservation
Admission: Adults $19. Children $9.
NY Ducks is a tour of Manhattan that goes around town in an amphibious vehicle and enters the Hudson river for an amazing river cruise.
New York Waterway
Where: Pier 78 W 38th St & 12th Ave
Hours & Admission: Call for Info.
NYC Fire Museum
Where: 278 Spring St, bet varick & hudson st
Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm
Admission: Adults $5, Kids under 12 $1, Students $2
This renovated 1904 firehouse contains a comprehensive collection of fire-related art & artifacts from 18th cen tury to the present.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not
Where: 234 42nd Street (opposite the raging bull)
Hours: Daily 10am-5 pm
Mention code city 5 when buying tickets and get $5.00 discount for up to 6 people.
Simon Weisenthal Center-NY Tolerance Center
Where: 226 42nd Street
Hours: reservation required.
An extension of the Simon Weisenthal Center in Los Angeles, the center in NY explores the causes of hate, intolerance.
Sports Museum of America
Where: 26 Broadway
Hours: Daily 9am-1 am
Called “the Oddest Place on Earth, Ripley’s Believe It or Not is famous for collecting strange and unbelievable facts and items from around the world. Simply incredible.
South St. Seaport Museum
Where: 207 Front St
Admission: Adults $8, Srs. $6, Kids (5-12) $4.
Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Where: 17 Battery Place
Phone: 212-269-5755, Museum 212-363-3206
Hours: 8:30am-3:30pm. Every Half Hour
Admission: Ferry ticket adults $11.50,Kids( 4-12) $4.50, Srs $9.50, Liberty and Ellis Islands free.
The New York City Police Museum
Where: 100 Old Slip
Hours: Tues-Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 11 am-5pm
Admission: Adults $5,Srs $3,Kids $2
Housed in the historic building that contained NYPD’s 1st Precinct, the museum gives visitors an insider’s look at the history of New York’s Finest.
United Nations Sightseeing Tours
Where: 1st Ave at 46th St
Hours: M-F 9:30am-4:45pm, Sun. 10 am-4:30
Admission: Adults$12, Srs$8.50, Students $8,Grade 1-8 $7
Yeshiva University Museum
Where: 15 West 16th St
Hours: Sun, Tues,Wed, Thurs 11-5,closed mondays & fridays
Admission: Adults $8, Srs & students,Kids $6, under 5 free
Where: 35 Avenue at 36 Street, Astoria
Hours: W-Th 11am-5pm, F 11am-8pm, Wkends 11am-6:30pm
Admission: Adults $10, Srs & College
Studentsw/ID$7.50,Kids(5-18)$5, Children under 4: Free
The Museum of the Moving Image is dedicated to educating the public about the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media and to examining their impact on culture and society.
New York Hall of Science
Where: 4701 111th St, Corona
Hours: Tues-Thurs 9:30am-2pm, Fri 9:30am-5pm, Wknd 10am-6pm
Admission: Adults $11, Srs, College w/ID & Kids (2 – 17) $8
Queens County Farm Museum
Where: 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park
Hours: Daily 10am-5pm
Admission: Free, Except on Special Event Days
Working Historical Farm, Livestock, Planting Fields, Hayrides, Animal Feeding.
Staten Island, NY
Where: 3555 Victory Blvd. (Bet. Richmond & Travis Avenues)
10 minutes from Verrazano Bridge
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-11pm, Wkends 10am-12midnight
Admissions: Pay individually for rides
lazer tag, super twister, batting cages, bowling, toddler village, largest maze in NY & more.
Historic Richmond Town
Where: 441 Clarke Ave
Hours: Wed-Sun 1pm-5pm
Admission: Adults $5, Srs $4,Kids [5-17] $3.50, under 5 free
Historic Richmond Town is an authentic vi llage and museum complex interpreting three centuries of daily life and culture on Staten Island.
Safari Amusement Park
Where: 855 Aruthur Kill Road
Hours: Mon-Fri 2pm-11pm, wknds12 noon-11pm
Mini-Golf, Batting Cages, Himalaya Rides, Go-Karts, Bumper Cars
Staten Island Children’s Museum
Where: 1000 Richmond Terrace
Hours: Wkends 10am-5pm, Tues-Fri 12noon-5pm, April 17-closed
Admission: $5 Per Person over age 1
Staten Island Miniature Golf, Go-Kart & Batting Cage Center
Where: 215 Schmidt Lane
Hours: Mon-Fri 2pm-darkness,Wkend 12noon-darkness
Admission: Pay for rides indvidually
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Staten Island Skating Pavilion
Where: 3080 Arthur Kill Road
Hours: Call for info
Admission: Adults-$8 Kids-$7 Skates-$3
Staten Island Zoo
Where: 614 Broadway
Admission: Adults $7, Kids 3-14 $4, Srs $5, we do not accept credit/debit cards
Where: Bear Mountain
Hours: Zoo :10am-4:30pm ,park: dawn-dusk
Admissions: Free, Zoo & Museum: Adults$1,Kids 50¢
Baseball Hall of Fame
Where: 25 Main St. Cooperstown
Admission: Adults $14.50, Srs $9.50, Kids (7-12) $5, under 7 free
Gomez Mill House
Where: 11 Mill House Rd., Marlboro
Hours: Wed -Sun 10am-4pm.Tours of the site begin at: 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, & 2:30 pm.
Admission: Adults $7.50,Srs $5,Students $2
America’s Oldest Jewish Homestead.
Where: Howe Caverns Rd,
Admission: Adults $18, Srs. & Kids (12-15) $15, Kids (5-11) $10, under 4 free
Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate Philipsburg Manor Visitor Center
Where: Sleepy Hollow
Hours: Call for Info
Admission: Adults $22,Srs $20,Sts $18
Where: 3197 route 44/45, New Paltz
Hours: Sunrise-Sunset, visitors center 9am-5pm
Admission: adults $10, Seniors $7, students $5, under 12 free
Wild & Scenic River Tour
Where: 5666 state route 97 Narrowsburg
Hours: Open April 28 9am-6pm Admission: $39 per person,1/2 price kids under 12
Lancester area, PA
Where: 3121 Old Philadelphia Pike
Hours: M-Sat 8:30am-5 pm, Sun 10:30am-5pm)
Unique theater presentation on the Amish and their history, tours thru 9-room Heritage Site Amish Country Homestead, guided bus tours thru Amish farm.
Where: 170 Hotel Rd.=2 0
Hours: Daily 9am-5pm
Admission: Adults $10.00; Kids[3-15]$6.00; Seniors $9.00
Where: 170 W. Hersheypark Drive HERSHEY
Hours: Daily 10am-5pm
Admission: Adults $7,Srs $6,Kids $3.50
Explore the many stories of Hershey – the man, the model town he created and the chocolate empire he founded. Don’t miss the Discovery Room for kids!
Where: 100 West Hershey Park Dr., Hershey
Hours: Hours Vary
Lehigh Valley, PA
Where: Rte 209 North, Bushkill
Admission: Adult $9.0 0; Kids[4-10]$4.00; Seniors $8.00, under 4 free
Crayola Factory & National canal museum
Where: 30 Centre Square, Easton
Hours: Call for info.
Admission: Adults & Kids $9.50; Srs $9.00 under 2 free
Franklin Institute Science Museum
Where: 222 North 20 St. & the Philadelphia
Hours: Science Center: Mon-Sat 9:30 am -5 pm, Sun. 9:30am – 6pm. Mandell Center: Mon -Wed 9:30 am- 5pm, Thurs-Sat 9:30am-9pm, Sun 9:30am-6pm
Admission: Adult $14.50; Kids(4-11) & Seniors $12.50, under 4 free
National Museum of American Jewish History
Where: 55 N 5th St, Philadelphia
Hours: M-Th 10am-5 pm; F 10am-3pm, Sun 12pm-5pm
Where: 3400 W. Girard Ave, Philadelphia
Admission: Adults $16.95, Kids (2 – 11) $13.95 under 2 free
United States Mint
Where: 151 N. Indpndnce Mall E-5th and arch st, Philadelphia
Hours: M-F 9am-3pm
Photo ID required & no cameras or camera phones
Where: Route 741, Just east of Strasburg, Lancaster County, Strasburg
Hours: Daily 10am-5pm (last admittance at 4:30pm). Closed April 16
Admission: Adult $5.50; Kids(5-12) $5.50, under 5 free
Railroad Museum Of Pennsylvania
Where: Route 741 East Strasburg
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sun 12-5pm
Monticello, Home Of Thomas Jefferson
Where: 931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville
Phone: 434-984- 9822
Admission: Adults-$14.00, Kids (6-11)-$6.00, under 6 free
Shenandoah National Park
Where: 3655 US Hwy 211-E, Luray
Phone: 540 999-3500
Hours: Year round open
Admission: Varies by vehicles, size groups & other factors.
Virginia Zoological Park
Where: 3500 Granby St, Norfolk
Phone: 757- 441-2374
Admission: Adults-$7, Kids[2-11]$5.00; Srs $6.00
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