Kids Museums in Upstate New York

What better place to take your kids on a day out than to one of these childrens museums in Upstate NY? With exhibits that are fun for the whole family you can all learn about history, culture, science and much more at these kids museums in Upstate New York.

National Museum of Play

A Great Place to Visit for the Whole Family!

The National Museum of Play boasts itself as the world's only "collections-based museum devoted solely to play." This fun interactive museum has a wide range of exhibits and activities including the National Toy Hall of Fame, a working carousel, a passenger train, a butterfly garden that is open year round and much much more.


Children love seeing exhibits dedicated to their favorite stories or shows such as the Berenstain Bears or American Comic Book Heroes sections. Discovery Garden, just outside the museum's entrance is a 9,000 square foot oasis of beautiful flowers, plants and ponds. This upstate New York children's museum is open 7 days a week, admission to this museum is $11 for kids two to fifteen years old and $13 for adults.

The Children's Museum of Science and Technology

Family Fun Learning How Things Work

This great museum is both a fascinating and an affordable place to take your kids for a day trip. Open Thursday through Sunday to the public, tickets are $5 per person. If you have little ones, bring them Wednesday afternoon for the special "Toddler Explorer and More Time."


Visit the Butterfly House to see the life cycle of these beautiful creatures from eggs into butterfly. Learn about wind and solar power and how they work in the Go Power...Naturally! exhibit. Visit Operation W.I.L.D. and see a collection of living exotic animals and learn about their native habitats. You and your children won't easily run out of things to do at this educational and fun kids museum in Upstate New York.