About the DiMenna Children's History Museum:
DiMenna Children's History Museum Essential Info:
Nearest Subway: B or C Train to 81st Street - Museum of Natural History/Central Park West
DiMenna Children's History Museum Admission:
- Adult: $15
- Seniors and Educators: $12
- Students (with ID): $10
- Children 5-13: $5
- Members and Children 4 & under: free
DiMenna Children's History Museum Hours:
- Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Friday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
- Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
What You Should Know About Visiting DiMenna Children's History Museum:
- Admission to the DiMenna Children's Museum is included with admission to the New-York Historical Society, so you can explore both for a single admission fee.
- The Children's Museum is geared toward school-aged kids, so if you're traveling with toddlers, you'll be better off with visiting the nearby Children's Museum of Manhattan or American Museum of Natural History.
- You could easily spend an hour or more exploring all the activities at the DiMenna Children's History Museum.
- There are vending machines with snacks and beverages and taking a snack and/or drink break is allowed in the lower level entry-way to the museum.
- Bathrooms on the lower level are equipped with changing tables and aren't too busy, which is great for visiting families.
More About the DiMenna Children's History Museum:
I was really impressed with the narrative nature of the exhibits and how interesting they were to me as an adult, while they still kept my kids interested and entertained during our visit. The museum covers a lot of material, and while it might not have the return-again-and-again appeal of some of New York City's other children's museums, it's well worth a visit for families traveling with school-aged children who will learn about New York City and American history while having fun at the same time. There were lots of tactile experiences, as well as games throughout the museum to keep kids engaged.