Other Ideas for Entertaining Your Brood
Pet a Dinosaur
Travel back to prehistoric times on Dinosaur Safari, the Bronx Zoo’s new guided immersive ride, starring twenty life-size animatronic dinosaurs. Post-trip, would-be paleontologists hit up a mock fossil dig. Kids entry is from $17.95, adults from $22.95. 2300 Southern Blvd., nr. Bronx Park S., the Bronx; 718-367-1010.
Build an Empire
Lego obsessives learn tricks from “master builders” at the just-opened Legoland Discovery Center, located in the Westchester’s Ridge Hill shopping complex. Two rides, kids’ karaoke, and a firefighter- and construction-themed playground suit ages 3 to 10. Kids entry is $18, adults $22. 39 Fitzgerald St., Yonkers; 866-243-0770.
Bounce off Walls
Bushwick’s months-old parkour gym, Bklyn Beast, has kids as young as 4 running, jumping, swinging, and scaling a city-inspired obstacle course. Classes cover parkour, break-dancing, and Capoeira. Day passes from $18. 230 Bogart St., nr. Ten Eyck St., Bushwick; 347-457-6290.
Play Marco Polo
Asphalt Green, the Upper East Side complex where Olympic swimmer Lia Neal trained, opens its Battery Park City outpost on June 15. The 52,000-square-foot rec center offers a range of athletics and arts programs; if a family dip in the six-lane indoor pool is what you’re after, day passes are $10 for kids and $35 for adults. 212 North End Ave., nr. Warren St.; 212-298-2900.
Make a Piece of Art
Drop by Oliloli Arts & Crafts Studio to paint pottery, play with wood, and even fuse glass for jewelry. The loftlike space, opened in January, offers projects for all ages starting at $16. 103-23 Metropolitan Ave., nr. 71st Ave., Forest Hills; 718-261-1238.