BAT's Passport
 

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Member since:
18 December 2009

Icon_superoo_orangeSuperoo '11, '12, '13

Icon_pictureBeen to 273 Attractions
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About Me & My Family

We are a busy family with 3 kids and we don't sit still. When we aren't running off to scouts, dance, sports, etc., we really enjoy spending time as a family. If we have a day we will try to find someplace local to explore. If we have a weekend we go a little further. Give us a week and we can really pack it in. We are always on the lookout for family friendly destinations (especially hotels which seem so hard to find!). Our vacations are not spent floating in the pool...they are spent exploring the area to its fullest!
Our Family's Travel Personality
adventurous, curious, energetic, easy_going
We Just Got Back From
Washington DC
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
Washington DC
A Place We'd Love To Visit
Yellowstone
Favorite Vacation Memory
My daughter is such a pip and thinks the hotel is the destination. If we do sightseeing along the way she just keeps asking "when are we going to get to the hotel?" She loves checking out our new "home away from home" and she LOVES the fact that she gets to share a room with someone!!
Worst Travel Moment With My Kids:
the car sick kid
Websites I Like:
www.lifeinthebatcave.com www.sixsuitcasetravel.com

Free Family Friendly Activities in New York City

A trip to the Big Apple doesn't always have to have a big price tag.  Read on for some free ways to have fun in the big city.  

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550 Madison Avenue
New York (Manhattan), New York

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Families will love this 4 story interactive technology and entertainment museum. This gem is free but has become very popular! While you may be able to get same-day tickets, it is HIGHLY recommended that you plan ahead and make a reservation ahead of time. Simply call (212) 833-8100 a minimum of 7 days or up to 3 months ahead of time with your preferred date and time.


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Terrace Drive and East Drive
New York (Manhattan), New York

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A walk through the park is always free and lends itself to some wonderful scenery, statues and memorials and of course, people watching. Search out one of the 21 playgrounds to get the wiggles out!



inside park at 110th between 5th and Lennox
New York (Manhattan), New York

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Offers a free exhibit on The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park's Woodlands. Kids can also check out a discovery backpack to discover the woodlands areas. Free guided tours and family programs available. You can even borrow fishing poles and fish in the pond!


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1 Bowling Green
New York (Manhattan), New York

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This free museum exhibits objects from nearly every North American tribe.


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Broadway and Vernon Boulevard
Long Island City, New York

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Located in Queens, this is both an exhibition space for artists and a family friendly park. Family programs offered.


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95 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, New York

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The whole family will enjoy exploring the park! Lots of grassy areas, playgrounds, nature trails and more.



Lincoln Road/Ocean Ave entrance
Brooklyn, New York

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The Audubon Center offers free entry. Families will enjoy the interactive exhibits and learning about nature and wildlife. Lots of great special programming and workshops.



Park Row City Hall Park
New York (Manhattan), New York

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Tour city hall and discover the beautiful architecture and the portrait and and historic furnishings collections housed inside. Tours are free but require reservations. Fill out the online form found on the website or call.



Seventh Avenue at 27 Street
New York (Manhattan), New York

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Teen and tween fashionistas may enjoy all the fashion the FIT has to offer! All exhibits are free.



26 Wall St
New York (Manhattan), New York

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This is where George Washington took his oath as our first President of the United States! Open Mon-Fri 9-5, take a self guided or Ranger guided tour of the building and exhibits.



Riverside Dr at 122nd St
New York (Manhattan), New York

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Another one for the history books, discover the life of President Ulysses S Grant.


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10 South Street - Slip 7
New York Mills, New York

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Explore Castle Williams, participate in a Park Ranger program, take a guided tour, and more. Be sure to check the ferry schedule and the website for special programming and rules of the island. Open seasonally.


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Gansevoort & Washington
New York (Manhattan), New York

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Stroll 30 feet above the city, A great place to have a picnic, enjoy the vendors and public art institutions.



455 Fifth Avenue
New York (Manhattan), New York

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This 100+ year old building is something to be seen. Free tours at 11am and 2pm Mon-Sat.



62 Fifth Avenue
New York (Manhattan), New York

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Tues-Sat 10am-4pm Thursdays are reserved for tour groups


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1000 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, New York

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Tuesday's offer free general admission. Children under 12 free all the time.


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11 West 53 Street
New York (Manhattan), New York

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kids 16 y.o and under always free; Fridays 4-8pm free admission for all



36–01 35th Avenue
Astoria, New York

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Free on Friday evenings 4-8pm


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Bronx Park Road
Bronx, New York

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Free admission all day on Wednesday.


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47–01 111th Street
Flushing, New York

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Free admission September-June on Fridays 2-5pm, Sundays 10-11am


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2300 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, New York

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Wednesdays are pay what you wish days.


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145 Brooklyn Avenue
Brooklyn, New York

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Admission is free every third Thursday of the month 4:00–7:00pm and the FIRST FULL WEEKEND of every month 2:00–5:00pm, except on holiday weekends.


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212 West 83rd Street
New York (Manhattan), New York

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Free admission on first Friday of the month from 5-8pm


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182 Lafayette Street
New York (Manhattan), New York

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Thursdays from 4-6pm is pay as you wish.