young girl at zoo with tigerThe city that never sleeps is the perfect place for high-energy 
kids. And there’s no question that New York is  full of museums, theaters, zoos, and other spots kids love. Use this list as a guide to some of the family-friendly events happening this March in NYC.

13th Street Repertory Company


Rumple Who?: a musical adaptation 
of Rumpelstiltskin, ages 5 and up, Saturdays and Sundays, 1:30 pm

American Museum of Natural History


Extremophiles: learn about organisms in extreme environments, Mar. 11; Cherry Blossoms: Japan Fest: woven cherry blossom installation; shadow puppet, dance, and drum performances, Mar. 14-17

Baby Loves Disco

Child-proof disco dance 
party for toddlers, preschoolers, and parents, with live djs, bubble machines, snacks, and more, at Le Poisson Rouge, Mar. 18 and May 6

Central Park Zoo


Dora & Diego’s 4-D Adventure and Planet Earth: Ice Worlds: these 4-D films include mist, wind, bubbles, scents, seat vibrations, 
and more, shows every 15 minutes

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan

Eat Sleep Play: dance, run, and bounce, 
crawl through a giant digestive system, 
meet a team of super-powered fruit and 
veggie heroes, and learn about good health,

Manhattan Children’s Theatre


Knufflebunny: A Cautionary 
Musical: what happens when a beloved stuffed animal gets left alone at the laundromat?, all ages, Saturdays and Sundays, 12 and 2 pm, through Mar. 25

Museum of the Moving Image


Flipbook Drawing Workshop: children 
create a hand-drawn flipbook to take home, ages 6-12, 3 pm, Mar. 10-11

The New Victory Theater


Lucky Duck: a musical about a fashion-challenged fowl in search of stardom, ages 4-8, Mar. 16-25

New York International Film Festival

New films, filmmaker 
Q&As, filmmaking workshops, and more, various locations in NYC, ages 3-18, Mar. 2-25

Peter Norton Symphony Space


The Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise and the Hare: stories told with glow-in-the-dark 3-D puppets, Mar. 17; Nimbaya!: West African drumming and dance, Mar. 24; Pasta! A Pop Ups Puppet Musical: music, puppetry, 
and dance, Mar. 31

Streit’s Matzo Factory

Passover Palooza: free Mama Doni and The Mama Doni Band concert, tour of Streit’s Matzo Factory, Jewish book fair, and giveaways, 1 pm, Mar. 18

Theatre 80

The Quantum Eye: Sam Eaton 
explores mentalism, magic, perception, deception, and humor, ages 7 and up, Saturdays throughout the year

Watson Adventures Family Scavenger Hunts


The Grand Central Scramble, ages 7 and up, Mar. 3; The Wizard School: a Harry Potter-themed scavenger hunt at The Met, ages 10 and up, Mar. 10

Editor’s Note: Listings are subject to change without notice. 
Please call before you go for complete event details and reservations.

Is your family taking a trip to NYC this March? What are your kids' favorite places to go?