New Year’s Eve Activities for Kids up to Age 4 in NYC

How to celebrate the arrival of 2018 before midnight with your little ones: babies, toddlers and preschoolers. There are many NYC activities for families on New Year’s Eve before 12am. Who said that you can’t enjoy NY with Kids?

NYE for Little Kids Up to 4 Years Old

Many NYE activities happening at Children’s museums. If you have little kids, you’ll probably go to bed before midnight. Hopefully, this list will give you some ideas to celebrate NYE during the day!


  • Adults unaccompanied by minor children will not be admitted to the museums listed below.

Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM)

Address: 212 W 83rd St. between Broadway & Amsterdam Ave. Upper West Side.

Admission: $14 per person, $11 Ages 65+, Free for children under 12 months. View Website.

It starts the day before, creating fun hats, glasses and noisemakers.

Happy New Year! Make Some Noise!

Saturday, Dec. 29 – Monday, Dec. 31.

12pm – 1:45pm. All ages. Drop-in.

Create a noisemaker to celebrate the New Year.

NYE Ball Drop & Parade

12pm, 2pm & 4pm. All ages. Drop-in.

Countdown party! 10…9…8…7…6…5…4…3…2…1…HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Event duration: 45min.


Children’s Museum of the Arts

Address: 103 Charlton St between Hudson & Greenwich Sts, in West Soho (South Village).

Admission: $12 each person.

New Year’s Eve Events at CMA

stART Studio: 10:45am – 12pm. More info.

$30 per family (up to 5 family members).


Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Address: 145 Brooklyn Avenue, Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Admission: $11 per person.

  • This year they’ll only have on Dec. 31 the TapeScape exhibit.
  • Strollers are permitted in most areas of the museum. You can also park strollers in coat check.
  • There’s a café on 2nd level.

Programs on Dec. 31st. View Website.


11am – 3pm. All ages.

TapeScape is part museum exhibit, part playground. Climbable tunnels in the installation will pulse with spirals of LED lights in homage to Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s iconic neon-lit tunnel.


Coney Island Museum

Address: M, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island.

Admission: $10 adults, $5 children under 12. View website.

Magic at Coney!

On New Year’s Day: Jan. 1, 2019!

Showtimes: 12pm & 3pm. For the Whole Family!

Advance online purchase recommended.

A magical variety show highlighting a vast array of magicians; featuring illusionists, escape artists, mentalists and close-up magicians from around the world.


Staten Island Children’s Museum

Address: 1208 Surf Ave. Coney Island, Brooklyn.

Admission: $8 per person 1 year & up. Free for members. View Website.

New Year’s Eve Party!

1pm – 3pm.

Welcome 2019 with games, crafts, light refreshments, a performance by Music with Patrick, and the balloon drop finale!

The museum closes at 3pm on Dec. 31.


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