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The kids want to explore. You want them to learn—and for you all to have fun together. Consider the Seaport your family-sized sandpit, a convenient place to wander from one discovery to the next, with pit stops for delicious treats and family meals along the way. Below are the Seaport’s top spots for experiencing neighborhood as a family.

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kids on Waivertree
Seaport Museum

Culture Stop

Delve into all things maritime—and get to know the history of New York City through interactive exhibits and hands-on tours of historic ships. Step into picture books come to life at the Exploring our Waters with Eric Carle exhibition—an immersive experience designed for children aged 2–7, open Saturdays & Sundays from 11am-5pm.

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Child reading at McNally Jackson Seaport
McNally Jackson Books


Fuel their creativity and stock up for storytime. The Seaport’s local bookstore is home to a large kids’ books section, and the staff are well-versed on what tickles young readers, from the classics to the latest releases. Grab a coffee at the ground-floor cafe, roam the shelves, and soak up the happy ambience.

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Mr Dips ice cream cones
Mister Dips

Ice Cream Break

Shakes, soda floats and dairy dips. No waterfront stroll is complete without an ice cream, and Mister Dips offers an endlessly creative menu of soft-serve cups and cones with fun names and irresistible ingredients. Stop by for monthly cone (and burger) specials.

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family dining at Frenchmen's Dough
Tin Building

Culinary Adventures

Browse the market. Gather for lunch or dinner. With its restaurants, shops, and speciality counters, Tin Building by Jean-Georges makes it easy to take a tour of the world’s finest dishes and ingredients.

The Frenchman’s Dough will satisfy the kids’ appetite for pizza and pasta, with its French twist on traditional Italian fare. 

Is there a sweet tooth in the house? Step inside Spoiled Parrot, a delightful confectionary wonderland, to indulge all your candy dreams and chocolate cravings. 

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family meal at Malibu Farm
Malibu Farm

Family Meals

Nutritious snack or nachos? Fresh veggies or flatbread? How about all of the above? With an airy, laidback vibe and a generous menu of delicious, veggie-forward favorites, Malibu Farm is the perfect spot for an easy family lunch, brunch, or dinner.

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Seaport Kids
Fun For All Ages

Community Events

Craft workshops. Cultural celebrations. Block parties, entertainment, and art for all ages. The Seaport welcomes locals and visitors alike to a year-round lineup of events, from Seaport Kids programming for our littlest visitors to Seaport Cinema rooftop movie nights in the summer and holiday parties complete with live music and special treats.

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Gild Hall hotel
Gild Hall

Where to Stay

Stay just steps from the neighborhood in an intimate and stylish boutique hotel. Gild Hall’s suites include separate living spaces, making them ideal for family travels or staycations.

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Date Night

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Frenchmen's Dough

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Summer Vacation

Summer Vacation

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