We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

DiMenna Children's History Museum

Review Highlights
Fun for a 6-year-old and an 11-year-old.

My 11-year-old son and I recently met a girlfriend and her 6-year-old daughter here and I was very... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2014
Leann D
Las Vegas, Nevada

Very educational, learned a lot about American history . You can get a free wristband if you play a... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2015
Hong Kong, China
via mobile
Read all 8 reviews
All photos (11)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good37%
  • Average0%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
29 Dec 2016
“Don't Waste Your Time & Money at DiMenna Children's Museum”
2 Mar 2016
“Not really a children's museum. Too much marketing, too few to see.”
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
170 Central Park W, New York City, NY 10024-5152
Upper West Side
(2212) 873-3400
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around New York City
from US$175.00
More Info
from US$26.00
More Info
from US$125.00
More Info
from US$79.00
More Info
Reviews (8)
Filter reviews
6 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
Reviewed 29 December 2016

From the website, my 7 year old twins and I looked forward to our 1st visit two days ago, What a disappointment. Cramped into a tiny space in the basement, the exhibits were more focused on text and not interactive enough for kids. My kids...More

2  Thank 989beng612
Reviewed 2 March 2016

It was late to go to the Children's Museum of Manhattam, so we stopped by the DiMenna Museum. From outside it looked promising, as they have a really nice batman car exposed in the entrance and the propaganda is well done. We paid $20 each...More

2  Thank Fernando P
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Very educational, learned a lot about American history . You can get a free wristband if you play a game. Great for Americans who moved to another country and forgot about American history. If your kids don't want to learn the history just play the...More

Reviewed 28 December 2014

My 11-year-old son and I recently met a girlfriend and her 6-year-old daughter here and I was very happy that the museum held both of the children's attention for several hours. Although small, t has very cool interactive exhibits.

Thank Leann D
Reviewed 16 June 2012

Located on the lower level of the New York Historical Society, the DiMenna is entirely devoted to history -- history of the country, of New York and its boroughs, baseball, women,immigration, etc. It has a lot of "hands on" exhibits and is perfect for kids...More

4  Thank jkatesny
Reviewed 23 May 2012

Located on the bottom floor of the New York Historical Society building, this children's exhibit opened late last year. It is geared toward elementary school aged children, and helps them learn about the history of New York through experiences of children their own age during...More

3  Thank Supertravelmom2
View more reviews
Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
Nearby HotelsSee all 484 nearby hotels
Excelsior Hotel
2,258 reviews
.27 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites New York City Central Park
436 reviews
.28 miles away
The Amsterdam Inn
110 reviews
.33 miles away
The Lucerne Hotel
2,580 reviews
.36 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 15,768 nearby restaurants
485 reviews
.16 miles away
Shake Shack
1,520 reviews
.14 miles away
385 reviews
.16 miles away
Patsy's Pizza--74th Street
278 reviews
.17 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 4,711 nearby attractions
American Museum of Natural History
22,742 reviews
.12 miles away
New-York Historical Society Museum & Library
723 reviews
.03 miles away
Hayden Planetarium
388 reviews
.14 miles away
Strawberry Fields, John Lennon Memorial
1,652 reviews
.25 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from DiMenna Children's History Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines