A Guide to Kid-Friendly Attractions Open on Christmas Day

By Mary Johnson on December 25, 2012 9:37am 

NEW YORK — When the Christmas presents have all been unwrapped and cabin fever begins to set in, families across New York City will be itching to get out of their apartments. 

Luckily, the city that never sleeps doesn’t stop for Christmas. Many attractions across the Big Apple will be open on Dec. 25, giving kids plenty of museums and other activities to enjoy on the holiday.

DNAinfo.com New York rounded up some of the top indoor and outdoor attractions that will be open Christmas Day.

MUSEUMS

MoMath (the Museum of Mathematics)
Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
11 E. 26th St., Manhattan

Discovery Times Square
Open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Exhibitions include “Spy: The Exhibit” and “Harry Pottery: The Exhibition.”
226 W. 44th St., Manhattan

The Jewish Museum
Open from 11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
1109 Fifth Ave. at East 92nd Street, Manhattan

Museum of Jewish Heritage
Open from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
36 Battery Place, Manhattan

ZOOS

Central Park Zoo
Open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Entrance near Fifth Avenue and East 64th Street, Manhattan

Prospect Park Zoo 
Open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
450 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn

Queens Zoo
Open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
53-51 111th St., Queens

SPORTS

Barclays Center
The Brooklyn Nets are scheduled to play the Boston Celtics at noon.
620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Empire State Building
Open from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.
350 Fifth Ave., Manhattan

Radio City Christmas Spectacular
The Rockettes are performing at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Radio City Music Hall
1260 Sixth Ave., Manhattan

Madame Tussauds New York
Open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
234 W. 42nd St., Manhattan

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Odditorium in Times Square
Open from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.
234 W. 42nd St., Manhattan

ICE SKATING

The Rink at Rockefeller Center
Open from 7 a.m. to midnight
Between West 49th and 50th streets just off Fifth Avenue, Manhattan

Citi Pond at Bryant Park
Open from 8 a.m. to midnight
The holiday shops at Bryant Park are open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sixth Avenue at West 40th Street, Manhattan

Wollman Rink in Central Park
Open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Enter Central Park at Central Park South and Sixth Avenue. Follow the footpath into the park and stick to the right to find the rink. Manhattan

Lasker Rink in Central Park
Open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Enter Central Park at West 110th Street and Lenox Avenue. Manhattan

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