Certainly museum-going was a great weekend activity pre-children but with little ones, attending museums with stroller and baggage in tow can make for a less-than uplifting experience. You can reclaim those cultural moments at key museums in the area with a stroller tour.
Geared towards children 3 and under and their parents, the tours are usually held during the week, during the day so crowds are at a minimum and crying babies are welcome!
Museums that offer formal stroller tours include:
99 Gansevoort St
New York, NY
Tours held one Saturday per month from 9:30-10:30 am $25 per adult, plus museum admission
Tours led by PhD candidates in art history in the Meatpacking District focus on a different exhibit each month. The 60 minute tours take place before the museum is open to the public. Recommended for families with children newborn-18 months
170 Central Park West, New York, NY
Tours held second Friday of each month from 9:15 to 10am. $25 per family (includes up to 2 adults and children)
Explore the New-York Historical Society’s permanent and special exhibits before the space opens for the day, and take part in special kid-friendly activities like singing, texture exploration and art-making. Parents and caregivers with kids ages 3 and under
1071 5th Avenue New York, NY
One Tuesday per month from 3 to 4pm $25 for one stroller and up to four adults (includes museum admission)
The Guggenheim was made for strollers! Once a month tours led by educators take parents and babies on an interactive tour of the museum. Examine colorful art, touch objects and even create your own masterpieces. Be aware that the museum only accommodates single strollers and front baby carriers. Parents and caregivers with kids ages 2 and under
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York
Monthly on Wednesdays, 10–11 am Tickets $20 (includes museum)
Youngest museumgoers and their caregivers experience the Museum through an interactive tour. This baby-friendly program features touchable objects, songs, exploration of the art in the galleries. Each month features a different exhibition, including Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion and Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall.