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New Year's Day with the Kids: Where to Go

Things for the little ones to do around town.

With the  , The Brooklyn Children's Museum, , and  all closed today, what's a little one to do?

In Prospect Park, the Audubon Center and the Lefferts Historic House are all open today, according to the Prospect Park Alliance. 

At the Audubon Center, there's Science Power Hour from 1 to 2 p.m.;  kids can learn how animals cope in the winter at Winter in the Wild from 1 to 3 p.m. From 2 to 3 p.m. kids can make Nature Crafts using all natural materials. At 3 p.m. catch the Discover Tour, where kids will see birds and other wildlife on this naturalist-guided walk. 

At the Lefferts Historic House, kids can learn about how 19th century children kept busy during the long winter months at Handiwork from 1 to 3 p.m., or tour the 2nd floor of the historic house every half hour from 1 to 3:30 p.m. From 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., children can take part in 19-century arts, crafts and games.

With temperatures reaching nearly 50 degrees, it's also a good day for the zoo. The Prospect Park Zoo, the New York Aquarium and all the other NYC zoos are open 365 days a year.  At 3 p.m. there's Animal Encounters and Meet a Keeper at 3:30 p.m. The zoo closes at 4:30 p.m.

If you go to the New York Aquarium by subway with a stroller, note that you have to climb down several flights of steps if you get off at the 8th Street stop. If you get off at Stillwell Avenue on stop later, there are ramps. The Aquarium not only has mostly indoor exhibits, but also an extensive indoor cafeteria. There's a walrus feeding at 1:30 p.m., a penguin feeding at 3:20 p.m. and a sea otter feeding at 3:30 p.m.

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