20. Children’s Museum of the Arts on Governors Island

Courtesy of the Children’s Museum of the Arts

At the Children’s Museum of the Arts Island Outpost, kids can get creative at free hands-on art-making workshops and art-viewing experiences. On weekends, the open outdoor space of Free Arts Island Outpost allows families to become inspired and explore big projects using a mix of found objects and traditional mediums.

Inside the CMA’s historic home on the island there is a fine arts studio and media lab where they run week-long summer camps from June through August. Through these camp experiences, children can explore a host of different artistic mediums from photography, and sustainable sculpture to animation and film.