45 Wall Street (btwn Broad & William Sts.) *temporary location due to the restoration of 100 Old Slip following Hurricane Sandy
New York, NY 10005
(212) 480-3100 | nycpolicemuseum.org | map
Nearest subway station: 2-3 @ Wall St.
Nearest elevator subway station: 1 @ South Ferry
Mon-Sat 10AM-5PM | Sun 12PM-5PM
Closed on national holidays
Focus: The history of the NYPD, the largest police force in the world.
Appealing to kids: The Junior Officers Discovery Room is a playroom on the first floor with “drivable” police vehicles, a two-story precinct building with slide, a timed running challenge, a fingerprint station, puzzles, and other interactive exhibits. On the second floor is a replica walk-in jail and wall for taking mug shots. Throughout the year there are special events for families (including Halloween and holiday parties), after school drop-off programs for children aged 6-12, and summer camp.
Admission: Adults $8; Seniors, Students, and Children over 2 $5; Museum Members and Members of Service Free.
Stroller policy: You may bring your stroller throughout the museum.
Changing table: Yes, in the ladies’ restroom on the first floor.
Food & drink: No, but there are plenty of restaurants and food trucks in the financial district (although note that some are closed on weekends).
Other kid-friendly amenities: Birthday parties for children are available. The museum store offers a large selection of NYPD merchandise (apparel, toys, housewares, souvenirs), as well as select toys by Melissa & Doug and Lego City.