With its central Manhattan location, quiet streets, international population and great schools, Murray Hill scores well as a great family neighborhood, but it may not be on your radar as a destination for a day of fun. With major city landmarks like the Empire State Building and Grand Central Station along with unique playspaces, there’s plenty to keep you busy for a day or more. Check out the following guide to Murray Hill to discover great activities, shopping, food and more that the whole family will enjoy.

See Art at the Morgan Library & Museum

Pierpont Morgan was one of the best known art collectors the United States has ever known. His library, as well as other parts of his Murray Hill residence, live on in the well-loved Morgan Library & Museum, which house his extensive collection of artifacts from around the globe. The Morgan hosts a new exhibit each quarter; recent shows have included the works of author and illustrator Beatrix Potter, and the current Bookermania: 45 Years of the Man Booker Prize. Children are always welcome at the museum, but should also check out Sunday Mystery Storytime for ages 3 to 6, and the museum's monthly Family Days, each focusing on a specific writer, artist or topic that's good for ages 6 and older.

Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave.
$18 Adults, $12 Children (13–16), children 12 and under free (must be accompanied by an adult)
Tues. - Thurs., 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Fri., 10:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Where is your favorite family-friendly spot in Murray Hill?

–Stephanie Pedersen