Although we recently updated our roundups of drop-in play spaces in Queens and Brooklyn, it had been a while since we overhauled our list of Manhattan play spaces—so long in fact that a few of our old picks are now closed. But don't worry: There are still plenty of spots where young kids can run around indoors without you having to pawn your wedding ring to pay for a pricey annual membership.
We found 11 awesome indoor places in Manhattan that offer open play hours. Some allow you to drop in, others ask that you make reservations but none require any kind of long-term financial commitment. From traditional preschooler play spaces like Chelsea Piers' Little Athletes Adventure Center and Greenwich Village's Imaginasium to more offbeat romping spots like Scandinavia House's recently remodeled Children’s Learning Center and the animal-centric Art Farm in the City, here's where your kids can play indoors in Manhattan.