In an old SoHo firehouse with towering stone arches and red-brick walls, the NYC Fire Museum teaches the art of – you guessed it – firefighting. Off-duty firefighters staff this fascinating repository of information and artifacts, answering any question a kid can come up with. Indeed, the smaller set tends to go wild over the various fire engines, uniforms, and different vintage equipment. Talk about hot.
NYC Fire Museum
278 Spring St.
212-691-1303
www.nycfiremuseum.org