FDNY Education and Merchandise at FDNY Fire Zone

Firefighting gear. Photo copyright: dandoherty / 123RF Stock Photo

Learn about fire safety and shop for FDNY clothing and gift items at the FDNY Fire Zone at Rockefeller Center.

The center advertises itself as being kid-friendly, but it should also be of enjoyable for adults with an interest in fire protection and fire fighting.¬†You’ll meet active and retired members of the FDNY, and there’s plenty of opportunity for hands-on exploration of firefighting equipment and gear. A cutaway fire engine gives a closeup look of how fire trucks work, and you can try on gear to see how it feels to suit up for a fire.

Admission to the Fire Zone is free. If you want to do the fire simulator experience, there is a fee of $6 for adults and children and $2 for seniors.

The fire experience guides visitors through an interactive fire simulator experience with special effects and multimedia presentations that teach you what to do in case of a fire.

There’s an onsite shop with FDNY toys, books, collectibles, t-shirts, and other apparel. The gift shop is an official store of the FDNY and sells licensed Fire Department merchandise.

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Admission and Hours of Operation

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General admission to FDNY Fire Zone is free. There is a fee for the fire simulator experience ($6 for adults and children, $2.00 for seniors).

FDNY Fire Zone is open Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Note: Information is accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. Please visit the FDNY Fire Zone website to confirm hours and fees.



FDNY Fire Zone is located at Rockefeller Center, on 51st Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues. It’s adjacent to Radio City Music Hall.

The address is 34 West 51st Street.

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