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New York City Museums Offer Growing Number of STEM Education Programs for Children


By MERAL AGIS From the New York Transit Museum's 'Get Kinetic!' workshop to the Brooklyn Historical Society's educational series with the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a growing number of city museums are offering hands-on learning for children. The STEM-focused programming emphasizes the basics of science, technology, engineering and math. For an hour on Saturday afternoon, Emily Raimist and her sister Victoria were engineering superstars. With speed and determin... more »

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‘Hello From Japan!’ By LAUREL GRAEBER Poor Godzilla. He didn’t make the cut. “Hello From Japan!,” the latest exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, crams a lot of culture into one room. While it doesn’t include movie monsters — perhaps too scary? — it has other fanciful Japanese creatures: dragons, beckoning white cats (they’re good luck) and yuru-kyara, odd mascots representing places, sports teams, b... more »

Children's Museum Offers Kids Glimpse at Life in Japan


New York 1 by TARA LYNN WAGNER View video » Japan may be half way around the world, but a new exhibit in Manhattan is bringing the country's culture to city kids. NY1's Tara Lynn Wagner filed this report. Consider it a trip to Japan without the long flight. A bright and bubbly new exhibit at the Children's Museum of Manhattan is called Hello from Japan! Having already explored Greece and China in their culture series, museum officials thought Jap... more »

PRESS RELEASE: Hello from Japan! A New Exhibition and Program Series, Opens Today at The Children's Museum of Manhattan


Hello from Japan! is the Third in a Series of Major Cultural Exhibitions by CMOMNew York, NY – January 16, 2015 – The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) today announced the opening of Hello from Japan!, an interactive traveling exhibit that will transport families to a present-day setting in Tokyo. The multimedia exhibit and program series will run through May 17, 2015. The 1,500-square-foot exhibition, funded by The Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhi... more »

MEDIA ADVISORY: Children’s Museum of Manhattan to Celebrate Opening of Hello from Japan! at CMOM on January 15


New Interactive Exhibit Transports Families to a Present-Day Setting in Tokyo, Hello from Japan! is the Third in a Series of Major Cultural Exhibitions by CMOM The Children’s Museum of Manhattan will celebrate the opening of Hello from Japan!, a new interactive exhibit that enables families to experience and learn about Tokyo’s vibrant culture and present-day life in Japan, on Thursday, January 15 from 10am-noon at CMOM (212 West 83rd Street). The multimedia e... more »

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CMOM 2014 Spring Gala

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Messy with Art: Leaf Impressions, 10:00am

4 & younger

Explore positive and negative space while being inspired by nature!

Stack ‘em Up Thursdays: Block Party, 10:45am

4 & younger

Use colorful, transparent blocks to build your own structures and explore balance. What can you design and build out of geometric shapes?

Math Wizards: Flower Patterns , 12:15pm

4 & younger

Find beautiful patterns in nature as you create a flower collage.

Mural Wall Painting, 2:00pm

4 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

CMOM Kamishibai , 2:00pm

All ages

Kamishibai is a traditional form of Japanese storytelling. Join CMOM educators for an interactive telling of traditional and modern, kawaii-inspired stories.

Movement & Circle Time, 2:15pm

4 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories.

Kawaii Vinyl: Designer Toys, 3:00pm

All ages

Cut and fold your own custom designer toy inspired by kawaii (too cute) characters from manga and anime.

Let’s Make Playdough, 3:15pm

4 & younger

Help CMOM educators make playdough from scratch!  Explore texture by using your hands to help mix the ingredients.

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

4 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories

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