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Crayons Down. Now Dig Into That Healthful Parfait.

N.Y./Region By WINNIE HU Anti-Obesity Initiative Teaches Under-5 Set How to Love Fruits and Vegetables The 22 children in a Head Start class in East Harlem shopped for plastic carrots and tomatoes at their own version of a New York City green cart, counted backward from five with a picture of blueberries, and jumped up and down to a song about bananas. But when it came time to twist and shape clay into their favorite fruits and veggies, La... more »

Children’s Museum of Manhattan Launches Early Childhood Health Curriculum Approved by the National Institutes of Health

LET'S MOVE BLOG, Posted by Susan Hildreth, Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services on November 12, 2013 The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the federal agency that supports the nation’s libraries and museums. The agency manages Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens. On Friday I was thrilled to join Sam Kass at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) for the launch of EatPlayGrow™, a new early childhood educational curr... more »

PRESS RELEASE: Children’s Museum of Manhattan and National Institutes of Health Collaborate on a New Early Childhood Health Curriculum and Announce a National Dissemination Network

New York, NY and Washington, DC (November 8, 2013)–The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) today announced the release of EatPlayGrow™ (EPG), a new educational curriculum, designed to keep children healthy through creative strategies developed specifically for families with very young children. Public and private agencies have joined forces to create a new national dissemination network, including federal agencies and local community anchors such as museums, libraries, community centers and Head Start and supported by dissemination through First Book and a new website... more »

PRESS RELEASE: White House Selects Children’s Museum of Manhattan’s Leslie Bushara as a “Champion Of Change”


Program Honors Individuals Working at Grass Roots Level to Affect Change Through Education and Innovation NEW YORK, NY, June 10, 2013 — The White House announced today that Leslie Bushara of the Children’s Museum of Manhattan has been selected as a “Champion of Change,” a challenge from President Barack Obama encouraging everyday Americans to “out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world.” As a &ldquo... more »


Obesity and Other Targets of Children’s Museums

The New York Times By ROBIN POGREBIN — CHILDREN’S museums do not usually have exhibitions that involve crawling through a giant digestive system. A child exits a maze designed to explain the function of the intestines in the digestive process. But such an installation — along with a play center where visitors learn the power of pedaling, bouncing and jumping and a place to meet superpowered vegetable heroes — is part of a larger effort by... more »

PRESS RELEASE: United Way of NYC Partners with CMOM and Other Organizations to Fight Early Childhood Obesity in Low-Income Communities

New York, NY, April 21, 2011 – United Way of New York City (UWNYC), the Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM), Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), and The Children’s Aid Society (CAS), launched Healthy Eating for a Healthy Start, a pilot project to impact nutrition policies at eight Head Start centers throughout New York City. more »


Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius attends a news conference at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan on childhood obesity

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebeliusattends a news conference at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan on childhood obesity more »


NYC museum offers portion-size workshop

A group of children attending a workshop on healthy portion sizes more»

Preschoolers learning healthy lesson at East Side House Settlement

Students at East Side House Settlement early childhood education program will be learning the ABC’s of healthy eating habits. more »


Admiral Steven Galson, Surgeon General and Laurie Tisch, Founder of the Children’s Museum Launch Anti-Obesity Campaign

When seeking information on childhood obesity, a museum rarely comes to mind as a helpful resource more »


Healthy affair at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan

Acting Surgeon General, Steven K. Galson, M.D., M.P.H., more »

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Save the Date!
CMOM 2014 Spring Gala

Thursday, 15 May 2014
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Schedule of Programs

Messy With Art, 10:00am

5 & younger
Explore new textures and techniques as we use art materials in unusual ways!

Movement & Circle Time, 11:00am

5 & younger

Dance along, sing fun songs and read some special stories! 

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

5 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall

Kamishibai Storytelling, 12:30pm

All ages

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

Lovely Ladybugs, 1:00pm

5 & younger
Celebrate spring by creating a ladybug from recycled materials! How many does your ladybug have?

S.T.E.A.M Lab, 3:00pm

5 & younger
Watch things fizz, tinker with some toys and explore other experiments inspired by Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math!

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

5 & younger

Dance along, sing fun songs and read some special stories! 

Full Calendar