Access to CMOM

Access to CMOM

Need-Based CMOM Membership

Our Community Access Membership Program is a subsidized membership program that allows low-income families enrolled through community-based organizations (CBOs) to enjoy CMOM’s premier child- and family-friendly cultural and educational resources. Since 2000, the Access Program has enabled low-income families to purchase CMOM family memberships for $5, giving them unlimited access to CMOM and our public programs. Over the past three years we've partnered with more than 50 CBOs to promote this program, welcomed more than 4,000 new visitors and enrolled more than 1,000 Access memberships.

Cool Culture and CMOM

CMOM has also partnered with Cool Culture to provide free Museum access to children and families enrolled in childcare programs. Founded in 1999, Cool Culture connects over 50,000 low-income families in New York City to more than 90 art museums, botanical gardens, historical societies, zoos and other cultural institutions with the Cool Culture Family Pass. Through the Cool Culture Family Pass program, CMOM has welcomed thousands of Cool Culture families to the Museum to take advantage of informal learning opportunities that are fundamental to lifelong learning and academic success. 

Accessibility

CMOM is a place for children of all abilities to play, explore and be themselves. The Museum offers children with disabilities the opportunity to explore a wide variety of activities that provide tactile, visual and auditory stimuation. CMOM works with an advisory board for families of children with disabilities to expand outreach efforts and to review exhibits and programs to insure that they meet the needs of all museum visitors. CMOM partners with local schools to provide guided group visits for students with learning and physical disabilities and regularly offers open houses designed to encourage parents of children with disabilities understand how they can best take advantage of the Museum and its resources.

CMOM's Guide for Families of Children with Disabilities, developed with funding from the Noble Trust and in collaboration with experts in the field of learning and special needs, helps children with disabilities and their parents/caretakers, to more fully explore and maximize learning in PlayWorks™. CMOM was recognized for its innovative work on the Guide for Families of Children with Disabilities by the Association of Children’s Museums and VSA Arts with the 2009 Universal Design for Learning Award, which identifies model programs in children’s museums that demonstrate learning standards for inclusive practice. For more information e-mail access@cmom.org

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Schedule of Programs

CMOM'S New York Treasures Scavenger Hunt, 10:00am

All ages

10am - 4:45pm

Search for hidden New York treasures throughout CMOM’s five floors of interactive exhibitions in a daily scavenger hunt this summer. Learn fun facts about NYC’s most famous attractions and cultural institutions along the way. Each hidden New York treasure will give you clues to solve a secret message and win a small prize!  
 

Messy with Art: Primary Painting - Mixing Colors, 10:00am

5 & younger

Get messy as you learn how to mix colors!

Way Down Underground: Pop-up Water Science, 10:30am

All ages

10:30am – 4:00pm
Weather Permitting

With support from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, join CMOM educators for some pop-up water experiments and story times in CMOM’s outdoor water exhibit City Splash. Learn about where your water comes from and where it goes as we explore NYC way down underground.
 

Movement & Melodies, 10:30am

5 & younger

Get your music muscles moving! Create a whimsical performance as you compose your own song with our interactive creature video installation!
 

Movement & Circle Time, 11:00am

5 & younger

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

The Art of Song with Claire Khodara, 11:00am

5 & younger

American Idol Season 9 contestant, Claire Khodara, shares her love of music in this interactive performance.  Claire trained at La Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and currently performs at the Pierre Hotel in New York City
 

The Art of Song with Claire Khodara, 11:00am

5 & younger

American Idol Season 9 contestant Claire Khodara shares her love of music in this interactive performance.  Claire trained at La Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and currently performs at the Pierre Hotel in New York City.

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

5 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

The Art of Song with Claire Khodara, 12:00pm

5 & younger

American Idol Season 9 contestant, Claire Khodara, shares her love of music in this interactive performance.  Claire trained at La Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and currently performs at the Pierre Hotel in New York City
 

The Art of Song with Claire Khodara, 12:00pm

5 & younger

American Idol Season 9 contestant Claire Khodara shares her love of music in this interactive performance.  Claire trained at La Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and currently performs at the Pierre Hotel in New York City.

EatPlayGrow™: My Five Senses Yoga, 12:30pm

5 & younger

Learn the importance of using all five senses through a mini yoga workshop!

EatPlayGrow™: My Five Senses Yoga, 1:00pm

5 & younger

Learn the importance of using all five senses through a mini yoga workshop!

EatPlayGrow™: Fabulous Fruits Sing-A-Long, 1:30pm

5 & younger

Sing-a-long with us and get excited about the fabulous rainbow of fruits!

Monstrous Pencil Cases, 2:00pm

All ages

Create a monster-inspired pencil case to prepare for the first day of school!

EatPlayGrow™: My Five Senses Collage, 2:00pm

5 & younger

Using a mixture of textured collage materials, children and adults will create unique masks that help build teach and emphasize the importance of using all five senses when making food choices. Can you name all the senses?
 

Monster Pencil Cases, 2:00pm

All ages

Create a monster-inspired pencil case to prepare for the first day of school!

2:00pm – 4:30pm 

Jam Band, 2:30pm

5 & younger

Use tambourines, maracas, bells and rhythm sticks to make beats as CMOM educators lead you in a collaborative and creative jam session.
 

Jam Band, 3:00pm

5 & younger

Use tambourines, maracas, bells and rhythm sticks to make beats as CMOM educators lead you in a collaborative and creative jam session.
 

Movement & Melodies, 3:30pm

5 & younger

Get your music muscles moving! Create a whimsical performance as you compose your own song with our interactive creature video installation!
 

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

5 & younger

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

Full Calendar