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For more than thirty years, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) has been an exciting destination for play, fun and learning-by-doing. Through theme-based exhibits, hands-on activities, interactive programs and larger-than-life environments, CMOM helps young visitors discover new ideas and stretch their imaginations.

Featured Program

Meet the Artist

Ages 5 years & older
Express yourself at CMOM! Join us for an introduction to modern and contemporary artists. Visitors will explore artist’s influences, inspirations and techniques and even be able to create their very own works of art to take home! More »

Featured Exhibit

EatSleepPlay™:

Building Health Every Day

All Ages
A new exhibit with more than 70 interactive stations. Health has never been this much fun!. More »

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Save the Date!
CMOM 2014 Spring Gala

Thursday, 15 May 2014
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Calendar

Messy with Art: Sand Paper Drawing, 10:00am

4 & younger

Explore texture while drawing with colorful crayons on rough, bumpy sandpaper!

Leaping Literacy Friday: Fields of Felt, 10:45am

4 & younger

Help CMOM educators create a mural made of felt! Add to the mural by making things like mountains, clouds and trees all out of fuzzy felt!  
 

Movement & Circle Time, 11:30am

4 & younger

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

Getting Creative with Art: Blooming Blossoms , 12:15pm

4 & younger

Blossoms are blooming! Get inspired by the spring season and create a colorful paper flower bouquet.
 

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.

2-2:30pm 

Kawaii Bento Box, 2:45pm

All ages

Bento is a single-portion meal served in a box, which has become its own art form. Design your own kawaii-inspired bento box to hold your lunch!

2:45-4:45pm 

Farmer’s Market Counting, 3:15pm

4 & younger

Join us for a shopping trip! Let’s count all the produce in our “Farmer’s Market!”

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

4 & younger

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

Full Calendar