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CMOM Philosophy

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 Programs

Preschool Fun at CMOM

4 & younger
CMOM’s PlayWorks™ Lab hosts a variety of hands on programs, giving children the freedom to discover their own interests and develop their unique learning style. Highlighting a different topic every day, children have the opportunity to explore a variety of materials as well as subjects such as literacy, math, art, health and science.

Now open!

February 13, 2016 – January 31, 2017

America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures near and Far

All Ages

Celebrate the beauty and diversity of Muslim cultures in New York City, the United States and across the world through art, architecture, design, travel, music, trade, travel, home life and more!

 

Save the Date!
CMOM 2014 Spring Gala

Thursday, 15 May 2014
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Schedule of Programs

Blooming Blossoms, 10:00am

5 & younger

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

Independence Day Fireworks Painting , 10:15am

5 & younger

Shake up a box filled with wooden balls covered in red, white and blue paint to reveal a one of a kind fireworks inspired design. 

American Dream Quilt, 10:30am

6 & older

Contribute to the Children’s Museum of Manhattan’s collective American Dream Quilt and express what freedom and happiness means to you this Independence Day.

Movement & Circle Time, 11:00am

5 & younger

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

Dynamic H2O Science Labs, 11:00am

6 & older

Engineer a miniature aqueduct system, clean water through natural filtration, search for pollutants and other chemicals in water or create prints to explore the diverse sea life found in New York City’s rivers.

11am-4pm

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

5 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

Beach Ball Play, 1:00pm

5 & younger

Join us for some beach-time fun! Toss, roll or catch one of our over-sized beach balls!

Blooming Blossoms, 2:00pm

5 & younger

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

“Frozen” Sand, 3:00pm

5 & younger

Create glittery, “frozen” sand with us!

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

5 & younger

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

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