STEAM Lab

STEAM Lab

All ages
March 29–May 11

Our brand-new STEAM Lab focuses on the fusion of science, technology, engineering, art, math and other 21st-century skills! Throughout the day, families can design robots, create circuits, experiment with littleBits, contribute to a large-scale art installation made of VHS tapes and test their own rockets. Kids and parents can also create architectural structures with Keva Blocks, work together to solve a series of brain games and teasers and design murals on an expansive chalkboard wall. For a full list of programs with times and descriptions, visit our calendar.

The STEAM Lab will also be home to CMOM's first ever Meet the Makers Festival over Spring Break (April 12–22). Visiting scientists, engineers and artists will lead a series of hand-on workshops during the 11-day fest. Plus, join us on Saturday, April 12 at 11am for a special program with eight-year-olds Gabrielle Nafie and Miles Pilchik. The two elementary school students from Manhattan were recently honored by President Obama at the White House for the film Full STEAM Ahead: How Technology Rocks the Classroom in partnership with Sci-Tech Kids. The lineup for Meet the Makers Festival includes:

Saturday, April 12
2:30–4:30pm
Create kinetic sculptures from circuits and wood with Mexican artist and designer Ricardo Cid.

Sunday, April 13
2:30–4:30pm
Design a guitar, drum or harp out of recycled materials with artist and musician Ken Butler.

Monday, April 14
11am–1pm
Make your own batch of homemade ice cream with the scientists from the New York Hall of Science.

Monday, April 14
2:30–4:30pm
Create your own Drawbot using weighted motors and plastic cups with artist and inventor Jonah Brucker-Cohen.

Tuesday, April 15
2:30–4:30pm
Practice balance with the tech team from Dazzling Discoveries to design and build structures on the top of a pencil point.

Wednesday, April 16
2:30–4:30pm
Mix paint from natural materials with Patricia Miranda, founder and director of the miranda arts project space.

Thursday, April 17
2:30–4:30pm
Design a paper hologram with Mexican artist and designer Ricardo Cid.

Friday, April 18
11am–1pm
Take samples from museumgoers shoes and cellphones alongside the Science Cheerleaders for use in Project MERCURRI, a venture that sends microbes from Earth to the International Space Station to see how they grow in space.

Saturday, April 19
11am–1pm
Build bridges using play dough and toothpicks and learning about the mechanics behind engineering with Sci-Tech Kids’ Kim Magloire.

Sunday, April 20
2:30–4:30pm
Create your own “splatter” self portrait using non-traditional paint brushes with artist Shana Siegel.

Monday, April 21
2:30–4:30pm
Explore interactive games with the Parsons Design and Technology Team.

Tuesday, April 22
2:30–4:30pm
Design a guitar, drum or harp out of recycled materials with artist and musician Ken Butler.

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! 
 

Make Me a Machine, 11:00am

6 & older

Work with the Museum Educator and other participants to create an imaginary machine! Everyone will play a separate part that will combine together to make the machine move. 
Parents and Guardians are strongly encouraged to participate.

* Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

Ball Pool Swap & Drop, 11:30am

5 & younger
Collect all the balls from the Baby Steps ball pool for our daily Ball Pool Drop & Swap. Get ready to count down as we let loose new balls into the pool! 
 

Mural Wall Paining, 12:00pm

5 & younger
Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.
 

Make Me a Machine, 12:00pm

6 & older

Work with the Museum Educator and other participants to create an imaginary machine! Everyone will play a separate part that will combine together to make the machine move. 
Parents and Guardians are strongly encouraged to participate.

* Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

Dance Party , 12:30pm

All ages

Dance to a variety of musical styles including Pop, Rock 'n' Roll, Latin, Classical, and some of our favorite children’s bands.

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.

Dance Discovery with Broadway performer Angel Reed, 2:00pm

5 & older

Dance with us in a creative and exploratory environment set to live music with Angel Reed. Angel debuted in the original cast of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages, where she was nominated for an Astaire Award for Best Female Dancer.

* Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

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!
 

Dance Discovery with Broadway performer Angel Reed, 3:00pm

5 & older

Dance with us in a creative and exploratory environment set to live music with Angel Reed. Angel debuted in the original cast of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages, where she was nominated for an Astaire Award for Best Female Dancer.

* Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

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

Boogie Down Break Week , 4:00pm

All ages

Make Me a Machine, 4:00pm

6 & older

Work with the Museum Educator and other participants to create an imaginary machine! Everyone will play a separate part that will combine together to make the machine move. 
Parents and Guardians are strongly encouraged to participate.

* Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

Dance Party , 4:30pm

All ages

Dance to a variety of musical styles including Pop, Rock 'n' Roll, Latin, Classical, and some of our favorite children’s bands.

Karaoke Superstars , 4:30pm

All ages

Pop in for some karaoke fun when Children’s Museum Educators take over the Hello From Japan! exhibit. Join in and sing along with familiar songs and pop favorites!

Full Calendar