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

Primary Painting - Mixing Colors, 10:00am

5 & younger

Get messy as you learn how to mix colors!

Movement & Circle Time, 11:00am

5 & younger

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

NYC Souvenir Design Studio Start time, 11:00am

6 & older

Design amazing memorable souvenirs using real NYC MTA Subway maps and MetroCards, or turn hilarious “only in NY” moments into plush stuffed animal keychains.

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.

Jam Band, 11:30am

5 & younger

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

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

5 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

Perfect Portion Placemat, 2:00pm

5 & younger

Create a placemat to display your favorite well-balanced meal as a creative and fun reminder for portion control!

Perfect Portion Play, 2:00pm

5 & younger

Learn the importance of portion control and a healthy balanced meal through dramatic play!

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

5 & younger

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

Full Calendar