Parent and Child Classes

Welcome to the Children's Museum of Manhattan’s Early Childhood Program - Spring 2017

Your child belongs in a museum! The Children’s Museum Early Childhood Program will introduce your child to New York City’s cultural resources through our dynamic, award-winning exhibits; guest artists; and brain-boosting experiences in art, science, math, culture and more. Our classes are engaging and developmentally appropriate for children from twelve months to 4 years. All classes align with Pre-K learning standards.

Philosophy

As a place committed to joyful inspiration and discovery, the Children’s Museum offers an enticing entry point to lifelong learning. We believe that children develop and learn best in nurturing creative environments that support play, curiosity and discovery. As a children’s museum, our five floors of innovative, hands-on exhibits and learning spaces are designed to support the development of young minds.

Choose from the following classes offered this Spring!

Early Explorers Ages 14 – 24 months

This Parent/Child class offers a first museum experience, gently exposing children to new ideas and expanding their understanding of their community and of the larger world, preparing them for success in school and beyond. Each class includes open exploration, art activities, and group circle time which includes movement, music, and storytelling.  Each child must be accompanied by a grown-up.

See the schedule below for our current offerings and click “enroll” to register

Spring 2017 Age Dates Day & Time Fee Enroll
Early Explorers 14 months – 2 years February 1 - June 7 Wednesday 10 - 11am $680 member, $800 non-member Full
Early Explorers 14 months – 2 years February 1 - June 7 Wednesday 11:15am - 12:15pm $680 member, $800 non-member Enroll

 

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