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The base price for each party includes 12 children. For every child after the 12th there is an additional $22 change per child. For 15 children, another party leader is required at $85. For 25 children two party leaders are required. All parties are 90 minutes. For evening parties an extra half hour can be added (2 hours total) for an additional $250.

Hello From Japan! Our Newest Birthday Party!

Ages 2 – 6 years Available January 20 – May 25

Explore all things kawaii – Japanese for cute – in this all-ages birthday party! Start in the city where you can dress-up, sing karaoke, and learn about Japan’s vibrant street culture; then cross the bridge into a serene Shinto shrine park to hang your birthday wishes on the wishing tree. You and your guests will enjoy exclusive access to Hello from Japan!

$1,110.00 for 12 children
Tuesday – Friday, 5 – 6:30pm
Saturday and Sundays, 4:30 – 6pm, or 5 – 6:30pm (two hours parties available)

Magic Show with Justin the Magician

Ages 4 – 8 years

Make your child's birthday truly unforgettable with a high energy, interactive magic show performance by children's entertainer Justin the Magician. Children become part of this hilarious show filled with unexpected surprises and slapstick comedy. This master magician will teach children "tricks of the trade" as they learn what it takes to become a real magician!

$1,300 for 12 children
Tuesday – Friday, 5 – 6:30pm
Saturday – Sunday, 11 – 11:30am, 1:30 – 3pm, 2 – 3:30pm, 4:30 – 6pm or 5 – 6:30pm


Enter the Wondrous World of PlayWorks™

Ages 1 – 5 years

Guests can meet Alphie the talking dragon, take a ride on the bus, become a firefighter, "cook" a meal in the Little Apple Deli, construct a tall building, and create a birthday masterpiece on our gigantic art wall. View PlayWorks™ exhibit »

$1,110 for 12 children
Monday – Friday, 5 – 6:30pm
Saturday and Sunday, 4:30 – 6pm and 5 – 6:30pm (two hours parties available)

Big Fun for Little Ones

Ages 1 – 4 years

A whimsical, artistic dancing party for little ones! Your children will sing at the top of their lungs, dance like flapping birds, swimming fish and wiggling worms and decorate a larger-than-life birthday card!

$860 for 12 children
Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 12:30pm or 1:30 – 3pm
15 child maximum and 25 adult maximum


Adventures with Dora and Diego

Ages 2 – 6 years

Guests will join Diego on a series of animal rescue missions and help Dora and her friends get ready for a fabulous fiesta as you celebrate your child’s birthday. View Adventures with Dora and Diego exhibit »

$1,110 for 12 children
Tuesday – Friday, 5 – 6:30pm (two hours parties available)
Saturday and Sunday, 4:30 – 6pm and 5 – 6:30pm (two hours parties available)



Ages 3 and up

Celebrate your birthday  at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan’s EatSleepPlay™: Building Health Every Day exhibit and enjoy interactive fun to help families build healthy habits.  Birthday party guests will sing, dance, and celebrate while learning tips and tricks for building strong healthy bodies and minds! EatSleepPlay™ birthday parties offer lots of musical games and activities to keep children on the move!

Learn by doing

  • Crawl through a digestive system, follow nutrients into the body and pretend balls are blood cells traveling through the amazing circulatory system.
  • Pedal, run, balance and jump – Discover how what you eat affects your power!
  • Meet the Super Sprowtz™, a team of super-powered vegetable heroes and explore the benefits of fruits and vegetables at a NYC Green Cart.
  • Pretend to drive a NYC Bus to a city park or greenmarket!

$1,110 for 12 children
Tuesday – Friday,  4:30 – 6pm and  5 – 6:30pm
Saturday and Sunday, 1:30 – 3pm and 2 – 3:30pm, 4:30 – 6pm, and 5 – 6:30pm


New Evening Party! America to Zanzibar:
Muslim Cultures Near and Far

Ages 2 - 10 years

Every birthday party is an adventure in our newest exhibit, America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far. Children can expand their imaginations as they travel ancient trade routes on a life-sized camel or sail the Indian Ocean in a two-story dhow boat! The exhibit’s immersive environment and interactive experiences offer a unique medley of international excitements from creating music with rare instruments, to designing stylish garments of Senegalese fabric! There’s something for every child to enjoy. Your birthday boy or girl–and their guests–can celebrate with exclusive use of the exhibit on his or her special day! During the party, each child will design a ceramic tile or canvas bag inspired by decorative patterns found in Muslim cultures from around the world; colorfully design a 3D model of a Pakistani truck; or participate in any one of our other fun activities. Birthday party themes and projects can be customized to any culture or tradition. View America to Zanzibar »

Exclusive use of our newest exhibit
$1,120 for 12 children
Tuesday – Friday, 5 – 6:30pm
Saturday, 7:30 – 9pm
Sunday, 4 – 5:30pm and 5 – 6:30pm (two hours parties available)


Dynamic H20 Party

Ages 3 – 5 years
Seasonal Party, Available May – September

Stay cool in our hottest new exhibit, Dynamic H20! Enjoy exclusive use of this fun and fabulous outdoor space for your celebration. During the party kids can pump water to the top of a skyscraper, create their own 92 mile aqueduct and construct a city at the water’s edge. By offering a mix of indoor music and science demonstrations as well as splashy outdoor play, guests get the best of all the museum has to offer!
$1,110 for 12 children
Tuesday – Sunday, 5 – 6:30pm

Pizza and cake will be served in one of the museums indoor activity spaces. In the event of rain, we will use one of our indoor exhibits: Playworks, America to Zanzibar, or Adventures with Dora & Diego.

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! 

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

5 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall

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.

Lovely Ladybugs, 1:00pm

5 & younger
Celebrate spring by creating a ladybug from recycled materials! How many does your ladybug have?

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!

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

5 & younger

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

Full Calendar