Parents, what you do now matters later!

Have fun while building language skills in children ages birth to five with our new early childhood program All the Way to K and Beyond!  Developed in partnership with the New York City Department of Education Pre-K for All and the Administration for Children’s Services, it offers parents and caregivers lots of ways to prepare children to talk, read, write and learn!

Museum Hours

Tuesday–Friday 10am–5pm

Saturday 10am–7pm

Sunday 10am–5pm

Monday Closed

Open public school holiday Mondays
Summer hours begin June 12

Admission

Children and Adults $12

Seniors (65+) $10

Children under 12 months Free!

MembersFree!

Target Free First Friday
Nights (5–8pm)
Free!

By Car

From the West Side Highway, take the 79th Street exit. Go three blocks east on 79th Street. Take a left onto Amsterdam Avenue. Go four blocks north on Amsterdam Avenue. Take a left onto 83rd Street. The Museum is in the middle of the block on the left.
Get directions from Google Maps.

By Bus

West Side: M7, M10, M11, or M104 to 83rd Street

Cross-town: M79 or M86 to Broadway

By Subway

1 to 79th Street or 86th Street

B or C to 81st Street or 86th Street

Parking Nearby

There is a Central Parking garage located one block east of the Museum at 157 West 83rd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues. Validate your parking ticket at the CMOM Admissions Desk to receive a 15% discount.

Accessible Travel

Subway: For an accessible subway station, take the 1, 2, or 3 to 72nd Street From there, either head nine blocks north on Broadway, or transfer to the uptown M7, M11, or M104 bus to 83rd Street

 

Bus: Take the M104 on Broadway; or take the M7 or M11 on Amsterdam Ave.; from the east side take the M79 Crosstown or the M86 Crosstown.


For additional
MTA accessibility information, visit web.mta.info/accessibility/stations.htm

Directions to the Children's Museum
Who We Are

 

With five fabulous floors of fun on West 83rd Street, we’re a destination for delight, discovery, and learning! We create experiences at the intersection of the arts, sciences, and humanities to ensure children thrive at home, at school, and in the community. Our hands-on learning environments, programs, and curricula are all produced through an alchemy of fun, research, and museum science.

 

Over 350,000 visitors visit us annually. Thousands more New Yorkers benefit from the Museum’s outreach at schools, hospitals, libraries and homeless shelters. As a city-wide resource, we offer tools and strategies for parents, caregivers, and educators to help children become lifelong learners. More »

 

Give to the Children's Museum!

Help us do what’s good for children. When you become a Children’s Museum member or make a donation, you invest in the future. As a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) institution, our membership and admission fees don’t cover our operating expenses. We need your help! Your gift supports a valued community resource, lets under-resourced families enjoy a museum visit, and allows us to continue to create joyful environments and programs that promote fun and learning!