Our Future Home

We are pleased to announce that in late December, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan purchased 361 Central Park West as the site of our future home.

“CMOM is currently at capacity at our 83rd Street location and we had been actively looking to move to a bigger home. The new building will allow us to serve even more children and families across the City. We look forward to discussing our vision with our members and the greater community in more detail in the coming weeks, as we begin the formal planning and design process to reactivate the building into a world-class children’s museum,” said Andrew  S. Ackerman, Executive Director.

For the next four years, the fun, learning and discovery will continue at our current home, The Tisch Building on 212 West 83rd Street. The new building is expected to open in late 2021.

Winter Hours

Tuesday-Friday & Sunday 10am–5pm

Saturday 10am–7pm

Target Free First Friday
Nights (Monthly)

The Museum is closed Mondays except holidays.


Children and Adults $14*

Seniors (65+) $11*

Children under 12 months Free!

Members 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 »


Thank you for coming to Sunday Funday!

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan hosted its fourth annual Sunday Funday benefit event on January 28, 2018. It was a day full of family entertainment, indoor sports, games, creative workshops and even fabulous food.

Proceeds from the family benefit support the Museum’s outreach programs in Head Start centers, schools, hospitals, libraries and homeless shelters across New York City. With your support, CMOM’s exhibits and programs are shared far and wide.