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CMOM Philosophy

For more than thirty years, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) has been an exciting destination for play, fun and learning-by-doing. Through theme-based exhibits, hands-on activities, interactive programs and larger-than-life environments, CMOM helps young visitors discover new ideas and stretch their imaginations.

Featured Program

Meet the Artist

Ages 5 years & older
Express yourself at CMOM! Join us for an introduction to modern and contemporary artists. Visitors will explore artist’s influences, inspirations and techniques and even be able to create their very own works of art to take home! More »

Featured Exhibit

EatSleepPlay™:

Building Health Every Day

All Ages
A new exhibit with more than 70 interactive stations. Health has never been this much fun!. More »

Save the Date!
CMOM 2014 Spring Gala

Thursday, 15 May 2014
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Calendar

Messy with Art: Cloud Dough, 10:00am

4 & younger

Explore this fluffy dough as you make cloud-like creations that expand and contract!
 

Bubble Party Tuesdays: Laundry Day!, 10:45am

4 & younger

Join us as we suds up our baby doll clothes! Don’t forget to hang them up to dry!
 

Movement & Circle Time, 11:30am

4 & younger

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

Exploring Science: Backyard Critters, 12:15pm

4 & younger

Wiggle like a worm, slide like a snail, fly like a butterfly, or dash like a ladybug. Learn about the fascinating life of backyard critters and create your own insect to take home.
 

CMOM Kamishibai , 2:00pm

All ages

Kamishibai is a traditional form of Japanese storytelling. Join CMOM educators for an interactive telling of traditional and modern, kawaii-inspired stories.

Mural Wall Painting, 2:00pm

4 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

Kawaii Bento Box, 2:45pm

All ages

Bento is a single-portion meal served in a box, which has become its own art form. Design your own kawaii bento box to hold your lunch!

Leaping Lily Pads, 3:15pm

4 & younger

Color your own Lilly Pad. Then, count to 20 as you pretend to be a frog as you leap from pad to pad!
 

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

4 & younger

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

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