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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 Programs

Preschool Fun at CMOM

4 & younger
CMOM’s PlayWorks™ Lab hosts a variety of hands on programs, giving children the freedom to discover their own interests and develop their unique learning style. Highlighting a different topic every day, children have the opportunity to explore a variety of materials as well as subjects such as literacy, math, art, health and science.

Now open!

February 13, 2016 – January 31, 2017

America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures near and Far

All Ages

Celebrate the beauty and diversity of Muslim cultures in New York City, the United States and across the world through art, architecture, design, travel, music, trade, travel, home life and more!

 

Save the Date!
CMOM 2014 Spring Gala

Thursday, 15 May 2014
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Schedule of Programs

Jam Band, 10:30am

5 & younger

Use tambourines, maracas, bells and rhythm sticks to make beats as CMOM educators lead you in a collaborative and creative jam session.

Movement & Circle Time, 11:00am

5 & younger

Get your music muscles moving! Create a whimsical performance as you compose your own song with our interactive creature video installation! 

Awesome Airplanes, 11:00am

6 & older

The airplane is an important invention that required creativity and ingenuity. Celebrate this important innovation by learning about the history of aviation and the scientific knowledge used to develop flight while creating your own model airplane that flies

*Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

Parachute Play, 11:30am

5 & younger

Blue and green, yellow and red. What colors can you find over head?

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

5 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

Awesome Airplanes, 12:00pm

6 & older

The airplane is an important invention that required creativity and ingenuity. Celebrate this important innovation by learning about the history of aviation and the scientific knowledge used to develop flight while creating your own model airplane that flies

*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

5 & younger

Dance to a variety of musical style including Pop, Rock 'n' Roll, Latin, Classical and some of our favorite children’s bands.

Awesome Airplanes, 2:00pm

6 & older

The airplane is an important invention that required creativity and ingenuity. Celebrate this important innovation by learning about the history of aviation and the scientific knowledge used to develop flight while creating your own model airplane that flies

*Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

Love Songs of the Middle East, 2:00pm

All ages

Amir Vahab and his music ensemble perform love songs inspired by the poetry of the great Sufi masters Rumi, Hafez, Yunus, and Baba Taher. This lively musical performance weaves fiery instrumentals and songs of the historic lands of the Middle East and central Asia. 

Colorful Ribbon Dancing, 3:00pm

5 & younger

Use brightly colored ribbon sticks to make designs in the air. Move your body as you listen to music and follow its rhythm.

Awesome Airplanes, 3:00pm

6 & older

The airplane is an important invention that required creativity and ingenuity. Celebrate this important innovation by learning about the history of aviation and the scientific knowledge used to develop flight while creating your own model airplane that flies

*Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

Love Songs of the Middle East, 3:30pm

All ages

Amir Vahab and his music ensemble perform love songs inspired by the poetry of the great Sufi masters Rumi, Hafez, Yunus, and Baba Taher. This lively musical performance weaves fiery instrumentals and songs of the historic lands of the Middle East and central Asia. 

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

5 & younger

Get your music muscles moving! Create a whimsical performance as you compose your own song with our interactive creature video installation! 

Awesome Airplanes, 4:00pm

6 & older

The airplane is an important invention that required creativity and ingenuity. Celebrate this important innovation by learning about the history of aviation and the scientific knowledge used to develop flight while creating your own model airplane that flies

*Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

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