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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. 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

Schedule of Programs

Messy with Art: Sponge Painting, 10:00am

4 & younger

Make a textured painting with real sea sponges!

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.

Stack ‘em Up Thursdays: Block Party, 10:45am

4 & younger

Use your creativity to design structures using balance, imagination and teamwork!
 

Movement & Circle Time, 11:30am

4 & younger

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

Parachute Play, 11:30am

5 & younger

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

Math Wizards: Wondrous Wizard Hats, 12:15pm

4 & younger

Make a colorful collage of wizard hats! Count to make sure there’s a one for everyone in your family!
 

Math Wizards: Animal Sounds and Movement, 12:30pm

5 & younger

How often does a cricket chirp? How far can a kangaroo jump? How long does a bird fly? Join us as we discover early math skills by exploring the animal kingdom!

Mural Wall Painting, 2:00pm

4 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

Independence Day American Dream Quilt, 2:00pm

5 & older

Contribute to CMOM’s collective American Dream Quilt and express what freedom and happiness means to you.

Parachute Play, 2:30pm

5 & younger

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

Independence Day American Dream Quilt, 3:00pm

5 & older

Contribute to CMOM’s collective American Dream Quilt and express what freedom and happiness means to you.

Farmer’s Market Counting, 3:15pm

4 & younger

Join us for a shopping trip! Let’s count all the produce in our “Farmer’s Market!”
 

Jam Band, 3:30pm

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, 4:00pm

4 & younger

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

Independence Day American Dream Quilt, 4:00pm

5 & older

Contribute to CMOM’s collective American Dream Quilt and express what freedom and happiness means to you.

Full Calendar