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 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

Messy With Art, 10:00am

5 & younger

Explore new textures and techniques as we use art materials in unusual ways!

Piano Music & Melodies, 10:30am

5 & younger

Explore keyboard pianos while identifying animals, singing songs, and moving together!

Movement & Circle Time, 11:00am

5 & younger

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

Jam Band, 11:30am

5 & younger

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

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

5 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

Parachute Play, 12:30pm

5 & younger

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

Wacky Halloween Creatures , 1:00pm

5 & younger

Halloween is known for finding spooky things roaming through the night! Create your own wacky creature to scare off the ghosts, ghouls and goblins!  

S.T.E.A.M. Lab, 3:00pm

5 & younger

Watch things fizz, tinker with some toys and explore other experiments inspired by Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math!

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

5 & younger

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

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