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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 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

Apple Seed Counting, 10:00am

5 & younger

Make a colorful apple collage! Look inside and count how many seeds are in your apple!

Movement & Circle Time, 11:00am

5 & younger

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

NYC Souvenir Design Studio Start time, 11:00am

6 & older

Design amazing memorable souvenirs using real NYC MTA Subway maps and MetroCards, or turn hilarious “only in NY” moments into plush stuffed animal keychains.

Dynamic H2O Science Labs, 11:00am

6 & older

Engineer a miniature aqueduct system, clean water through natural filtration, search for pollutants and other chemicals in water or create prints to explore the diverse sea life found in New York City’s rivers.

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.

Block Party, 1:00pm

5 & younger

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

Flower Patterns, 2:00pm

5 & younger

Find beautiful patterns in nature as you create a flower collage. 

Garden Party, 3:00pm

5 & younger

Help CMOM educators create a garden made of felt! Add to the mural by creating fruits, vegetables and herbs to plant in our garden!    

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

5 & younger

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

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