Rentals

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Private Evening Events

All five floors of our fascinating facility are available for rental outside of Museum operating hours. Our double-height lobby space balances light and color, with a family-friendly setting. Spilling into the first floor exhibit, this open area can accommodate many guests. Our coat-check and admissions areas can function as usual for your guests, or be transformed into bar/food service areas. Note: because of the layout and adjacent exhibit space, table seating for food service is not possible.

Capacity: up to 300
Ideal for: cocktail events

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Events During Public Hours

From native New Yorkers to tourists on holiday, the Museum attracts wonderful, diverse visitors. We’re an ideal venue for companies and organizations interested in reaching family audiences with sampling opportunities, special events, and product launches. In addition to our exhibit spaces, the Museum also contains four classrooms available for rent.

Capacity: up to 25
Best pick for: Business development, product launches, meetings, filming

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Mixed-use Monday Rentals (October – May)

From approximately Labor Day through Memorial Day, the Museum is closed to the public on Mondays but open for school groups. Exhibit spaces may be rented during these times.

Capacity: varies
Ideal for: meetings, filming

Exhibitions + Classrooms

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PlayWorks™ + PlayWorks™ Lab

Host your event in NYC’s premier Early Childhood exhibit! The combination of the open classroom and early childhood exhibit is perfect for semi-public events where you would like to welcome the Museum’s general public to attend or view the action taking place.

Capacity: up to 40 (With certain restrictions, spillover can be accommodated in exhibit.)
Best pick for: product launches, sampling, book launches, market research

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America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far

This family-friend adventure includes plenty of opportunity to have fun while learning about our world. A large open courtyard offers a flexible space for gathering while intimate spaces allow for deep exploration of cultures.

Capacity: up to 200 (mix of adults and children)
Best pick for: family interactive fun and cultural awareness

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Dora and Diego

Join Dora and Diego on as they adventure through series of problem solving challenges in this winding interactive exhibit space full of surprises.

Capacity: up to 100 (mix of adults and children)
Best pick for: family fun and cultural awareness

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Hello from Japan!

Hello from Japan! will transport families to two distinct areas of Tokyo that exist side by side. The exhibit highlights how old and new traditions coexist in Japan, giving visitors a family-friendly window into Japanese culture.

Capacity: up to 200 (mix of adults and children)
Best pick for: family interactive fun and cultural awareness

Pricing and Additional Info

  • Rental prices include all fees and administrative charges, and use of available Museum furniture. Also included are services of security, maintenance and coat-check staff, as well as a day-of events coordinator. There may be an additional fee for A/V equipment. Catering, catering equipment and linens are not included. However, you are welcome to pick a caterer of your choosing, or select from one of our recommended vendors.
  • The Children’s Museum serves the community.  So, we are not generally be able to accommodate full buy-outs (complete closure of the Museum) during normal operating hours unless it is determined that the funds raised will more than offset public disappointment and inconvenience. The cost to close exhibits during public hours is priced to accommodate the commensurate reduction in admission and the need to notify the public in advance. As a result, the cost to rent exhibit spaces during public hours is likely to be higher than $10,000.
  • We do not have an events kitchen or any large, open-plan floor space. As a result, sit-down dinners are not possible.
  • Recurring rentals, such as those required for weekly classes, are not permitted due to the changing availability of our spaces.
  • Questions? Contact Kim at 212-721-1223 x201 or KManley@cmom.org.