Birthday Parties

Celebrate Your Child’s Birthday with Us!

Whether your child is turning 1 or 10 years old, CMOM will create a memorable extravaganza just for you! Enthusiastic educators, musicians and artists lead the fun with fantastic art projects, music and adventure.

“We could not be happier that we chose CMOM for Nicholas’ 5th birthday party! We will remember this party forever! As long-time CMOM members, we continue to be impressed by CMOM’s great understanding of young children and success in entertaining them, as well as teaching them so much!” — Francesca, Nicholas' mother

 

Birthday Themes

Choose from: NYC + MeFrolic!, Adventures with Dora and Diego, Magic Show with Justin the Magician, Eat Sleep Play Party, Enter the Wondrous World of PlayWorks™, plus more.

 

All Birthday Parties Include:

  • Invitations;
  • Educators to lead the fun and musicians, who provide live guitar music;
  • A hands-on art project;
  • A personalized birthday cake from Magnolia Bakery;
  • Pizza and juice (kosher cake and pizza available at no extra charge);
  • Party favors;
  • Admission to the Museum for you and all your birthday guests for the whole day;
  • Decorations, including stuffed animals, books, and signs to suit the party theme.

 

Reservations

For a free party consultation, contact Katie at 212-721-1223 x236 or via email at khartman@cmom.org. Read our complete list of birthday party policies and FAQ for more information.
 

Birthday Parties

Save the Date!
CMOM 2014 Spring Gala

Thursday, 15 May 2014
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Schedule of Programs

CMOM'S New York Treasures Scavenger Hunt, 10:00am

All ages

10am - 4:45pm

Search for hidden New York treasures throughout CMOM’s five floors of interactive exhibitions in a daily scavenger hunt this summer. Learn fun facts about NYC’s most famous attractions and cultural institutions along the way. Each hidden New York treasure will give you clues to solve a secret message and win a small prize!  
 

Messy with Art: Mud Painting, 10:00am

5 & younger

Create paint made of mud and design vibrant artwork inspired by the Earth!

Way Down Underground: Pop-up Water Science, 10:30am

All ages

10:30am – 4:00pm
Weather Permitting

With support from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, join CMOM educators for some pop-up water experiments and story times in CMOM’s outdoor water exhibit City Splash. Learn about where your water comes from and where it goes as we explore NYC way down underground.
 

Movement & Melodies, 10:30am

5 & younger

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

Movement & Circle Time, 11:00am

5 & younger

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

Meet the Author: Turtle and Me with Robie H. Harris, 11:00am

All ages

Bring your favorite toy animal, blankie or any “lovey” you have and join author Robie H. Harris as she reads her book Turtle and Me, a story about the adventures of a little child and a beloved cuddly turtle. Create a soft turtle lovey of your own to take home. 

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

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

5 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

First Day of School Picture Frames, 12:00pm

5 & younger

Create a picture frame to commemorate the first day of school.

Meet the Author: Turtle and Me with Robie H. Harris, 12:00pm

All ages

Bring your favorite toy animal, blankie or any “lovey” you have and join author Robie H. Harris as she reads her book Turtle and Me, a story about the adventures of a little child and a beloved cuddly turtle. Create a soft turtle lovey of your own to take home. 

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

Good Vibrations, 12:30pm

5 & younger

How are sounds made? How can you change sounds? Learn about the science behind sound waves as we make beautiful music together!
 

Bubble Party, 1:00pm

5 & younger

Listen and dance along to music as museum educators blow bubbles across the PlayWorks™ Lab!

Bubble Wrap Pop, 1:30pm

5 & younger

Snap! Pop! Dance with us on bubble wrap!

Monstrous Pencil Cases, 2:00pm

All ages

Create a monster-inspired pencil case to prepare for the first day of school!

Monster Pencil Cases, 2:00pm

All ages

Create a monster-inspired pencil case to prepare for the first day of school!

2:00pm – 4:30pm 

Jam Band, 2:30pm

5 & younger

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

SCENTsory Jars, 3:00pm

5 & younger

What’s that smell?! Did you know that scent memories are stored in our brains? Join us as we test our nose and brain by smelling various mystery items!
 

Movement & Melodies, 3:30pm

5 & younger

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

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

5 & younger

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

Full Calendar