Tips for Your Visit

Come to CMOM ready to play! Because we don’t allow eating in the museum, we suggest that you feed your child before your visit. Save your admission stickers for same-day free re-entry should you need to leave the museum for lunch or a snack. Check here for nearby dining options.

CMOM is bursting with fun, but short on stroller space. Please bring a stroller that folds or leave it at home to avoid the stroller check line and get straight to the fun!

Membership is a great way to save! It gives you a whole year of fun! If you plan to visit the Museum three or four times in the next twelve months, a membership is the way to go! Learn more about membership at CMOM.

Stop by the CMOM Store to find exhibit-related toys, books, games and puzzles to extend your CMOM experience. The fun and learning will continue long after your visit.

Learning can be messy, gooey and wet sometimes! Wear comfortable clothes and consider bringing an extra change of clothes. CMOM provides waterproof smocks for children engaged in wet and messy activities.

You and your child can participate in fun workshops and activities FREE with admission. Stop at the yellow Visitor Information Desk in the 1st floor lobby to learn about drop-in programs, pick up tickets for weekend performances and sign up for special workshops. Performance tickets are available one hour before each show, on a first-come basis.

CMOM maintains rigorous cleaning and sanitizing standards to help our visitors stay healthy. Hand sanitizers are located throughout the Museum. We encourage our visitors to practice good habits to stay healthy: wash your hands often, cough and sneeze into your upper sleeve, and stay home if you or your child are not feeling well. For more information about H1N1 Flu (swine flu) and how to prevent it, go to: or

All of our bathrooms (including the Men's rooms) are equipped with diaper changing tables.

Museum Policies

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older.
  • Strollers must be left at Coat Check. For a more enjoyable visit, we suggest you leave your stroller at home.
  • CMOM reserves the right to store strollers in a safe outdoor storage area.
  • No food or beverages are permitted in the Museum.
  • All groups larger than 15 children must have a reservation.
Tips for Your Visit

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Duke Ellington: Big Band Instrument Making, 10:00am

All ages

Many of the famous pieces of jazz we know today were written by Edward “Duke” Ellington for his Big Band, and for the specific talents of his musicians. Build your own musical instruments just like the ones you hear in Duke Ellington’s music.

Jazz Lyric Scramble , 10:00am

All ages

10am - 4:45pm
Writers like Langston Hughes shaped the path of jazz and the Harlem Renaissance. He played with patterns in stories and poetry, incorporating rhythm and repetition.  Explore ways to think about sound and music as you create your own unique story using Jazz artist biographies and songs.

Thinking Like a Composer (Demo), 11:00am

All ages

Match the sounds that you hear with notes on paper as you design your own musical score. Use historic sheet music by composers such as Duke Ellington and Mary Lou Williams.

Movement & Circle Time, 11:30am

4 & younger

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

Chanukkah: Menorah Banner, 12:00pm

All ages

12pm - 2pm
Design your own chanukkiyah banner to celebrate the Chanukkah season.

CMOM’s Christmas Tree Ornaments, 12:00pm

All ages

12pm - 2pm
Design ornaments inspired by Christmas traditions from around the world!  Display your finished ornament on the evolving CMOM Christmas tree located in our main entrance. 

Dance the Lindy Hop (Demo), 1:30pm

All ages

Learn to do the Lindy Hop by moving your feet to fun and easy tap steps.

Chanukah Storyteller: Richard Codor , 2:00pm

5 & older

Meet Richard Codor, author of Too Many Latkes, a hilarious tale of a magic potato, which is said to reveal the true meaning of Chanukah.

Mural Wall Painting, 2:45pm

4 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

Parachute Play, 3:30pm

4 & younger

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

Chanukah Storyteller: Richard Codor , 3:30pm

5 & older

Meet Richard Codor, author of Too Many Latkes, a hilarious tale of a magic potato, which is said to reveal the true meaning of Chanukah.

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

4 & younger

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

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