Children's Museum of Manhattan

Children's Museum of Manhattan The Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) is located in the Tisch Building at 212 West 83rd Street on the Upper West Side. Visit cmom.org for program and exhibit information!
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The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) is the vibrant home to 350,000 visitors a year from all segments of the NYC community and tourists from around the world. The museum’s educational mission in early childhood education, creativity, health and culture thrives within our home on 83rd Street and in dozens of communities across the city as well as through national initiatives with leading authorities and government agencies. Child development is at the core of CMOM’s values and mission and our vision is to be the bridge that connects children and adults in the community, school and home in order to prepare our children for the global world in which they live. For details regarding all of CMOM’s programs, exhibits and initiatives, visit cmom.org and follow us on Twitter at @cmomNYC.

Operating as usual

11/14/2020
Special Storytime with CNN Senior Global Affairs Analyst Bianna Golodryga!

For #StorytimeSaturday, CMOM at Home is pleased to bring you CNN Senior Global Affairs Analyst, Bianna Golodryga, reading a favorite story that reminds all girls they are powerful, strong, and valued.

themselves. Reading books with diverse female characters helps young girls build confidence and a positive self-image.

CMOM is now open! Join today and become a member with CMOM's new Mini-Membership or book your adventure package today!

#cmomnyc #storytime #saturday #read #reading #readtogether #nyc #family

Election Day has passed but you can still practice your Right To Vote at CMOM!Commemorate the centennial of #womenssuffr...
11/11/2020

Election Day has passed but you can still practice your Right To Vote at CMOM!

Commemorate the centennial of #womenssuffrage while exploring what voting is, why it matters, and how people effect change by working together!

Enjoy exclusive access to this exhibit during our Member's only hours when you purchase a CMOM Mini-Membership or book your Superpowered Creator adventure today.
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#cmomnyc #RightToVote #Vote #Voting #USA #America #ChildrensMuseums #NYC

11/07/2020
Special Storytime with Author & Chef Elisabeth Weinberg!

For #StorytimeSaturday, CMOM at Home is pleased to bring you author and chef Elisabeth Weinberg, reading a favorite story about following your dreams!

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11/02/2020
Now more than ever, what do children need?

Now more than ever, New York City’s families with young children need CMOM’s onsite, online, and outreach programs. Your gift to CMOM’s Fall Fundraiser will help bring play and educational opportunities to those who need it most. CMOM is helping to revitalize our city at this challenging time, with a special focus on supporting families disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Please make your gift at cmom.org/fall fundraiser and learn more about how your donation directly impacts the families CMOM serves.

10/31/2020
Special Storytime with Author Prasan Kumar & Activity with Illustrator Mame McCutchin

For #StorytimeSaturday, CMOM at Home is pleased to bring you author Prasan Kumar, reading a favorite story he wrote about friendship, sharing, and never giving up! Plus, join illustrator Mame McCutchin after the reading for a special activity!

#cmomnyc #storytime #read #reading #readtogether #family #nyc #saturday #saturdaymorning

CMOM's new exhibit "Right to Vote" opens today!This new exhibit commemorates the centennial of #womenssuffrage and the u...
10/28/2020

CMOM's new exhibit "Right to Vote" opens today!

This new exhibit commemorates the centennial of #womenssuffrage and the upcoming presidential #election, while exploring what voting is, why it matters, and how people effect change by working together!

Visit this new exhibit in our Superpowered Creators package using the link below:

https://cmom.org/packages/

10/24/2020
Special Storytime with Actor, Writer, and Director Noah Weisberg!

For #StorytimeSaturday, CMOM at Home is pleased to bring you actor, writer, and director, Noah Weisberg, reading a favorite story that celebrates the bond between parent and child!

CMOM is open! Book your adventure package today!

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Get an #instaworthy photo at our balloon wall and tag us @cmomnyc! Plus, did you know these balloons are 100% biodegrada...
10/20/2020

Get an #instaworthy photo at our balloon wall and tag us @cmomnyc!

Plus, did you know these balloons are 100% biodegradable!? Colorful and environmentally conscious. Thank you @balloons_ink for the incredible display!

10/19/2020
Welcome Back!

We are excited to welcome you back to the Children’s Museum of Manhattan!

Very special thanks to @balloons_ink for transforming our entrance!

Book your visit today to try our two new Adventure Packages – Playful Explorers & Superpowered Creators. Led by CMOM educators, these new curated experiences take visitors through two of the Museum’s award-winning exhibits for play, exploration, movement, music and art-making.

We are excited to welcome you back to the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.We’ve taken every measure to ensure your family...
10/16/2020
Children's Museum of Manhattan Reopens to Public - I Love The Upper West Side

We are excited to welcome you back to the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.

We’ve taken every measure to ensure your family can have fun, socially-distanced experiences in a clean and safe environment.

Advanced tickets are required and capacity is limited to maintain safe social distancing, so reserve your visit today! Please be sure to check our Know Before You Go page for full details on new health and safety protocols. Plus, you don't want to miss our really fun balloon display out front on Sunday to welcome you back in style!

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM), located at 212 West 83rd Street between Broadway and Amsterdam, reopens its doors to the public on Friday, October 16, with new, specially curated adventures for the city’s youngest learners. “We know the past six months have been a challenging time f...

CMOM opens for all visitors tomorrow, October 16th!Advanced tickets are required and capacity is limited to maintain saf...
10/15/2020
West Side Rag » Children’s Museum of Manhattan Reopening, Promising ‘Safe, Socially Distanced and Educational Activities’

CMOM opens for all visitors tomorrow, October 16th!

Advanced tickets are required and capacity is limited to maintain safe social distancing, so reserve your visit today!

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) on 83rd Street between Amsterdam and Broadway is reopening to the general public on Friday, October 16th, a spokesperson for the Museum alerted WSR.

10/10/2020
Special Storytime with Nick Bruel!

For #StorytimeSaturday, CMOM at Home is pleased to bring you author Nick Bruel, reading a favorite story he wrote about a Bad Kitty!

CMOM is now open for Members from October 1st through October 15th and for all visitors starting October 16th. For more information visit cmom.org and reserve your CMOM Adventure today!

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CMOM will open to the public on October 16th, and timed-tickets are now available for purchase! CMOM members are invited...
10/07/2020

CMOM will open to the public on October 16th, and timed-tickets are now available for purchase!

CMOM members are invited to join us during the first two time-slots of the day, which are reserved for members only. Join today to reserve your tickets at Member Mornings! We are so excited to welcome you back.

10/03/2020
Special Storytime with Author & Illustrator Kate Feiffer!

For #StorytimeSaturday, CMOM at Home is pleased to bring you a special member preview of author and illustrator @Kate Feiffer reading a special story she wrote about a dog with no tail!

CMOM is now open for Members from October 1st through October 15th and for all visitors starting October 16th. For more information visit cmom.org and reserve your CMOM Adventure today!

#cmomnyc #cmomathome @Bank of America #bofagrants #readtogether #storytime #nyc

We're back! And it's a great time to become a member!Join the fun at CMOM with our new Mini-Membership for an exclusive ...
10/01/2020

We're back! And it's a great time to become a member!

Join the fun at CMOM with our new Mini-Membership for an exclusive members-only preview today through October 15th.

Tickets for the general public will be made available Wednesday, October 7th for reservations starting Friday, October 16th.

Click the link to join today: http://cmom.org/membership/

Grow like a seed and become one with nature for Move and Groove Tuesday as you journey with CMOM partner Yo Re Mi to a g...
09/29/2020

Grow like a seed and become one with nature for Move and Groove Tuesday as you journey with CMOM partner Yo Re Mi to a garden for an exciting adventure!

Engage your mind, body, and imagination in a physical activity that increases flexibility, coordination, and strength.

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09/28/2020
Fall Virtual Class: Studio Art at Home: (Ages 3-5)

New virtual classes are coming in October!

Studio Art at Home: (Ages 3-5)

8 classes, October 6th – October 29th

Join Ms. Caroline and Georgia the Cat in their virtual art studio to explore shapes, colors, lines, and symmetry in an immersive way! Jump into magical works of art for a really close look before experimenting with the projects yourself at home.

Register today with the link below:
https://form.jotform.com/202546173225955

09/28/2020
Fall Virtual Class: NYC Explorers (Ages 3-5)

New virutal classes are coming in October!

NYC Explorers (Ages 3-5)

8 classes, October 6th – October 29th

Pack your backpack and put on your observation goggles, because we’re going on an adventure! Join Ms. Emily and Harpo to experience the beloved sights and sounds of New York City from the comfort of your home. Together we will exercise our imaginations and develop social-emotional skills through song, movement, storytelling, and creative play.

Register today with the link below!

https://form.jotform.com/202546173225955

09/26/2020
Special Storytime with CNN's Kate Bolduan!

For #StorytimeSaturday, CMOM at Home is pleased to bring you Kate Bolduan, Anchor and Host from CNN’s At This Hour, reading a favorite story that will have the whole family singing chick-a chick-a.... BOOM BOOM!

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Welcome Back!CMOM is reopening its doors for members on October 1st and will be open to the general public starting Octo...
09/23/2020

Welcome Back!

CMOM is reopening its doors for members on October 1st and will be open to the general public starting October 16th.

We have new, specially curated Family Adventures for the city's youngest learners. For the health and safety of our visitors, we've made a few changes to our schedule and policies. Visit our website to learn more and join as a member today for two-weeks of early access!

09/19/2020
Special Storytime with Nickelodeon's Miya Cech!

For #StorytimeSaturday, CMOM at Home is pleased to bring you Miya Cech from Nickelodeon's @The Astronauts, reading a favorite story inspired by the life of the first African American woman to travel to space, Mae Jemison.

Reading stories of other people's lives helps children better understand history and their world. It is important for children to see people who look like them in the stories they love that have faced challenges, overcome obstacles, and made a difference in the world!

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Learn how our words can make others feel with a reading of "Words are Not for Hurting" by Elizabeth Verdick and then cre...
09/18/2020

Learn how our words can make others feel with a reading of "Words are Not for Hurting" by Elizabeth Verdick and then create a storybook to express your feelings.

Listen & Create Here: https://athome.cmom.org/express-yourself/?utm_source=feel_good_fridays_26&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=cmom_at_home#feel-good-fridays

Help your child understand that their words can affect other people. Guide them to choose words that are helpful and not hurtful.

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09/14/2020

A mixed media art journal incorporates colors, geometric shapes, images, patterns, and different materials. This kind of journaling is an experimental process where you can have fun mixing all kinds of paints, paper, and different items into book artwork.

Experiment with different paints, paper, and techniques to design your own creative mixed media journal using materials ...
09/14/2020

Experiment with different paints, paper, and techniques to design your own creative mixed media journal using materials found at home!

Journaling helps children process feelings, build writing skills and communicate ideas.

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Some superheroes wear capes while some real-life heroes wore glasses! Learn about amazing Black figures like Rosa Parks,...
09/13/2020

Some superheroes wear capes while some real-life heroes wore glasses! Learn about amazing Black figures like Rosa Parks, Katherine G. Johnson, Shirley Chisholm, and Annie Turnbo Malone with Callaloo Kids as they share their story "They Wore Glasses."

Learn Together Here: https://athome.cmom.org/some-heroes-wear-glasses-with-callaloo-kids/?utm_source=surprise_sundays_25&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=cmom_at_home#surprise-sundays

Learning about history can fire up your child’s #imagination may inspire them to walk in the footsteps of some of history’s groundbreaking figures.

#cmomnyc #cmomathome #onlinelearning #BofAGrants #history #blackhistory #ourhistory #womenshistory #learningfromhome #discover

09/12/2020
Special Storytime with American Internet Personality Greg Miller!

For #StorytimeSaturday, CMOM at Home is pleased to bring you American Internet Personality and former editor and video host of the entertainment website IGN, Greg Miller, reading a favorite story about who you should call when things go bump in the night!

Reading imaginative stories helps children learn about the world and builds social and emotional skills!

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09/11/2020
Michael H. Levine, Ph.D.: Family Communications and Preparing for School

CMOM’s #ParentinginPlace is pleased to bring you a new video from Michael H. Levine, Ph.D., the Senior Vice President of Learning and Impact for NOGGIN, Nickelodeon's learning platform for families with young children. Michael discusses how essential family communications are and how you can prepare for school this fall.

#cmomnyc #parentingresources #parenting #learningfromhome #communication #communicate #family #familyresource #familyresources #fall #schoolprep #onlinelearning #education

Fall classes are starting at CMOM! Experience the magic of the Children's Museum of Manhattan through our unique early c...
09/08/2020

Fall classes are starting at CMOM!

Experience the magic of the Children's Museum of Manhattan through our unique early childhood classes. With both virtual and in-person classes, you can choose how to engage!

Click here for more information or to register today: https://cmom.org/classes-2/

For #MagicalMonday, let’s start the week fresh like peppermint by enjoying a storytime of Sheila Rae’s Peppermint Stick ...
09/07/2020

For #MagicalMonday, let’s start the week fresh like peppermint by enjoying a storytime of Sheila Rae’s Peppermint Stick by Kevin Henkes and making an “I Spy” peppermint stick game the whole family can enjoy!

Read & Create Here: https://athome.cmom.org/i-spy-a-peppermint-stick/?utm_source=magical_monday_25&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=cmom_at_home&mc_cid=81bb206fb2&mc_eid=8c88773291#magical-mondays

Sharing is an important life skill that teaches young children about compromise, fairness, and playing cooperatively with others.

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Today’s #SurpriseSunday is all about…. Spiders! Enjoy songs, stories, and fascinating facts about these eight-legged ara...
09/06/2020

Today’s #SurpriseSunday is all about…. Spiders! Enjoy songs, stories, and fascinating facts about these eight-legged arachnids.

Learn Together Here: https://athome.cmom.org/surprise-spiders/?utm_source=surprise_sundays_24&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=cmom_at_home#surprise-sundays

Exploring wildlife and nature with children helps them develop a sense of wonderment and appreciation for life on Earth.

#cmomnyc #cmomathome #dailydose #funwhilelearning #surprisesunday #summerlearning #summer #learningathome #museumsfromhome #nyc

09/05/2020
Special Storytime with Nickelodeon's Darci Lynne!

For #StorytimeSaturday, CMOM at Home is pleased to bring you actor, singer, ventriloquist, and panelist on Nickelodeon's Unfiltered, Darci Lynne, reading a favorite story with Oscar the Mouse about how one little mouse will do all he can to save his red ripe strawberry!

Reading picture books to your child helps them develop vocabulary skills, sentence structure, and story analysis. Plus, they help making reading fun, which promotes an early love for learning!

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Feel good this Friday and by stretching your muscles and using your imagination to create a yummy pizza!Follow Along Her...
09/04/2020

Feel good this Friday and by stretching your muscles and using your imagination to create a yummy pizza!

Follow Along Here: https://athome.cmom.org/yoga-pizza-with-yo-re-mi/?utm_source=feel_good_fridays_24&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=cmom_at_home#feel-good-fridays

Music and movement helps children practice sequencing and repetition while giving their bodies a great stretch and exercise.

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Discover the intriguing world of light and shadow as you create your own silhouetted masterpieces inspired by artists li...
09/03/2020

Discover the intriguing world of light and shadow as you create your own silhouetted masterpieces inspired by artists like Kara Walker, Kumi Yamash*ta, and Damien Davis.

Create Your Masterpiece Here: https://athome.cmom.org/shadow-silhouettes/?utm_source=artsy_thursdays_24&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=cmom_at_home#artsy-thursdays

Introducing children to a variety of artists and their work helps inspire them to explore, think independently, experiment, and try new ideas.

#cmomnyc #cmomathome #dailydose #funwhilelearning #artsythursday #keepcreating #art #learn #imagine #create

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212 W 83rd St
New York, NY
10024

Subway Take the 1 train to 79th or 86th Street Station Take the 2 or 3 Express to 72nd or 96th Street Station, then transfer to the 1 train Take the A, B, C, or D train to the 59th Street Station, then transfer to the 1 train Take the B or C train to 81st Street Station Bus Take the West Side M7, M10, M11, or M104 to West 83rd Street Take the cross-town M79 and M86 to Broadway

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(212) 721-1223

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We do what is good for children. By creating experiences at the intersection of the arts, sciences and the humanities, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) helps children and families thrive at home, at school, and in the community. These experiences include exhibitions, classes, workshops, performances, and festivals. Based on research, evaluation, and testing, our programs and exhibits are designed to address the multiple ways children learn and to help parents understand and support their children’s development. The Museum’s special areas of focus—selected for their ability to benefit children throughout their lives—include early childhood education, creativity, health, and world cultures.

Founded in 1973 by parents as a grassroots, neighborhood organization, the Children’s Museum flourished. Today it is a beloved citywide resource for children, family, and educators as well as a popular destination for visitors from around the world. Each year approximately 375,000 people visit our 38,000 square-foot learning facility on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Millions more benefit from the museum’s outreach programs at schools, libraries, homeless shelters, Head Start centers, and hospitals; its touring exhibitions; and its online tools and curricula.

Visitors can enjoy more than 80 workshops, classes, and performances free with admission to the Museum each week. Our professional development programs are available to parents, educators, childcare providers, and healthcare professionals as a means to share and reinforce learning with children and their families who may not be able to visit.


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