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!

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 autho

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 autho

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Bring your littlest ones to this joyful ✨NEW✨ baby class in Superpowered Metropolis! Starting in September, the Little B...
08/13/2021

Bring your littlest ones to this joyful ✨NEW✨ baby class in Superpowered Metropolis! Starting in September, the Little Birds Program will get your babies moving and playing while offering tools to foster deep connections between caregiver and child.

🎵 Space is limited, so register for your class soon at https://cmom.org/classes

#cmomnyc #nycfamily #nyctoddlers #nyckids #earlychildhoodnyc

Bring your littlest ones to this joyful ✨NEW✨ baby class in Superpowered Metropolis! Starting in September, the Little Birds Program will get your babies moving and playing while offering tools to foster deep connections between caregiver and child.

🎵 Space is limited, so register for your class soon at https://cmom.org/classes

#cmomnyc #nycfamily #nyctoddlers #nyckids #earlychildhoodnyc

08/12/2021

Have you heard? Ari The Singalong Guy is joining us at the Children's Museum of Manhattan every Wednesday morning starting this September! We’re excited to rock out with you in this interactive singalong class.

To learn more and register, visit: https://cmom.org/classes

#cmomnyc #nycfamily #nyctoddlers #nyckids #musicwitharithesingalongguy #earlychildhoodnyc

It’s Submarine Week! Join us at the Children's Museum of Manhattan from August 11th through August 15th to explore the m...
08/10/2021

It’s Submarine Week! Join us at the Children's Museum of Manhattan from August 11th through August 15th to explore the mystery and magic behind submarines. Participate in experiments inspired by the underwater world, create your own pop-up submarine cards, and help us build a giant submarine installation in Inside Art!

🐠 Reserve your two-hour adventure at https://cmom.org/packages/

#cmomnyc #nycfamily #submarineweek

It’s Submarine Week! Join us at the Children's Museum of Manhattan from August 11th through August 15th to explore the mystery and magic behind submarines. Participate in experiments inspired by the underwater world, create your own pop-up submarine cards, and help us build a giant submarine installation in Inside Art!

🐠 Reserve your two-hour adventure at https://cmom.org/packages/

#cmomnyc #nycfamily #submarineweek

Join best-selling poet and activist Cleo Wade as she reads from her book, What the Road Said, for CMOM’s #StorytimeSatur...
07/31/2021

Join best-selling poet and activist Cleo Wade as she reads from her book, What the Road Said, for CMOM’s #StorytimeSaturday. This uplifting story encourages us to lead with kindness and curiosity, and to remember that it’s okay to wander down an unexpected path sometimes. In challenging times, What the Road Said gently reminds us that the most important thing in life is to keep going.

Follow the link below to read along with your little one!

https://athome.cmom.org/special-storytime-with-poet-cleo-wade/

#cmomnyc #readtogether #storytime

Add a splash of color to your weekend and join us for the final weekend of Tie-Dye July! We’ve had so much fun seeing yo...
07/30/2021

Add a splash of color to your weekend and join us for the final weekend of Tie-Dye July! We’ve had so much fun seeing your custom @bombas and @ritdye creations come to life over the last few weeks. It’s not too late to reserve your spot for our final sessions this Saturday. Don’t forget to share your creation by tagging #cmomtiedyejuly @cmomnyc !

Simply register at the link in our bio or at https://cmom.org/packages/ today.

#cmomtiedyejuly #bombas #ritdye #tiedye

Add a splash of color to your weekend and join us for the final weekend of Tie-Dye July! We’ve had so much fun seeing yo...
07/30/2021

Add a splash of color to your weekend and join us for the final weekend of Tie-Dye July! We’ve had so much fun seeing your custom Bombas and Rit Dye creations come to life over the last few weeks. It’s not too late to reserve your spot for our final sessions this Saturday. Don’t forget to share your creation by tagging #cmomtiedyejuly @cmomnyc!

Simply register at the link in our bio or at https://cmom.org/packages/ today.

#cmomtiedyejuly #bombas #ritdye #tiedye

We’ve still got a few spots open in our Monday Museum Explorers Class! Join us for art, music, and movement classes ever...
07/30/2021

We’ve still got a few spots open in our Monday Museum Explorers Class! Join us for art, music, and movement classes every Monday morning in August.

Register soon at www.cmom.org/classes or email [email protected] for more info.

Join us for our new baby classes in @cmomnyc’s Superpowered Metropolis Exhibit this fall! Museum Educator Alexis will br...
07/27/2021

Join us for our new baby classes in @cmomnyc’s Superpowered Metropolis Exhibit this fall! Museum Educator Alexis will bring her passion for music, movement, and play to New York’s youngest residents. Through song and imagination, classes will encourage a healthy dose of creativity, social engagement, and fun!

To learn more and register for your class, simply visit www.cmom.org/classes

#cmomnyc #nycfamily #nyctoddlers #nyckids

Join us for our new baby classes in @cmomnyc’s Superpowered Metropolis Exhibit this fall! Museum Educator Alexis will bring her passion for music, movement, and play to New York’s youngest residents. Through song and imagination, classes will encourage a healthy dose of creativity, social engagement, and fun!

To learn more and register for your class, simply visit www.cmom.org/classes

#cmomnyc #nycfamily #nyctoddlers #nyckids

From a classic swirl to a colorful scrunch, join us this Saturday, July 24th to make your own tie-dye creation. Thanks t...
07/23/2021

From a classic swirl to a colorful scrunch, join us this Saturday, July 24th to make your own tie-dye creation. Thanks to our partners Bombas and Rit Dye for making #cmomtiedyejuly possible!

Reserve your spot at the link in our bio or head to https://cmom.org/packages/ today.

#cmomtiedyejuly #bombas #ritdye #tiedye

From a classic swirl to a colorful scrunch, join us this Saturday, July 24th to make your own tie-dye creation. Thanks to our partners Bombas and Rit Dye for making #cmomtiedyejuly possible!

Reserve your spot at the link in our bio or head to https://cmom.org/packages/ today.

#cmomtiedyejuly #bombas #ritdye #tiedye

07/22/2021

Are you getting ready to rock 'n' roll for this upcoming semester? Bring your little ones to sing, dance, and jump around with Ari The Singalong Guy starting Wednesdays in September at the Children's Museum of Manhattan! This singalong class will feature classics and easy-to-learn songs that you and your family will love.

To learn more and register for your class, simply visit www.cmom.org/classes.

#arithesingalongguy #cmomnyc #nycfamily

Inside Art is one of our favorite spots at CMOM. Whether it’s crawling under larger-than-life installations or making th...
07/16/2021

Inside Art is one of our favorite spots at CMOM. Whether it’s crawling under larger-than-life installations or making things with paint, paper, clay, and more, the space has been designed to help kids connect with art in a whole new way.

Join us at Inside Art every Saturday this month for Tie-Dye July, where you’re invited to create your own tie-dye masterpiece on Bombas socks or tees.

Head to https://cmom.org/packages/ to reserve your spot!

#cmomtiedyejuly #bombas #ritdye #tiedye

As an organization dedicated to giving back, the Children's Museum of Manhattan is proud to support Bombas in its missio...
07/09/2021

As an organization dedicated to giving back, the Children's Museum of Manhattan is proud to support Bombas in its mission to serve people experiencing homelessness. As of today, Bombas has donated more than 40 million items of clothing to meet the needs of those who don’t have access to clean clothes every day, whether it’s a fresh pair of socks or a shirt.

By hosting Tie-Dye July this month, we hope to amplify Bombas' efforts in serving those in need.

Registering for your session is easy! Simply head to https://cmom.org/packages/

Happy July 4th everyone! Tie-Dye July is in full effect at CMOM! Thanks to everyone who came by this holiday weekend to ...
07/04/2021

Happy July 4th everyone!

Tie-Dye July is in full effect at CMOM! Thanks to everyone who came by this holiday weekend to make their own custom @bombas socks and shirts. We’re open Monday July 5, so reserve your spot at the link in our bio and get in on the tie-dye fun with us!

https://cmom.org/packages/

#cmomtiedyejuly #july4th #independenceday #bombas #ritdye #tiedye

Learn about optics, the scientific study of light, as you design your own glasses inspired by fireworks at Inside Art on...
07/01/2021

Learn about optics, the scientific study of light, as you design your own glasses inspired by fireworks at Inside Art on Friday July 2. Watch as they create bursts of color wherever you look, just in time for Independence Day! Reserve your session at the link in our bio.

#fireworks #optics #insideart #independenceday

CMOM is proud to kick off Tie-Dye July, starting July 3-5, in partnership with Bombas and heritage fabric dye brand Rit....
07/01/2021

CMOM is proud to kick off Tie-Dye July, starting July 3-5, in partnership with Bombas and heritage fabric dye brand Rit.

Add a colorful twist to free Bombas socks and tees with a limited edition Rit tie-dye kit every Saturday this month at Inside Art.

Register for your 2-hour session below, and then come to Inside Art at any time during your visit to participate. Items are limited to one t-shirt and one pair of socks per visitor, so sign up soon!

And thanks to our friends at Bombas and Rit for making Tie-Dye July possible.

Let the tie-dye magic begin!

Register here: https://cmom.org/packages/
When: July 3-5 (Saturday, Sunday, Monday), July 10 (Saturday), 17 (Saturday), 24 (Saturday), 31 (Saturday)

Where: Inside Art

CMOM is proud to kick off Tie-Dye July, starting July 3-5, in partnership with Bombas and heritage fabric dye brand Rit.

Add a colorful twist to free Bombas socks and tees with a limited edition Rit tie-dye kit every Saturday this month at Inside Art.

Register for your 2-hour session below, and then come to Inside Art at any time during your visit to participate. Items are limited to one t-shirt and one pair of socks per visitor, so sign up soon!

And thanks to our friends at Bombas and Rit for making Tie-Dye July possible.

Let the tie-dye magic begin!

Register here: https://cmom.org/packages/
When: July 3-5 (Saturday, Sunday, Monday), July 10 (Saturday), 17 (Saturday), 24 (Saturday), 31 (Saturday)

Where: Inside Art

CMOM is proud to kick off Tie-Dye July this weekend in partnership with Bombas and heritage fabric dye brand Rit. Add a ...
07/01/2021

CMOM is proud to kick off Tie-Dye July this weekend in partnership with Bombas and heritage fabric dye brand Rit.

Add a colorful twist to free Bombas socks and tees with a limited edition Rit tie-dye kit every Saturday this month at Inside Art.

Register for your 2-hour session and then come to Inside Art at any time during your visit to participate.

Items are limited to one t-shirt and one pair of socks per visitor, so sign up soon!

And thanks to our friends at Bombas and Rit for making Tie-Dye July possible.

Let the tie-dye magic begin!

Reserve a session at the link in our bio.

When: July 3-5 (Saturday, Sunday, Monday), July 10 (Saturday), 17 (Saturday), 24 (Saturday), 31 (Saturday)

#cmomtiedyejuly #cmomnyc #tiedye #bombas #ritdye #4thofjuly #summervibes

@bluestarfamilies made a splash at our Dynamic H2O exhibit today! Did you know that Blue Star Families get free admissio...
06/28/2021

@bluestarfamilies made a splash at our Dynamic H2O exhibit today! Did you know that Blue Star Families get free admission to CMOM? Come visit us again soon! #BSFwithCMOM #militaryfamilies #milfams #bluestarmuseums #bluestarfamilies"

Yay #pride! Today NYC celebrates our awesome LGBTQIA+ friends, families, and communities. Join us at CMOM through June 3...
06/27/2021

Yay #pride! Today NYC celebrates our awesome LGBTQIA+ friends, families, and communities. Join us at CMOM through June 30 and #showyourcolors by adding to our Origami Rainbow and making your own Pride Pins. Register for your 2-hour session today! Link in bio.

#pride2021 #nycpride #nyc #celebratelove

Wear it with #Pride! Pin buttons have been used by activists for over a century to spread awareness and build community....
06/25/2021

Wear it with #Pride! Pin buttons have been used by activists for over a century to spread awareness and build community. Visit Inside Art through June 30 to learn how pin buttons have been used throughout LGBTQ history and make your own! Register for your CMOM visit at https://cmom.org/packages/

#pridemonth #nycpride #pridepins #pins #showyourcolors #wearitwithpride #nyc

Wear it with #Pride! Pin buttons have been used by activists for over a century to spread awareness and build community. Visit Inside Art through June 30 to learn how pin buttons have been used throughout LGBTQ history and make your own! Register for your CMOM visit at https://cmom.org/packages/

#pridemonth #nycpride #pridepins #pins #showyourcolors #wearitwithpride #nyc

Show Your Colors! Come to CMOM and help us create a unique Pride flag installation! Add your own colorful origamicreatio...
06/23/2021

Show Your Colors! Come to CMOM and help us create a unique Pride flag installation! Add your own colorful origami
creations to a giant rainbow masterpiece at Inside Art through June 30. Register for your session at https://cmom.org/packages/
#pridemonth #pride #nycpride #origami #showyourcolors #nyc

Show Your Colors! Come to CMOM and help us create a unique Pride flag installation! Add your own colorful origami
creations to a giant rainbow masterpiece at Inside Art through June 30. Register for your session at https://cmom.org/packages/
#pridemonth #pride #nycpride #origami #showyourcolors #nyc

DAD, YOU’RE RAD! Thanks for everything you do for your little ones. Stop by Inside Art today with your kid and have them...
06/20/2021

DAD, YOU’RE RAD! Thanks for everything you do for your little ones. Stop by Inside Art today with your kid and have them make a #raddadportrait just for you! It’s not too late to sign up for a spot at https://cmom.org/packages/
#cmominsideart #fathersday #fathersday2021 #nyc

DAD, YOU’RE RAD! Thanks for everything you do for your little ones. Stop by Inside Art today with your kid and have them make a #raddadportrait just for you! It’s not too late to sign up for a spot at https://cmom.org/packages/
#cmominsideart #fathersday #fathersday2021 #nyc

This week, the United States of America formally designated #june19 as a Federal Holiday. #juneteenth is a significant d...
06/19/2021

This week, the United States of America formally designated #june19 as a Federal Holiday. #juneteenth is a significant date to recognize African-American freedom in this country. It’s also an important reminder of the continuing fight for equity and justice for all, especially for children. Join us at CMOM this weekend and add to our Freedom Flag project at Inside Art and reflect on how far we’ve come and how far there is yet to go.

#juneteenthcelebration #juneteenth2021 #freedom #creativity #expression #june19 #progress

Hey Dads! Kick back at CMOM and have your kids paint a one-of-a-kind portrait of you for Father’s Day this Sunday, June ...
06/18/2021

Hey Dads! Kick back at CMOM and have your kids paint a one-of-a-kind portrait of you for Father’s Day this Sunday, June 20th. Reserve your 2-hour session at https://cmom.org/packages/

#fathersday21 #raddad #portraits #portraitart #nyc

Hey Dads! Kick back at CMOM and have your kids paint a one-of-a-kind portrait of you for Father’s Day this Sunday, June 20th. Reserve your 2-hour session at https://cmom.org/packages/

#fathersday21 #raddad #portraits #portraitart #nyc

What does freedom look like to you? Visit CMOM this Friday June 18 and Saturday June 19 to celebrate #Juneteenth with CM...
06/17/2021

What does freedom look like to you? Visit CMOM this Friday June 18 and Saturday June 19 to celebrate #Juneteenth with CMOM and create your own freedom flag to add to our growing installation. Reserve your 90 minute session at https://cmom.org/packages/

#juneteenth21 #freedom #freedomflag

What does freedom look like to you? Visit CMOM this Friday June 18 and Saturday June 19 to celebrate #Juneteenth with CMOM and create your own freedom flag to add to our growing installation. Reserve your 90 minute session at https://cmom.org/packages/

#juneteenth21 #freedom #freedomflag

We love when our tables look like this in the first five minutes of our Summer Explorer Classes! There are only a few sp...
06/14/2021

We love when our tables look like this in the first five minutes of our Summer Explorer Classes! There are only a few spots left for our Museum Explorers (2-4 years) and Artful Explorers (4-6 years) classes. Enroll online at cmom.org/classes.

#nyckids #nyctoddlers #kidsart #museumexplorers #kidscamp

04/14/2021
Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz: Raising Resiliant Children

CMOM’s #ParentinginPlace is pleased to bring you a new video from Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz, President of the Child Mind Institute and Author of The Scaffold Effect: Raising Resilient, Self-Reliant, and Secure Kids in an Age of Anxiety. Harold discusses scaffold parenting techniques and strategies on how to raise autonomous and self-reliant children.

Dynamic H2O is opening at CMOM! Come play, learn, and splash in CMOM’s outdoor exhibit located in the Sussman Environmen...
04/02/2021

Dynamic H2O is opening at CMOM! Come play, learn, and splash in CMOM’s outdoor exhibit located in the Sussman Environmental Center! Reserve your tickets today.
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Members, book your FREE tickets to visit. Become a member at cmom.org/membership
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Open Saturdays & Sundays starting April 17, 2021
Open Wednesday – Sunday starting May 1, 2021
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This outdoor exhibit provides open-air fun. One-family benches are positioned 6-feet apart around the perimeter of the water table, which has internal cleaning systems continuously operating for water safety. Educators and exhibit personnel are monitoring to encourage engagement in safe, socially distanced ways.
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This exhibit is recommended for children of all ages. Space is very limited due to ongoing COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Additional tickets will be released on a rolling basis.
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Funding provided by Carolyn Tisch Blodgett and Will Blodgett and the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Dynamic H2O is opening at CMOM! Come play, learn, and splash in CMOM’s outdoor exhibit located in the Sussman Environmental Center! Reserve your tickets today.
.
Members, book your FREE tickets to visit. Become a member at cmom.org/membership
.
Open Saturdays & Sundays starting April 17, 2021
Open Wednesday – Sunday starting May 1, 2021
.
This outdoor exhibit provides open-air fun. One-family benches are positioned 6-feet apart around the perimeter of the water table, which has internal cleaning systems continuously operating for water safety. Educators and exhibit personnel are monitoring to encourage engagement in safe, socially distanced ways.
.
This exhibit is recommended for children of all ages. Space is very limited due to ongoing COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Additional tickets will be released on a rolling basis.
.
Funding provided by Carolyn Tisch Blodgett and Will Blodgett and the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

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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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