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Childrens Museum of the Arts New York City

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Childrens Museum of the Arts
103 Charlton Street
New York City
NY
10014
Tel: 212 274-0986

Where are we going today?

There are museums, and there are art galleries, but what about a museum all about art...and PERFECT for children...because the artwork is BY children!

Introducing the Children's Museum of the Arts

All of the exhibitions at the popular museum were designed to inspire kids with art, and get them talking about what they love about it. It might even inspire them to create their own art!

Each of the exhibits has been selected for families and children, and with a permanent collection of over 2,000 paintings and drawings of children's art, there is much to see!

The permanent collection features art - all by children - from all across the globe, from Norway, Argentina, Pakistan...even Senegal. There are even 19 rare and very exciting works created by children during the 1938 Children's Art Project as overseen by President Roosevelt.

What's amazing about art by children, is that it's purely them expressing themselves, from a viewpoint only children can create! They also offer an interesting view into NYC's style, landmarks and architecture from the 1930s. 

In addition to the artwork, the Children's Museum of the Arts also have workshops and events which are perfect for those children who want to explore the art world even more.

They cover a range of topics, from Frida Kahlo celebrations, to tree installations where kids can actually construct their own miniature versions, to creating fun and colorful carnival masks! 

If kids REALLY are inspired there are classes they can take - from after school to camps - where they can really learn the techniques and develop their skills and passions.

Art comes to life for kids, BY kids, at the Children's Museum of the Arts. Let's get inspired! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$12
  • Children$12
  • Free Under: 1 year
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

12pm - 5pm Mon / 12pm - 6pm Thurs & Fri / 10am - 5pm weekends

Closed Tues & Wed. Open all year round except Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and N

Teachers corner

There are a number of programs that you can enjoy with the students, so just give them a call to discuss what they can offer you! .

I'm Hungry!

There are plenty of places to enjoy some food around the museum - you're in New York City! .

Any Top Tips?

They have "Pay as you wish" hours from 6pm - 4pm Thursdays! .

Doing our bit

The museum is dedicated to giving kids an amazing experience with art, and showcasing kids art from around the globe! .

Need a little extra help?

The museum is wheelchair accessible so everyone is welcome!.

More information

If you love the museum, look into membership because they offer FREE admission to members! .

What people are saying?

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    While visiting NYC my 3-year old and I were looking for something fun and interactive to do. The morning 10:45 to 12 drop-in class for $25 was literally perfect. I wish it was longer which is my only beef. The instructors were very easy going, friendly and amazing with kids of all ages. The art element was open meaning we could do any form of art we wanted. The music element was very good as well, all the kids were highly engaged. We visited the museum after for a bit and it was probably better for someone older than him, but that's not what we...Read More

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    Love the art activities. Something for various ages. Great staff and an awesome vibe. My new kid spot!

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    Nice place.....love to come back again

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    Excellent for kids whose like to draw and love the art..

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    time well spent.

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by Jake Abramowicz

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While visiting NYC my 3-year old and I were looking for something fun and interactive to do. The morning 10:45 to 12 drop-in class for $25 was literally perfect. I wish it was longer which is my only beef. The instructors were very easy going, friendly and amazing with kids of all ages. The art element was open meaning we could do any form of art we wanted. The music element was very good as well, all the kids were highly engaged. We visited the museum after for a bit and it was probably better for someone older than him, but that's not what we came for nor what this rating is about.

Hands down a fantastic institution in NYC that we will absolutely visit again.

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