Not only is the Children's Museum of Manhattan a museum JUST for kids, it's actually five fabulous floors of museum fun JUST for kids!
Located on West 83rd Street, the museum are a designation for delight, discovery and learning, giving kids a whole range of exciting experiences in the arts, sciences and also humanities, in order to ensure kids thrive at home, in school, and also within the community - sounds pretty great to us!
Kids can bounce, leap and glide in the Let's Dance exhibit, where they celebrate the important role dance can play in a child's world (and who doesn't love to dance!?), and families can learn how to create a healthier lifestyle together in the Building Health Every Day exhibit. Here, kids can crawl through digestive systems, explore the power of play with running and jumping together, and pretend to drive an NYC bus to a city park!
Playworks is great for those little ones up to 4 years of age, getting them ready for school as they build their physical, math, social, art and science abilities - plus there is a giant talking dragon! How much better can it get?
Seasonal fun can be enjoyed at the Children's Museum of Manhattan with a splash-tastic Dynamic H2O exhibit, with a downpour of water based play (see what we did?), and the museum also offer a range of programs for kids, from basket weaving to creating seed capsules!
A whole range of hands-on fun for those inquisitive minds at this huge children's museum, so kids, are you ready to play? We wonder just what you will discover today!
$11 for visitors with disabilities and seniors
Summer hours begin June 10 (when open Mondays again)
Check out the range of Family Workshops you can enjoy, AND you can have your birthday party at the museum! How fun!
There are a number of child-friendly restaurants in the area, and you can get your hand stamped and re-enter later that day. No food or drink permitted in the museum
From the West Side Highway, take the 79th Street exit. Go three blocks east on 79th Street. Take a left onto Amsterdam Avenue. Go four blocks north on Amsterdam Avenue. Take a left onto 83rd Street. The Museum is in the middle of the block on the left. For the subway: 1 to 79th Street or 86th Street, B or C to 81st Street or 86th Street
They offer Early Childhood programs, and welcome group visits from PreK to 8th grade, and you can select the program that's tailored to your age group!
The Museum Store is a great place to pick up educational items and gifts that can continue the educational experience back home!
The museum is very much accessible with ramps, and elevators, and they strive to make it as accessible as possible for kids with disabilities. Free admission for personal care attendants too
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10am - 5pm (7pm close Saturday)
Open year round, closed Mondays in winter (except holiday Mondays)
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