Fun All Summer Long
at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan
Children are eagerly
awaiting the end of school and the start of summer and
there is no better way to indulge in family fun than
at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan!
Aside from the on going exhibits such as Monkey King: A
Journey to China, Miffy and Friends and City Splash, families
can enjoy fun educational programming to kick start summer.
Work with representatives from Children for
Children to make mobiles for the elderly while developing
a sense of community and a lifelong interest in volunteering.
Make a mask inspired by the exquisite patterns,
colors and markings of wild animals from Africa!
Be transported to Pluto, Venus, Saturn and
Mars in this original contemporary ballet presented by
young dancers from Kentucky!
Learn about Ukiyo-e, a Japanese technique
of woodblock printing. Make a print inspired by shapes
and textures found in nature.
Learn about urban birds, where they live and
what they eat. Make a birdhouse of your own design.
Day! Design a one-of-a-kind wearable art necktie for
your dad or someone special.
Decorate horse paintings and create your own
designs based on Native Plains culture.
Paul Betancourt from the National Museum of
the American Indian will lead workshops on Saturday, June
While at CMOM, don’t miss the following
on-going exhibitions: Splash down in the Sussman Environmental
Center, CMOM’s outdoor water play area, and experience
the physical properties of water as you splash, pour, float
Celebrate the magic
of Dr. Seuss and free your imagination to take you to
new places! Join Horton and the Cat in the Hat in a world
where you can fly while standing still, catch falling
words in your hands, teeter on a circus tightrope, unslump
a might Borfin, navigate a hot air balloon and play with
rhyme in the Green Eggs and Han train—sponsored
by JetBlue Airways.
Get into trouble
with the mischievous yet brave and loyal Monkey King
in this epic Chinese adventure tale. Discover the wonders
of traditional and modern China as you join Monkey to
fly in the clouds, cause havoc in the Heavenly Palace
and battle the Bull Demon! Monkey King: A Journey to
China is part of the Asian Exhibit Initiative, funded
by the Freeman Foundation and administered by the Association
of Children’s Museums. Additional Sponsor:
Charles B. Wang Foundation.
Come and play with
Miffy! This interactive
exhibition turns the drawings of Dutch illustrator Dick
Bruna into a full-scale child’s playhouse. Pre-schoolers
will delight in seeing the lovable Miffy and her friends
come alive at CMOM, with opportunities for role-play, reading
Children enter a tiny word-drenched town and
strengthen their language and gross motor skills in this
life-sized storybook setting. Climb in the Chatterbug Tree
and explore the kitchen of Apartment ABC.
CMOM is open Wednesday through Sunday from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Paid admission is $7 for children and
adults and $4 for seniors. All special exhibits and programs
are free with the cost of admission; some require tickets
(available starting 11:00 am; first come, first served).#