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Love Crickets, Save the Planet

Love Crickets, Save the Planet

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday and Friday, repeating until May 1, 2020

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until May 3, 2020

Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA)

102 Charlton Street Soho/Tribeca/LES
New York    + Google Map

Free with museum admission

Suggested Ages: All Ages, Toddlers, 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-10

See a live cricket farm installation in conjunction with exhibit Home Sweet Home: Is a Home a Sanctuary?.  Explore the question “what is a home?” by considering how we might invite bugs into our homes as friends instead of foes.

Includes functioning cricket farms, original animations that explore cooking with crickets, kinesthetic cricket dancing with larger-than-life cricket projections, and participatory cricket concerts. View crickets up close, examine various cricket habitats and feeding systems, learn about the benefits of utilizing crickets as an alternative source of nutrition, and even dance with larger-than-life cricket projections.

Color Factory Circle Game

Interact with colorful dots by following painted prompts such as ‘leap up’ and ‘reach for the sun.’ Right outside the Children’s Museum of the Arts, which has a jelly bean dispenser (bring quarters) encouraging more color exploration. Both can be found on the Color Factory’s neighborhood exploration map, availble for…

Home Sweet Home: Is a Home a Sanctuary?

This group exhibition offers a multiplicity of perspectives on the idea of home; shelter, protection, sacred ground, identity, sense of place, community and belonging.  

Love Crickets, Save the Planet

See a live cricket farm installation in conjunction with exhibit Home Sweet Home: Is a Home a Sanctuary?.  Explore the question “what is a home?” by considering how we might invite bugs into our homes as friends instead of foes. Includes functioning cricket farms, original animations that explore cooking with…

Children’s Museum of the Arts stART Studio

Join CMA’s teaching artists in a dedicated, specially-designed, safe art and play studio for children ages 1 to 5. Daily drop-in sessions feature a range of stimulating activities including music, storytime and art-making with a variety of materials and techniques. Stay and explore the Children’s Museum of The Arts after…

Pier 25 Playground

The longest pier in Hudson River Park hosts an awesome playground with eight different water features (including some very unpredictable fountains), rock climbing walls, swings, monkey bars, a big sandbox,…

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Bubby’s Tribeca

Feast on classic, made from scratch, carefully sourced American cooking including some of the city’s best pancakes and pies in a friendly, charming restaurant. Kids welcome and high chairs available.…

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Dominique Ansel Kitchen

Choose from  sophisticated pastries, seasonal croissants, inventive sandwiches. soups and salads at this outpost of legendary cronut source Dominique Ansel Bakery.  More than 70% of the selections made, finished or assembled…

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Westville Hudson

Farm fresh American food and friendly service makes this casual sit-down spot a favorite for all ages. Fun decor in the bathroom and great market bowls (plus burgers, fries, chicken…

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Color Factory Circle Game

Interact with colorful dots by following painted prompts such as ‘leap up’ and ‘reach for the sun.’ Right outside the Children’s Museum of the Arts, which has a jelly bean…

More info

Home Sweet Home: Is a Home a Sanctuary?

This group exhibition offers a multiplicity of perspectives on the idea of home; shelter, protection, sacred ground, identity, sense of place, community and belonging.  

More info

Love Crickets, Save the Planet

See a live cricket farm installation in conjunction with exhibit Home Sweet Home: Is a Home a Sanctuary?.  Explore the question “what is a home?” by considering how we might…

More info