Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA)

102 Charlton Street
New York, New York


Monday & Wednesday 12-5 pm
Thursday & Friday 12-6 pm
Saturday & Sunday 10 am-5 pm
Closed Tuesday

This delightful, inviting space features self guided art exploration for ages 10 months-15 years. Experiment with sculpture, paints, textiles, sound design, animation, and clay in daily open workshops led by teaching artists and explore rotating exhibitions by established and emerging contemporary artist.

$: $5.50 at this link, free/ages under 1 & 65+

Annual Memberships: $175+. Unlimited admission for all children from one household & two accompanying adults, exclusive access to the museum before general hours on select school holidays, discounts on classes

Free Hours: Thursdays 4-6pm

Current Kid-Friendly Exhibits:

Way With Words: The Power and Art of the Book & Rachel Marks Naturae Liber Bridge Project (through Apr 29)
See artworks which draw attention to the long and remarkable history of the book. See unconventional treatments such as cutting, weaving, tearing, burning, and shredding, as artists transform books into sculptures, animation, drawings, and paintings. Hands on elements let you explore kinetic art and other elements. In the museum's bridge space, enter an immersive installation to see and hear the story of the very cool unnatural forest created entirely from books. Walk down a paper trail to tree trunks created from old book covers, a waterfall created from hundreds of attached pages, live foliage hanging from the ceiling and delicate...

Family Programs: Monday-Friday mornings kids up to 5 years old can join stART Studio Drop-in Sessions for art making at different stations and music time.

Strollers/Diapers: Strollers must be collapsed and stored in cubbies in the lobby.

Eat & Treats: Get energy for creativity with seasonal, farm-to-table food at Dig Inn (350 Hudson Street between King & Charlton) or sit-down Westville (210 W 10th St). Also visit Jacques Torre's nearby chocolate museum.

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