212 W. 83rd St.
Upper West Side, NY 10024
Description: At 2pm learn about rocketry and aerodynamics. Design a model rocket using a straw, clay, and paper fins and test how far your rocket will travel using a pneumatic-launching device. Then at 3:30pm learn about what makes a bridge strong. Build a model truss bridge and test its strength.
Venue Description: Hoping to motivate children and families to learn about themselves and the various cultures of the world, the Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) houses a variety of interactive exhibitions and programs. Over 80 workshops, classes, and performances are offered FREE with admission to the museum each week. The museum boasts four priority areas: its early childhood education program, which prepares children for kindergarten; creativity in the arts and sciences to encourage creative and analytical thinking; healthy lifestyles programs that address the physical and emotional feelings within a family; and the exploration of world cultures, which provides children with an awareness of our diverse society. Additional programs and exhibits include the celebrated PlayWorks? floor for preschoolers; Gods, Myth and Mortals: Discover Ancient Greece, which is designed to introduce art, science, and literature to children; and the Healthy Living programming, created with healthcare providers to encourage good nutrition and daily exercise. Current limited-time programs include Amusement Park Science and American Dreamland: Artwork by Philomena Maran.The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm. $10, $7 seniors; FREE children under 1. On the first Friday of every month, 5-8pm, admission is FREE, thanks to Target.
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