January 26, 2013 through May 27, 2013
Museum hours: Tuesday-Friday and Sunday 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-7pm.
Children's Museum of Manhattan
Upper West Side
Free with admission: $11; $7 seniors; free for kids younger than 1
The Children's Museum of Manhattan is hosting 10-Foot Cops: The NYPD's Mounted Unit, a glimpse into the history and daily lives of officers from New York City's Mounted Police Force. Opening January 26 and running through May 27, the exhibit is on loan from the New York City Police Museum, which is temporarily closed due to damage sustained from Hurricane Sandy. NYCPM will reopen in the Spring of 2013.
Since its origins in the 19th century, the NYPD's Mounted Police has been regarded as one of New York City's most elite units. Unique, highly visible, and known by their colorful nickname, 10-Foot Cops, these officers are involved in all aspects of policing the city.
10-Foot Cops uses more than 40 original artifacts to explore the lives the men, women, and horses at the heart of this mounted unit. Children can have their picture taken sitting in a saddle and see uniforms, paintings, historic photographs and illustrations. The exhibit also includes a replica of a NYPD horse stable and shorts from the 1940 NYPD film "Training Police Horses" and a clip from the Department's "Inside the NYPD" from 2007. Visitors will come away with an appreciation of the training and dedication required of both police officer and horse alike from the story of the mounted unit's rich history and their continuing day-to-day policing operations in parks, on city streets and at parades and public demonstrations.
Address: 212 W. 83rd St.
Upper West Side, NY 10024
About Children's Museum of Manhattan
The Children's Museum of Manhattan inspires children and families to learn about themselves and our culturally diverse world through a unique environment of interactive exhibitions and programs. Since opening in a neighborhood storefront in 1973, CMOM has grown into a 38,000-square-foot learning facility with outreach programs at nearly 50 sites throughout New York City.
CMOM focuses on four priority areas to impact children in ways that will last a lifetime:
- Early childhood education prepares children for success in school.
- Creativity in the arts and sciences inspires creative and analytical thinking skills for lifelong learning.
- Healthy lifestyles programs provide a blueprint for a family's physical, emotional and environmental well-being.
- Exploration of world cultures gives children awareness, understanding and context for the diverse society in which we all live.
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