October 26, 2013 through December 31, 2013
Tuesday–Friday, 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
To enter into The Grinch's Holiday Workshop is to be transported into the pages of Dr. Seuss' beloved holiday tale, in which a grumpy Grinch, determined to ruin Christmas for the town of Who-ville, learns that generosity and the holiday spirit are not tied to gifts. With gallery walls draped in scenes from the book, including Cindy-Lou at the Who-ville holiday feast where the transformed Grinch carves the "roast beast," the interactive exhibit is a great and fun way to promote creativity, a love of reading and draw upon the lessons learned by the Grinch. New to The Grinch's Holiday Workshop this year is a special indoor "ice" skating rink where kids can take off their shoes and "skate" in their socks. The synthetic ice rink is safe, fun and provides thrills without any chills. The Grinch's Holiday Workshop features daily and weekly programming: Look for clues in The Workshop to answer scavenger hunt questions; follow the Grinch's green handprints throughout the Museum to learn about the importance of community and helping; dive into fun, creative play by creating Dr. Seuss "rhyming hats," two-sided Grinch masks and Max "the Rein-Dog" tree ornaments, and also create wacky Seussian words with Who-ville Mad-Libs. Children can also steer Max, the Grinch's unwitting "Rein-Dog," on an oversized, interactive sleigh all the way to Who-ville, as well as gather around the Grinch's whimsical, massive reading chair for storytelling with CMOM staff and special guests who will read How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and other classic Seuss books.
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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