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  • Jan. 07, 2022 through Jan. 28, 2022, Wednesdays-Sundays, 10am-5pm
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan
  • 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $15; $12 seniors 65 and older - Advanced Registration Required
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Sample some science for the small ones in CMOM’s early childhood exhibition, PlayWorks, all month long. Experiment with a new theme every week.

Flying Wonders: Hot Air Balloon Science (Friday – Sunday, Jan 7 – 9) How do hot air balloons work? Learn the science behind this awesome aircraft as we work together to create a working hot air balloon.
Flying Wonders: Sensational Soaring Kites (Wednesday – Friday, Jan 12 – 14) It’s still winter in NYC, but they’re preparing for spring with kite festivals in other parts of the world! Celebrate Uttarayan, India’s International Kite Festival, as you design and decorate a kite to soar through the sky.
Arctic Adventures: Penguin Puppetry (Wednesday – Sunday, Jan 19 – 23) Celebrate Penguin Awareness Day with CMOM by designing a waddling penguin puppet.
Arctic Adventures: Hide & Seek Art (Wednesday – Friday, Jan 26 – 28) Why are so many animals that live in the arctic the same color? Learn about camouflage as we make snowy landscapes with hidden animal surprises inside.

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About Children's Museum of Manhattan

212 W. 83rd St.

Upper West Side, NY


  • Standard hours: Tuesday–Friday, Sunday, 10am–5pm; Saturday, 10am–7pm; Open Mondays, 10am-5pm in summer only

  • 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.