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  • Mar. 02, 2022 through Mar. 27, 2022, Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan
  • 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • $15; $12 seniors 65 and older and visitors with disabilities; free for children younger than 1 - Advanced Registration Required
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CMOM celebrates Women’s History Month by commemorating pioneering figures whose fearless pursuit of knowledge and innovation have redefined science, technology, arts & design, and mathematics. Each week they will emphasize and highlight the efforts of women from each discipline through exciting hands-on projects, sensorial storytelling workshops, experiential activities, and more!

Wednesday-Sunday, March 2- 6: One Woman Insect Bureau: Sophie Lutterlough, Entomology is the scientific study of insects. Sculpt teeny-tiny critters inspired by the work of entomologist Sophie Lutterlough, whose expertise in insects earned her the title of “one woman insect bureau.”.  

Saturday & Sunday, March 5 & 6: Beautiful Bug Collage, “Bugout” as you take inspiration from entomologist Sophie Lutterlough to create a collage using your favorite creepy crawlies’ patterns, colors, and textures.

Wednesday-Saturday, March 9-12: Out of this World: Mathematician Dr. Gladys Mae West, Dr. Gladys Mae West is best known for her mathematical modeling of the shape of the Earth. Her work in satellite geodesy, the measurement of Earth by using satellites, helped develop the Global Positioning System or GPS. Learn about positioning, navigation, and timing while designing your very own model satellite.

Saturday & Sunday, March 12 & 13: Round like the Moon: Moon Paint, Mix up some puffy paint to create a mini-moon covered in caverns and craters!

Sunday, March 13; Wednesday, March 16;  Friday, March 18: Building Blocks of Matter: Chemical Engineer Lin Lanying, Scientist Lin Lanying was a pioneer of semiconductor science in China. Semiconductors help make many of our everyday and essential devices work. Learn how chemical engineering makes semiconductors possible by sculpting and modeling different chemical elements.

Saturday & Sunday, March 19 & 20; Wednesday & Thursday, March 23 & 24: “The Queen of the Curve”: Architect Zaha Hadid, Use your creative freedom to manipulate paper strips into virtuosic buildings! May every curve and bold line echo the vision of Iraqi architect Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid, also known as the "Queen of the Curve."

Saturday & Sunday, March 19 & 20: Design Like an Architect, Develop the concept for a fun and exciting structure, just like architects do! Use white chalk and blue paper to create a blueprint that turns the concept of your dreams for a park, bridge, or building into a reality!

Friday – Sunday, March 25 – 27: Hidden Figures: Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Mathematicians Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson worked as “human computers” and helped NASA launch an astronaut into orbit around the Earth! Learn more about their work and design beaded bracelets in binary code, the number-based language of computers.

Saturday & Sunday, March 26 & 27, Tessellation Exploration: Try your hand at tessellations, a pattern made up of geometric shapes. Explore triangles, squares, and polygons as you line up and combine them to create fun pictures and exciting patterns.

Saturdays & Sundays in March, Solve the Maze: Early Coding: Join CMOM in a fun and exciting game of maze runner! With the assistance of a friend, and your strategic ingenuity, use the step-by-step instructions to identify a   sequence that will get you and your friends out of the multicursal puzzle!.

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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.