Westchester Children’s Museum

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Westchester Children's Museum

Open on Columbus Day
Monday, October 8, 12-5pm

Regular Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm
Available for groups with advance reservation on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings
Email us HERE to inquire about group visits and field trips

Special Call Out for Lightly Used Children's Books
October 20, 10-noon

We are collecting your lightly used children's books to donate to kids who may not otherwise be able to buy them. All the books will be given away either at the museum or at childcare facilities around Westchester County. Special thanks to our volunteer Eliza Fogel for organizting this program

National Chemistry Week
Experiment With Us Sunday, October 21
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Join us to discover the wonders of chemistry! Come experience special demonstrations that are sure to wow and delight, followed by hand-on activities and cool take home experiments. 

Young Discoverers (2-5yo)
Every Wednesday, 11am

Exploring Play (2-5 yo)
Every Friday, 11am

First Saturday Art Workshop (all ages)
October 6, 11am-1pm

Good Deed of the Month Club (all ages)
October 27, 11am 

A Vibrant, Colorful Place for Play and Discovery

The Westchester Children’s Museum, overlooking the boardwalk and Long Island Sound in Rye, NY, is a light-filled, colorful learning space filled with hands-on exhibits not found anywhere else in this region. The Museum offers experiences in physicsscience, art, technology, design, with places to climb, build, and explore for toddlers through age 12.

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Open Wednesday through Sunday, 10am - 4pm

Open til 8pm on the first Friday of each month

Available for field trips and group visits on Mondays and Tuesdays (reservations required)

Interactive Exhibits

We are not a museum to hang back and observe, we want you to play, explore, think...Exhibits and daily programs in our 6,500-square-feet of interactive galleries range from the physics of rollercoaster design to the science, art, and design challenges in our MakerSpace. http://discoverwcm.org/current-exhibits/  

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Programs for Preschoolers through Middle Schoolers

Activities in the Museum are always changing. You will always find something new at our STEM MakerSpace and our art table. Programs for preschoolers through middle schoolers are offered every day. All programs are included with regular admission unless noted. Sample programs include http://discoverwcm.org/calendar-2/:

      Young Discoverers
      Weekly science-based "drop-in" program designed for children 2-5

      Museum Minis
      Toddlers and caregivers meet up for games, song, movement, and stories

      Exploring Play
      Designed for children ages 2 to 4, featuring thematic activities; song; story and a take

      First Saturday Art Workshop
      Drop in for hands on art projects, led by craft specialists

      Good Deed of the Month Club
      Kindness-themed book reading and discussion followed by an art-educator led good deed

      Rhyme and Read
      Young children age 2-5 can learn to read through song in this innovative, successfully
reading program. Materials in both English and Spanish.

      Science Sunday
      Drop in for hands on STEM experiments and fun for kids age 7+


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Birthday Parties

The Westchester Children’s Museum now offers the newest and most creative place for birthday parties in the region! Our exhibits and hands-on activities are available for your exclusive use, because our parties start when the Museum is closed to the public. Highlights include a t-shirt for the birthday child and free passes for every party guest for a return visit.

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Group Visits/Field Trips

We welcome camps, schools, and large groups, such as community organizations and Newcomer Clubs, as well as groups with specialized needs, to make the Westchester Children’s Museum their site for unique, enriching field trips. Groups have exclusive use of the Museum with prior reservation on Mondays and Tuesdays when the Museum is closed to the general public. Specialized options that include a dedicated educator or special activity are available. We will work with you to tailor to your needs. http://discoverwcm.org/field-trips/

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