Address & Phone

103 Charlton Street
btwn Hudson and Greenwich Streets
New York, NY 10014
P: (212) 274-0986


General Admission (All Ages): 12PM - 6PM Under 5s Drop In Class: 10:45AM - 12PM


$11 per person
Pay as you wish on Thursdays from 4-6pm.
Children under 12 months, and adults over 65 admitted free.

Recommended Age Group
0-16 years old

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Children's Museum of The Arts

The Children's Museum of the Arts provides stimulating, interactive exhibitions and programs for children under ten years old, encouraging them to develop their full creative potential through the visual and performing arts. The Museum emphasizes inclusion, with programs geared to integrate special needs children, their families and school into the life of the museum.

At The Museum

by Jason Wiggins

The CMA is like an art studio for kids. The exhibits are actually workspaces where children can experiment with creating their own art and there are plenty of materials for sculpting and making collages. Everything in the museum is cut to half size, so parents might feel a little cramped. The CMA is a good place to go if you're visiting New York City with young children. With all of the different exhibits for children to play with, a stop at the CMA could last for art filled several hours.

School and Community Programes

CMA's School and Community Outreach Program reaches over 10,000 children and their families each year at schools, settlement houses and special needs facilities. Museum artist/educators meet with individual schools and community centers to plan workshops that integrate the goals and curriculum of the classroom or program. Children and teachers are encouraged to explore the arts, thereby acquiring skills that can be applied to all aspects of learning.

Other Programs

CMA offers a highly successful early childhood program, the Wondrous, Experimenting and Exploring Artists as well as ongoing programs for pre-school aged children such as Art Days. CMA also offers afterschool programs, the Summer Art Colony program and special events.

Birthday Parties and Rentals

The Museum conducts birthday parties and is available for special events. For further information call 917.409.1209

- Reviews of Children's Museum of The Arts