Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM)

Museum · Upper West Side
212 W 83rd St (btwn Broadway & Amsterdam Ave), New York, NY 10024, United States
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  • Today
    • 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
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For more than thirty years CMOM has been preparing children to succeed in school, help families live healthy lives, and nurture a new generation of creative and global citizens.


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    Annabel B.
    "Remember to leave your stroller at home or bring a fold-up!"(2 Tips)
    "huge learning space for families"(2 Tips)
    Jason S.
    "nannies this is obviously the place"(2 Tips)
    Amy C.
    "free and discounted events."(2 Tips)
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  • FresH BoY W.

    Tomorrow From 5pm - 8pm It's Target Free

    FresH BoY Will · March 6
  • Amanda W.

    Fun interactive children's museum with lots of great spaces for kids to explore. Dora floor, fire engine, sand tables, painting on the white board and splash in the summer are our highlights.

    Amanda Williams · March 5
  • Mauricio B.

    ok for toddlers. not really for bigger kids

    Mauricio Bussab · January 24
  • Lynn M.

    An amazing place to take the young ones. Was the highlight of our trip for my little one.

    Lynn Morton · January 20
  • Did Y.

    Parking Garage across the street. $45 for 3 hours and $55 for 4+.

    Did You · January 17
  • Kailey M.

    Happy Birthday Gia!

    Kailey McMaster · October 18, 2014
  • Compass

    Children crawl through mouths to learn about digestion, join a pottery class, or draw her own version of a classic Chagall painting at the Children’s Museum.

    Compass · April 21, 2014
  • Kimberlee J.

    Loads of fun but unlike the other museums in the city there's no cafe that's a bummer

    Kimberlee Jackson · April 18, 2014
  • Gautham V.

    Fun place for your toddler :-)

    Gautham Varadharajan · February 23, 2014
  • Nicole S.

    A lot of fun for the children

    Nicole S. · February 22, 2014
  • Enzro G.

    We visited on twice it was so good. I have 2 daughter 3 and 4, they both loved it. They where never bored. They ran from area to area. Their joy was palpable. The staff was friendly and helpful.

    Enzro Greenidge · December 24, 2013
  • Dolores

    4 floors -Lots of things to do! My 2 yr old grandson had a blast... However, many older kids running around makes it a little unnerving.

    Dolores · September 29, 2013
  • Stephanie M.

    Even the 7 year olds had a great time

    Stephanie Mallios · August 25, 2013
  • Feng Z.

    Free Admission for Bloomberg employees, immediate family members and nannies.

    Feng Zhou · August 14, 2013
  • christina m.

    The water tables at City Splash are perfect for the little ones on a hot day. Inside was a little too crazy with older kids overtaking the under 4 Playworks exhibit.

    christina mcleod · July 8, 2013
  • Jason S.

    If you're looking to meet some nannies this is obviously the place to go

    Jason Shawn · June 27, 2013

    Dora and Diego's World on the second floor is a major highlight here.

    DJ TREATS · May 21, 2013
  • garrett e.

    Good exhibit on the human body

    garrett ewald · October 15, 2012
  • Maryanne

    Not too much thrill if you are older than 6 or 7. The UMIGO exhibit closed today.

    Maryanne · July 19, 2012
  • Annabel B.

    Remember to leave your stroller at home or bring a fold-up! Our FAVORITE museum doesn't have enough space for hundreds of strollers, so we leave our stroller at the free coat check facility.

    Annabel Barnes · July 12, 2012
  • Paul G.

    My old High School -- Rhodes Preparatory

    Paul Garth · May 21, 2012
  • FresH BoY W.

    It Will Be Open The Day After Easter On Monday So Bring Your Kids And Have Fun

    FresH BoY Will · April 4, 2012
  • Alexander W.

    Oh hell yeah

    Alexander Wood · February 26, 2012

    On Feb. 8, 2012, 60 NYCHA youths were invited to CMOM to hear NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar read his book "What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors". Read more

    NYCHA · February 17, 2012
  • MetroFocus

    This huge learning space for families is free the first Friday of every month from 5-8 p.m. Read about other free or discounted admission days offered by museums throughout the city on MetroFocus. Read more

    MetroFocus · January 18, 2012
  • Lisa

    I went there with my a bunch of Kindergartners and they had a blast.

    Lisa · November 28, 2011

    THIRTEEN members receive $1 off admission per person, up to four people, to this learning space for families with children 0-12.

    THIRTEEN · November 25, 2011
  • Henry C.

    Richard Kind must live around here. Saw him twice

    Henry C · September 24, 2011
  • Henry C.

    No food allowed inside so get grub before you go.

    Henry C · September 24, 2011
  • Education Nation

    Visit the museum and take an interactive approach to learning with exhibits that will blow your little one's mind. Stop at for more interactive learning approaches.

    Education Nation · September 23, 2011
  • Amy C.

    Don’t labor too long in deciding where to spend Labor Day: New York City's free and discounted events. Read more

    Amy Carothers · August 30, 2011
  • Charles A.

    Didn't like this place. Cery little to no natural light in the building. The Brooklyn children's museum is much better.

    Charles Adler · August 22, 2011
  • New Victory

    Make sure to check the events calendar when you come. There's always way more going on than just the exhibits--like workshops downstairs with New Vic Teaching Artists!

    New Victory · April 17, 2011
  • Jennifer L.

    Let's go, I wanna see

    Jennifer L. Bryson · April 16, 2011
  • Rio S.


    Rio Sang Juara · March 28, 2011
  • Henry H.

    Coat check is free.

    Henry Hernández · March 27, 2011
  • Rocio G.

    Warning for first time goers : It looks like a school so kids on line may or may not tantrum !!!

    Rocio Gamarra · March 7, 2011
  • Aaren K.

    Eat before or after your visit, there is no eating in the museum

    Aaren Kokubun · January 14, 2011
  • Aaren K.

    It's best to leave your stroller at home!

    Aaren Kokubun · January 14, 2011
  • FresH BoY W.

    Every first friday of the month from 5pm - 8pm its free for everyone.

    FresH BoY Will · January 13, 2011
  • NRWGourmet

    This is definately not a place for a nine year old! I would say 6 and under!

    NRWGourmet · January 2, 2011
  • Dora

    This is an official Nickelodeon Parents' Picks Award Nominee!Powered by

    Dora · July 16, 2010
  • Dora

    Your Dora fan will LOVE the interactive Adventures with Dora & Diego exhibit. It’s on the 2nd floor. Powered by Read more

    Dora · June 28, 2010
  • V C.

    did yoga with my kid today -- if they offer it again, it's a ton of fun.

    V C · January 10, 2010
  • Carrie K.

    MUST do the workshops-- I made a thanksgiving plate with my 6 year old and Gregory Christie, children's illustrator

    Carrie Kerpen · November 29, 2009
  • Pablo S.

    De otro planeta

    Pablo Santa Cruz · January 3, 2013

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