Children's Museum of the Arts

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Fee: $10

Sun. 12 PM–5 PM
Mon. Closed
Tue. Closed
Wed. 12 PM–5 PM
Thu. 12 PM–6 PM
No-Fee Hours: 4 PM–6 PM
Fri. 12 PM–5 PM
Sat. 12 PM–5 PM
182 Lafayette St.
Manhattan, New York 10013
(212) 274-0986

Check the Children's Museum of the Arts website for additional hours, special pricing/discounts, and closure dates.


The Children's Museum of the Arts (website) is a Children's Attraction in New York.
Official description from Children's Museum of the Arts:
The mission of the Children’s Museum of the Arts is to extend the benefits of the arts to all children and their communities and to secure the future of the arts by inspiring and championing the next generation of artists and art lovers. We work to fulfill our mission by providing authentic hands-on art experiences for children with artists, both in our art-filled interactive museum, in the community, and by collecting and exhibiting children’s art.
Wikipedia excerpt:
The Children's Museum of the Arts is located in Manhattan, New York City, USA, in the museum-rich SoHo neighborhood. It is a museum designed for those from ten months to twelve years old. Founded in 1988 by Kathleen Schneider as an art outreach program, the Children's Museum of the Arts is one of the oldest children's art museums in the world and has been recognized for its collection of international children's art. As is the case with many museums in Manhattan, the Children's Museum of the Arts had a challenge in securing a permanent location, and has had to move on several occasions before settling in its present location. Despite these challenges, the museum has been a success with locals and other visitors due to its family friendly content and in 2004 it was a finalist in the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation's search for organizations to be housed at the new World Trade Center site.

We don't have any current exhibitions on file, most likely because we're still collecting listings.

In the meantime, check out the Children's Museum of the Arts homepage or our exhibitions list for N.Y.-wide exhibits.

Official Children's Museum of the Arts Links
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