Children's Museum of the Arts, New York City, New York

182 Lafayette St, New York City, New York 10013

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Address: 182 Lafayette St, New York City, New York 10013

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Phone: 212-274-0986
Hours: Wed-Sun 12 pm - 5 pm, Thu 12 pm - 6 pm. Closed Mon-Tue. Closed Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Price: $10. Pay As You Wish: Thu 4 pm - 6 pm

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Submitted by: Adam V.

Went on a Friday afternoon so it was not overly busy. This is basically a creative art studio for kids. There is nothing for parents, but the kids all seem to like it. The art studio is beautiful and had sunshine pouring in which real...

Submitted by: Cristina S.

At first this place is underwhelming. There are no superior 'exhibits' here and the projects are of the type that could easily be re-created at home -- however so could the mess and the toddler squabbles! However, what is interesting is seeing what your children are attracted to and getting ideas for things to do at home. Kids get exposed to a variety of media throughout several visits. That to me is worth the occasional $5 for pay what you wish Thursdays (4-6) or homeschooling discount Fridays. Earlier is better there as the place can get crowded with grumpy toddlers in the afternoon or worse, grumpy parents. If possible, avoiding strollers is good, as the stroller parking at the entrance can remind you of ...

Submitted by: d l.

I think I have better art supplies in my closet from when I went to art school 20 years ago, I took my 2 year old daughter who loves to draw and paint and she didn't seem impressed. She loved the ball room downstairs though, would have rated the place higher but the place just seemed thrown together with left over art ...

Submitted by: Amy C.

The term museum is really unsuitable.  You don't go here to view kids art, you bring the kids here to be inspired to create art! The warm and caring staff enjoy the programming and the kids respond with every bit of themselves.  It really is an...

Submitted by: Pinky and the B.

This museum is  for ages 10 months to 12 years of age. It is one of  the oldest children's museums in the world. In my opinion it is best for the younger children. It is also quite crowded with strollers at the entrance. Children are invited to participate in hands on art activities that celebrate different mediums - paint, collage,  and 3D sculpture. Each day there are at least three open art tables where the children can work at their own pace with their adult care givers  and one guided workshop, where children work in small groups with a working artist. On weekends and holidays CMA hosts a variety of workshops and performances. CMA also has a great after school art program for children ages five to 12. T...

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