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    New York For Kids > Children's Museum of the Arts

    Children's Museum of the Arts
    The Children's Museum of the Arts

    Recommended Age Group
    2 - 10 years old

    If touring an art museum with your kids is not high on your list of things to do in New York - better rewrite the list.

    Since the doors of the Children's Art Museum opened in 1988, CMA has been delighting kids and parents alike.

    New York City's first hands-on art museum for children welcomes visitors who come in for a short visit. They also support ongoing art activities for local kids.

    Focusing on youngsters aged 1 to 12 years old the space has plenty for the young artist to do. Paint, glue, paper and recycled materials provide inspiration for guided creative imaginings. For the younger set with a shorter attention span the ball pond is a sure winner when the artistic efforts get boring. A great place to expend some of that energy saved up from a day of doing grownup stuff.

    They can also play in the art house, or try independent art projects. Wandering through the exhibitions of children's art will entrance kids of all ages - including the over 30's in your group. For a sample visit their virtual gallery.

    One of the things my kids enjoyed most when they traveled was getting together with kids their own age. The Museum is a terrific place to meet New York families. This will be one of the high points of your children's New York experience - and you'll enjoy it too.

    On a commercial street close to Chinatown, you'll have no trouble recognizing the museum. It's the colorful building with the zebra beckoning you to stop in.

    Little Italy with it's fantastic eateries, the New York City Fire Museum, Fraunces Tavern Museum, World Trade Center Viewing Area, Federal Reserve Bank, New York Stock Exchange, and South Street Seaport are all nearby.

    182 Lafayette Street
    (between Broome and Grand St.)
    New York, NY 10013

    Info: (212) 941-9198
    Offices: (212) 274-0986

    Directions by Public Transportation
    - Spring St. or Canal St.
    & - Prince St. or Canal St.

    M1, M5, M6

    Thompson & Broome,
    Lafayette & Grand,
    Lafayette & Kenmare

    Wednesday - Sunday: 12PM - 5PM
    Thursday: Noon - 6PM

    $9 per person
    Pay as you wish on Thursday from 4 - 6 PM
    Children under 12 months, and adults over 65 admitted free.


    More about the Children's Museum of the Arts around the Web:

    The Children's Museum of the Arts - review


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