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Children's Museum of the Arts

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Wonderful place to spend hours with the kids

Kids were immediately loving this place doing clay projects, painting, paper projects and even play... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
Arlington, Virginia
Wonderful, hands-on museum to inspire little artists

My kids loved this place! We spent almost 3 hours there and I had to drag them away, they were so... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
New York City, New York
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Lots of interactive workshops for kids, from puppet-making to storytelling by the "Brothers Grin."
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103 Charlton St, New York City, NY 10014-3645
Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

If you are coming just for a Museum visit I’m not sure that is worth it. There are 3 small rooms with long wait times. I regret bringing kids here. They were disappointed too.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Liliana K
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Kids were immediately loving this place doing clay projects, painting, paper projects and even play areas. A place we will return to!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

My kids loved this place! We spent almost 3 hours there and I had to drag them away, they were so busy painting, creating plants with modeling clay and more. You can sign up for different interactive classes and workshops, which are timed. I'd recommend...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Rainbowdops
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Museum has lot of activities for children of all ages. For children around 2 years and under have several different areas for doing painting, colouring etc. There are ample spots for several children at a time and lots of supplies. For children over the age...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Dilip P
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

After trying to figure out our plans for the day, I did remember the CMA. My nephew had his birthday party there in 2011 in one of the private rooms. So we decided to go there today. Upon arrival we saw many kids with their...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 206Bennett
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I do not know a better place for kids in the city. Such a variety of art and interactive activities for kids, helpful staff, my kids wanted to go there every single day. Even young kids as there is a wee arts room for 2...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank DanielleX79
Reviewed 7 July 2017

But, I would not recommend overall. We arrived later in the day, two hours after opening, and ALL the slots to play in the clay bar were full already. Materials in the older kids art room where sparse for the recommended project, a pair of...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank Ashley C
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

I had this place on my list of to-dos for a couple of years, but we didn't make it last year when we were staying on the Upper East Side. This time we were staying in SoHo, and it was pouring rain (like, rivers in...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Amaya H
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We went there with our 4,5 year old girl during a rainy day. There was a lot to do and they had some very nice activities like making your own animation on the computer. You can follow a clay workshop and do a lot of...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Dimitri J
Reviewed 15 May 2017

this place is amazing. Lots of stuff to do and discover for the children. Bright open space, lovely staff, lots of different things and best of all: in a quiet part of town

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank balimamma
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