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Children's Museum of the Arts

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Address: 103 Charlton St, New York City, NY 10014-3645
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+1 212-274-0986
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Mon 12:00 - 17:00
Wed 12:00 - 17:00
Thu - Fri 12:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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Lots of interactive workshops for kids, from puppet-making to storytelling...

Lots of interactive workshops for kids, from puppet-making to storytelling by the "Brothers Grin."

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Great place to spend a few hours

I moved to Queens a month ago with my 6, going on 7 year old daughter. We are coming from Texas so we aren't use to having to do indoor activities in the winter because of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 January 2017
Nadia I
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I moved to Queens a month ago with my 6, going on 7 year old daughter. We are coming from Texas so we aren't use to having to do indoor activities in the winter because of the weather. We found this place this past weekend and we're very happy! It is a small place as other reviewers have mentioned but... More 

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The Hague, Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We went here as tourists to give a few hours of fun to our kids, away from the usual tourist places ;-) This is clearly a place where locals and tourist go with their kids. It's not huge, it's not a museum as you an usual understand it, but it's more a place where kids can make art. Of course... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We visited with our 2 year old son and he had a great time. There are a few exhibits on the walls and various themes which might be suitable for slightly older kids but there is still plenty of fun to be had by younger kids. There are various areas where kids can paint, make things, build things etc. A... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

For us (family of 4 with a 4 years old and a 6 years old) it couldn't be more perfect. Especially since we live a few blocks away. Some children's museum "dumb things down" for the kids, this is not the case at all!! Great quality all around, everything available to experiment, great instructors that are actual artists and care... More 

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This was our second time visiting the CMA and now that our daughter was slightly older we had an even better time! The CMA is located in SOHO right hear stations for both the A C E lines and the 1 2 lines. So very easy to access. There's even street parking available early on a weekend morning. The staff... More 

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Thank ChewInRI
Hong Kong
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Good for young kids under 9. After 4pm free entrance fee is a donation. Free drop-in art classes for kids. Clay Bar and Sound Room has a sign up sheet.

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Our 10 year old and 6 year old grandkids loved this "hands-on" engaging museum. The opportunity to paint with water colors and acrylics, to work with clay at the clay bar and to participate in the sound lab to create and "lay down" a unique music track were very enjoyable experiences.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

This was a spontaneous decision to the youngest member of the family with parents and grandparents in tow as it was far too cold outside to anything nice. Having walked past this place a gazillion times we decided to try it, and I think the adults had the most fun. It was full of kids, all sizes shapes, races and... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

I have visited the museum several times with my 3 year old and she loves it. They definitely have several activities to keep a toddler busy. I appreciate the effort to transfer art activities to the home. They provide directions on how to make your own clay and flubber at home. Unfortunately, I was not happy after my most recent... More 

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Chugwater, Wyoming
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

I optimistically took my mobile 1-yr-old hoping there would be ways he could engage. While it wasn't a total waste, he needs to be a bit older. We were there on a public holiday and it was too busy. The clay bar was amazing and the art rooms would be very exciting if a child was old enough. My guy... More 

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