Imagine an alphabet-eating dragon, a talking toilet, and a firetruck anyone can drive! The nonprofit Children’s Museum of Manhattan offers families five fabulous floors of fun and learning with popular exhibitions like PlayWorks TM, The Adventures of Dora and Diego, Let’s Dance!, Dynamic H 2 0. EatSleepPlay TM , and America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far. Visitors can enjoy daily workshops, classes, and performances, all free with admission to the Museum. Based on research, evaluation, and testing, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan’s programs and exhibits are designed to address the multiple ways children learn and to help parents understand and support their children’s development.
Children’s Museum of Manhattan
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan special areas of focus—selected for their ability to benefit children throughout their lives—include early childhood education, creativity, health, and world cultures. Founded in 1973 as a neighborhood organization to help bring the arts to New York City public schools, the Museum is committed to serving a diverse audience. As a citywide resource and a destination for visitors from around the world, each year more than 350,000 people visit our 38,000 square-foot learning facility on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Thousands more benefit from our outreach programs at schools, libraries, homeless shelters, Head Start centers, and hospitals.