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Children's Museum of Manhattan

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Excellent Toddler Area

Excellent toddler area. Balls, blocks, big toys, age appropriate structures/slides, etc. Several... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2018
David S
Porter, Texas
nice ideas for kids, but more of a museum atmosphere than a hands-on atmosphere

We were visiting from out-of-town. We have a 2 1/2 year old, so we thought we would give this a... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2018
Ohio City, Ohio
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A kid-friendly museum with many interactive activities.
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212 W. 83d St., New York City, NY 10024
Upper West Side
+1 212-721-1234
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Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

We came for a few hours with our 10 month old. He was free and our admission was $14 each. You check your stroller and coats up front because it gets crowded! First and fourth floor seem more for older kids (arts and crafts). Third...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

We went here back in 2014 with our 18 month old and loved it. We came today with our 5 and 3 year old and were underwhelmed. We’ve visited many children’s museums in Boston, Baltimore, Philly and other cities and found this one lacking because...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

It was a hot summer afternoon and we decided we'll keep ourselves indoors for the day. Our 2y/o had so much fun here, as she got to try almost everything. Multiple levels of activities for kids to explore and enjoy. There's a lot of kiddie...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Visited the museum twice during our trip to NY this summer. My 3yo loved it so much he kept asking to go there again. He simply loves Dora and Diego. When you enter they stamp your hand, so you can leave and come back again...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

Four floors of awesomeness! First floor had creative activities with fiber and paper. Fourth floor was little city and hands on physics. Didn't even get to go to the other two, which included a Dora floor! Looked great!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

This was my third visit with two young grandsons (7 and 4) in a span of three years. Once again we all enjoyed it! The various activities are engaging for the children; I actually also enjoy some of them as an adult. Everything is very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

Called me spoiled. I'm from DE and we have a membership to Please Touch Museum in Philly. That is the standard that we base all children's museums. With our membership, we were able to gain entry into CMOM for 1/2 off ($28 for four people...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 30, 2018

Excellent toddler area. Balls, blocks, big toys, age appropriate structures/slides, etc. Several good exploration zones for the older kids (toddlers can enjoy too, if they aren’t getting run over by the bigger kids). Nice dance/music/stage area. First floor is devoted to special changing exhibits. Check...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank David S
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

We went with out two year old granddaughter and she was thrilled with all the hands on, walk through exhibits. We spent a great 3 hours at CMOM. Could have stayed longer. Will be back

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

We were visiting from out-of-town. We have a 2 1/2 year old, so we thought we would give this a try. It is a nice museum. There are lots of interesting and exciting things for small children to see. There was a nice pretend garden...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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November 8, 2018|
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
"Almost 1" is probably a bit young. There are certainly some "ball and block" things that they would enjoy, but they would have to be in there mixing it up with the 2-4 year olds. Can be kind of stressful...for the... More
May 17, 2017|
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Melbourne, Australia
Anyone been to the Children's Museum of Manhattan? (6 Replies)
We had been planning to go as there is a Dr Seuss exhibition on at present. A previous poster thought it might be more for preschoolers, any ideas?? My kids are 6 and 8. We will be doing The Met & MoMA as well...do you think it is still worth a look (1 hour or so)? Felic (P.S Thanks to all the replies from my previous post)
September 12, 2005|
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A friend and I went a while ago with her two 11-year-olds, and we were all disappointed. It looked to me like it'd be fun if the kids were with a class or had an instructor leading a program.
long island, ny
Children's Museum of Manhattan (3 Replies)
I took my son here when he was in pre-school and he had a ball. Now he is 10. I'd love to take my 2nd son who is 5, but I can't remember it well enough to know if my 10 year old would enjoy it. Is there enough to do to keep my 10 year old son happy or is it only geared toward small children?
February 11, 2007|
Response fromnywhiz|
Your 10 yr old will likely be bored, but it's not far from the Mus. of Natural History. They both might enjoy that.