Set in the heart of the SoHo museum district, the Children’s Museum of the Arts in Manhattan, New York City, is a museum aimed at art fans between the ages of 10 months to 12 years. Established in 1988 by Kathleen Schneider, it began as an art outreach program, and today is recognized for the quality of its collection of international children’s art. As stated by the museum they strive to create “dialogue among museum visitors young and old” through the many permanent and changing exhibits. With over 2,000 art pieces by young artists and adult artists with child-directed works, from the 1930s to contemporary artists from 50 different countries, community and summer programs, school partnerships, and special event spaces, it’s sure to be a hit with kids of all ages. The Children’s Museum of the Arts is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 12pm-5pm, and until 6pm on Thursdays. Admissions are $10 per visitor from the ages of 1 to 65, and “donations only” are accepted on Thursdays. Located on Lafayette Street, the museum is accessible by the Subway’s 6, NQRW, JM, and BDFV trains, or by the M1 or M6 bus. Area hotels include the Thompson Hotel, the Bowery’s Whitehouse Hotel of New York, the Mercer Hotel, the Crosby Street Hotel and the Soho Grand Hotel. Visit nearby attractions like Little Italy, Chinatown, Union Square, the South Street Seaport, Times Square and the Empire State Building.
For more information or to plan a visit to the Children’s Museum of the Arts visit the official webpage, at: http://cmany.org/.