HoursMonday and Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday through Sunday 12pm-5pm
The mission of the Children’s Museum of the Arts is to extend the benefits of the arts to all children and their communities and to secure the future of the arts by inspiring and championing the next generation of artists and art lovers. They provide authentic hands-on art experiences for children with artists, both in our art-filled interactive museum, in the community, and by collecting and exhibiting children’s art.
Exhibitions at the Children’s Museum of the Arts are designed to encourage conversation between museum visitors young and old alike. Each exhibition is selected to inspire children and their families in their art-making at CMA and to foster a safe environment for children to express themselves freely. CMA maintains a collection of over 2,000 pieces of art made by children from 50 different countries, dating back to the 1930’s.
They host summer arts camps in Soho and on Governor’s Island, along with classes throughout the year held at the museum.