CMOM inspires children and families to learn about themselves and our culturally diverse world through a unique environment of interactive exhibitions and programs. Since opening in a neighborhood storefront in 1973, we’ve grown into a unique 38,000 square-foot learning facility with outreach programs at nearly 50 sites throughout New York City. We’re proud to be a destination for visitors from around the world.
Each year, CMOM serves more than 350,000 people, including 65,000 children who visited the Museum as part of a school group or through one of the Museum’s community partners. CMOM is committed to making its exhibits and programs available to all, and with outreach programs at nearly 50 sites around New York City, we continually reach thousands of families who might not otherwise be able to benefit from our services.
CMOM focuses on four priority areas to impact children in ways that will last a lifetime:
Early childhood education prepares children for success in school.
Creativity in the arts and sciences inspires creative and analytical thinking skills for lifelong learning.
Healthy lifestyles programs provide a blueprint for a family’s physical, emotional and environmental well-being.