A glitzy affair of changing exhibits that highlight the kiddie zeitgeist of the moment: Red Grooms, Maurice Sendak, and William Wegman’s dog art were just a few of the recent exhibit themes. Those with toddlers should go directly to the Child Development Center on the fourth floor, where kids can fingerpaint to their hearts’ delight, play with little stoves, and send rubber balls rocketing down a twisted tube from a loft to the floor (there were days when I never got past this room). Older children will want to take part in the classes and special exhibits, and since these fill up fast, it’s important that you stop by the sign-up desk right when you enter.
New York City
New York City› Attraction
Children’s Museum of Manhattan
212 W 83rd St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Upper West Side Hours Tues–Sun 10am–5pm (Sat until 7pm) Transportation Subway: 1 to 86th St Phone 212/721-1234 Prices Admission $15 children and adults, $12 seniors, children 1 and under free, free for all on the first Fri of every month 5–8pm Web site Children’s Museum of Manhattan
Map212 W 83rd St. New York City
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