Children’s Museum of Manhattan Opens STEAM Lab

March 27, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) is opening its STEAM Lab, which will educate its young audience about Science, Tech, Engineering, Art and Math.

The lab features hands-on workshops led by visiting scientists, engineers, and CMOM educators as well as open-ended activities like block play and brain teasers. The lab will be open from March 29 to May 11.

The museum will also feature a new exhibit and the Meet the Makers’ Festival which is planned to open during Spring Break starting April 12 to 22.

In the STEAM Lab, families will design robots, create circuits, experiment with littleBits, contribute to a large-scale art installation made of VHS tapes and test their own rockets. 

Children can also create architectural structures with Keva Blocks, work together to solve a series of brain games and teasers, and design murals on an expansive chalkboard wall. 

“Introducing children to subjects like science and math from the earliest age possible gives them the foundation they need for a lifelong interest in 21st-century subjects. It also inspires them to think about innovative career paths as they get older,” said CMOM’s Executive Director Andrew Ackerman in a release.

The museum’s mission is to progress early childhood education, creativity, health, and culture. 

All CMOM programs are listed at www.cmom.org.