Kids can explore the art world at a museum designed just for them. The 10,000-square-foot institution has more than enough room to house its 2,000-piece collection of international children's art, including a huge center gallery to display it in. Artists lead workshops in classrooms, studios or the media lab—which boasts a sound station, clay bar and video-making equipment. CMA's WEE Arts Program ($395 per semester) fosters artistic expression in kids as young as 10 months old, while the Art Colony day camps ($595 per week) engage kids ages 6 to 15 in disciplines like drawing and sculpture. Kids can work their bodies as well as their minds on the museum's second floor, where they'll find interactive art displays and a ball pit.
|Venue name:||Children's Museum of the Arts||Contact:|
103 Charlton St
|Cross street:||between Hudson and Greenwich Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon, Wed noon–5pm; Thu, Fri noon–6pm; Sat, Sun 10am–5pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, B, D, F, M to W 4th; C, E to Spring St; 1 to Houston St|
|Price:||$10, children under 1 free. Thu 4–6pm pay what you wish|