The Children’s Museum of the Arts is a great destination for kids of all ages. The SoHo based museum has launched ARTech, a two-month long pop-up activity center in the Meatpacking District comprised of STEAM-based experiential workshops, installations, and interactive moments for school age children and their accompanying adults. It is free and open to the public. Recommended for ages 4+, RSVP is required for a timed entry slot.
ARTech features a GIF-Making Station, Ball Pool, Star Lab, Build It with Rigamajig and a Velocity Ramp.
Build It: Using Rigamajig and its wooden planks, wheels, pulleys, nuts, bolts and rope will allow children to follow their curiosity to build and play.
Exploring Velocity: A making station where kids will create a vehicle and test their creation on a ramp, learning about velocity.
GIF Making Station: Using technology, children will walk away with their own piece of digital art in partnership with GIPHY.
Ball Pool: Bounce and play in the interactive ball pool.
Star Lab: Indoor blow up planetarium exploring space.
Access Artists + Scientists: Explore ideas such as ecology, connected systems, climate change, and sustainability through art installation created by teams of artists and scientists.
Workshop Space: Activities focused around climate, science and space; workshops alternating weeks
Post-It Art Installation: Children are part of the creation of a collaborative piece of art
FiDi Families Insiders: Pre-registration required. Times may vary so RSVP is required.
Date(s): Now through April 29th.
Hours: Wednesdays & Thursdays from 3pm-7pm and Saturday & Sunday from 10am – 5pm.
Location: 459 West 14th Street in the Meatpacking District (NOT AT THE MUSEUM). Visit is limited to 1 hour.
Ages: 4 + older