New York, NY,
15
February
2022
|
18:00 PM
Europe/Amsterdam

March at CMOM: Women's History Month, St. Patrick's Day, and Holi

Every month at the Children's Museum of Manhattan, visitors of all ages can get creative and participate in a range of different art-making activities, workshops, dance, music and read-alouds.

Calling all little coders and chemists, architects and astronauts, mathematicians and medics in the making—join the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, this March, in exploring the stories and contributions of pioneering women in STEM. From creepy-crawly collages honoring entomologist Sophie Lutterlough to binary code bracelets inspired by NASA computer Katherine Johnson, CMOM is highlighting the critical innovations of women across science, technology, design, and mathematics with exciting hands-on projects, sensorial storytelling workshops, and experiential activities that will fuel your child’s curiosity and ingenuity. Joined by a very green St. Paddy’s Day and a one-of-a-kind community Holi creation, there’s lots to celebrate with CMOM in March! 

A full lineup of programs, all of which are free with admission, follows below:

THEMEPROGRAMDATE & LOCATION
STEMming From Greatness: Women in STEM CMOM celebrates Women’s History Month by commemorating pioneering figures whose fearless pursuit of knowledge and innovation have redefined science, technology, arts & design, and mathematics. Each week we will emphasize and highlight the efforts of women from each discipline through exciting hands-on projects, sensorial storytelling workshops, experiential activities, and more!
One Woman Insect Bureau: Sophie Lutterlough
Entomology is the scientific study of insects. Sculpt teeny-tiny critters inspired by the work of entomologist Sophie Lutterlough, whose expertise in insects earned her the title of “one woman insect bureau.”

Wednesday – Sunday,
March 2 – 6

1st Floor | Inside Art

Beautiful Bug Collage
“Bugout” as you take inspiration from entomologist Sophie Lutterlough to create a collage using your favorite creepy crawlies’ patterns, colors, and textures.

Wednesday – Saturday,
March 9 – 12

1st Floor | Inside Art

Out of this World: Mathematician Dr. Gladys Mae West
Dr. Gladys Mae West is best known for her mathematical modeling of the shape of the Earth. Her work in satellite geodesy, the measurement of Earth by using satellites, helped develop the Global Positioning System or GPS. Learn about positioning, navigation, and timing while designing your very own model satellite.

Wednesday – Saturday,
March 9 – 12

1st Floor | Inside Art

Round like the Moon: Moon Paint
Mix up some puffy paint to create a mini-moon covered in caverns and craters!

Saturday & Sunday, 
March 12 & 13

3rd Floor | PlayWorks

Building Blocks of Matter: Chemical Engineer Lin Lanying
Scientist Lin Lanying was a pioneer of semiconductor science in China. Semiconductors help make many of our everyday and essential devices work. Learn how chemical engineering makes semiconductors possible by sculpting and modeling different chemical elements.

Sunday, March 13
Wednesday, March 16
Friday, March 18

1st Floor | Inside Art

“The Queen of the Curve”: Architect Zaha Hadid
Use your creative freedom to manipulate paper strips into virtuosic buildings! May every curve and bold line echo the vision of Iraqi architect Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid, also known as the "Queen of the Curve."

Saturday & Sunday, March 19 & 20

Wednesday & Thursday, March 23 & 24

1st Floor | Inside Art

Design Like an Architect
Develop the concept for a fun and exciting structure, just like architects do! Use white chalk and blue paper to create a blueprint that turns the concept of your dreams for a park, bridge, or building into a reality!

Saturday & Sunday, 
March 19 & 20

3rd Floor | PlayWorks

Hidden Figures: Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson
Mathematicians Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson worked as “human computers” and helped NASA launch an astronaut into orbit around the Earth! Learn more about their work and design beaded bracelets in binary code, the number-based language of computers.

Friday – Sunday,
March 25 – 27

1st Floor | Inside Art

Tessellation Exploration
Try your hand at tessellations, a pattern made up of geometric shapes. Explore triangles, squares, and polygons as you line up and combine them to create fun pictures and exciting patterns.

Saturday & Sunday, 
March 26 & 27

3rd Floor | PlayWorks

Solve the Maze: Early Coding
Join us in a fun and exciting game of maze runner! With the assistance of a friend, and your strategic ingenuity, use the step-by-step instructions to identify a   sequence that will get you and your friends out of the multicursal puzzle!

Saturdays & Sundays in March

3rd Floor Discovery Classroom | PlayWorks

St. Patrick's Day Celebration Recycled Paper Shamrock Wreaths
Go super green this St. Patrick's Day by creating a shamrock wreath using recycled collage materials.

Thursday, March 17

1st Floor | Inside Art

CMOM Mural Wall: Colors of the Emerald Isle
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day on CMOM’s mural wall as we mush, mash, and mix the pigments that make up the color of the holiday: green! Little ones will build fine motor skills, enjoy sensory play, and 

Thursday, March 17

1st Floor | PlayWorks

Holi CelebrationCMOM Mural Wall: Colors of Holi Hai
Celebrate the Hindu festival of colors on CMOM’s one-of-a-kind mural wall as we swipe, smudge, and spread blue, yellow, red, purple, magenta, and green! Little ones can build fine motor skills, enjoy sensory play, and explore early science with the colors of Holi.

Friday, March 18

1st Floor | PlayWorks

 

About CMOM: Hours, Admissions, and Exhibition Programs

A steward of early childhood education and development, CMOM offers imaginative and enriching programs that support, challenge, and inspire. Children and their caretakers are invited to explore all their favorite installations across the four-floor museum, from long-term displays, including PlayWorks and Adventures with Dora and Diego, to special exhibitions Inside Art, Superpowered Metropolis, and Right to Vote.

CMOM is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 10am – 5pm, with timed entry throughout the day. Visitors are encouraged to purchase timed-entry tickets online in advance. Admission is free for all members and $15 for non-members, and provides entry to all CMOM programs and exhibitions.

For more information about CMOM, visit www.cmom.org

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