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100 Playland ParkwayRye, NY 914-421-5050
Young Discoverers (2-5yo)
Every Wednesday, 11am
Museum Minis (toddlers with caregivers)
Every Thursday, 10:30am
Exploring Play (2-5yo with caregivers)
Every Friday, 11am
First Saturday Art Workshop (all ages)
Drop in art workshops with different themes held first Saturday of each month, 11am - 3pm
Rhyme and Read (age 2-5 yo with caregiver)
2nd and 3rd Saturday every month, 11am
Children will delight in nursery rhymes set to song and gain critical reading skills at the same time! Support materials in both English and Spanish.
Good Deed of the Month Club (all ages)
4th Saturday of each month, 11am
The Westchester Children’s Museum, overlooking the boardwalk and Long Island Sound in Rye, NY, is a light-filled, colorful learning space filled with hands-on exhibits not found anywhere else in this region. The Museum offers experiences in physics, science, art, technology, design, with places to climb, build, and explore for toddlers through age 12.
Open Wednesday through Sunday, 10am - 4pm
Available for field trips and group visits on Mondays and Tuesdays (reservations required)
We are not a museum to hang back and observe, we want you to play, explore, think...Exhibits and daily programs in our 6,500-square-feet of interactive galleries range from the physics of rollercoaster design to the science, art, and design challenges in our MakerSpace. http://discoverwcm.org/current-exhibits/
Programs for Preschoolers through Middle Schoolers
Activities in the Museum are always changing. You will always find something new at our STEM MakerSpace and our art table. Programs for preschoolers through middle schoolers are offered every day. All programs are included with regular admission unless noted. Sample programs include http://discoverwcm.org/calendar-2/:
Weekly science-based "drop-in" program designed for children 2-5
Toddlers and caregivers meet up for games, song, movement, and stories
Designed for children ages 2 to 4, featuring thematic activities; song; story and a take
First Saturday Art Workshop
Drop in for hands on art projects, led by craft specialists
Good Deed of the Month Club
Kindness-themed book reading and discussion followed by an art-educator led good deed
Rhyme and Read
Young children age 2-5 can learn to read through song in this innovative, successfully
tested reading program. Materials in both English and Spanish.
Drop in for hands on STEM experiments and fun for kids age 7+
The Westchester Children’s Museum now offers the newest and most creative place for birthday parties in the region! Our exhibits and hands-on activities are available for your exclusive use, because our parties start when the Museum is closed to the public. Highlights include a t-shirt for the birthday child and free passes for every party guest for a return visit.
Group Visits/Field Trips
We welcome camps, schools, and large groups, such as community organizations and Newcomer Clubs, as well as groups with specialized needs, to make the Westchester Children’s Museum their site for unique, enriching field trips. Groups have exclusive use of the Museum with prior reservation on Mondays and Tuesdays when the Museum is closed to the general public. Specialized options that include a dedicated educator or special activity are available. We will work with you to tailor to your needs. http://discoverwcm.org/field-trips/