Dear Friends, Have you recently learned something at a children’s museum? While CMEE’s mission is focused primarily on sparking imagination and fostering learning for children, numerous studies show that museums have a greater educational impact if parents and caregivers are learning alongside them. As CMEE staff members develop new programs and exhibits, we are increasingly […]

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Summer Kids Club @ 9:15am – 3:15pm (Monday – Friday)

Led by educators with Master’s degrees in Early Childhood Education and facilitated by college students pursuing the arts, Kids Club is designed to ensure that kids are engaged, active, and getting the most out of their summer. The groups are kept small—each has a 4:1 child to Museum Educator ratio—to foster an atmosphere and environment […]

Early Independence @ 9:15am – 11:15am (Monday – Friday)

Designed with the Museum’s younger fans in mind, this early learner drop-off program fosters self-confidence in 2-year-olds as they gain autonomy in a safe, stimulating, and structured environment. Led by educators with Master’s degrees in Early Childhood Education, kids will develop a sense of individuality and independence through games, songs, and age-appropriate arts and science. […]

Nature’s Music @ 9:30am – 10:45am & 11:15am – 12:30pm (Mondays) – SOLD OUT

Led by Marlene Markard of Markard Music, this family program is designed to instill a lifelong love of both music and the outdoors. While exploring a different nature theme each week, children will sing, dance, move, play instruments, tell stories, create crafts and play music games…all on the grounds of the Museum! Nature’s Music is part of the Musikgarten curriculum, […]

Shari’s Little Learners – Toddler Time @ 9:30am – 11am (Mondays)

We’re thrilled to host Shari’s Little Learners – Toddler Time this summer! The 90-minute program has been specifically developed to introduce early concepts of cognitive, emotional, social, and language skills to children ages 1.9-2.5 years of age, and is filled with energetic multisensory activities highlighting all the skills necessary to facilitate a lifetime love for […]

Afternoon Lego League @ 4pm – 5pm (Mondays)

Everything is awesome during this summer’s Afternoon Lego League! With instruction and guidance from a Lego-loving member of Museum’s Play Staff, kids attending this weekly drop-off workshop will put their engineering skills to the test with a new challenge every week. From catapults to bridges to zip lines and more, this program is designed for […]

Sprout – Kids Coding Classes @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm (Mondays)

Dive into the world of technology! Learn the fundamentals of computer programming by building games, websites, apps and robots. Our curriculum is designed to introduce the appropriate thought processes to each of our students, regardless of his or her experience level. The skills they learn in the classroom will prepare and equip them for the […]

Baby & Me @ 9:30am – 10:30am (Tuesdays)

“Baby & Me” is a program designed specifically for parents of infants. Moms, dads, and caregivers have the opportunity to meet other parents with children the same age. During the sessions, they hear the latest news about early childhood parenting, discuss developmental milestones, sing to their babies and participate in a variety of activities. Ages: 2 – […]

In The Garden @ Bridge Gardens – 9:15am – 10am (Tuesdays)

We’re excited to partner with Bridge Gardens and the Peconic Land Trust again this summer for “In the Garden”! During this farm-to-table program, children will be introduced to the plant life cycle and other basic elements of sustainable gardening. Each week, families will meet at Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton where they will enjoy songs, stories, and work on projects related […]

In The Kitchen @ 9am – 9:45am & 10:15am – 11am (Wednesdays)

“In the Kitchen” is a fun, hands-on workshop designed to provide parents with fun, quality time with their child, as well as the opportunity to create delicious, healthy recipes. Using seasonal, organic produce generously donated by local farms, children practice a variety of fine motor skills such as mixing, measuring, pouring, weighing, stirring and mashing […]

SOLD OUT – Clay Play @ 10:15am – 11am (Thursdays)

With the guidance of an experienced potter, children will explore the possibilities of working with clay. Using their hands and basic pottery tools, they’ll design, shape, and glaze a variety a different projects. Finished projects will be professionally fired in a kiln and kids will bring home their creations for the family to enjoy for […]

In The Studio @ 10:15am – 11am (Fridays)

This weekly family class is all about creative discovery and introducing children to basic visual concepts such as line, shape, color and texture. During each session, we’ll practice tearing, cutting, mixing, pouring, pinching and more as we make original pieces with varied media and everyday objects. Activities will include watercolor exploration, mixed media collage, sand […]

Music Together by the Dunes @ 10:45AM – 11:30AM (Fridays)

This joyful early childhood music program has generations of fans across the globe and instills a lifelong love of music and happy memories! It’s a delightful way to share music with your child and meet new friends. During this incredible world renowned research-based music and movement program, families enjoy singing, dancing, rhythm and tonal patterns, […]

Shine Hamptons @ 9:30am – 2:30pm (Monday – Friday)*

From Wednesday, July 5 to Friday, September 1, join founder & director Aaron Goldschmidt and Shine’s Hamptons’ staff (all educators or certified teachers!) as they run the fourth year of their innovative creative arts camp celebrating all things Hamptons! Camp day activities include outdoor science and exploration, summer art and nature projects, gardening, physical arts, […]


Dear Friend, This month, I hope you’ll join me in supporting Katy’s Courage at the “Love Bites” Benefit on January 23rd. Katy’s Courage is a CMEE partner organization using the power of play to help children experiencing grief or loss. Started by Brigid Collins and Jim Stewart in memory of their 12-year-old daughter, Katy, who […]


Dear Friend, I’m delighted that so many of you have donated gifts—both in person and from our Amazon Wishlist—for children participating in CMEE’s partner organizations. Because of you, children involved in Head Start, The Retreat, Riverside Rediscovered, and the Wuneechanunk Shinnecock Preschool can have a festive holiday season! To give you a better sense of […]


Dear friend, Does CMEE really make a difference for families? I know it has for my son by helping him develop his gross motor skills, social interactions and appreciation of music. Yet, I was curious about other families. During “Ciencia en CMEE,” our bilingual afterschool science program, I asked three moms whose children participate in the […]


Dear Friend, I really enjoyed seeing so many other dads at CMEE’s Big Truck Day! A few Museum members even remarked on the number of fathers with one grandmother commenting, “When it’s an art or music program, it’s easy for dads to opt out, but trucks are supposed to be ‘manly’…so dads want to see […]


Dear Friend, I spend way too much time looking at my phone. I realized that while playing with my son at CMEE the other day. In the active play gallery, I noticed three parents or caregivers sitting around the perimeter of the room, glued to their screens. They didn’t even look up when Bennett ran […]