Dear Friends, A few months ago, my wife, Gabrielle, asked me, “Where can I meet other new parents?” Her question caught me off guard. “Don’t you know where I work?” I responded. The exchange reminded me that while we focus on how children’s museums benefit kids, we also need to develop ways in which we […]

Music Together by the Dunes – September 22nd – December 22nd @ 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, […]

Engineer’s Club – October 14th – December 23rd @ 10am – 11am (Every other Saturday)

Calling all budding builders, soon-to-be scientists, and mathematicians in the making…join us for Engineer’s Club! During the bi-weekly drop-off workshop, kids will enjoy a series of STEM-based activities including popsicle stick bridges, household chemistry, basic circuitry and more!   Fall Schedule: 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 12/9, 12/23* Ages: 5 – 9 years Cost: Free for Museum Members. $12 for […]


Dear Friends, I became very excited this past month when my son Bennett first put his foot into his mouth. It was not because he said something inappropriate (he is only five months old, mind you) but because he reached a developmental milestone by playing with his toes and sticking them into his mouth. Like […]

CMEE Play! In The Kitchen – Alphabet Noodle Soup – Saturday, January 10th @ 10am – 10:45am

During this family workshop, we’re making that wonderful wintertime staple…soup! Alphabet noodle soup, in this case. Children will chop, measure, and pour all the ingredients (with guidance, of course) and then take their culinary creations home in mason jars. Kids will also get a taste of what they’ve made as they enjoy some (TV Magic) […]


Dear Friends, I’m obsessed with sleep. “How are you sleeping?” is the #1 question I have been asked since my wife and I welcomed our baby, Bennett. Initially, the sleep deprivation wasn’t so bad, but now after four months, I daydream constantly about sleeping uninterrupted through the night. I haven’t participated in a meeting at […]


Dear Friends, Three months ago, my wife and I were overjoyed to welcome our first baby, a boy named Bennett. Since I work at a children’s museum, I’ve been regularly bringing Bennett along with me to the office. Fortunately, I am lucky to work with an incredible group of colleagues who have welcomed his presence. […]


Dear Friends, What is centripetal force? This is one of many physics-related questions that players are asked on the exhibit panels that dot CMEE’s newly-opened miniature golf course. Rather than instantly providing the explanation, CMEE encourages children to deduce the answer by playing the hole. On the “Loop de Jour” hole, they discover that centripetal […]

Pizza & Pajama Night @ Madoo Conservancy – Friday, June 6th @ 6pm – 7:30pm

The first Friday of every month is Pizza and Pajama Night at CMEE! This month, kids are in for a special treat…we’re headed to the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack. After a pizza dinner, kids will enjoy a reading of Cicely Mary Barker’s “Magical Secret Garden,” followed by a scavengerhunt around the two-acre organic garden where they’ll […]


Dear Friends, Is there a “right” age range for CMEE to target? Since our audience is the defining characteristic of the Museum—more so than any collection or activity—and all of our programs and exhibits are in response to the needs of that audience, defining the “children” of the Children’s Museum is imperative for continued growth […]

¡CMEE Feria! – Saturday, April 29th @ 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Join us for a celebration of East End Latino culture on Saturday, April 29th from 12:30 – 2:30pm (rain or shine!) at the third annual CMEE FERIA! It will be a day of traditional cuisine, music, art, and—most importantly—fun for the entire family. Ages: All Ages! Cost: Free for everyone! Tasting Ticket (available day of […]

After School Star Wars Party! – Thursday, May 4th @ 3:30pm – 5pm

Join your friends at the Children’s Museum along with Macaroni Kid Hamptons as we celebrate the most important day in the universe…May the 4th! Awaken the force with a special Star Wars themed Lego workshop, Jedi crafts, and Wookie cookies (they’re chewy)! These are the droids you’re looking for! Ages: Parents with children of all Ages! Cost: $5 for members, […]

Peconic Family Fun Day – Saturday, May 6th @ 10am – noon

Please Note: The Museum will open at 10am the morning of Peconic Family Fun Day. Join us on Saturday, May 6th from 10am to noon for the 8th Annual Peconic Family Fun Day (rain or shine!). Peconic Family Fun Day offers visitors the opportunity to learn about and celebrate the ecosystems, estuaries, and environments that […]

Memorial Day Weekend Block Party presented by Hudson Yards – Saturday, May 27 @ 10am – noon

Please Note: The Museum will open at 10am the day of the Block Party. Join us and our friends at Hudson Yards as we kick off the season as only the Children’s Museum can…during our first ever community BLOCK PARTY! With block building activities, DIY stomp rockets, crafts and games with community partners, chalk street art, the official […]

Pizza & Pajama Night at Madoo Conservancy – Friday, June 2 @ 6pm – 7:30pm

Families should pack a blanket for this month’s Pizza & Pajama Night…we’re headed to Sagaponack’s Madoo Conservancy! In addition to enjoying a delicious pizza dinner, kids (and grownups!) will play with bubbles and explore the organic garden’s sculptures, ponds, bridges, and plant life using a scavenger hunt specially created for the event.  Please Note: Pizza & Pajama night will […]

Let’s Get This Garden Started – Planting Party! – Saturday, June 10 @ 10am – noon

Our seeds have sprouted and they’re ready to make the move to the Museum’s community garden. We could use a little help deciding just where to put them, though! Join us anytime between 10am and noon as we prepare, plant and water our sprouts as we get ready for the growing season. Make sure to come dressed […]

5th Annual Music Fair – Saturday, June 17 @ 10am – noon

Please Note: The Museum will open at 10am the day of the Music Fair. See It, Hear It, Play It at the Museum’s 5th annual Music Fair on Saturday, June 17th! During the free community event, the Children’s Museum of the East End will transform into a family-friendly sonic experience for music fans young and old (but mostly young!). With live performances […]

Summer Book Swap – Saturday, June 24 @ 10am – 2pm

♫ No more pencils, no more books… ♫ What?! No books?! School may be out for summer, but our love of reading knows no season. Please join us as we celebrate the written word during our Summer Book Swap! The premise is simple: Bring a book, take a book. During the free community event, we’re also […]

Train Your Eyes to Be “Tick Wise” – Saturday, July 1 @ 10am – 11am

“Tick Wise” is an engaging, interactive program designed to teach young children (and grownups!) how to prevent tick bites and what to do if bitten. The program is presented by Southampton Hospital’s Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center, with expert assistance from Brian Kelly, owner of East End Tick & Mosquito Control and April Nill-Boitano, a certified […]


Everybody…get out of your seats and get ready to move during the Children’s Museum Friday Night Drop-Off Dance Parties this summer! While parents are enjoying a night to themselves, kids ages 3 and up are invited to join Museum staff for dinner and dancing under the disco ball. Ages: 3+ Time: 5:30pm – 8pm Cost: $40 per child, […]