FAQs

During the winter season, we are open Sunday-Monday, Wednesday-Saturday from 9am-5pm. During the summer season, we are open Sunday-Saturday from 9am to 5pm.

For everyone over the age of 12 months, admission is $12. We also have a pretty cool membership program that you can learn about here.

Through the Museum for All Program, we offer free admission for EBT cardholders. We also have a first time educator family member discount as well as a military/veteran discount with a valid military ID.

CMEE has over 7,000 square feet of exhibit gallery and classroom space, along with an outdoor amphitheater with seating for 350 people.

Adults must be accompanied by a child and children must be accompanied by an adult. Children should be supervised by a parent, grandparent, or caregiver (over 18 years of age) at all times.

CMEE has no cafeteria. Snacks and drinks are available in CMEE’s vending area and child-friendly restaurants are a short drive away. Please keep food and drinks confined to the lobby or outdoors and not near the exhibitions.

Yes, we have a Keurig at the front desk and coffee is available for purchase ($1 for members, $2 for non-members)

There is no designated area for nursing mothers at the moment however you are free to feed your baby anywhere like our soothing chair in the Baby Garden exhibit. Infant changing stations are located in the restrooms.

Yes, the Museum is stroller and wheelchair accessible. We are constantly striving to make CMEE as accessible as possible for children with all abilities. If you have questions or concerns about your child’s specific needs, please contact us at info@cmee.org.

Absolutely, admission is good for the whole day.

Yes, it is $12 per person for everyone over 12 months.

Our annual operating budget is just over $1.5 million. Admissions and memberships covers over 40% of the Museum’s operating expenses. Fundraising events, grants, and contributions support the remaining two thirds. The Museum’s 990 form is available here.

We are always in need of volunteers from teenagers to adults. For more info, visit here. If you would like to make a donation, visit here.

Yes, we are a qualified 501c3.

Absolutely! We love hosting kids birthday parties. Discover our children’s party packages.

We ask that you and your family are fever free for at least 24 hours before entering the Museum to ensure the health and safety of all staff and patrons.

The Children’s Museum of the East End strongly supports the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHNH) recommendations that all children receive vaccines to protect them from serious diseases, including the measles, mumps & rubella vaccine (MMR). Proof of vaccination is not required to gain entry to the Museum; however, CMEE follows New York State and Suffolk County regulations, requirements and recommendations around vaccinations. The Museum – like a library, doctor’s office, supermarket, train and theater – is a public area often crowded with children. Parents and caregivers must consider this when traveling with children under age one (the first MMR vaccine dose is administered between 12-15 months).