Ahoy matey! Join us on a voyage of discovery and fun through the South Street Seaport Museum’s interactive early childhood program, miniMATES! Through themed songs, stories, art projects, and hands-on activities, program participants and their caregivers will learn about the sea, boats, marine life, and museum objects in a playgroup setting. miniMATES targets key aspects of development for children ages 18 months – 4 years, including language, creativity, and fine-motor skills.
Winter miniMATES will be starting the January 9 and will run for 8 weeks.
Morning classes are designed for children 18 months – 3 years old.
Afternoon classes are designed for children 2.5 – 4 years old.
All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Children cannot be left with museum staff in the playspace.
Early Childhood – Mondays, 9:00 – 10:00 am
Early Childhood – Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Preschool – Thursdays, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Cost: $200 for the 8-class session (10% discount for additional children from the same family)
Family-level membership holders receive an additional $15 off total enrollment.
For more information about miniMATES, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
To begin the registration process, click below. Please note, the completion of the pre-registration form does not guarantee enrollment.
For the month of February, Blue School families are invited to join our Early Childhood playgroup at the South Street Seaport Museum. Starting at noon our children’s room will be open for families of 2’s and 3’s looking for a spot to eat their lunch. During our hour-long “Lunch Bunch” your child will have open access to everything in our playroom, including toys, books, art supplies, and a sand table.
After Lunch Bunch, stick around for miniMATES, our structured activity program (open to families of Half-Day 4’s as well as 2’s and 3’s). During miniMATES your child will learn about boats, sea creatures, and the seaport environment through stories, music, art projects, sensory play activities, and more!
Thursday afternoons from February 2 through March 2
(no program on 2/23 for school vacation week)
Lunch + Open Play: 12 noon – 1:15 pm
miniMATES program: 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm (class will begin with open play activities to allow for families coming from school)
“Lunch Bunch” only: $35 for the month
miniMATES only: $100 for the month
“Lunch Bunch” + miniMATES: $125 for the month
Note: A caregiver must be present with child at all times.
We are excited to announce the start of Open Play at the South Street Seaport Museum! During Open Play, parents/caregivers and their children can stop by the Museum to use the miniMATES space as their playroom. Children can enjoy having a large space to explore and a variety of toys to use (including a large dramatic play tugboat and a sand sensory table!), all while making new friends in our South Street Seaport neighborhood. Open Play sessions will be offered several times per week, allowing families the flexibility to drop in and play whenever works best with their schedules.
Open Play Club, starts Wednesday January 4
Mondays, 10:00am – 1:00pm | Wednesdays, 2:30 – 5:00pm | Thursdays, 2:30 – 5:00pm
Open Play Punch Card – Good for 5 sessions of Open Play:
$65 per card
$60 discount card for additional child in family, current miniMATES families, and SSSM membership holders (family level or above)
$25 per child
$20 per each additional child in family
For inquiries, please email email@example.com. Use the button below to register.