Children's Museum of the Arts families are invited to enjoy a private tour of the Mandala Lab, followed by a Damaru Drumbeats artmaking activity and storytime, at the Rubin Museum of Art.
The Mandala Lab, located on the Museum’s remodeled third floor, invites curiosity about our emotions. Inspired by powerful Buddhist principles, the Mandala Lab features five thought-provoking, playful experiences—including videos, scents, sculpture, and curated percussion instruments—that guide you along an inner journey focused on self-awareness and awareness of others. See, smell, touch, and breathe your way through the space, designed to inspire connection, empathy, and learning.
Following the tour, children will create a hand-held Damaru-inspired drum, an instrument used for meditation practice in Tibetan Buddhism and Hinduism.
Programs at Children's Museum of the Arts are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.