An exhibit dedicated to slime is a dream come true for a lot of kids. The Sloomoo Institute in New York City is a sensory haven centered around slime. The creators believe that slime can be much more than sticky fun – it’s a way to inspire wonder, joy and even create art. Now the Sloomoo Institute has a limited six-month engagement in NYC where kids and adults can enjoy a slime adventure like no other. For parents of kids who love the oozy stuff, it’s especially awesome since you can keep the mess out of your own kitchen (and off your chairs, and couch and clothing, ahem) and enjoy playing with it in a museum.
Slime can be a great sensory tool for all types of children – playing with it can be artful but it also supports stress relief (which is so needed right now!). In fact, the Sloomoo founders believe that playing with slime is a great way to relieve anxiety and they donate a part of each ticket sold to mental health charities.
The Sloomoo Institute has worked hard to create a safe, socially distanced experience for guests. Everyone who enters and works there must wear masks at all times. Guests are limited to 25 percent of overall capacity. In lieu of oversized vats of slime for everyone to play with guests will be given empty containers and their own slime. Team members will be wearing gloves, there’s a handwashing station and the space is disinfected between guests.
Since you’ll walk across a slime lake and visit Sloomoo Falls, be sure to dress in comfy, casual clothing. (Don’t worry – Sloomoo says that slime comes out with water and lots of white vinegar.)
Sloomoo Institute is located at 475 Broadway (between Broome and Grand streets) and is open Thursdays 3-8, Fridays 3-8, Saturdays 10 am-9, Sundays 10-8 (the last ticket is one hour before closing on all days). Tickets are $39 general admission and include an 8 ounce custom slime and other surprises. The experience is 60-90 minutes, and all children and adults need tickets which can be purchased here. Children under 1 are free.
For those not ready to venture out, there are also virtual slime experiences for at-home fun.