The Materials Center houses a large collection of natural objects and "found" materials. Gathered and donated by New York City residents and businesses around the city, these materials are objects from our everyday lives that are often discarded, but could be repurposed or transformed into something new, encouraging creativity, problem solving, and action. We offer the materials at low- or no-cost to families, schools, and centers, and we offer workshops that focus on how to use these materials to enhance and enrich children's learning, creative expression, and symbolic development.