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Brooklyn Children's Museum Information
Brooklyn Children's Museum Info
General Admission - $9; Children under 1 - Free
When to Go:
All ages are welcome.
Kingston-Throop Aves (C); Kingston Ave (3)
- During winter, admission to the Brooklyn Children Museum is free on every third Thursday from 5pm-7:30pm and on the second and fourth full weekend of every month from 2pm-5pm, except on holiday weekends.
- Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (16 years of age or over).
- The Brooklyn Children's Museum is closed on Mondays.
Brooklyn Children's Museum Quick Facts
- The Brooklyn Childrens Museum is located in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, at Brower Park.
- Food and drinks are available at the Brooklyn Childrens Museum.
- The Brooklyn Childrens Museum was founded in 1899.
145 Brooklyn Avenue
Phone Number: 718.735.4400
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$9.00 for adults & $9.00 for children
Features: Located at Brower Park, in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Children's Museum boasts a permanent collection of 30,000 cultural objects and natural history specimens. The exhibits are kid-friendly, highly innovative, and often interactive.
Why We Go: First founded in 1899, the Brooklyn Children's Museum was the first museum in the United States to cater specifically to children. It is one of only a few children's museums in the United States to be accredited by the American Association of Museums.
- Excellence: Unlike most children's museums in New York, which are often nothing more than glorified play spaces, the Brooklyn Children's Museum promises a rich, educational, and memorable experience for children of all ages. The museum's fun, dynamic, and inspiring exhibits encourage children to learn about themselves, others, and the world around them.
- Green Design: In 2008, the Brooklyn Children's Museum became New York City's first "green" museum. The building itself (which is in fact yellow) uses environmentally advanced, sustainable, renewable and/or recyclable materials and systems to help preserve and protect the world's natural resources.
- Impressive Collection: The Brooklyn Children's Museum boasts a permanent collection of 30,000 cultural objects and natural history specimens, including toy cars, kites, mechanical banks, and fossils of plants and animals.
Inside Knowledge: One of only a few children's museums to be accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Brooklyn Children's Museum was founded in 1899 with the intention of enriching the lives of children through innovative, hands-on programs and exhibits. In 2005, the museum was expanded to accommodate its annual 400,000 visitors.
Do's and Don'ts:
- Do Arrive Early: If you decide to visit the Brooklyn Children's Museum, we recommend arriving early in the day, while your kids are still active and alert. Plus, if you arrive early you'll have plenty of time to view all the exhibits, so you won't feel rushed.
- Do Bring a Change of Clothes: If you or your kids plan on participating in some of the water-themed activities, we recommend bringing a change of clothes (smocks are provided, but these aren't always enough to keep you dry). Also, plan on doing these activites last, so that you won't shiver through the other exhibits.
- Don't Forget to Grab a Bite: The Brooklyn Children's Museum features an on-site cafeteria where you can purchase food and drinks. Note that food is not allowed in the exhibit galleries. A pizza place and fruit market stand within walking distance.
- Don't Break the Bank: General admission to the Brooklyn Children's Museum is only $7.50 - barely half of what you'd pay at any one of the museums in Manhattan. Children under 1 get in free.