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Brooklyn Children's Museum

  • 145 Brooklyn Ave. Map It
  • Crown Heights
  • Educational Institution

Published 09/10/2016

Fodor's Review

What’s red, yellow, and green, and shaped like a spaceship? The Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Nestled in a residential area and abutting a pretty city park, the attention-grabbing exterior suits this interactive space designed for kids—one of a few places in New York City where “little people” can run and touch and play with abandon indoors. Exhibits range from a working greenhouse to Totally Tots, where daily afternoon programming includes art experiences for kids five and under. The cornerstone is World Brooklyn, a warren of rooms dedicated to various NYC cultures—from an Italian pizza shop to a Hispanic bakery—and a replica MTA bus for fun photo ops. Feel free to bring strollers and heavy coats: the museum may be a long walk from the subway, but the coat check takes everything free of charge. The museum has plans to expand to the DUMBO waterfront, aiming to open a new studio annex in the fall of 2016, where children and their families can discover art with the help of teaching artists.

  • Brooklyn Children's Museum, Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York City, New York

    Jennifer Arnow

Sight Information

Address:

145 Brooklyn Ave., at St. Marks Ave., Brooklyn, New York, 11213, USA

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Phone:

718-735–4400

Sight Details:

  • $11; free Thurs. 2–6

Published 09/10/2016

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