Brooklyn Children's Museum, Brooklyn

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Brooklyn Children's Museum, the oldest children's museum in the world and the first and only "green" museum in New York City, has been offering educational and fun experiences to families for over 110 years. As an international model for museum and community programs, Brooklyn Children's Museum offers interactive learning adventures through hands-on exhibitions, multicultural performances, creative workshops and an extensive collection of cultural artifacts and natural science specimens. Situated in the heart of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, with beautiful Brower Park as its backyard, Brooklyn Children's Museum welcomes over 250,000 visitors a year and reaches another 500,000 annually through its national touring exhibitions.
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  • We got stuck in Brooklyn for a day as our transit flight was cancelled due to a snowstorm and hotels around JFK were full. With 2 kids aged 3 and 9 months, we needed something to do indoors and out of...  more »
  • Our 17-month-old baby enjoyed as ever in a museum. And it was not the only one! Interesting Museum to spend a different day in family. Recommendation: wear clothes of molting. Yes or Yes are soaked in the water zone. Very nice top floor cafeteria. The quaint Mexican waiter! And superb lentils!
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  • Took our two grandsons here for a day. Could spend hours doing things with them. Lots of different interests that all could see and do. Even for the adults. A great learning experience for all. Good f...  more »
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  • What better to spend time with my niece at a museum that she can interact and touch. She is 5 years old and she enjoyed every moment of the time there. Only thing i saw that i didn't like was the staff, they were a bit rude, i understand that their are so many kids, screaming, crying, running around but they should expect this especially working at a children's museum. Some exhibits have missing parts, some areas need to be renovated. Only fun time i really had was seeing my niece having that smile and having fun. Not sure if i will come back here, but i will surely check out other Children's museum in NYC.
  • Fun and interesting. My 21 month-old daughter was entertained the entire visit. I especially liked touching a live snake and bearded dragon. The only thing I'd change is an update on the costume and shopping items in the themed "stores". They seemed raggedy and very old. The butterfly wings in the carribean exhibit could use new fabric. Other than that, it was great. Will definitely return.
  • I came here with my cousin and three year old daughter. A few of the exhibits here were nice, the sandbox, sensory room, but most of the play areas were missing materials. The staff seemed rude and just were miserable to be there. I had a good time because of the company I was with, but as for the museum itself it was completely run down in need of a full renovation. Would not recommend coming here.
  • Great place to bring kids to. Only kids 1-3 year olds can attend play area,but big kids can go in an shop, eat, and walk around . There is section for strollers too.
  • My kids and I love coming here. There is an area where kids can play with water, an area for sand, aquariam with small fish and other water creatures, as well as a garden and so much more. It's educational and fun. Finding a parking spot is sometimes tricky.

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