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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  • 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 »
  • Really dissapointed with this. Has a rundown look to it. Upgrade necessary. Toddler area best but not really educational. Giftshop quite good though.  more »
  • My two and 8 year old had fun. My 12 year old and I were somewhat bored. Lots of play areas for the toddlers, including water play and sand play and a very green outdoor backyard with trees and benche...  more »
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  • For it being the only children's museum in Brooklyn, it's pretty good. It's just that other places are far better with more to do and more hands-on experiences. That said, my kids enjoy this place and it's a good way to spend a cold day during the winter. It can get very crowded at times but on days where it's not too crowded, it's enjoyable. They have a cafeteria with a few options BUT they do offer beer and wine which is strange and cool all at the same time. Bring your own food, they allow it.
  • Babies can touch everything I really like that part. The water and sand zone are great. I will go there again.
  • Nice museum to take children. A lot of exhibits and they have fun classes for the kids. Only negative would be the price. It's a nice place but for the price i'd expect more.
  • Great for kids that are a little older. My 13mo old had about the same amount of play options that the library main branch has for free.
  • Really extensive. Great for all ages. And they made it free for a day!

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