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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  • July 12, 2017
    We had great expectations as we loved the museum they have in Manhattan, but the one in Brooklyn is way more boring. Even though we arrived early in the morning, already there were not enough toys for...  more »
  • June 29, 2017
    Great Art for the kids. A quiet place in the heart of the city. Near the Library and Grand Army Plaza, Much to see and enjoy.  more »
  • June 24, 2017
    The Brooklyn Children's Museum is located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn,NY. It was founded in 1899, it is the first museum in the United States – and probably, the first one worldwide – that caters speci...  more »
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  • February 20, 2017
    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.
  • June 28, 2017
    Babies can touch everything I really like that part. The water and sand zone are great. I will go there again.
  • May 29, 2017
    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.
  • July 2, 2017
    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.
  • July 9, 2017
    Really extensive. Great for all ages. And they made it free for a day!

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