Jewish Children's Museum, Brooklyn

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The Jewish Children's Museum is the largest Jewish-themed children's museum in the United States. It aims for children of all faiths and backgrounds to gain a positive perspective and awareness of the Jewish heritage, fostering tolerance and understanding. The permanent collection features exhibits designed to be both educational and entertaining to children, often employing interactive multimedia. At the miniature golf course on the roof, for example, each hole represents a stage in Jewish life.

The museum is located in the Chabad-Lubavitch Chasidic community of Crown Heights at 792 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York, near 770 Eastern Parkway, the headquarters of the Lubavitch movement. Built by architect, Steve H. Wilkowski of Milagros PM, the museum opened in 2004. In 2005, the Museum was among 406 New York City arts and social service institutions to receive part of a $20 million grant from the Carnegie Corporation, which was made possible through a donation by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.
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  • It was a rainy day and my wife had been wanting to get to Brooklyn. I like educational and engaging things and this fit the bill. It's a little dated but not terribly. I learned a couple of things... 
    It was a rainy day and my wife had been wanting to get to Brooklyn. I like educational and engaging things and this fit the bill. It's a little dated but not terribly. I learned a couple of things...  more »
  • We went there to find out about Judaism. It’s a lovely well cared for museum. We were in the minority of non-Jewish people there. Everyone was welcoming. It would have been good if someone was around....  more
    We went there to find out about Judaism. It’s a lovely well cared for museum. We were in the minority of non-Jewish people there. Everyone was welcoming. It would have been good if someone was around....  more »
  • This place is a wonderful museum of the Old Testament for children and adults alike. We love going there and learning interesting things about the Jewish history. The shofars are my children’s... 
    This place is a wonderful museum of the Old Testament for children and adults alike. We love going there and learning interesting things about the Jewish history. The shofars are my children’s...  more »
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  • My kids loved this place! I can see that so much work went in to designing this place. Amazing. Kol Hakovod! You're literally making Yiddishkeit exciting! I need to mention that the place does need a bit of maintenance some stuff aren't fully functional but overall we had a great experience!
  • My son who is half Jewish visited this museum with my mom who is Black. She said her experience was good and she enjoyed the exhibits but a guest made a negative comment about Black people coming to the museum.I wish the museum would educate their guests on diversity and welcoming of all guests who wish to learn about Jewish history.
  • The Jewish Children's Musuem of Brooklyn is a fabulous place to get an introduction to many many aspects of jewish life. The exhibits, arrangements and activites are all very educational and very well done. Plus there is a 3 subway statiom across the street. If you need a minyan 770 is 100 feet away.
  • Very nice place for your lovely children becoz 5 floors of full of activity awesome.....!!!
  • Kids had a great learning experience. Too many things to give breakdowns Must see for yourself.!!!!

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