Best Things To Do With Kids In NYC – Brooklyn Children’s Museum

The Brooklyn Children's Museum was founded way back in 1899 and was the world's first museum especially for kids.

It used to look kinda creepy. Although, I'm not sure what's scarier in this photo - the ghostly figure in the top floor window, or the occupational health and safety compliance issues.

Nowadays, it looks like this...

There is a whole lotta fun to be had, so you'll need to devote at least a few hours to this very hands-on museum. Bring a picnic lunch, and enjoy it on the beautiful new rooftop terrace.

World Brooklyn celebrates the borough's rich ethnic diversity. In this little neighbourhood, you can don a sequinned mardi gras costume, play the marimba, bake pan de muerto,  listen to Chinese New Year fireworks, toss a pizza and drive a Brooklyn MTA bus.

The Totally Tots exhibit is a vibrant play area made especially for little ones aged 6 and under. There are 9 different sensory zones, including a huge water play area...

Lotsa blocks...

Blue sand...

And music to be made...

Head downstairs through this amazing neon-lit tunnel for even more fun...

In the Neighbourhood Nature exhibit, you can explore a living greenhouse and meet some tortoises.

The Sensory Room was created especially for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. It's a  wonderful place to play and relax, with sensory swings, crash mats and a huge tactile wall. You may even get a chance to pet the museum's resident iguana. 

On the second floor, you'll find a café and yet another awesome place to play - the Brooklyn Block Lab. You can BYO food to eat in the cafe, there's plenty of tables available.

Looking for free or discounted entry to the Brooklyn Children's Musuem?: Every Thursday from 2pm-6pm, admission is pay-as-you-wish.

BROOKLYN CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

Address: 145 Brooklyn Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213, USA

Phone: (718) 735-4400

Hours:
Tue – Sun: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 6pm

Admission:
General admission - $11 per person (free entry for infants under 12 months)

Pay as you wish entry every Thursday 2pm-6pm

Getting there:

SUBWAY -
3 to Kingston Avenue
A/C to Nostrand Avenue
C to Kingston/Throop Avenue

Ample on-street parking available

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