The museum's star permanent exhibit consists of a maze of kid-sized shops, each containing a fun activity. The boutiques—a Chinese stationery store, a Mexican bakery and a West African import store, to name a few—are modeled after real Brooklyn businesses. The miniaturized community also houses an international grocery store equipped with conveyer belt–propelled wares that tykes can use to restock the shelves, and a theater where children watch recorded performances by Brooklyn dance troupes, then step onstage themselves to replicate the steps.
|Venue name:||Brooklyn Children’s Museum||Contact:|
145 Brooklyn Ave
|Cross street:||at St. Marks Ave|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Sun 10am–5pm; Feb 19–Feb 27, Apr 16–Apr 26 9:30am–5pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 3 to Kingston Ave|
|Price:||$7.50, children under 1 free. Through June: Every third Thursday 5–7:30pm, and every second and fourth weekend of the month 2–5pm free.|