When it was founded in 1899, the BCM was the country’s first museum specifically made for children. Today it’s one of the most comprehensive, with a permanent collection of 30,000 objects, including musical instruments, masks, dolls and fossils. Kids have fun while learning (sneaky!) at interactive exhibits like “World Brooklyn,” a pint-size cityscape lined by faux stores where young’uns can weigh ingredients and knead pretend dough at the Mexican Bakery, or shop for cans of Indian ghee and Turkish candy at the International Grocery.
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
|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.|