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Kids can get creative at Brooklyn Children's Museum's new family art studio

Kids can get creative at Brooklyn Children's Museum's new family art studio
Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Children's Museum / A.SYMIETZ

Brooklyn Children's Museum is putting its little visitors in the driver's seat. 

Drawing on inspiration from African American, Afro-Caribbean and African contemporary artists, the venue will open its new family art studio, ColorLab, later this month with the hopes of fully immersing children in creativity. In this space, youngsters will have the opportunity to experiment with different ideas by way of public programs that explore collages, sculptures and other forms of art. Who knows? Perhaps the work they create in ColorLab will find a permanent home in the museum! 

Photograph: Courtesy of Brooklyn Children's Museum

On May 12, families are invited for a first look at the new feature from 11am–5pm. Not only will the sneak peek offer hands-on activities for kids, but it'll also provide a chance for visitors to weigh in on the studio and voice their opinions about what they would like to see in the future. 

No sweat if you can't swing by this weekend. ColorLab will officially open on May 24 and host public programs on Thursdays from 2–5pm and weekends between 11am–5pm. If you were curious about ways to spend a Saturday or Sunday, you're in luck! It's time to let you mini Picassos shine. 

Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave (718-735-4400,

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