Activities & Resources
Brooklyn Children's Museum357in Brooklyn, NY 11213
about Brooklyn Children's Museum:
World Brooklyn, its showcase exhibit, is made up of kid-sized shops, all interactive, that range from a Chinese stationery store (origami) to a Mexican bakery. The grocery store boasts a working conveyor belt.
Neighborhood Nature, is a trek through Brooklyn's natural habitats where kids can get a bug's-eye view inside a giant log and meet real horseshoe crabs at the Touch Tank tide pool. Stop by the Science Inquiry Center to meet more of the museum's live animals, including basilisks, turtles, and a 20-foot Burmese python.
Totally Tots is designed for little ones (five and under) and includes water play, sand play, a climbing structure, and a baby zone with soft sculptures and floor-level mirrors.
Brooklyn Children's Museum is one of only a handful of children's museums nationally with a permanent collection. The ever-changing Collections Central gallery features engaging activities using a selection of cultural objects and natural history specimens from the Museum's 30,000 piece collection.
Birthday parties at the museum are now open to the general public (not just members). Book well in advance.
BCAP hosts a very popular summer camp program at the museum, for kids ages six to 12.
Brooklyn celebrates the arrival of ARTHUR CHRISTMAS with a jolly filled day of ARTHUR CHRISTMAS activities on November 17 from 5-7pm. If you have been nice all year, write your letter to Santa and decorate your very own special ornaments. Click here to find out more about the 12 days of fun family events nationwide leading to the release of ARTHUR CHRISTMAS, the new 3D CG-animated family comedy in theaters November 23, 2011.