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Brooklyn Children's Museum

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Address: 145 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213
Phone Number: 718 735 4400
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A wonderful place to spend the day with the family, this museum houses a...

A wonderful place to spend the day with the family, this museum houses a remarkable, kid-friendly collection of 20,000 cultural artifacts and natural history specimens, plus live plants and animals, and award-winning exhibitions.

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Really fun museum that allows kids to learn and play

I volunteered here on MLK day and man, this is a fun museum with caring staff. Lots of hands-on learning, a green house, lots of information about local cultural groups, a small... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Michelle B
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Brooklyn, New York

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Brooklyn, New York
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66 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I volunteered here on MLK day and man, this is a fun museum with caring staff. Lots of hands-on learning, a green house, lots of information about local cultural groups, a small mock up of a grocery store, a tots play area that is really cool (although the 5 and under policy can be sort of sad if someone wants... More 

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the world
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10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a wonderful experience ! Our little one really enjoyed his time at the museum. Here is a list of just some of the things he really enjoyed. 1 Driving the big city bus . 2. Doing the water play activity. 3.Dancing to the music in the West Indian Parade video 4. Drumming along with the music 4. Thrilled... More 

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Thank 2runaway
New York City, New York
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44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There were a number of fun sights and experiences in here! It is wonderful to see the Brooklyn Children's Museum's interpretation of all the iconic Brooklyn sites. Keep in mind that the water play and really fun looking experiential area are only accessible to very young children and is heavily policed by security, so if you are here with older... More 

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Thank Rachel M
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Wanted to do something with our daughter in NYC that was all for her and thought this would be a good choice. I would guess that if we had arrived at 10 when it opened it might have been a better visit, however by the time we got there 12 midday it was not a great place to be. The... More 

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Brooklyn
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great place to take a child. lots of scientific activity young ones will have a good time with all the things to do. nicely decorated . Great spot for grandparents

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Branchburg, New Jersey
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Dangerous area, inside is dirty, un-involved staff, overcrowded. Getting here by mass transit is dangerous given the neighborhood is self-explanatory. A Google Street View affirms my experience. Very stressful when with family, wife, kids. Driving here would help, but still. The surfaces everywhere are in need of cleaning, sterilizing, steaming, vacuuming, everything we do at home. Lack of Purell stations,... More 

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New York City, New York
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I went a few times here and would never go back again.It progressively got worse as time went on.Watch your stuff here.Dirty stinky place.

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San Juan, null, Puerto Rico
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61 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

One of the best places in Brooklyn to go with kids. It have areas for babies and bigger kids. A must go in a family vacation.

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Brooklyn, New York
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100 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This children's museum is very hands-on. While children can learn so many things, they can touch and feel them and respond to them which is something that children love to do. It's a must-visit for youngsters and their parents who wish to keep them happy.

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Thank estherp618
Plainfield, New Jersey
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

A great place to spend the afternoon with young kids....lots of hands on fun and things to see and interact with!!!

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