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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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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 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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I hadn't been to this museum for over 25 years, when my children were young. So, when I took my grandchildren there, I wasn't sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Jamaica, New York
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Jamaica, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I hadn't been to this museum for over 25 years, when my children were young. So, when I took my grandchildren there, I wasn't sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised. It has been beautifully renovated, with lots of new stuff added. Even though it was very crowded, because it was a holiday and all schools were off, and... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

First of all, let me say, I think my 2 yo would've given this place a 5 star. She totally enjoyed herself for the hour or so we were there. I thought it was cool, educational and fun for the kids. Maybe a bit more exhibits needed. The play areas are great and the kids do seem to love them.... More 

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Kempston, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I took my two grandchildren here in February they are aged 2 and 4. They had a great time, there is so much to do. I have read some other reviewers who only gave this attraction 3 or less stars and now wonder if they ever went somewhere better, I certainly haven't. I did not find any evidence of poor... More 

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Falls Church
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Hands-on fun for kiddos! I really liked that the exhibits were not the standard ones you see in every kids museum. They had a good selection for children of all ages. I really liked the side section for 5 and under. The water table was a huge hit and the puppet area and slide were tied for second. My older... More 

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Hunter Valley, Australia
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170 reviews 170 reviews
52 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We are from Australia and had higher expectations of this place and we were definitely disappointed by it. The children (3 and 7) both enjoyed most the activities however some of the activities had children not wanting to share and parents not caring to step in and explain that we all pay the same price and that sharing is what... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I have such mixed feelings about the Brooklyn Children's Museum. First, I think it is really important that such an institution exists: a big space for children to explore, play, learn and grow. They have the idea: the lower floor is on the surface a fun space where kids can pretend to work at a travel agency, in a bakery,... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

While visiting my four year old granddaughter in Brooklyn, I took her to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. There are many different interactive areas in the museum: a pizzeria, supermarket, Mexican bakery, water play area, blue sand box area, a Metro bus, live animals (fish, turtles, lizards), and instrument area. The particular day we went there was an arts and crafts... More 

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Zagreb
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Honestly, I expected quite large museum. My reference was Boston museum which is absolutely huge compared to this one. But anyway, we had wonderful 3 hours there (including food on top floor) so no problem there. Best attractions for us were small "shops" where you can bake bread, sell like in a real shop, make pizza etc. Some of the... More 

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Belgium
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I have never seen such a beautiful BIG museum just for kids. The only problem is that your child will never want to leave. Go there when your child is really young, one or so, the toddler area is amazing and will keep him occupied for a long time. There is even a quiet area with books. In the summer... More 

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New York City, New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
55 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a wonderful museum, and a great resource for parents and teachers. I gave it 4 stars because some parts are a little dated and it lacks the full-court dazzle of some of America's better-funded Children's Museums (i.e. the Boston Children's Museum). Of course, you're reading this because you're in New York. And this is a great place to... More 

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