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Brooklyn Children's Museum

Address: 145 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213
Phone Number: 718 735 4400
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Ranked #40 of 373 things to do in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's museums, Museums
Owner description: A wonderful place to spend the day with the family, this museum houses a remarkable, kid-friendly...
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Type: Children's museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Kempston, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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161 reviews 161 reviews
51 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
90 helpful votes 90 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
116 helpful votes 116 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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new york
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717 reviews 717 reviews
246 attraction reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The secret is kids age out of children's museums quite young. And we parents sometimes do not think of taking them as young as we can. The toddler area here is awesome. If your kid can stand up, bring him or her. The one challenge will be one adult cannot keep eyes on both a toddler and an older child... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Museum itself is amazingly made for children, I wish I had some at that time ;)) BUT if you are just adults/teenagers, there is nothing for you there. We kind of passed through it and thought why not to go in, but then the receptionist asked us to sign special document indicating reasons why did we come here without children,... More 

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