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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 #25 of 98 Attractions 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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Brooklyn, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

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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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
27 helpful votes 27 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
55 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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246 attraction reviews
214 helpful votes 214 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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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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Brooklyn NY
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102 reviews 102 reviews
41 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Children of all ages will have a great time here. The small child area is secure so they can't wander off. There are so many lovely interactive exhibits for all children.

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is a GREAT children's Museum! I have come many, many times and have brought other children with me along with my son. They all have loved it. It's smaller than Long Island Children's Museum, but still GREAT! Highly recommend!

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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Went there last Thursday, which was free from 3:00 - 7:00PM, every third Thursday. The 4-year-old had lots of fun. There are animals (iguana, turtles, fish), sand box, garden, shops, toddler area (older kids are not allowed to enter), handicraft area, water to play with... All are attractive to kids. Love it!

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