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Brooklyn Children's Museum

145 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213
718 735 4400
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Ranked #26 of 117 Attractions in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
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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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English first
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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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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
50 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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237 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
41 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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28 reviews 28 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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Summit, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I had gotten a Groupon for the Brooklyn Children's Museum(4 admissions for $18, usually it is $9 per person). We had a pleasant experience. There was a lot for my three year daughter to do. She thoroughly enjoyed the pretend grocery store, pizza parlor and the building area. There was also a fun area for tots under the age of... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Brooklyn is a great place and there are so many cultures here this museum helps you experience them. There's a pizzeria, supermarket, travel office, mexican bakery, a bus you can drive and be a passenger on, etc. There's a small stage area you can dance to the videos they have of the different music offered in the boro. There's sounds... More

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