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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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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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Fun and educational for little ones

Its best to go early so that you avoid the crowds. There is a lot to see a do such as 3D puzzles, drawings, trying on outfits, and role play. Certain parts of the museum have not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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New York City, New York
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Its best to go early so that you avoid the crowds. There is a lot to see a do such as 3D puzzles, drawings, trying on outfits, and role play. Certain parts of the museum have not been well maintained so it takes away from the experience, when things are missing, broken, wet or dirty. There were play & sensory... More 

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Queens, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Its okay for the kids between 3-7 years old, anybody else older would be boring. Two hours should be enough, to visit all the rooms and exhibitions. Its an okay place, but I wouldn't go again.

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new york, ny
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

So much potential at the Brooklyn Childrens Museum... but it seems dirty, unsupervised with no staff around to help. There were a lot of camp groups, many with older children and they were literally jumping off the walls and exhibits. There was no one around them or supervising them. If they are going to allow 13 year olds in groups... More 

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Norfolk, VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Went with 2 preschoolers and they had a blast. It was crowded since it was during the pay as you wish time (Thursday 2-6). It was more overwhelming for the adults than the kids. Hope to return soon.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

What a great place to go with young children, ages 6 and 9! They had so much fun. Particularly in the shops which had working phones between them. They made art to take home too, and asked for a return trip next day. A great thing to do with kids in Brooklyn.

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San Juan, null, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We have a 4 years old girl and she enjoy every minute in the museum. They have a section where kids make games with water. A must for kids!!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is a wonderful, hands on play space for the younger children ( I would say 2-5). Lots of things to touch, manipulate and play with. We have been here several times and kids enjoyed it very much.

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boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This museum is awesome! It's huge. Tons of activities for my son. My son is a toddler with a short attention span. This place kept him busy for almost 3 hours. He wanted to stay longer but it was clear that he was exhausted and needed a nap. They have many little rooms with different themes. Lots of hands on... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

My toddler had a blast in Totally Tots. Clean facilities. Near subway station (5 blocks away). Friendly staff.

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hamptons, ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We take our grandkids to this museum every opportunity we have. Recently took my oldest, 7 year old, on a day off school. We spent 4 hours there in spite of having been there many times before. And I had to drag him out! He/they always find something new and fun to do that excites, educates, and entertains them.

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