THIS PLACE IS AMAZING! Hidden away deep in a beautiful residential neighborhood next to beautiful Brower Park, just one mile from Grand Army Plaza, in the Heart of Brooklyn cultural hub.145 Brooklyn Avenue (at St. Marks Avenue), Brooklyn, NY 11213 of Brooklyn,
BCM is a fun, adventurous and family oriented destination. I visited with our Youth Association with some apprehension it would not appeal to the teens. I had nothing to be worried about, while designed for younger children, we all had fun from lie size models, the library and my favorites the Hissing Cockroaches and the giant yellow Boa Snake! It was awesome with an abundance of hands on working play and interest stations. The building is completely self contained and designed for young people to run, jump and climb all over everything. I felt secure that none of our 30 young people would be lost or in danger. The diverse staff were all happy, cheerful and ready to assist.
The Kids Cafe and lounge were reasonably priced. Food and drink may only be enjoyed in the Kids Cafe, not in the exhibit galleries. The Kids Cafe is open Tuesday through Thursday 10am-3pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am -4:30 pm. The KidShop is open Tuesday through Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 12pm-5pm.
We participated in the art class on the second floor in the spacious classrooms and the teens played around on the outdoor courts also on the second floor. The parents, teens and children all had a fantastic day and we have scheduled our next visit already!
I do agree that it can be a challenge to reach if you are not familiar with Brooklyn but it is well worth the effort for the entire family! Allow a minimum of 3 hours for the fun and excitement!
FALL FREE HOURS
Admission to the Museum is free every third thursday of the month from 4:00–7:00pm and on the FIRST FULL WEEKEND of every month 2:00–5:00pm, except on holiday weekends. (Does not apply to school, camp, or other organized groups.)
Admission is $9.00 per person.
Admission is free for Museum members and children under 1 year of age.
Annual family memberships offer FREE admission for 12 months, and are available beginning at $85.
Admission for camp groups and school groups with advance reservations is a discounted $6 per person.
Organizations planning a visit of 10 people or more are required to make an advance reservation to receive our discounted $6 per person rate. Please call 718-735-4400 x 118.
We are a Blue Star Museum! All military personnel (active or retired) with ID receive the discount of free family admission up to 6. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (16 years of age or over). Adults must be accompanied by a child 16 year of age or under.
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