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Brooklyn Children's Museum

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Address: 145 Brooklyn Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213-1900
Phone Number: 718 735 4400
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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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Great time out! We spent 1 hour an a half in there and it was more than enough to wear him out. Very spacious. Great place for kids, they are able to use their imagination. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great time out! We spent 1 hour an a half in there and it was more than enough to wear him out. Very spacious. Great place for kids, they are able to use their imagination. I didn't get to see everything because I went late, but overall a nice time out.

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Thank Cbento5
Ra'anana, Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with our grandson in the morning. The museum was packed with many children and in my opinion they are organized to handle so many children. Everything was messed on the floor. There were no people from the museum to handle such situation. I think that the best time to visit is late afternoon or Saturdays. On top of... More 

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Thank Yoram L
Andover, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Free entry for service personnel! The kids had a great time here, racing around for hours. The exhibits are a bit dated and the garden needs some attention but it is a great experience. The tots area was fantastic.

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1 Thank 201212201212
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Brooklyn Children's Museum is a great choice for children 10 and younger. The museum offers much interactive exhibits but the toddler area is really awesome. Equipped with a large blue sand play area, a reading area, block area, puppet area, music area, and slide, the toddler room offer and abundance of stimulation. There is also a water area that... More 

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Flushing, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've lived in NYC and I've been to every museum except this one. I was looking for something to do with my two daughters and came across the free day @ BCM. Parking outside is impossible, so if your coming from far away, Good Luck! The staff that greeted us were very kind and friendly. The top floor had very... More 

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Thank Emwills0506
New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a nice children's museum with many educational exhibits (on different countries, animals, musical instruments). It's not our favorite, though - my kids prefer the Staten Island Children's Museum which has more toys and games.

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Glendale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took my grandsons there for a few hours. The almost two year old ran from one thing to the next. He loved the hands-on toddler room. They have some wonderful exhibits.

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Thank dlynnb2014
Staten Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I visited the BCM once in December 2015 and again in June 2016 with my grandson who was 6 months on the first visit and 12 months on the second visit. Even though he could not engage in most of the activities at 6 months I still was impressed with the fact that there was an area for him at... More 

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Thank Denise J
Brooklyn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This is definietly a museum for children. I took children the range in age from 21 months to 10 years old. I also had two teenagers with me and they also enjoyed the experience. What I like the most was the various "stores" that showed the various culturals that are Brooklyn. I particular like the Mexican and Carribean market. There... More 

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Thank Celeste T
Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

I took my kids to the museum. I have 2 boys and the museum was okay. But the tables of information were not working or the Pizza Shop had barely ingredients for the kids to do the pizza. the travel Shop had nothing, the supermarket had 1 or 4 boxes or plastic fruits, and the bakery was going in an... More 

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