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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Nice place to bring toddlers or small children. Not crowded neighborhood going through change and no problem parking.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Brooklyn, New York
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Your little one will love it. I went as a youth and now I have the pleasure of sharing this experience with my daughter. They keep the place in great condition and renovate it often.

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Thank J S
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to bring toddlers or small children. Not crowded neighborhood going through change and no problem parking.

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Thank LAFAMILLEG11231
Nassau, New York
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter, four, always has fun coming here. Thursday's are free, which is great. I will continue to take her here. We don't live too far, so it's convenient. There is a park next to it too.

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Thank Elisse A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kids hands down have a love affair with the Brooklyn Children's Museum. The museum is all about having children explore, touch and be interactive with the exhibits. It is a space that definitely encourages learning.A must for any visitor with kids coming to Brooklyn

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Thank Debra L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 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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Ra'anana, Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 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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Andover, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

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 August 6, 2016 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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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

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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