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Brooklyn Children's Museum

145 Brooklyn Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213-1900
+1 718-735-4400
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We had great expectations as we loved the museum they have in Manhattan, but the one in Brooklyn is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
shopaholic1979
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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One of the Hidden Treasures

Great Art for the kids. A quiet place in the heart of the city. Near the Library and Grand Army... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert G
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Ocala, Florida
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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.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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145 Brooklyn Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213-1900
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had great expectations as we loved the museum they have in Manhattan, but the one in Brooklyn is way more boring. Even though we arrived early in the morning, already there were not enough toys for the pretend games. The grocery store had the...More

Thank shopaholic1979
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Art for the kids. A quiet place in the heart of the city. Near the Library and Grand Army Plaza, Much to see and enjoy.

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Brooklyn Children's Museum is located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn,NY. It was founded in 1899, it is the first museum in the United States – and probably, the first one worldwide – that caters specifically to children. Its location in what is predominantly a residential...More

Thank Stephan G
Reviewed May 23, 2017

As a ex-brooklyn nanny I came here a lot with lots of children. It is a little better for younger children but still pretty fun for all. highly recommend on hot days. Has a cute water play area. Has sand and dirt play areas too....More

Thank Gabriella C
Reviewed May 22, 2017

A really nice and educating trip. for all ages and stages even my 5 month old enjoyed to play there.

Thank YBC1268
Reviewed May 22, 2017

This is a wonderful way to spend a cold or rainy day. Young kids love the interactive exhibits, and we love the local touches. But, some of the staff - esp. in the water/blocks portion - don't seem to enjoy their jobs. And you don't...More

1  Thank d k
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

Lots of activities for the young children We were there for couple of hours. My grandson was occupied all this time and don't want to leave. Absolutely recommend it.

Thank Mic P
Reviewed May 3, 2017

It's not kept clean. Many of the items are touch related. Every time I took kids there the next day they came down with pinkeye,colds etc.My daughter should have worn gloves and I should have had handy wipes on me.Area parking isn't the greatest don't...More

Thank donny b
Reviewed March 20, 2017

We visited New York in March 2017 for a family wedding. Honestly, we found New York painful to visit with small children and this museum was definitely a highlight for them. There is plenty of stuff to do at the museum to keep the kids...More

1  Thank NewfieTravellers1
Reviewed February 5, 2017

My grandchild and I spent 3 hours here and probably could of stayed longer. He had a great time. Lots to do for kids. I would not realy call this a museum, found the place more like a big indoor playground/kindergaden for children but we...More

1  Thank AnitaBarbara
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