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Address: 145 Brooklyn Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213-1900
Phone Number: +1 718-735-4400
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 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 bubblesReviewed September 9, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place for kids of all ages. Took our 22 month old and he had so much fun it was hard to tear him away from there! You can bring your own lunch and eat upstairs and seems like the only place in New York with baby changing facilities! Loads of sand boxes dotted around and water features. Well worth... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since our kids were just under 2 we've visited the BKCM dozens of times. They're now 3 and they still enjoy it - even more than before. Nearly everything is hands on and is a good time for kids. It can get a little crowded on weekends and parking is hit or miss, but otherwise would highly recommend! The cafe... More 

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Thank Jeremy_BK2
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

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 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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