Brooklyn Children MuseumFree: Thursday 3pm – 5pm; Third Thursday of the month 3pm – 7pm

When founded in 1899, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum was the first museum in the United States and some believe, the world, to cater specifically to children. The museum’s collection and exhibitions reflect its long history as well as the changes in children’s educational needs over time and the changing environment. Its original focus was the presentation of natural science to children raised in an urban environment, but following World War II, technology and cultural awareness became more important. Children contribute extensively in the planning of museum exhibits, and have done so for a significant part of its history.

Address: 145 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 10am – 5pm; Closed Mondays
Direction: Subway 2/3/4/5 to Kingston Ave. Station
Phone: +1 (718) 735-4400

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