Brooklyn Children's Museum

Brooklyn Children's Museum Founded in 1899 as the world’s first children’s museum, Brooklyn Children’s Museum (BCM) is New York City’s largest cultural institution designed especially for families.
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Brooklyn Children's Museum, the world's first children's museum and the first and only "green" museum in New York City, has been offering educational and fun experiences to families for over 120 years. As an international model for museum and community programs, Brooklyn Children's Museum offers interactive learning adventures through hands-on exhibitions, multicultural performances, creative workshops and an extensive collection of cultural artifacts and natural science specimens. Situated in the heart of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, with beautiful Brower Park as its backyard, Brooklyn Children's Museum welcomes over 300,000 visitors a year and reaches another 500,000 annually through its national touring exhibitions.

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Celebrate Juneteenth tomorrow with live music, dance performances, and art-making! Festivities will take place in the Mu...
06/18/2021

Celebrate Juneteenth tomorrow with live music, dance performances, and art-making! Festivities will take place in the Museum AND next door in Brower Park in partnership with Friends of Brower Park and Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. Tickets at www.brooklynkids.org/tickets 🎟🎟🎟

🥁 11:30am - Music by Brooklyn United Music and Arts Program

📖🎶 12pm - Original poetry & music by Kevin Powell and Soulfolk Experience,

🎨 12pm-1pm & 2pm-4pm - Art-making project inspired by Joanne Petit-Frere,

💃 2:30pm & 3:30pm - Interactive dance performances by ASE Dance Theatre Collective

Join us tomorrow and Celebrate Juneteenth at BCM! Tickets at www.brooklynkids.org/tickets#juneteenth 🥰

Celebrate Juneteenth tomorrow with live music, dance performances, and art-making! Festivities will take place in the Museum AND next door in Brower Park in partnership with Friends of Brower Park and Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. Tickets at www.brooklynkids.org/tickets 🎟🎟🎟

🥁 11:30am - Music by Brooklyn United Music and Arts Program

📖🎶 12pm - Original poetry & music by Kevin Powell and Soulfolk Experience,

🎨 12pm-1pm & 2pm-4pm - Art-making project inspired by Joanne Petit-Frere,

💃 2:30pm & 3:30pm - Interactive dance performances by ASE Dance Theatre Collective

Join us tomorrow and Celebrate Juneteenth at BCM! Tickets at www.brooklynkids.org/tickets#juneteenth 🥰

Join us Saturday to celebrate Juneteenth and mark the 1865 emancipation of enslaved African Americans! This Saturday we ...
06/15/2021

Join us Saturday to celebrate Juneteenth and mark the 1865 emancipation of enslaved African Americans! This Saturday we will feature the work and practice of Brooklyn-based artist Joanne Petit-Frere, who uses braiding and weaving to create unique sculptures often designed as adornments for the human body. Drawing on various African Diasporic traditions, the photographs of Cindy Sherman, Haitian history, and a range of other sources, Petit-Frère makes films, drawings, tapestries and sculptures that involve hand weaving of financially-sustainable, synthetic hair.

Petit-Frère selected several objects from BCM's collection that connect to her art practice and inspirations, seen below. On Saturday, June 19, join us in BCM's ColorLab Art Studio for art-making and a special "Holding History" program to handle and explore some of these highlights from the Museum's collection.

1.
Deangle Mask
Wood, fiber, hair
Late 20th century
Dan people, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, Africa

2.
Gunyege Mask
Wood, fiber, pigment, hair
Late 20th century
Dan people, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, Africa

3.
Hair Pick
Plastic, metal
1970s
Liberia, Africa

4.
Mask
Wood, raffia fiber, pigment
Late 20th century
Yaka people, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa

5.
Chi Wara Cap
Cowrie, raffia, rattan
Late 20th century
Bamana people, Mali, Africa

Pride last Saturday was SO much fun. Join us this Saturday and celebrate Juneteenth at BCM! Festivities will take place ...
06/15/2021

Pride last Saturday was SO much fun. Join us this Saturday and celebrate Juneteenth at BCM! Festivities will take place outdoors in neighboring Brower Park and on our rooftop.

Come by for live music, community mural-making, and art activities led by Brooklyn-based artist Joanne Petit-Frere, in partnership with Friends of Brower Park and the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music! Tickets at https://www.brooklynkids.org/tickets#juneteenth 🥰

This Saturday we're celebrating Pride, get your tickets today at www.brooklynkids.org/tickets! So what's happening?? 🤔 ⬇...
06/11/2021

This Saturday we're celebrating Pride, get your tickets today at www.brooklynkids.org/tickets! So what's happening?? 🤔 ⬇️

🌈 Drag Queen Story Hour is back! Hear Drag Queen Story Hour NYC readings by Cholula Lemon & Miz Jade about the history of Pride and LGBTQA+ families. 🏳️‍🌈

🌈 Live music by the The Nightingale Fam 🎶

🌈 Readings by author Kyle Lukoff from his book "When Aidan Became a Brother" 📖

🌈 DANCE PARTY hosted by DJ Dynamite and featuring stilt walkers and group games. YES there will be prizes 🤩🕺🕺💃💃

Tickets at www.brooklynkids.org/tickets#pride, don't wait. Two sessions, 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm. Masks required when inside the Museum. See you Saturday, June 12!

Celebrate Juneteenth at BCM, Saturday June 19! Join us for this historic date of emancipation in partnership with Friend...
06/09/2021
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Celebrate Juneteenth at BCM, Saturday June 19! Join us for this historic date of emancipation in partnership with Friends of Brower Park and the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music 🥰 Tickets at https://www.brooklynkids.org/tickets#juneteenth

Come by Brower Park between 11am-3pm for live music, a community mural, and art-making activities. At BCM, a special ColorLab program will feature Brooklyn-based artist Joanne Petit-Frѐre, who will demonstrate the braiding technique she uses in her unique artworks.

BCM will offer Pay-What-You-Wish admission during the first Play Session, 10am–1pm.

Festivals at Brooklyn Children's Museum are made possible by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Hearst Foundations, MetLife Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.

BCM will mark and celebrate this historic date of emancipation alongside education and achievement. In partnership with Friends of Brower Park and the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, BCM will present live music, a community mural, and art-making activities in Brower Park from 11am-3pm. At BCM, a spe...

We're open today! Join us for either AM or PM sessions, 10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm 😘Climb around in the Nest, water play in Tot...
06/08/2021

We're open today! Join us for either AM or PM sessions, 10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm 😘

Climb around in the Nest, water play in Totally Tots, and explore World Brooklyn. Tickets at www.brooklynkids.org/tickets 🎟

We're open today! Join us for either AM or PM sessions, 10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm 😘

Climb around in the Nest, water play in Totally Tots, and explore World Brooklyn. Tickets at www.brooklynkids.org/tickets 🎟

Join us this Saturday as we celebrate Pride with a full day of programming and art activities, including making your own...
06/08/2021

Join us this Saturday as we celebrate Pride with a full day of programming and art activities, including making your own pride flag that represents who you are. Get tickets at www.brooklynkids.org/tickets#pride 🎟🌈🌈🎟

Brooklyn Children’s Museum holds a unique collection of 30,000 educational objects. BCM recognizes that these mostly 19th and early 20th century objects necessitate conversations about race, culture, and colonialism, and do not fully represent the Central Brooklyn community the Museum engages.

In 2017, in response to these issues, BCM launched a teen-led Rapid Response Collecting Taskforce (RRCTF). Through this initiative, a cohort of teens trained in collections practices identified themes around which to source and accession community-based object donations. Themes have included immigration, criminal justice, gender fluidity, and gentrification. Objects that teens have collected have been integrated into the Museum’s collections and will remain there in perpetuity.

In October of 2017, one of the members of the RRCTF, Aniyah, age 16, learned of the City of Philadelphia’s newly launched "MoreColor, MorePride" flag and proposed this object be included within BCM's collection. She reached out to Amber J. Hikes, the then Executive Director of Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs, who graciously mailed us a “MoreColor, MorePride” flag, which has been accessioned into BCM's collection.

This flag differs from the traditional six-stripe rainbow flag designed in 1978 by artist Gilbert Baker, and adds two additional stripes: black and brown, as a way to celebrate non-white LGBTQ+ members and to apply an intersectional approach in acknowledging the experience of racially marginalized LGBTQ+ individuals.

Join us this Saturday as we celebrate Pride with a full day of programming and art activities, including making your own pride flag that represents who you are. Get tickets at www.brooklynkids.org/tickets#pride 🎟🌈🌈🎟

Brooklyn Children’s Museum holds a unique collection of 30,000 educational objects. BCM recognizes that these mostly 19th and early 20th century objects necessitate conversations about race, culture, and colonialism, and do not fully represent the Central Brooklyn community the Museum engages.

In 2017, in response to these issues, BCM launched a teen-led Rapid Response Collecting Taskforce (RRCTF). Through this initiative, a cohort of teens trained in collections practices identified themes around which to source and accession community-based object donations. Themes have included immigration, criminal justice, gender fluidity, and gentrification. Objects that teens have collected have been integrated into the Museum’s collections and will remain there in perpetuity.

In October of 2017, one of the members of the RRCTF, Aniyah, age 16, learned of the City of Philadelphia’s newly launched "MoreColor, MorePride" flag and proposed this object be included within BCM's collection. She reached out to Amber J. Hikes, the then Executive Director of Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs, who graciously mailed us a “MoreColor, MorePride” flag, which has been accessioned into BCM's collection.

This flag differs from the traditional six-stripe rainbow flag designed in 1978 by artist Gilbert Baker, and adds two additional stripes: black and brown, as a way to celebrate non-white LGBTQ+ members and to apply an intersectional approach in acknowledging the experience of racially marginalized LGBTQ+ individuals.

ColorLab is open for drop-in art-making all through June! Join us this month and create a colorful confetti collage insp...
06/06/2021

ColorLab is open for drop-in art-making all through June! Join us this month and create a colorful confetti collage inspired by artist Howardena Pindell’s circle motifs and techniques used to create paintings and collages.

Pindell works in a variety of media often deconstructing canvases and then building the surfaces back together to create a layered and dimensional effect. Follow along in this week's BCM+You activity and try it yourself!

Share a photo of your confetti collage - tag us and use #bcmandyou 🥰

ColorLab is open for drop-in art-making all through June! Join us this month and create a colorful confetti collage inspired by artist Howardena Pindell’s circle motifs and techniques used to create paintings and collages.

Pindell works in a variety of media often deconstructing canvases and then building the surfaces back together to create a layered and dimensional effect. Follow along in this week's BCM+You activity and try it yourself!

Share a photo of your confetti collage - tag us and use #bcmandyou 🥰

We're open!! 👋 Get out of the rain and into a museum 😉We're open for play this AM & PM - during the PM session, our frie...
06/03/2021

We're open!! 👋 Get out of the rain and into a museum 😉

We're open for play this AM & PM - during the PM session, our friends from The Little Orchestra Society will be here making music 🎶 Get tickets at www.brooklynkids.org/tickets 🎟

Programs at Brooklyn Children's Museum are made possible by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with New York City Council. Thank you to Stavros Niarchos Foundation Investors Bank #PierreandTanaMatisseFoundation and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs for supporting pay-what-you-wish hours at BCM!

We're open!! 👋 Get out of the rain and into a museum 😉

We're open for play this AM & PM - during the PM session, our friends from The Little Orchestra Society will be here making music 🎶 Get tickets at www.brooklynkids.org/tickets 🎟

Programs at Brooklyn Children's Museum are made possible by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with New York City Council. Thank you to Stavros Niarchos Foundation Investors Bank #PierreandTanaMatisseFoundation and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs for supporting pay-what-you-wish hours at BCM!

SAVE THE DATE! Join us for Celebrate Pride on Saturday, June 12 as we honor all kinds of love throughout the month of Ju...
05/29/2021
Buy Tickets - Brooklyn Children's Museum

SAVE THE DATE! Join us for Celebrate Pride on Saturday, June 12 as we honor all kinds of love throughout the month of June. Enjoy a special storytime program with Drag Queen Story Hour, and then show off your dance moves at a family dance party with DJ DynAMITe!

Tickets at https://www.brooklynkids.org/tickets#pride 🥰 Festivals at Brooklyn Children's Museum are made possible by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Hearst Foundations, MetLife Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.

There are two types of tickets: Play Sessions and ColorLab Workshops. Play Sessions allow families to explore BCM’s signature exhibits including World Brooklyn, Neighborhood Nature, Totally Tots, Collections Central and The Nest. ColorLab Workshops are art-making workshops in the Museum’s art st...

Visit us today during Pay-What-You-Wish hours from 2pm-5pm and check out Stoop Stories, a documentary storytelling proje...
05/27/2021

Visit us today during Pay-What-You-Wish hours from 2pm-5pm and check out Stoop Stories, a documentary storytelling project by Marj Kleinman and Lara Weinberg that connects, supports, and celebrates our NYC neighbors. With over 150 images, Stoop Stories documents our present moment and inspires NYC kids and families to tell their own stories.

We've built our own custom stoop where you can take a #stoopie selfie! Find it down the tunnel and share your story with us and Stoop Stories 🥰

Thank you to Stavros Niarchos Foundation Investors Bank #PierreandTanaMatisseFoundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs for supporting pay-what-you-wish hours at BCM!

Visit us today during Pay-What-You-Wish hours from 2pm-5pm and check out Stoop Stories, a documentary storytelling project by Marj Kleinman and Lara Weinberg that connects, supports, and celebrates our NYC neighbors. With over 150 images, Stoop Stories documents our present moment and inspires NYC kids and families to tell their own stories.

We've built our own custom stoop where you can take a #stoopie selfie! Find it down the tunnel and share your story with us and Stoop Stories 🥰

Thank you to Stavros Niarchos Foundation Investors Bank #PierreandTanaMatisseFoundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs for supporting pay-what-you-wish hours at BCM!

Join us for an ✨in-person✨ rooftop terrace party on Wednesday, June 16 to celebrate and raise funds for Brooklyn Childre...
05/22/2021

Join us for an ✨in-person✨ rooftop terrace party on Wednesday, June 16 to celebrate and raise funds for Brooklyn Children’s Museum.

Will there be music? YES!
Will there be amazing food from local vendors? YES!
Will there be my favorite drinks? YES!
Will there be friends, conversation, and lots of laughs? Oh, YES!

All of us at Brooklyn Children’s Museum are so proud to be open and serving our community. Your donation or ticket will allow the Museum to expand our services and resources for Brooklyn families over the coming months.

Buy tickets to our Summer Roof Party: https://secure.givelively.org/event/brooklyn-children-s-museum-corp/2021-summer-roof-party/brooklyn-children-s-museum-2021-summer-roof-party

Donate and support BCM: https://83.blackbaudhosting.com/83/General-Operating

See you 6/16! 😘

Join us for an ✨in-person✨ rooftop terrace party on Wednesday, June 16 to celebrate and raise funds for Brooklyn Children’s Museum.

Will there be music? YES!
Will there be amazing food from local vendors? YES!
Will there be my favorite drinks? YES!
Will there be friends, conversation, and lots of laughs? Oh, YES!

All of us at Brooklyn Children’s Museum are so proud to be open and serving our community. Your donation or ticket will allow the Museum to expand our services and resources for Brooklyn families over the coming months.

Buy tickets to our Summer Roof Party: https://secure.givelively.org/event/brooklyn-children-s-museum-corp/2021-summer-roof-party/brooklyn-children-s-museum-2021-summer-roof-party

Donate and support BCM: https://83.blackbaudhosting.com/83/General-Operating

See you 6/16! 😘

We're a vaccination site – what an honor! 🙌 Stop by Tuesday thru Saturday between 9am-5pm and get your first dose, every...
05/20/2021

We're a vaccination site – what an honor! 🙌 Stop by Tuesday thru Saturday between 9am-5pm and get your first dose, everyone 12 and up. If you get your shot on a day we're open, you can enjoy the Museum afterwards. If we're not open, we'll you give a free pass for next time 🥰

We're a vaccination site – what an honor! 🙌 Stop by Tuesday thru Saturday between 9am-5pm and get your first dose, everyone 12 and up. If you get your shot on a day we're open, you can enjoy the Museum afterwards. If we're not open, we'll you give a free pass for next time 🥰

New exhibit opening this Saturday! Visit Brooklyn Children's Museum and experience Stoop Stories, a documentary storytel...
05/19/2021

New exhibit opening this Saturday! Visit Brooklyn Children's Museum and experience Stoop Stories, a documentary storytelling project by Marj Kleinman and Lara Weinberg that explores the stories of New Yorkers over this past year and beyond. This exhibit, with over 150 images, is designed to document this moment in time, while inspiring and empowering NYC kids and families to tell their own stories. Visitors will be able to take a #stoopie on BCM's indoor stoop and submit their own story to StoopStories.net.

Stoop Stories opens Saturday, May 22 and runs through fall 2021. Viewing is included with general admission tickets - get tickets at www.brooklynkids.org/tickets

New exhibit opening this Saturday! Visit Brooklyn Children's Museum and experience Stoop Stories, a documentary storytelling project by Marj Kleinman and Lara Weinberg that explores the stories of New Yorkers over this past year and beyond. This exhibit, with over 150 images, is designed to document this moment in time, while inspiring and empowering NYC kids and families to tell their own stories. Visitors will be able to take a #stoopie on BCM's indoor stoop and submit their own story to StoopStories.net.

Stoop Stories opens Saturday, May 22 and runs through fall 2021. Viewing is included with general admission tickets - get tickets at www.brooklynkids.org/tickets

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145 Brooklyn Avenue (At St Marks Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY
11213

Subway: 3 to Kingston A/C to Nostrand C to Kingston/Throop Bus: B43/B44 to St. Marks Avenue B25/B45/B65 to Brooklyn Avenue LIRR: To Nostrand Avenue

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Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 19:00

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Is BCM open today, since its raining?
Hey! I have 1 adult and 1 children’s ticket available for free if anyone needs them. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to make it. Hopefully I can brighten up another kids day. Let me know and I’ll email them over!
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Have any decisions been made as to whether or not the Holi festival will go on as planned?
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I was reading that you use captive animals for display. Why? What value can it possibly have putting anumals in tiny enclosures nothing like their natural environment for children to gawk at? How horrid.
Hi--can you write us at [email protected] to discuss how you want CAMBA to co-sponsor your event? Thanks.
We loved our visit as outsiders from Northern Ireland where made very welcome.
Ryan, Ariya and Rias 1st Holi Celebration!
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