Brooklyn Children's MuseumThe World’s First Children’s Museum
Brooklyn Children's Museum145 Brooklyn Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11213
The World’s First Children’s Museum
A pioneer in education, Brooklyn Children's Museum was the first museum created expressly for children when it was founded in 1899. Its success has sparked the creation of 300 children's museums around the world. With award-winning, hands-on exhibits and innovative use of its collections, the Museum engages children from pre-school to high school in learning adventures. It is the only children's museum in New York City, and one of few in the country, to be accredited by the American Association of Museums.
The mission of Brooklyn Children’s Museum is to engage children in educational and entertaining experiences through innovation and excellence in exhibitions, programs, and use of its collection.
The Museum encourages children from infancy through high school to develop an understanding of and respect for themselves, others and the world around them.
Gather 'round the (faux) campfire: our new exhibit, Wilderness Camp, opens this weekend! Wilderness Camp brings the outdoors in to our 2nd floor gallery. NYC contemporary artist Tattfoo Tan has created an interactive exhibit that explores how we rely on nature for our basic needs and resources. http://www.brooklynkids.org/visiting-exhibits/