Brooklyn Children’s Museum New York
The Brooklyn Children’s Museum is a general purpose museum in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Founded in 1899, it was the first museum in the world to cater specifically to children. The museum is currently undergoing renovation.
The Museum was founded on December 16, 1899 in the Adams House at what is now Brower Park. In 1929, the museum opened the Smith House annex. Eleanor Roosevelt attended the ceremony.
In 1930, the Works Progress Administration supplied hundreds of workers to the museum, which thrived in the Great Depression. From 1968 to 1977, the museum was relocated as the Bedford-Lincoln Neighborhood Museum. This ended with the opening of the current structure at the original location on May 17, 1977.
In 2005, the museum was among 406 New York City arts and social service institutions to receive part of a $20 million grant from the Carnegie Corporation, which was made possible through a donation by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
145 Brooklyn Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213
Wednesday: 12-5pm (Totally Tots opens 11am)
Thursday: 12-5pm (Totally Tots opens 11am)
Friday: 12-5pm (Totally Tots opens 11am)
Admission is $7.50 per person.
Admission is free for Museum members and children under 1 year of age.
3 to Kingston, the A or C to Nostrand or the C to Kingston-Throop
Take the B43 or B44 to St. Mark’s Ave. or take the B45, B65, or B25 to Brooklyn Ave.