Brooklyn Children’s Museum: From Dinosaurs to Diners

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New York’s collection of great museums doesn’t neglect the wee ones. For your next family outing, head to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, where a great day of discovery awaits. Thoughtful design greets you right off, with a stream and a glowing tunnel running right through the building. From there, the kids will be rushing off to explore a permanent collection that covers everything they love, from dolls to masks to musical instruments. There’s plenty of learning to be had, as minerals, dinosaur footprints, and a complete elephant skeleton capture the imaginations of young naturalists. This being Brooklyn, you’ll also find international flair, with playtime versions of a Chinese bookstore, Mexican bakery, and global market teaching them about cross-cultural commerce. A broad range of ages get in on the action, with the littlest ones having a run of water, sand, and crafts in the Totally Tots section, while all ages come together for real live exotic animals, a collection that thrills with Fantasia, the biggest snake in all of New York City. Schedule your visit around feeding time, if the kids–or you–aren’t too squeamish.

Brooklyn Children's Museum

145 Brooklyn Ave NY 11213

718-735-4400

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