From historic brownstones and landmarks such as the Brooklyn Bridge to trendy bars and restaurants, Brooklyn has enough attractions to entertain you for a lifetime, but three days is a good start. Discover Brooklyn’s key sights, visit its worthiest eateries, and even hop over to another borough.
Brooklyn Children's Museum
145 Brooklyn Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213, USA, Brooklyn, New York, NY 11213
As one of the oldest children's museums in the world, the Brooklyn Children's Museum has long been a leading learning space committed to cultivating young people's social, emotional, and physical development. From science exhibits to ColorLab art experiments, kids are sure to get a kick out of the activity-packed museum. Most visitors prefer to buy their tickets online in advance, to skip the line.
Things to Know Before You Go
With daily programs and three floors of engaging exhibition spaces, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum is a must-do for families with kids.
Toddlers can hang out at Totally Tots, a destination with sensory play activities and art-making workshops.
Adults without children are admitted only by appointment.
There’s an on-site café, which features a seasonal menu.
How to Get There
If you plan to take public transit, the subway is your best bet. Take the 2, 3, or 4 train to the Nostrand Avenue stop, or the A or C train to the Kingston-Throop Avenues stop. Alternatively, you can drive to the Brooklyn Children's Museum, which is located off Atlantic Avenue, on Brooklyn Avenue.
When to Get There
The Brooklyn Children's Museum is open every day except Monday. Hours are different for each day—check the museum’s website for details. For a great value, stop by when the museum offers sliding scale entry—usually on Thursdays from 2pm to 6pm, and Sundays from 4pm to 7pm. For fewer crowds, go on a weekday.
The Best Green Spaces in Brooklyn
Visitors to the Brooklyn Children's Museum are just a short subway ride from two large, well-kept green spaces—Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. An ideal kid-friendly stop, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden has hands-on ecology exhibits, and spaces such as the Fragrance Garden. Just steps away, verdant Prospect Park is the perfect place to take a stroll and unwind after a busy museum day.
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