Jewish Children's Museum
Children discover famous biblical stories, learn about Jewish traditions and customs, and dive into Jewish history through the museum’s exhibitions. Kids get hands-on and interact, whether it's by climbing on a gigantic Shabbat table, shopping at a kosher supermarket, taking part in a cooking class in the kosher kitchen, or discovering traditional handicrafts in ashtetl holiday village. Other activities include a 6-hole miniature golf course, a rock climbing wall, and a games gallery.
Things to Know Before You Go
The museum is aimed at children between the ages of 2 and 10, but many exhibitions are interesting for older children and adults too.
Tickets include full access to all exhibitions; children under 2 are free.
Plan around two hours to take in all the exhibits.
There is a cafe and kosher restaurant on site.
How to Get There
The museum is located along Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The closest subway station is the 2, 3, 4 at Nostrand Avenue, three blocks away.
When to Get There
The museum is open Monday to Thursday from mid-morning to mid-afternoon, and Sundays from morning to early evening. It is closed on Friday and Saturday.
Things to Do with Kids in Brooklyn
Other spots in Brooklyn that keep kids entertained include Prospect Park, with highlights including walking trails, a boating lake, and Prospect Park Zoo. On the water, Brooklyn Bridge Park has numerous picnic areas, cycling paths, and playgrounds. There is also the nearby Brooklyn Children’s Museum; the children’s space at the Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch; and Coney Island amusement park.
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