About Us

About Brooklyn Children's Museum

Founded in 1899 as the world’s first children’s museum, Brooklyn Children’s Museum (BCM) is New York City’s largest cultural institution designed especially for families. The Museum’s mission is to provide first cultural experiences for children and families that inspire curiosity, creativity, and a lifelong love of learning. Proudly based in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, BCM serves 275,000 children and caregivers annually with exhibits and programs grounded in visual arts, music and performance, natural science, and world cultures. Learn more about our exhibits here and check our calendar for information on upcoming events at the Museum. Have questions about your visit? Check our FAQ page.

Mission

Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s mission is to provide first cultural experiences for children and families that inspire curiosity, creativity, and lifelong love of learning.

 

Vision

Brooklyn Children’s Museum promotes cultural literacy through experimentation and exploration. We believe in the power of culture to help children and families find comfort, resilience and stimulation. We work to ensure that all children have access to cultural learning opportunities that build empathy, encourage creative thought and problem solving, and inspire global citizenship.


Brooklyn Children’s Museum thanks its supporters:

 

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This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.