Brooklyn Children's Museum’s After School Program is a free, year-round program that serves elementary and high school students. This interdisciplinary program has offered unique learning opportunities at the Museum and in the community for over 25 years.

Elementary (Grades k-5)

Children in BCM’s daily K–5 program explore arts, culture, and STEM themes guided by our exceptional Museum Educators. Each week, children receive a unique museum experience as they interact with our exclusive collection of over 30,000 museum objects. This program is located at P.S. 189 located on 1100 East New York Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11212.

Program Schedule
Monday–Friday, 3–6pm and some school holidays and breaks.

Brooklyn Children's Museum After school is supported by the Department of Youth and Community Development of the City of New York.

Registration & Contact Information

Enrollment for the 80 students summer camp slots will be done by lottery. Applications will not be selected based on a lottery and not on a first come, first served basis. Sibling preference will be given to the sibling(s) of a selected applicant. Applications will be available August 2016.

For more information, please contact Kwame Brandt-Pierce at kbpierce@brooklynkids.org.

High School (Grades 9-12)

BCM’s Teen program offers work-based learning experiences and volunteer opportunities through museum internships, as well as enrichment workshops that focus on career readiness and cultural arts and science workshops. Teens develop the skills they need for scholastic, college, and post-college success.

The Brooklyn Children's Museum Teen Council is dedicated to exposing Brooklyn Teens to the working world through artistic enrichment and professional development workshops. During this internship, Teens attend arts enrichment workshops and work behind the scenes at the Brooklyn Children's Museum every Saturday or Sunday for six months. Teens working on the weekends receive a monthly stipend of $150 for their work in the Museum's Live Animal, Education or Visitor Services Departments.

Program Schedule

Arts Enrichment Workshops: Wednesday, 4:00pm–6:00pm 

College Readiness Seminars: Thursdays, 4:00pm–5:30pm 

Museum Internship: Saturday or Sunday, 12:00pm-5:00pm 

Monthly Meetings: First Fridays, 4:30pm-5:30pm

Key Dates

Program Info Session: September15th, 4:00pm

All applications due: September 25th       

Interviews for semi-final candidates: September 30th, October 1st & 2nd     

Acceptance letters sent: October 6th 

Monthly meeting for new & returning Teen Council members: October 7th, 4:30pm-5:30pm 

Orientation for new Teen Council members : October 8th or 9th, 1:00pm-3:00pm 

Application & Contact Information

Apply to this program by completing an online application click here. Paper applications can also be completed and dropped off at the Museum's front desk. Applications are due September 25th.

For more information, please contact Amanda Adams-Louis at aalouis@brooklynkids.org, 718-735-4400 x 119 or 104