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Summer Programs

Summer Programs at BCM

The Museum’s guided camp programs are led by trained, dynamic Museum Educators to support and amplify camp themes and exploration. Campers engage in interdisciplinary, inquiry-based programs that offer hands-on, immersive and memorable experiences. Book your groups for slots Tuesday-Friday from 10am-1pm by clicking here.

Camp Programs


Play with your Dough  (45 mins)

Campers explore the role of bakers and bread makers in this sensory-rich workshop that starts in the Don Paco Panaderia Mexican Bakery  located in the Museum’s World Brooklyn exhibit. Led by a BCM educator, campers put their “culinary” skills to use as they learn the step-by-step process of making spiced play dough from scratch! This play dough is not for eating but will provide campers hours of fun as they roll, squish, and mold their individual balls of play dough after their museum visit. Register Here


Taste the flavors – Natural Juice Making!  (45 mins)

Get your creative juices flowing in this interactive juice-making program. Campers roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty as they help prep and create the juice recipe of the day! Campers will learn about the importance of healthy eating, the vitamins contained in different fruits and vegetables, and take their new recipes home to recreate. Register Here


Brooklyn Builders (45 mins)

In BCM’s Block Lab Studio, campers of all ages develop their design and engineering skills as they respond to a building challenge using Imagination Playground’s big blue blocks. This program, which is based on spatial reasoning, creative problem solving, and visual expression, gives campers the chance to collaborate and communicate while building a structure and developing their design vocabulary. Register Here


Brooklyn Makers (45 mins)

Explore BCM’s special summer exhibit MakerYard, and let campers’ creativity lead the way. This interactive workshop space invites kids to build creations from a curated selection of recycled materials including cardboard, fabric, tape, and yarn. Campers can work together or individually to build large-scale structures on the floor or smaller scale on tabletop surfaces. Watch their creativity extend beyond their museum visit, as they learn how much can be created from otherwise recyclable or discarded materials. Register Here


MakerYard will be open to campers Tuesday – Friday 10am- 1pm.


Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s Teen Council Summer Program


The Brooklyn Children’s Museum Teen Council is dedicated to providing Brooklyn teens with their first job experience and supporting them in their transition to the working world through artistic development workshops and an enriching museum internship program.

During the summer of 2017 the Teen Council will focus on documentary film and
photojournalism as a way to explore advocacy through art. In a series of workshops
teens will learn about photography, journalism, digital photo editing, and curate their own exhibition while also learning about local politics, cultural institutions, and the many forms that advocacy can take on to impact our community. The Teen Art and Advocacy Council will meet on Wednesdays 4-6pm July 5th to August 9th. The museum internship days will take place Tuesdays-Sundays (depending on assignment) from July 5th- August 13th.

Applications are being accepted May 3rd-June 9th.

Drop off completed paper applications at the front desk of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum located at:145 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213 during public hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm, Thursdays 10am-6pm.

If selected for follow up you will be required to attend a group interview on one of the following days and times:


Who Should Apply?
High School Students between the ages of 14- 18 years with an interest in…

• The arts
• Museums
• journalism
• science and nature
• building leadership skills
• working collaboratively to successfully complete a project
• organizing and planning fun events at BCM’s

Benefits to participating in Teen Arts And Advocacy Council:

• Develop professional skills by working alongside museum professionals
• Participate in fun art and research projects
• Earn a Stipend and build your resume
• Receive letters of recommendation for college and other professional   opportunities
• Exhibit your art and projects at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum
• Work collaboratively with other teens and professional artist.
• Learn more about your community and the history of Brooklyn


If you have any questions please email: oduverney-gaspar@brooklynkids.org

Download Application Here or Apply Here

Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program (BCAP)


Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program (BCAP) offers hands-on, educational summer programs for children ages 7-12.


During the two-week summer program, Adventurers visit two institutions each day. There, they engage in creative projects, exploration, experimentation, games, challenges, and educator led tours that weave connections between art, world culture, literature, history, nature, technology, and science.


Sessions run Monday–Friday, 9am–3:30pm. Spots are first-come, first-served, and financial aid is available. Register Here


BCAP also offers a six-week summer program that includes a stipend for teens ages 13-17. Teens can apply for this program Feb 1 – March 15. This opportunity is ideal for teens who would like to develop their leadership and film making skills.


For more information or to apply, visit BCAPteen Creative Leadership Project

Collaborating institutions include: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Park Zoo, Prospect Park Alliance, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, and this year’s guest institution, Weeksville Heritage Center.