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Visiting Exhibits

Coming Soon:

Survival of the Slowest

Visiting Exhibit Gallery
On view October 26 – February 2, 2020

Meet Roger the sloth! He has two toes, lives in Central America, and is visiting Brooklyn with his friends. Learn about how slow animals survive and thrive in our fast-paced world at BCM’s newest exhibit.

Survival of the Slowest features 19 distinct habitats with live animals, including Roger the two-toed sloth, a blood python, a roughneck monitor lizard, and many more. Each day this exhibit will offer up-close experiences with slow and small species that survive and thrive in a world where large, strong, and fast animals are often at the top of the food chain. Survival of the Slowest prompts families to appreciate the different evolutionary paths of these incredible creatures, and showcases the value of deliberation in our fast-paced city. While exploring Survival of the Slowest, young visitors will explore concepts of biology and evolutionary science. Live animal presentations are offered throughout the day to educate, entertain, and most importantly, connect visitors with wildlife and nature.

In partnership with Little Ray’s Nature Centres. Made possible by support from the National Grid Foundation, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.

Animals and Us

Collections Central
On view October 26 – September 2020

Flying high above or slithering down the sidewalk – animals are all around us. Even in the heart of bustling Brooklyn, we share space with animals that create their homes and everyday patterns around ours. Like our human neighbors, these animals make our individual communities unique, and are part of the places we call home.

Animals and Us highlights objects from Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s 30,000 piece collection that reflect how people have been inspired to create art and everyday objects by the mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians around them. Some of these animals have inspired folktales and stories within communities; others have sparked imaginary, fantastical never-been-seen creatures.


Past Exhibits

Brooklyn Borough Arts Festival

Special Exhibition

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Brooklyn Borough Arts Festival

May 14 - June 2, 2019
The 5th annual Brooklyn Borough Arts Festival student artwork exhibition, titled "A Brooklyn State of Mind," provides insights into what Brooklyn students think, see, and imagine. This year explores children's creativity in the images of the objects that inspire them, the people who encourage them, the ones who love them, the sites they cherish, the futures they imagine, and the dreams they share. As they grow, children follow their own paths to opportunity and explore many possibilities. But, no matter where their journeys take them, they will always carry with them the hopes, dreams, and "can-do" attitude that come from having a Brooklyn State of Mind.

The Borough Arts Festivals are year-end events taking place in each borough to celebrate the talents and creativity of students and their teachers through arts exhibitions and public performances. Borough Arts Directors and support staff collaborate with community superintendents and the Field Support Centers to highlight the local excellence and student achievement in the arts. These festivals engage thousands of student artists, their families and friends and members of the school community.

Sponsored by Chancellor Carranza and the NYC Department of Education, the Brooklyn Borough Arts Festival features outstanding student talent from Pre-K through 12th grade in the visual and performing arts from all Brooklyn school districts, including District 75.