Schools and camps can experience enriching programs for groups of 10+ children.

We also have Museum on the Go materials and programs that can bring the museum experience to your organization or school. 


Guided Programs

Select from a wide range of inquiry-based, engaging programs led by Museum educators.


Availability

Tuesday – Thursday, 10:15 am – 11:00am or 11:15am – 12:00pm


Fees for Guided Programs

Includes up to 25 students; $8.00 per additional student up to 30 total students.

1:5 chaperone to student ratio required.

Chaperones admitted free; $6.00 per additional or missing chaperone

$250 for Guided Program +  Additional self-guided exploration until 1:00pm

 

Fees for Guided Programs with Special Needs Groups

Includes up to 12 students; all paraprofessionals receive free admission.


$175 for Guided Program + Additional self-guided exploration until 1:00 pm

 

Self-Guided Programs

Journey through BCM’s galleries and explore the diversity of our collections. A perfect option for multiple classes that choose to come together!


AVAILABILITY

Tuesday – Friday, 10:00am – 1:00pm


Fees FOR self-GUIDED PROGRAMS

$6.00 per student
1:5 chaperone to student ratio required. Chaperones admitted free; $6.00 per additional or missing chaperone

Please Note: The Totally Tots exhibit and the Library are not available for group exploration.

 

Target Free School Programs

 

In partnership with Target, BCM is able to offer a limited number of FREE school programs for Title 1 Schools throughout the 5 boroughs.

Classes grades 2nd and up are eligible to apply and prior reservations are required.

Generously sponsored by:


 

In partnership with ConEdison. BCM is able to offer a limited number of FREE, exclusive animation program to students in grades 6 through 8 on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month between October and May.Participants will learn about animation through its application in our daily lives and leave having made a short animated video of their own!

Animation Station provides students with agency to creatively express themselves using technology. Students hone their logical thinking and sequencing skills while developing their ability to build their own animated campaigns that illustrate their ideas on pressing topics.

Don’t miss out on this curriculum standard-aligned program that is sure to entertain and educate your students. Prior reservations are required.

 

Generously sponsored by:

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Summer
Camp Group Visits

Bring your campers to Brooklyn Children’s Museum for a magical day of fun!

Schedule a self-guided visit to explore our hands-on exhibits including Pattern Wizardry, Collections Central, and Neighborhood Nature.

In addition, your campers can enjoy creating patterned crafts, meeting live animals, and building with big blue blocks!


Fees to Reserve Lunch Space 

$5.00 per 15 students

Groups must reserve space to eat during their visit. Fee guarantees a lunch reservation in an indoor space and complimentary utensils and napkins.


Special Needs & Access Group

Brooklyn Children’s Museum is committed to delivering programs that help all young people enhance and celebrate their abilities. 

Many of our school programs can be adapted to meet the needs of each class. Please inform the reservationist about any special considerations we should be aware of concerning your group.

Groups with special needs may request to book programs in the Sensory Room (limited availability). This space is designed as a multi-sensory experience with visual, auditory, tactile, vestibular, and gross motor activities, and is a welcoming environment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Teachers can also arrange for a Museum on the Go pre-visit from a Museum educator to help prepare their students for a wonderful visit to BCM.

For all ADA accessibility questions, please contact Special Needs and Accessibility at (718) 735-4400 ext. 116 or email specialneedsinfo@brooklynkids.org

 

In-School Partnerships & Professional Development

For information about in-school partnership and educator professional development opportunities, contact:

Petrushka Bazin Larsen

Vice President, Programs & Education
(718) 735-4400 ext. 108


Program Reservations + Policies

All programs require a reservation in advance. Use the forms below to reserve your group.

 

To Reserve

Complete the reservation form above and contact us using the methods below.

Call
(718) 735-4400 ext.118

Email
group_reservations@brooklynkids.org

Fax
(718) 604-7442

Deposit
A deposit of 50% of the total program cost is due when making a program reservation.


Payment

The program balance is due upon arrival.

Payment can be made via cash, check, credit card, or NYC Department of Education purchase order.

Make Checks payable to: Brooklyn Children’s Museum


Cancellations & Rescheduling

In the event that your program must be rescheduled, we will do our best to accommodate your group’s needs.

All groups are eligible for one complimentary program date change, additional rescheduling will incur a charge of $10.00 per request.  Cancellations and delays require 48 hours’ notice. Groups that do not provide requisite notice will forfeit their deposits.

BCM’s policy requires one chaperone per every five students, and offers complimentary admission to those adults. Groups will be charged $6.00 for every additional or missing chaperone. Accommodations can be made for classes with special needs.

Please arrive no more than 10 minutes before your scheduled time.

Musical Programs

Utilizing cultural artifacts and traditions, students will explore the building blocks of culture while connecting local Brooklyn diversity to the global community. From the examination of colors, patterns, shapes, and music to understanding the role storytelling has played in preserving culture, students will be encouraged to develop perspective and cultural literacy skills. 

 

Jam to the Music

PreK–1st

Sing, chant, and move as we learn about how people use music and dance all over the world! Children will explore instruments from BCM’s Collection and discover how their own bodies can be used as musical instruments. Through songs, music making and movement, students will explore rhythm, tone and more.

 

Animal Programs

From building animal habitats to engaging with live reptiles and bugs, students will develop empathy for living creatures and learn about their role as stewards for the environment while building scientific inquiry skills.

 

Camouflage: Animal Survival

PreK-5th

The animal kingdom is full of clever critters! Explore the ways some animals hide from predators, while others stalk their prey using this stealthy adaptation. Through activities and live animal encounters, students will deepen their understanding of camouflage.

 

Insect Investigators

PreK-5th

What’s the difference between an insect and any other bug? Students will gain a deeper knowledge of bugs through hands-on activities and investigations of the Museum’s live collection of invertebrates.

 

habitats

PreK-5th

All living things need a place to call home. Students learn about different kinds of animals and their habitats in this workshop, which ends with them making a habitat of their own.

 

World Culture Programs

Utilizing cultural artifacts and traditions, students will explore the building blocks of culture while connecting local Brooklyn diversity to the global community. From the examination of colors, patterns and shapes to understanding the role storytelling has played in preserving culture, students will be encouraged to develop perspective and cultural literacy skills.

 

Marvelous masks

PreK–5th

Learn about cultures from all over the world through the exciting exploration of masks! Examine colors, shapes and patterns on a diverse array of masks from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas and investigate clues about the societies that made them. After considering how masks are used in different parts of the world, students will create their own masks to take back to school.

 

Me and My Community

K–1st

Discover the close-knit group of people (and animals!) who make up our communities. Students will learn about community helpers and the jobs they do, and how everyone can work together to make this a better world.

 

World Brooklyn, My Brooklyn

2nd–5th

Discover the close-knit group of people (and animals!) who make up our communities. Students will learn about community helpers and the jobs they do, and how everyone can work together to make this a better world.

 

Natural and Physical Sciences Programs

Utilizing our varied collection of natural science specimens and live plants, students will cultivate an understanding of scientific concepts while developing problem solving and collaborative skills.

 

budding botanists

PreK-1st

Students immerse themselves in the world of plants in this workshop that introduces them to some of BCM’s most prized green friends and ends with a hands-on plant-inspired art activity.

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BROOKLYN BUILDERS

PreK-5th

Students develop communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity skills— the 4 C’s for the 21st century—in this hands-on workshop that uses Imagination Playground blue blocks among other blocks to transform your young learners into a budding architect or urban planner.

 

AMAZING ENGINEERS

PreK-5th

Design and build a marble maze! In this hands-on engineering exploration, students will use a set of ramps to exercise their technical and small-group teamwork skills. Working together, students will experiment by building, testing, and re-designing their creations.

 

YOUNG CARTOGRAPHERS

2nd-5th

Exercising their observational and critical thinking skills students will explore familiar and unfamiliar maps in this workshop that teaches them how to navigate their surroundings. Students leave with a map of their own.

 

Seeds of the city

2nd-5th

What does a seed need to grow into a healthy plant? How does a seed travel? Through imaginative play and sorting activities with real plant parts, students will explore the plant life-cycle and discover how seeds float, fly, or hitch a ride to get from place to place.