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Memorial Day Weekend!

School’s out but the Museum’s open during Memorial Day Weekend. Come play with Imagination Playground Blocks and take part in a new daily program “Can You Dig It”, where children go on their own archaeological dig to recover fossils, rock and minerals, and small objects from the Museum’s collection.

Friday, May 26th

Imagination Playground Learn & Play Playdate

10:00am to 5:00pm | Ages 2.5+

The founders of Imagination Playground are making a stop at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum to host their annual Learn & Play event in BCM’s Brooklyn Block Lab. Located in the 2nd floor Studio, which focuses on art and architecture, visitors of all ages develop their engineering skills through block play. The space includes Kapla Planks, Magnatiles, as well as artist James Paulius’ house-shaped wooden blocks and pegs for building a Sky Village.


Saturday, May 27th

Totally Tots Studio- Meet the Artist

10:00am to 12:00pm | Ages 2.5+

Each week kids make artwork inspired by artists ranging from Georges Seurat to Faith Ringgold. Activities invite young artists to build and refine their fine motor skills; engage in sensory exploration of materials, and learn how to share with others in this open art studio. There is no such thing as a bad mess in this space, which is tailored to children five and younger.

 

Imagination Playground Learn & Play Date

10:00am to 5:00pm | Ages 2.5+

The founders of Imagination Playground are making a stop at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum to host their annual Learn & Play event in BCM’s Brooklyn Block Lab. Located in the 2nd floor Studio, which focuses on art and architecture, visitors of all ages develop their engineering skills through block play. The space includes Kapla Planks, Magnatiles, as well as artist James Paulius’ house-shaped wooden blocks and pegs for building a Sky Village.

Holding History

11:00am to 1:00pm | Ages 3+

Families are invited to hold, touch, and feel organic materials through objects from BCM’s natural science collection, including seed specimens, butterflies, bark, crystals, birds, and bird nests. Come face-to-face with a taxidermied platypus while learning about the history of those specimens through observation, tactile investigations, and conversations with a BCM Educator.

 

Touch Tank

12:30pm to 1:00pm | All ages

Learn about aquatic animals during this live animal meet and greet. Kids get to meet and touch real, live sea creatures like starfish and sea urchins.

 

Sensory Room

2:00pm to 4:45pm | All ages

In this inclusive space, children of all abilities can explore their senses through play, including sensory mats, objects, and swings. The Sensory Room is designed to meet the needs of children with sensory sensitivities and/or who are on the Autism spectrum.

 

Live Animal Adventure

4:15pm to 4:45pm | All ages

Learn about and touch live animals from the Museum’s living collection.


Sunday, May 28th

Totally Tots Studio- Meet the Artist

10:00am to 12:00pm | Ages 2.5+

Each week kids make artwork inspired by artists ranging from Georges Seurat to Faith Ringgold. Activities invite young artists to build and refine their fine motor skills; engage in sensory exploration of materials, and learn how to share with others in this open art studio. There is no such thing as a bad mess in this space, which is tailored to children five and younger.

 

Holding History- Memorial Day Edition

11:00am to 1:00pm| Ages 4+

Families staying in the city for the holiday weekend are invited to hold, touch, and feel organic materials through objects from BCM’s natural science collection, including seed specimens, butterflies, bark, crystals, birds, and bird nests. Come face-to-face with a taxidermied platypus while learning about the history of those specimens through observation, tactile investigations, and conversations with a BCM Educator.

 

Brooklyn Block Lab & Studio

10:00am to 1:00pm | Ages 2.5+

BCM’s 2nd floor Studio focuses on art and architecture, and invites visitors of all ages to develop their engineering skills through block play. The space features Imagination Playground blocks, Kapla Planks, and Magnatiles, as well as artist James Paulius’ house-shaped wooden blocks and pegs for building a Sky Village.

 

Sylvia’s Story Corner

1:30pm to 2:00pm, 3:00pm to 3:30pm | All ages

Join a BCM Educator for this interactive story time.

 

Sensory Room

2:00pm to 4:45pm | All ages

In this inclusive space, children of all abilities can explore their senses through play, including sensory mats, objects, and swings. The Sensory Room is designed to meet the needs of children with sensory sensitivities and/or who are on the Autism spectrum.

 

Artist Books

2:30pm to 4:00pm| Ages 4+

Make your own artist’s sketchbook in this hands-on workshop! Join Bweela Steptoe, daughter of Brooklyn-based illustrator and author John Steptoe, as she shares her father’s artwork and her own experiences as an artist and clothing designer.

 

Can you Dig It?

2:30pm to 3:00pm | Ages 4+

Children will go on their own sandbox archaeological dig to recover fossils, rock and minerals, and small objects from our museum collection.  By digging up, holding, and touching these artifacts from the past they will explore ‘what is archaeology?’. Through this tactile investigation, they will learn about the history that these objects represent and relate these specimens to their own lives.

 

Live Animal Adventure

4:15pm to 4:45pm | All ages

Learn about and touch live animals from the Museum’s living collection.