Guided Programs

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


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; $8.00 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!


Tuesday – Friday, 10:00am – 1:00pm


$8.00 per student
1:5 chaperone to student ratio required. Chaperones admitted free; $8.00 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.

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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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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


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