SPARK by Brooklyn Children’s Museum
now open!

1 John Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

(718) 852-2470

SPARK by Brooklyn Children's Museum is BCM's new art and play space located in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Designed for children ages six months to six years, SPARK features an outpost of our popular Brooklyn Block Lab exhibit, as well as daily art and design workshops, music classes, birthday parties, and more.


$15 PER child

BCM Passport Members are free.
Free on Thursdays, 1pm to 6pm.

Due to limited capacity, we reserve the right to limit visits to 60 minutes on crowded days.

Get here


F to York Street

A/C to High Street

2/3 at Clark Street




Drop-In Play

Tuesday: 1:00-5:00PM
Wednesday: 1:00-3:00PM
Thursday: 1:00-6:00PM
Friday-Sunday: 1:00-5:00PM

We are closed Mondays.

Spark early childhood classes

Now registering Winter 2017 classes! SPARK offers registered semester-long classes featuring art, music, and science for children ages 1 to 5 and their caregivers.

New Parent play date

Fridays, 9:30am to 12pm; $15 per session

Friday morning play date offers an open session for parents and caregivers with young children ages 0 to 24 months. Meet other parents and caregivers, while your babies and toddlers explore sensory materials. Join for the whole session, or for just a portion of it. Friday play dates will be hosted by Petrushka Bazin Larsen, BCM's Vice President of Programs & Education, and mother to two daughters, ages 4 years and 6 months. Walk-ins welcome.

December programs & Events

Thursday Parents' Night Out

Choose from: December 8 or 15

Ages 4-8
Drop your kids off at SPARK while you grab dinner or finish some holiday shopping. Our Educators will keep your kids entertained with an art activity followed by pizza and a movie, with optional quiet open play.

  • Ages 4 to 8
  • Fee: $50 first kid, $35 for additional kids.
  • 12 kids maximum so reserve your slot today!
  • Reservations must be made and paid in full at least 24 hours in advance. Reservations are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Sign me up! Click here to reserve your night out

Holiday Treat Decorating Party

Choose from: December 21, 22, 28, 29

Ages 1+

Bring the whole family to this festive workshop. We supply all the tasty fixings to make your own graham cracker gingerbread house. Take home what you make!

Fee: $45/family. Advanced registration and payment required. Registration is nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Choose from:
Wednesday, December 21, 10:30-11:30am
Thursday, December 22, 10:30-11:30am
Wednesday, December 28, 10:30-11:30am
Thursday, December 29, 10:30-11:30am

Sign me up! Click here to reserve

Drop-In Programs

Saturday, December 3 - Sunday, December 4
Holiday Mosaics

Tis' the season for handmade gifts! Come capture the lights and colors of the season by making a beautiful holiday mosaic.

Saturday, December 10 - Sunday, December 11
Winter Ornaments

Create a holiday ornament to sparkle up the season.

Saturday, December 17 - Sunday, December 18
New Year Noisemakers

Explore your sense of sound by creating a celebratory noisemaker out of everyday materials.

Saturday, December 24 - Tuesday, December 27
Sparks & Shadows

Celebrate all the holidays that sparkle by exploring light, shadow and reflection.

Wednesday, December 28 - Saturday, December 31
Celebrate Kwanzaa at SPARK

Inspired by the seven principles of Kwanzaa and the illuminated Kinara lamp used during the holiday, create a paper lantern that reflects the light and warmth of the season.