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.