Free and Discounted Admission


Cool Culture

BCM is a partner institution with Cool Culture. The Cool Culture pass provides free general admission for up to 5 family members to the museum for free. All Cool Culture families must have a current Cool Culture card with a photo ID that matches the name on their card.



Brooklyn Children’s Museum is proud to participate in the IDNYC program and invites cardholders to enjoy a free one-year membership to BCM for one adult, including other benefits. Click here to view all IDNYC benefits and how to redeem your membership.

ASTC & ACM Reciprocal Networks

Members of a participating Association of Science and Technology (ASTC) museum can bring up to 2 adults and 4 children to the museum for free. Some exclusions apply when visiting an ASTC institution within 90 miles of your home institution and/or home address. Any member of a participating Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) museum can bring up to 6 people for 50% off general admission.

Please bring a current museum membership card that displays the ASTC or ACM logo and a photo ID that matches the name on the membership card. For more information regarding limitations that apply to the ASTC Travel Passport Program, please visit our membership page.


City & National Services

Brooklyn Children’s Museum is proud to offer free admission to the families of the New York City Police Department, the Fire Department of New York City, and Blue Star Families and healthcare workers. New York City public school teachers part of UFT are granted free admission for themselves when visiting. We welcome for free the employees of all New York City cultural institutions. When visiting the Museum, please show your organization’s ID at the front desk.