After School Program

Join our After School Program

Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s After School Program is a free, year-round program that serves elementary school students. This interdisciplinary program has offered unique learning opportunities at the Museum and in the community for over 25 years.

Program Information


Children in BCM’s daily K–5 program explore arts, culture, and STEM themes guided by our exceptional Museum Educators. Each week, children receive a unique museum experience as they interact with our exclusive collection of over 30,000 museum objects. This program is located at P.S. 189 located on 1100 East New York Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11212.

Brooklyn Children’s Museum After School is supported by the Department of Youth and Community Development of the City of New York.

Program Schedule

Monday–Friday, 3–6pm and some school holidays and breaks.

Registration & Contact Information

Enrollment for the 80 students slots is done by lottery. The registration window closes Monday, September 9, 2019.


Enrolling Your Child

We are accepting applications from Monday, July 29th, 2019 to Monday, September 9th, 2019. Placement notifications will be sent during the week of September 9th, 2019.

STEP 1: Complete the Web Form

Fill out and submit the BCM 2019-2020 After School Web Form. This form allows us to better communicate your child’s status during the registration process.

Fill out my online form.

STEP 2: Complete the Application


You can access the application HERE. Please note that you must print the application and submit in person.

or, Pickup:

Alternatively, you may pick up a copy of the application FOR EACH CHILD at the following locations. Applications will be available from July 29th 2019–September 9th, 2019:

  • Brooklyn Children’s Museum Admissions Desk. Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00am–5:00pm (CLOSED MONDAYS)
  • P.S. 189. Main Office. Hours: Monday–Friday, 9:00am–5:45pm (CLOSED August 16–September 2nd, 2019)


STEP 3: Drop off your completed application

Parents/guardians must submit the following documents for each child applying to the program:

  • a completed DYCD application (even if the child has already participated in any of the Museum’s After School or Summer programs)
  • a signed parent/guardian participation agreement
  • a copy of the child’s birth certificate

A completed health form stamped by a doctor can be submitted AFTER you have received confirmation that your child has been accepted into the program.

Completed applications should be returned to Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s admissions desk or to Uscis Douglass in the Main Office at P.S. 189. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Admission to the program is determined by a lottery, which gives preference to families that attend our parent orientation and to siblings of selected applicants.

A Parent Orientation will be held at Brooklyn Children’s Museum (145 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213) from 12pm-1pm on Saturday, September 7th, 2019.