Summer Programs

Summer Programs at BCM

2018 Summer Program

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for this program is now closed.

With generous support from the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), Brooklyn Children’s Museum is able to offer a tuition-free summer program, Monday – Friday from 8:30am to 5:45pm, July through August 2018 (specific dates to be announced in Spring of 2018). This program will operate from P.S. 189, located at 1100 East New York Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11212. Enrolled participants will take field trips to the Museum and other cultural institutions across the city. All participants will be provided breakfast and lunch during the program. This opportunity is available to children entering Grades 1-6 in the 2018-2019 academic year. Children entering first grade must celebrate their 6th birthday by July 5, 2018.

The application deadline was Friday, March 23. Placement notifications will be sent during the last week in April.

Please do not hesitate to contact BCM After School Program Manager Kwame Brandt-Pierce if you have any questions – (Please write “BCM Summer 2018” in the subject of the email).


Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s Teen Council Summer Program


The Brooklyn Children’s Museum Teen Council is dedicated to providing Brooklyn teens with their first job experience and supporting them in their transition to the working world through artistic development workshops and an enriching museum internship program.

During the summer of 2017 the Teen Council will focus on documentary film and
photojournalism as a way to explore advocacy through art. In a series of workshops
teens will learn about photography, journalism, digital photo editing, and curate their own exhibition while also learning about local politics, cultural institutions, and the many forms that advocacy can take on to impact our community. The Teen Art and Advocacy Council will meet on Wednesdays 4-6pm July 5th to August 9th. The museum internship days will take place Tuesdays-Sundays (depending on assignment) from July 5th- August 13th.

Applications are being accepted May 3rd-June 9th.

Drop off completed paper applications at the front desk of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum located at:145 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213 during public hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm, Thursdays 10am-6pm.

If selected for follow up you will be required to attend a group interview on one of the following days and times:


Who Should Apply?
High School Students between the ages of 14- 18 years with an interest in…

• The arts
• Museums
• journalism
• science and nature
• building leadership skills
• working collaboratively to successfully complete a project
• organizing and planning fun events at BCM’s

Benefits to participating in Teen Arts And Advocacy Council:

• Develop professional skills by working alongside museum professionals
• Participate in fun art and research projects
• Earn a Stipend and build your resume
• Receive letters of recommendation for college and other professional   opportunities
• Exhibit your art and projects at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum
• Work collaboratively with other teens and professional artist.
• Learn more about your community and the history of Brooklyn


If you have any questions please email:

Download Application Here or Apply Here

Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program (BCAP)


Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program (BCAP) offers hands-on, educational summer programs for children ages 7-12.


During the two-week summer program, Adventurers visit two institutions each day. There, they engage in creative projects, exploration, experimentation, games, challenges, and educator led tours that weave connections between art, world culture, literature, history, nature, technology, and science.


Sessions run Monday–Friday, 9am–3:30pm. Spots are first-come, first-served, and financial aid is available. Register Here


BCAP also offers a six-week summer program that includes a stipend for teens ages 13-17. Teens can apply for this program Feb 1 – March 15. This opportunity is ideal for teens who would like to develop their leadership and film making skills.


For more information or to apply, visit BCAPteen Creative Leadership Project

Collaborating institutions include: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Park Zoo, Prospect Park Alliance, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, and this year’s guest institution, Weeksville Heritage Center.