Open Thursday through Sunday



ColorLab is Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s family art-making space where artists of all ages can explore, make, and celebrate art!  We value discovery, artistic process, freedom of expression, and creative collaboration with others.

ColorLab’s rotating programs feature the work and artistic processes of African American, Afro-Caribbean, and African contemporary artists.  Each visit to ColorLab offers new ways to experiment with artistic processes and new ideas to explore, as well as the exploration of the Museum’s collection using all of the senses. Hands-on programs are supported by BCM’s teaching artists and educators.

New program: Freestyle Fridays

Bring your creativity and curiosity to Freestyle Fridays! In this open-studio art-making experience, choose from a quirky assortment of materials and tools to make something unique. Look out for special guests, unexpected tools, and objects that spark imagination. Every Friday between 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Open Hours

Thursday:   2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday:     2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday:  11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday:    11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

ColorLab is open for public programs Thursday through Sunday. On Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, program sessions are offered on the hour and last 45 minutes, as follows: Saturdays & Sundays: 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.; Thursdays: 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. Registration is not required. Freestyle Fridays are drop-in!

Please note: space is limited to 15 children and their caregivers.

ColorLab is made possible by Peggi Einhorn and Michael Lasky and family; The Pierre & Tana Matisse Foundation; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and the Brooklyn Children’s Museum Board of Trustees.

Freestyle Fridays in ColorLab is made possible in part by the Lincoln Center Cultural Innovation Fund, which is generously supported by The Rockefeller Foundation and administered by Lincoln Center.

Carolina Cabanillas