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Visiting Exhibits

Reading Zoo

Visiting Exhibit Gallery
On view June 29 – October 6, 2019

Let your imagination run wild with Reading Zoo, an exhibit inspired by animal stories, natural habitats and highlights from Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s collection of animal taxidermy.

Journey with us through three different North American environments— the freezing Arctic, the cool Northeast Coast, and the lush Northeast Forest. In each of these places, you’ll find taxidermied animals to explore, books that feature our animal friends to read, challenges to match the tracks and scat that animals leave behind, and opportunities to create and act out your own original stories. Visit the RZ research station to learn more about faraway places on the globe and the amazing animals found there.

Reading Zoo was made possible with generous support from NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NY State Council on the Arts, and Ikea. Special thanks to our friends at Brooklyn Public Library’s Brower branch who selected the storybooks featured.

 


Past Exhibits

Brooklyn Borough Arts Festival

Special Exhibition

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Brooklyn Borough Arts Festival

May 14 - June 2, 2019
The 5th annual Brooklyn Borough Arts Festival student artwork exhibition, titled "A Brooklyn State of Mind," provides insights into what Brooklyn students think, see, and imagine. This year explores children's creativity in the images of the objects that inspire them, the people who encourage them, the ones who love them, the sites they cherish, the futures they imagine, and the dreams they share. As they grow, children follow their own paths to opportunity and explore many possibilities. But, no matter where their journeys take them, they will always carry with them the hopes, dreams, and "can-do" attitude that come from having a Brooklyn State of Mind.

The Borough Arts Festivals are year-end events taking place in each borough to celebrate the talents and creativity of students and their teachers through arts exhibitions and public performances. Borough Arts Directors and support staff collaborate with community superintendents and the Field Support Centers to highlight the local excellence and student achievement in the arts. These festivals engage thousands of student artists, their families and friends and members of the school community.

Sponsored by Chancellor Carranza and the NYC Department of Education, the Brooklyn Borough Arts Festival features outstanding student talent from Pre-K through 12th grade in the visual and performing arts from all Brooklyn school districts, including District 75.