Visiting Exhibits


On View June 26, 2021

Explore a maze created from corrugated cardboard boxes that transforms BCM’s 2nd floor Exhibit Gallery into a twisting and turning adventure made up of winding corridors and tunnels!

A-MAZE-D is a full-body experience for visitors of all ages, with special areas designated for BCM’s smallest visitors. A painted cityscape sets the backdrop for the built environment, with visitors seeing NYC landmarks at every turn. Created in partnership with artist and puzzlemaker Dave Phillips.

Stoop Stories

On View May 22 – December 1

Stoop Stories is a documentary storytelling project born in Brooklyn at the height of COVID-19. Our mission is to connect, support, and celebrate our NYC neighbors, especially those hardest hit by the pandemic and systemic inequities. We believe solutions start with stories—telling them and REALLY listening to them. We see connection and collaboration as an antidote to isolation and a catalyst for change.

Animals and Us

Collections Central

Flying high above or slithering down the sidewalk – animals are all around us. Even in the heart of bustling Brooklyn, we share space with animals that create their homes and everyday patterns around ours. Like our human neighbors, these animals make our individual communities unique, and are part of the places we call home.

Animals and Us highlights objects from Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s 30,000 piece collection that reflect how people have been inspired to create art and everyday objects by the mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians around them. Some of these animals have inspired folktales and stories within communities; others have sparked imaginary, fantastical never-been-seen creatures.

Past Exhibits

Brooklyn Borough Arts Festival

2019 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.