How your support makes an impact

Serving 300,000 children and caregivers every year, Brooklyn Children’s Museum is New York City’s first and largest cultural institution designed especially for families. As a non-profit organization, BCM depends on our community of supporters to create and present meaningful, engaging, and educational experiences.

Support from public and private funders covers more than 65% of BCM’s annual expenses. Your support directly impacts our ability to provide cultural experiences and serve more than 50% of our visitors for free or at a discount.

What your donation can do

$1,000: Bring four public school classes, roughly 100 students, to BCM at no charge.

$500: Bring a teaching artist to one of BCM’s eleven cultural festivals for one day.

$250: Feed the snakes in BCM’s living collection for two weeks.

$100: Sponsor a day of supplies for art-making in ColorLab.

$50: Bring a caregiver and child to the Museum at no charge through one of BCM’s free access programs, including free admission for families with children in Head Start programs, those who hold EBT cards, New York City health care workers, police officers, firefighters, and public school teachers, among many others.

Special giving opportunities, including named spaces and designated programs, are available for gifts of $10,000 to $50,000 or greater. Contact Ida Abraham at or call (718) 735-4400 ext. 115 to discuss your support for the Museum today.

Spring Gala 2023

Join us for a night when adults take over the Museum, enjoying Brooklyn’s best cocktails and food in the Museum’s exhibits. We bring together more than 400 business and philanthropic leaders at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s Spring Gala to raise critical funds for the Museum.

Corporate Giving

Brooklyn Children’s Museum thanks the extraordinary group of corporations that support its work providing families in Brooklyn and beyond with immersive access to visual arts, music and performance, natural science, and world cultures.

Corporate sponsors receive branding exposure onsite at the Museum and across BCM’s digital platforms. Corporate members receive benefits for all their employees including free admission and other engagement opportunities. For more information on becoming a corporate sponsor or member, contact Ida Abraham at or call (718) 735-4400, extension 115.

Special thanks to our corporate and foundation sponsors

Special thanks to our corporate and foundation sponsors: The Achelis & Bodman Foundation, Amazon, Armand Corporation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Bulova Stetson Fund, The Carson Family Charitable Trust, The Charles E. Inniss Fund, The Charles H. Revson Foundation, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Con Edison, Davis Polk & Wardwell, Debevoise and Plimpton, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Donnelly Mechanical, Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation, FAR Fund, Goldman Sachs & Co., The Hearst Foundations, The Holborn Foundation, The Hyde and Watson Foundation, Investors Bank, The Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation’s Social Justice Fund, Langan, The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Morgan Stanley, Moses L. Parshelsky Foundation, National Grid, NCheng, Nissan Foundation, Pfizer, Inc., The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, Pinkerton Foundation, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Silverstein Properties, Inc., Stop N Stor, Studio Institute, Sullivan and Cromwell, Tiger Baron Foundation, Two Trees, and Urban Atelier Group.