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.

Employer Matching Gift Program

Maximize your impact! Many employers offer matching gift programs that can double or even triple your donation to Brooklyn Children’s Museum. With employer matching, your generosity makes an even greater difference.

Corporate Membership

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 members receive benefits for all their employees including free admission and other engagement opportunities, and brand exposure at the Museum and across BCM’s digital platforms.

Planned Giving

By planning a gift for Brooklyn Children’s Museum, you’re not only honoring a pioneering past but shaping an inspiring future. Seize this moment to etch your legacy, guaranteeing that this emblem of discovery and education radiates inspiration for countless generations to witness.

Spring Gala

JUNE 6, 2024, 7:00 PM

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.

Special thanks to our corporate and foundation sponsors

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