Press Releases

Brooklyn Children’s Museum Welcomes New Trustee, Announces Appointment of Board of Trustees Co-Chair
June 24, 2024

Brooklyn Children’s Museum today announced that Marvalee Bascus Leslie is joining its Board of Trustees and Michael Frazier has been appointed Co-Chair of the Board. Both appointments take effect on July 1.

Atiba Edwards Named President and CEO of Brooklyn Children’s Museum
November 29, 2023

Brooklyn Children’s Museum today announced the appointment of Atiba T. Edwards as its President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) after he served as the Acting President and CEO since mid-August following the departure of Stephanie Hill Wilchfort.

Brooklyn Children’s Museum Presents Opposites Abstract: A Mo Willems Exhibit
November 16, 2023

Brooklyn Children’s Museum will unveil a new exhibition, Opposites Abstract: A Mo Willems Exhibit, which invites visitors to view and play by exploring the complicated yet simple concept of opposites through hands-on experiences, art making activities, and artist-led performances.

Do a Downward Dinosaur with Dino Yoga at Brooklyn Children’s Museum this September
August 30, 2023

Brooklyn Children’s Museum invites children and their caregivers to experience some Jurassic stretches at three new Dinosaur Yoga classes this September – with a backdrop of the Museum’s 9-hole miniature golf course featuring the prehistoric monsters.

Brooklyn Children’s Museum Recognizes Caribbean Culture at the “Celebrate the Caribbean” Event Saturday, August 5
July 31, 2023

On Saturday, August 5, Brooklyn Children’s Museum will celebrate Caribbean heritage and culture with a day of dance, music, food, and more. The all-day event will feature stilt walkers, art-making, face painting, and steel drum performances.

Brooklyn Children’s Museum Announces Departure of President and CEO Stephanie Hill Wilchfort, Names COO as Acting President
July 18, 2023

Brooklyn Children’s Museum (BCM) today announced President and CEO Stephanie Hill Wilchfort, who has led the institution for nearly nine years, is stepping down in August to join the Museum of the City of New York as the Ronay A. Menschel Director and President. The Board of Trustees has unanimously appointed Atiba T. Edwards, the current Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, to serve as Acting President and CEO upon Wilchfort’s departure.

In The News

Atiba T. Edwards at NY1 Studios
September 30, 2023

Acting President and CEO Atiba Edwards spoke with NY1 about BCM’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration and the importance of teaching children about their culture.

MTA Away Features Brooklyn Children’s Museum
September 1, 2023

MTA Away highlighted BCM as one of the best museums for children that’s easy to get to on public transit.

Mr. G at Jurassic Mini-Golf
July 21, 2023

Mr. G of PIX 11 visited Jurassic Mini-Golf to talk with visitors and Gennadyi Gurman, Director of Exhibits, about the appeal of learning about a new subject through a fun physical activity.

BK Reader Features Jurassic Mini-Golf
July 14, 2023

BK Reader spoke with our Director of Exhibits, Gennadyi Gurman, and visitors from opening weekend about their initial reactions to the exhibition.

Spectrum News Visits Jurassic Mini-Golf
July 9, 2023

On Saturday, July 8, Brooklyn Children’s Museum opened Jurassic Mini-Golf for its second year. BCM’s Vice President of Exhibits and Education Hana Elwell spoke with Spectrum News about how hands-on experiences spark curiosity in children.