Brooklyn Children's Museum


Health & Safety at BCM

For the health and safety of our visitors, we’ve made a few changes to our schedule and policies. Here’s what you need to know:

1. Health & Safety

BCM’s team has been working tirelessly to make our site safer. Twenty new hand sanitizing stations have been installed throughout our exhibits, and we have upgraded our air filters to MERV 14, exceeding American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers guidelines. We are using UV wands and foggers to clean hard to reach areas, and will be deep cleaning our space after every 90-minute session. In many areas of the Museum we will be opening doors and windows to increase airflow.

2. Book Your Tickets In Advance

Make sure you don’t miss a minute of fun by pre-ordering your tickets online. While a small number of tickets are available for purchase at the front desk, these sell out quickly. Once tickets for a session are sold out, BCM cannot sell any additional slots and will have to turn visitors away. We hate turning people away, so help us out by booking your tickets online! There are no refunds, but you may exchange your tickets for another date if your plans change. Members can login on our website to reserve their free tickets.

3. Come On Time

Make sure to come on time for maximum fun. We regret that sessions cannot be extended to accommodate latecomers.

4. Wear a Mask

All visitors over the age of three years old must wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth. Prizes will be given for the most creative masks, so bring your best! Masks are available for purchase at BCM’s front desk.

5. Keep Your Distance

Families are asked to stay 6 feet apart from one another and give each other space. Help us reduce crowds in exhibits by leaving your stroller in our stroller parking area, and leaving bulky bags or other items at home.

6. Be Kind

Museum staff members may ask you or your child to wear or adjust your mask, distance from others, or wait your turn for an exhibit or program. Be kind to them – it’s the Brooklyn way! If you see another family who is not following the rules, do not approach them. Ask one of our Play Workers to help.

7. Don’t Bring Too Much

Coat check at BCM is closed. There is limited stroller parking, but leave your bulky items at home whenever possible. BCM cannot guarantee stroller parking.

8. Consume Food & Drink Outside

BCM’s café is currently closed, and no eating of any kind is allowed in the Museum, except for on our roof terrace. Families may drink from their own bottles; however, water fountains will not be available.

9. Gift Shop

BCM’s gift shop is currently closed. Need a terrific gift? Explore one of Little Things Toy Store’s locations, or try one of these Brooklyn small businesses.