Brooklyn Children's Museum

Know Before You Go

Health & Safety at BCM

BCM is delighted to have reopened its indoor exhibits – here’s what you need to know:

Book Your Tickets in Advance

Make sure you don’t miss a minute of fun by ordering your tickets online in advance and reserving a timed Play Session. 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. Make sure to check the session start times and come punctually for maximum fun. We regret that sessions cannot be extended for latecomers.

There are two types of tickets to BCM: Play Session tickets and ColorLab Session tickets.

Play Sessions, Saturdays & Sundays at 10:00am, 12:30pm, 3:00pm or 5:30pm

  • Come play in our exhibits! BCM favorite exhibits including Totally Tots, World Brooklyn, Neighborhood Nature, Collections Central and The Nest are open for exploration. For more information on BCM’s exhibits, check out our Permanent Exhibits page. Space is limited to ensure that families can distance in our exhibits. Book tickets for your two hour play session.

Artmaking in ColorLab, Saturdays & Sundays at 12:30pm or 3:00pm

  • Every weekend, BCM hosts artmaking workshops featuring a muse artist and family art projects inspired by their work. Families attending ColorLab Sessions may play in BCM’s exhibits after their ColorLab Session ends. Space is limited to ensure that families can spread out in our art studio. See our ColorLab page for more information on art workshops. Book tickets for ColorLab art workshops on weekends at 12:30pm or 3:00pm.


Wear A Mask

All visitors 3 years old and older must wear a mask at BCM (face shields alone are not sufficient). If you or your child are unable to wear a mask, we regret that we cannot accommodate you at this time. We encourage you to check out our BCM + You activity page to experience our Museum fun at home. We look forward to welcoming you back to BCM’s site when these precautions are no longer necessary.

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 bulky bags or other items at home, and by leaving your stroller in our stroller parking area. Coat check is not open at this time.

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 BCM staff members to help.

Eating & Drinking

BCM’s café is currently closed and eating is only allowed on the Museum’s roof terrace. There is no eating of any kind allowed in our exhibits. Water and other types of closed bottles are permitted.

Still have questions? Check out our FAQs page or send us an email via our Contact Us page.