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Location and Hours

Brooklyn Children’s Museum offers three floors of interactive exhibits and hands-on cultural and science programs for ages 6 months to 10 years.


Brooklyn Children’s Museum
145 Brooklyn Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213

Telephone: (718) 735-4400

Get Directions to Brooklyn Children’s Museum by Subway, Bus or Car.


Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
10AM – 5PM
10AM – 6PM
Saturday, Sunday
10AM – 7PM

Pay as you Wish

Pay as you wish hours on Thursdays from 2PM to 6PM, and on Sundays from 4PM to 7PM
Brought to you by Investors Bank, Astoria Savings Bank and Carver Bank.


The Museum is closed most Mondays, and on Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. The Museum will close at 3:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve and on New Year’s Eve.

Please note: Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s 102,000 square foot building is heated and cooled through a combination of traditional and renewable energies, including solar panels and geothermal wells. Although BCM attempts to stay at temperatures that are ideal for both our guests and our exhibits, during extreme heats waves the Museum’s air conditioning system can struggle to maintain adequately cool temperatures throughout all parts of the building. We are actively working to upgrade our current system and we thank you for your patience and understanding. If you have questions about the temperatures inside the building prior to your visit, please contact Visitor Experience at (718)-735-4400 and dial extension 144 or 151.

Admission Options

Brooklyn Children’s Museum offers a variety of admission options. For any questions regarding admission, please contact us.

  • General
    General admission to the museum is $11.00 per person
  • Members
    BCM Members and infants (under the age of 12 months) are free
  • Pay as you wish
    Admission is Pay as you wish every Thursday, 2pm to 6pm, and every Sunday, 4pm to 7pm. Group visits are restricted during this time. Please contact Group Reservations if you are interested in visiting.
  • Discount Admission
    Brooklyn Children’s Museum offers Discount Admission for select partnerships

Safe Space Policy

Brooklyn Children’s Museum strives to ignite curiosity, encourage life-long learning, and provide a creative, healthy, hands-on environment for all families in our community. We seek to foster a culture of inclusion that promotes mutual respect, celebrates diversity, and facilitates intercultural exploration and collaboration. We commit to making our facilities and programs accessible and safe for all members of our community, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, and range of abilities.

BCM reserves the right to refuse service to, or revoke access from any patron(s) threatening this safe, inclusive environment. Behavior warranting such consequences includes, but is not limited to, verbal or physical harassment of another patron or staff member, attempted theft or vandalism, or being under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Brooklyn Children’s Museum holds its mission values above all else and will pursue all avenues necessary to ensure the provision of a healthy, safe place for all children and their caregivers to learn and explore.