Family Fun in Brooklyn
Visit the Pioneering Brooklyn Children’s Museum
The Brooklyn Children’s Museum was founded in 1899 and was the first museum created expressly for children. Its success sparked the creation of similar institutions around the globe, and today the Museum continues as a world-class institution with community roots. With a recent expansion, all-new exhibits, and all-new programs, the Museum is now both the world’s oldest and the world’s newest children’s museum. They are also involved in after school and children’s camps and you can host your birthday party there.
Get in touch with your wild side at Prospect Park Zoo
There are lots of zoos to choose from in NYC but they all have something different and special to offer – and Prospect Park Zoo is no exception. Your kids will enjoy looking at all of the species here and can watch the sea lions being fed, or watch the prairie dogs or even enjoy the reptiles and poisonous frogs! There is something for everyone here.
Go back to nature at Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
You can either drop in and appreciate the beauty that is the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens or you can get involved in their family and children’s programs. They have classes and drop in programs so be sure to check out their website to see what is on. There is nothing better than watching your littles ones enjoying the outdoors and getting involved with nature. Here is the perfect place to do both.
A fun learning time at the Jewish Children’s Museum
A place of learning and wonder, the Jewish Children’s Museum is a unique institution where children and their parents, from all segments of the community, can explore Jewish history and heritage in a stimulating and interactive environment.
There are hands-on exhibits focusing on Jewish holidays, biblical history, the land of Israel, contemporary Jewish life and more, the Jewish Children’s Museum celebrates and explores many aspects of Jewish culture. Through innovative multi-media technology, Jewish history, values and culture come to life at the Museum. The Museum features multi-media marvels, an art gallery, two state-of-the-art computer labs, a game show studio, a 75-seat audiovisual theater, a miniature golf course and a craft workshop.
These are but some of the wonders within the museum’s 50,000 square foot multi-media wired structure.
Art appreciation family style at Kentler International Drawing Space
This place is amazing and is you have a budding artist then try and get involved in their weekend family programs – Drawing Together. They are aimed at age 4+ and the sessions give families the opportunity to explore current exhibitions and are led by professional teaching artists. These sessions are on twice monthy so be sure to check their website for info.
Take your skater dudes to Millennium Skate Park
Again with the correct safety equipment on, your little ones can enjoy skate parks as much as the older kids. This is great exercise and great fun into the bargain.
An underwater adventure at New York Aquarium
If your little ones are fascinated by all things under the water, then this is the perfect place to visit. Sea lions, penguins, octopuses, sharks, you name it they are there! Great day out for fun and learning!
Take a ride on the Prospect Park Carousel
The 100 year old Prospect Park Carousel is a hit with all kids and adults alike. Located in the Children’s Corner in Prospect Park. Take an old-fashioned ride back in time to the golden age of carnival excitement, right in Brooklyn’s landmark park. is also a popular place for birthday celebrations if you are looking to host a party somewhere a bit different.
Wheel on down to the Transit Museum
Every weekend there is a family activity for the young transit fans (free with museum admission) where they can enjoy activities like making patterns mosaics like on the subway, designing travel posters, and designing a bus! The programs are on-going so be sure to check their website to see what fun activities are on when you plan to visit.