Brooklyn Children's Museum
Brooklyn Children\'s Museum © Diane Bondareff
The Brooklyn Children's Museum is a great place to take the little ones while on holiday in New York City. It was founded in 1899 and is said to have been the first museum in the United States. Its collections and exhibits include hands-on activities, role-playing opportunities, and resident animals.
Thousands of artefacts are on display to teach children about science, the environment, culture, and the arts. There are no 'Do Not Touch' signs here! There is a cafe and a shop at the museum, and a special 'Totally Tots' section for kids under five. Adults must accompany children.
Address: 145 Brooklyn Avenue
Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm (open till 6pm on Thursdays). Closed Mondays.
Admission: $11 per person. Children under the age of 12 months get in for free.