Brooklyn Children’s Museum
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145 Brooklyn Ave · interesting places nearby
Brooklyn Children’s Museum information
A bright yellow, L-shaped structure houses this hands-on kids' favorite, which was founded in 1899. The collection contains almost 30,000 cultural objects (musical instruments, masks and dolls) and natural history specimens (rocks, minerals and a complete Asian elephant skeleton). The museum is located next to Brower Park and is about a mile from the Grand Army Plaza.