Fun for Kids: New York’s Brooklyn Children’s Museum

February 08, 2008
by findingDulcinea Staff
If your kids think a trip to the museum is boring, the Brooklyn Children's Museum will change their minds. Here, the exhibits are meant to be touched and enjoyed as a way to explore the world with both hands. Is there any better way to learn? Read on.

The World’s First Children's Museum

The museum’s Web site offers a virtual tour at Collections Central. Click on an object to see information about it, navigate to other similar objects, and even participate in the museum’s drawing project—make a sketch online, save it, and see your creation published on the site. Many of the museum’s interactive exhibits also have coordinated Web activities.
The museum will soon unveil a multi-million-dollar expansion by famed architect Rafael Viñoli. The new, bright-yellow building, twice the size of the older museum, will feature state-of-the-art technologies such as geothermal heating and cooling, solar energy, and recycled materials, making it New York City’s first “green” museum. Since the Brooklyn Children’s Museum is dedicated to education, the new building will offer exhibits and visible demonstrations of its technology. As a “green” teaching tool, BCM continues to be a pioneer.

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