145 Brooklyn Ave
Crown Heights, NY 11213
Phone: 718 735-4400
Description: Experience poetry, interactive sculptures and festive banners at the Everett Children’s Library at Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Featuring two interactive sculptures, “A Tree Lives” and “The Bird of Imagining,” Art Inspires Art helps children explore poetry and art, while learning how one art form can inspire another. Art Inspires Art features works developed by artists from The Touchstone Center for Children. Celebrating 45 years in art education, The Touchstone Center was founded by poet and educator, Richard Lewis, and has resulted in numerous publications. These publications have gone on to inspire visual and theatrical arts education experiences in New York City schools. The Brooklyn Children’s Museum is open Tuesday – Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.brooklynkids.org.
Venue Description: The Brooklyn Children's Museum was the first museum created specifically for children. Founded in 1899, the museum's model of youth-oriented exhibitions sparked the creation of similar institutions around the globe, and today the Brooklyn Children's Museum continues as a premier institution for children, its walls overflowing with imagination and wonder-filled learning experiences. The exhibits feature hands-on activities, role-playing opportunities, authentic museum specimens and artifacts, and hundreds of new things to discover about the arts, culture, science, and the environment.
The Brooklyn Children's Museum is located next to Brower Park, one mile from Grand Army Plaza, at 145 Brooklyn Ave. (at St. Marks Avenue). The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm; open 10am-5pm daily during NYC public school holidays and recess weeks. Admission is $7.50. The museum is wheelchair accessible and all exhibits are adaptable for students with special needs. For more information: 718 735-4400 or brooklynkids.org.
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