Top Educational Activities for Kids in Brooklyn in July
By Rosalind Muggeridge

Top Educational Activities for Kids in Brooklyn in July

July 2, 2017   |   Upcoming Events  

Kids will learn while having fun at one of these top educational activities for kids happening in and near Brooklyn in July. Head to the the Brooklyn Children's Museum, Jewish children's Museum, Children's Museum of Manhattan, and other nearby spots for fun this month.

Library Lab: Coding FREE
WHEN: Nov. 30 - Dec. 20, Wednesdays, 4pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Explore science, technology, engineering, and math concepts with fun, free activities that will spark curiosity through hands-on experiments.
WANT TO GO? 718-230-2100. bklynlibrary.org.

Brooklyn Block Lab and Studio
WHEN: Dec. 1 - 31, Thursday-Sunday, see website for times
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: In the museum's new second floor studio, which focuses on art and architecture, visitors of all ages develop their engineering skills as they engage in open block play with large Imagination Playground blocks and table top sized Kapla Planks and Magnatiles, as well as artist James Paulius' house-shaped wooden blocks and pegs from his installation Sky Village.
WANT TO GO? $11; free for children younger than 1. 718-224-5863. brooklynkids.org.

Train Operators Workshop
WHEN: Jan. 7 - Dec. 23, Saturday-Sunday, 3:30-4:30pm
WHERE: New York Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Downtown Brooklyn, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Drop by the Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track in this realistic game.
WANT TO GO? $7; $5 seniors and children ages 2-17. 718-694-1792. nytransitmuseum.org.

Mummies
WHEN: Mar. 17 - Jan. 7, daily, 10am-5:45pm
WHERE: The American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th Street, Upper West Side, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: A brand new exhibition which will give you a chance to get up close to one of the largest collections of mummies housed in North America. Featuring mummies from ancient Egypt to pre-Columbian Peru. The exhibit uses high-resolution CT scans and forensic reconstructions so visitors can "see" what's inside as well as out.
WANT TO GO? $27; $22 seniors and students; $16 children. 212-769-5100. amnh.org.

Picturing Female Robots and Androids
WHEN: Apr. 22 - Sep. 3, Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday 10am-6pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: View images of female robots, mannequins, and dolls in films, television, video games, and more. This exhibit, curated by Julie Wosk, is based on her recent book My Fair Ladies: Female Robots, Androids, and Other Artificial Eves.
WANT TO GO? $16; $13 seniors and children ages 2-17. 718-699-0005. nysci.org.

Drones: Is the Sky the Limit?
WHEN: May. 10 - Sep. 1, Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, West 46th Street and 12th Avenue, New York Harbor, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Thie large-scale exhibition will reveal the history of drone technology, from its modern-day origins in World War I and its military development to its current applications in solving complex humanitarian challenges.
WANT TO GO? $33; $31 seniors; $24 children ages 2-12; free for children 4 and younger. 877-957-7447. intrepidmuseum.org.

Summer Safety Event
WHEN: Jun. 22 - Aug. 31, Monday-Thursday, 10am-5pm; Sundays, 10am-5:30pm
WHERE: Jewish Children's Museum, 792 Eastern Pkwy., Crown Heights, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: This annual safety event features a number of temporary exhibits, including a yellow bus photo booth complete with safety information and tips. Kids also get the opportunity to meet and interact with community heroes and safety personnel including policemen, fire fighters, paramedics, and military servicemen.
WANT TO GO? $13; free for children 2 and younger. 718-467-0600. jcm.museum.

South Street Seaport Museum Exhibition — Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900-1914
WHEN: Jun. 23 - Aug. 11, 10am-8pm
WHERE: South Street Seaport Museum , 12 Fulton St., South Street Seaport, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: A new exhibit exploring the different lives and experiences of the extraordinarily wealthy First-Class traveling passengers and Third Class immigrants sailing the seas to America in the early 20th Century.
WANT TO GO? $12; FREE on select summer Fridays. 212-748-8600. southstreetseaportmuseum.org.

Eloise at the Museum
WHEN: Jun. 30 - Oct. 9, Tuesday-Thursday and Saturdays, 10am-6pm; Fridays, 10am-8pm; Sundays, 11am-5pm
WHERE: New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park W., Upper West Side, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: A celebration of the feisty charm and audacious spirit of Eloise, who continues to be a picture book superstar more than 60 years after her debut.
WANT TO GO? $21; $16 seniors; $13 students; $6 children ages 5-13; free for children 4 and younger. 212-873-3400. nyhistory.org.

Kids to the Rescue
WHEN: Jul. 2 - Aug. 31, see website for schedule
WHERE: Jewish Children's Museum, 792 Eastern Parkway, Crown Heights, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Get into high gear and play the part of your favorite safety hero in an emergency. Fight the fires, help the injured and keep everyone safe in an interactive and exciting exhibit. Learn what you can do in a real-life emergency as you call 9-1-1, crawl under smoke, plan your escape, and more.
WANT TO GO? free with admission: $13; free for children younger than 2. 718-907-8833. jcm.museum.

Maker Space Friday FREE
WHEN: Jul. 7 - 28, Fridays, 2:30-5pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Familes can explore different materials, concepts, and ideas while making and tinkering together. Activities cover a wide range of topics including simple circuits, wind-powered racers, hand sewing, and more.
WANT TO GO? 718-699-0005. nysci.org.

Mad Science presents Spin, Pop, Boom FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Jul. 19, 6pm
WHERE: Highland Park, Jamaica Avenue and Elton Street, Cypress Hills, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Witness amazing feats of chemistry as you explore all sorts of spectacular reactions.
WANT TO GO? 718-235-4100. nycgovparks.org.

Subway Shindig for Families: Subways Got Game!
WHEN: Thursday, Jul. 20, 6-8pm
WHERE: New York Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Downtown Brooklyn, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Get your subway game on! Join this evening of classic board games and kooky contests in vintage subway cars.
WANT TO GO? $7; $5 children ages 2-17. 718-694-1600. nytransitmuseum.org.

Transit Gaming Workshop
WHEN: Sunday, Jul. 30, 1:30-2:15pm
WHERE: New York Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Downtown Brooklyn, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Build all of the parts you need for a board game inspired by New York City transportation.
WANT TO GO? $7; $5 children ages 2-17. 718-694-1600. nytransitmuseum.org.

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