Top Educational Activities for Kids in Brooklyn in January

Top Educational Activities for Kids in Brooklyn in January

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Kids will learn while having fun at one of these top educational activities for kids happening in and near Brooklyn in January. 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.

Songs For Extraordinary People
WHEN: Mar. 4 - Jun. 3, Saturdays, 4pm
WHERE: Barb├Ęs, 376 9th St., Park Slope, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Author and composer Michael Hearst, along with his five-piece band, presents this highly geeky A/V presentation of some of the most fascinating individuals in the world every first Saturday of the month.
WANT TO GO? $10 suggested donation. 347-422-0248. barbesbrooklyn.com.

From Fulton Ferry: Building Downtown Brooklyn
WHEN: Sep. 28 - Mar. 31, Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm; Saturday-Sunday, 11am-5pm
WHERE: New York Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Downtown Brooklyn, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Using archival photographs and objects from the museum’s extensive collection, this exhibit celebrates centuries of investment and innovation in transportation that made the evolution of Downtown Brooklyn possible, and explores transportation’s key role in the commercial and residential development of Brooklyn and the Greater New York region. 
WANT TO GO? $10; $5 children ages 2-17. 718-694-1600. nytransitmuseum.org.

Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt
WHEN: Sep. 29 - Jan. 21, Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The mummification of animals in Egypt has remained largely a mystery. This exhibit explores the religious purpose of these mummies, how they were made, and why there are so many.
WANT TO GO? $16; $10 students and seniors; free for children 19 and younger. 718-638-5000. brooklynmuseum.org.

Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory FREE
WHEN: Nov. 11 - Jan. 27, Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Conference House, Hylan Boulevard and Satterlee Street, Staten Island, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Occupied Sites is part of Jacobson's documentary project, Visible Traces, that looks at prehistoric archaeological sites that have been impacted by development. This project locates, intervenes, and reveals sites that have been destroyed—seeking to make visible a history that has been erased from the land.
WANT TO GO? 718-869-6327. conferencehouse.org.

STEAM FREE
WHEN: Jan. 1 - 31, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 2-7pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library, Macon Branch, 361 Lewis Ave., Bedford-Stuyvesant, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Get to know the planet earth and see how important conservation is. Design and create your own water filtration systems, and then harness solar power to create a work of art you can keep.
WANT TO GO? 718-573-5606. bklynlibrary.org.

Design a Winter Vehicle
WHEN: Jan. 6 - 14, Jan 6-7 and 13-14, 1:30-2:15pm
WHERE: New York Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Downtown Brooklyn, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Inspired by Rube Goldberg devices, this workshop involves joining a team to plan and construct wacky, winding machines of miraculous motion.
WANT TO GO? $10; $5 children ages 2-17. 718-694-1600. nytransitmuseum.org.

Freedom Stories and Songs with Tammy Hall
WHEN: Monday, Jan. 15, 2pm and 3pm
WHERE: Lefferts Historic House, Flatbush Avenue and Empire Boulevard, Flatbush, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join the Alliance at the Lefferts Historic House this Martin Luther King Jr. Day for Freedom Songs and Stories with Tammy Hall. A masterful storyteller, Tammy Hall weaves together diverse tales from around the world to create a rich experience for all. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $3 suggested donation. 718-789-2822. nycgovparks.org.

Super Structures
WHEN: Jan. 20 - 28, Jan 20-21 and 27-28, 1:30-2:15pm
WHERE: New York Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Downtown Brooklyn, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Inspired by Rube Goldberg devices, this workshop involves joining a team to plan and construct wacky, winding machines of miraculous motion.
WANT TO GO? $10; $5 children ages 2-17. 718-694-1600. nytransitmuseum.org.

Historic New York: Survival During the American Revolution FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 27, 1-2:30pm
WHERE: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center, Myrtle Avenue and Washington Park, Fort Greene, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Before they could fight for our freedom, harsh winters forced the Continental Army to fight for their lives. Learn about their secrets of survival during this arduous time of battle and strife in American history. 
WANT TO GO? 347-559-5142. fortgreenepark.org.

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