Top Educational Activities for Kids in Brooklyn in July

Top Educational Activities for Kids in Brooklyn in July

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.

Friday Drop-Off
WHEN: Mar. 16 - Dec. 27, Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Game Lab, 310 7th Ave., Park Slope, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Drop in for Dungeons and Dragons and go on a multi-month campaign each week.
WANT TO GO? $48. 718-788-1122. Brooklyngamelab.com.

New York Virtual Volcano Observatory FREE
WHEN: Jun. 1 - Oct. 27, Saturday-Sunday, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Governors Island, Ferries leave from Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6, New York Harbor , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join volcanologists to discover the complex life of magmas and volcanos through virtual reality experiences, a volcano sound gallery, and kid-friendly activities.
WANT TO GO? 212-440-2200. govisland.com.

Summer Reading 2019 Teen Programs FREE
WHEN: Monday, Jul. 1, 2:30-3:30pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Ave., Brooklyn, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Join a great summer of fun including crafts, DIY, and how-to writing programs.
WANT TO GO? bklynlibrary.org.

Chess Club FREE
WHEN: Monday, Jul. 1, 4-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library, McKinley Park , 6802 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Dyker Heights, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: An open program for kids age 6-12 to play chess with their peers.
WANT TO GO? 718-748-8001. bklynlibrary.org.

Waterfront
WHEN: Jul. 1 - 31, various times
WHERE: Brooklyn Historical Society Dumbo, 55 Water St., Dumbo, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This exhibition and multimedia experience brings to life the vibrant history of Brooklyn’s coastline through stories of workers, artists, industries, activists, families, neighborhoods, and ecosystems for visitors of all ages.
WANT TO GO? $10 adults; $6 teachers and seniors; free for visitors with disabilities and children 12 and younger. 929-258-3853. brooklynhistory.org.

A Queer Look at Brooklyn
WHEN: Jul. 1 - 31, various times
WHERE: Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the student interns that make up BHS’s Teen Council focus on the LGBTQ history of Brooklyn.
WANT TO GO? $10 adults; $6 teachers and seniors; free for visitors with disabilities and children 12 and younger. 718-222-4111. brooklynhistory.org.

Navigating New York
WHEN: Jul. 1 - 31, various time
WHERE: New York Transit Museum, 99 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn Heights , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Navigating New York draws on the New York Transit Museum’s collection, artistic renderings, historic maps, guidebooks, and digital technology that refresh our view of the city and show how transportation has catalyzed its development.
WANT TO GO? $10 adults; $5 children ages 2-17 and seniors . 718-694-1600. nytransitmuseum.org.

BCM Explorers Day
WHEN: Jul. 2 - 30, Tuesdays, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: There’s tons to explore at BCM and Tuesdays are dedicated to the permanent exhibits. Together with your child, can you find an authentic West Indian Day Parade costume? Have you met the Madagascar hissing cockroaches in the greenhouse? Can you try your dance moves in Global Beats?
WANT TO GO? $11. 718-735-4400. brooklynkids.org.

Block Lab
WHEN: Jul. 2 - 31, Tuesday-Friday: 10am-4pm; museum is closed July 4
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: BCM’s Block Lab invites visitors to develop spatial reasoning, engineering, and language skills with the Imagination Playground block set.
WANT TO GO? FREE with museum admission: $11. 718-735-4400. brooklynkids.org.

Teen Pop-Up Gallery Talks
WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 6, 6:30-7:30pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Teen Apprentices host 10-minute talks about photographs on view in Liz Johnson Artur: Dusha.
WANT TO GO? $16 adults, $10 students and visitors with disabilities; free for children ages 19 and younger. 718-638-5000. brooklynmuseum.org.

Hands-On Art FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 6, 6-8pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Get camera-ready by creating your own wearable art, inspired by works in Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall and the museum's collection.
WANT TO GO? Pick up free tickets in Hands-On Art line at Admissions at 5pm to reserve your spot. 718-638-5000. brooklynmuseum.org.

The Old Stone House: Witness to War FREE
WHEN: Jul. 6 - 28, Saturdays & Sundays: 11am-4pm
WHERE: Old Stone House & Washington Park, 336 3rd St., between 4th and 5th avenues, Park Slope, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: A self-directed journey through the Revolutionary Era in Brooklyn from 1776 until 1783 while exploring the Battle of Brooklyn and the Occupation.
WANT TO GO? 718-614-2919. nycgovparks.org.

Sensory Room
WHEN: Jul. 6 - 28, Thursday, Saturday-Sunday, 2-4:45pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: In this inclusive space, children of all abilities can explore their senses through play, including sensory mats, objects, and swings.
WANT TO GO? FREE with museum admission: $11. 718-735-4400. brooklynkids.org.

Holding History
WHEN: Jul. 7 - 28, Sundays, 11am-1pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Children will learn about the history of objects through tactical investigation and by relating these historical artifacts to their own lives.
WANT TO GO? FREE with museum admission: $11. 718-735-4400. brooklynkids.org.

Chess at Three (Beginners/Intermediate, Drop-off)
WHEN: Jul. 10 - Aug. 7, Wednesdays, 4-4:45pm
WHERE: Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab, 458 Bergen Street, Park Slope , NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: These classes are centered around stories that explain why the chess pieces move the way they do. Your children will learn how all the pieces like to move, some chess theory, and the importance of sportsmanship.
WANT TO GO? $38. 718-369-1167. storiesbk.com.

Chess at Three (Advanced, drop-off)
WHEN: Jul. 11 - Aug. 8, Thursdays, 4-4:45pm
WHERE: Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab, 458 Bergen St., Park Slope , NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Children will delve deeper into chess theory, figure out difficult puzzles, strengthen the importance of sportsmanship, and hear the occasional hilarious story.
WANT TO GO? $38 per class. 718-369-1167. storiesbk.com.

Con Edison Family Science Night: Discover the Microverse! FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Jul. 17, 6:30pm
WHERE: Greenbelt Conservancy, 700 Rockland Ave, Staten Island, NY
AGES: 5-12, Adult
WHAT: Discover microorganisms and explore the unseen microverses they inhabit. For ages 8-10 with adult chaperone.
WANT TO GO? sigreenbelt.org.

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