Top Educational Activities for Kids in Brooklyn in February

Top Educational Activities for Kids in Brooklyn in February

Kids will learn while having fun at one of these top educational activities for kids happening in and near Brooklyn in February. 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 with a band of adventurous kids each week.
WANT TO GO? $48. 718-788-1122. Brooklyngamelab.com.

Escher: The Exhibition and Experience
WHEN: Jun. 8 - Feb. 3, Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Sunday, 10am-7pm; Thursday, 10am-9pm
WHERE: Industry City, 34 34th St., Building 6, Sunset Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Experience the art of M.C. Escher in this exhibition featuring more than 200 original works.
WANT TO GO? $20; $13 children ages 12-17; $6 children ages 5-11. eschernyc.com.

Opening Week: Science + You Exhibit
WHEN: Jan. 15 - Apr. 28, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10am-5pm; Thursday, 10am-6pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-7pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Learn about health and nutrition, scientific tools, and the methods scientists use for problem solving, investigation, and experimentation. 
WANT TO GO? $11; free for children younger than 1. 718-735-4400. brooklynkids.org.

Baby Sign Language
WHEN: Jan. 16 - Apr. 3, Wednesdays, 10:45am
WHERE: Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum, 1 John St., Dumbo, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Learn the basics of sign language, including numbers, colors, greetings, and family terms. Students can practice their new language skills through fun activities such as songs and games.
WANT TO GO? $36. 718-852-2470. brooklynkids.org/spark.

Spanish at Spark with Espáñate!
WHEN: Jan. 18 - Apr. 5, Fridays, 10:45am
WHERE: Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum, 1 John St., Dumbo, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Through game-based interactions, children build cognitive, fine-gross motor, social, and artistic skills, and become accustomed to listening and speaking in Spanish.
WANT TO GO? $36. 718-852-2470. brooklynkids.org/spark.

Reading is Fundamental (RIF) FREE
WHEN: Feb. 1 - 22, Fridays, 2-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library Gerritsen Beach Branch , 2808 Gerritsen Ave., Brooklyn, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Check out two books every week and receive a free book every third week.
WANT TO GO? 718-368-1435. bklynlibrary.org.

Teen Tech Time: Video Games FREE
WHEN: Feb. 1 - 22, Fridays, 4-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library McKinley Park Branch , 6802 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Dyker Heights, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Play various games in a friendly, competitive environment.
WANT TO GO? 718-748-8001. bklynlibrary.org.

DIY: Creative Writing Club FREE
WHEN: Feb. 1 - 22, Fridays, 4-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library- Kensington Branch, 4207 18th Ave., Kensington, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: With the guidance of a professional writer, teens work on their creative writing process in an encouraging environment.
WANT TO GO? 718-436-0545. bklynlibrary.org.

Kids Tech Time FREE
WHEN: Feb. 1 - 22, Fridays, 4-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library- Spring Creek Branch, 12143 Flatlands Ave., East New York, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Play on the library's Playstation 4 or other new technology.
WANT TO GO? 718-257-6571. bklynlibrary.org.

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) FREE
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 1, 2-4pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library - Crown Heights Branch, 560 New York Ave., Crown Heights , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Check out this drop-in early literacy program.
WANT TO GO? 718-773-1180. bklynlibrary.org.

Black History Month with Tammy Hall FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 2, 2-3pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library Gerritsen Beach Branch , 2808 Gerritsen Ave., Brooklyn, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Storyteller Tammy Hall will lead you in a fantastic literary journey through stories from the African Diaspora.
WANT TO GO? 718-368-1435. bklynlibrary.org.

If These Walls Could Talk
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 2, 10am
WHERE: Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Gain hands-on experience conducting house research in the library using archival images, records, and documents.
WANT TO GO? $20 general admission; $10 members. 718-222-4111. brooklynhistory.org.

History On Wheels
WHEN: Feb. 2 - 24, Saturdays and Sundays, 11:30am-12:30pm
WHERE: New York Transit Museum, 99 Schermerhorn St. , Brooklyn Heights , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn fun facts about public transportation through handling materials, including some maps from transit history. 
WANT TO GO? $10; $5 children ages 2-17. 718-694-1600. nytransitmuseum.org.

Writing Workshop with NYWC FREE
WHEN: Feb. 4 - 25, Mondays, 3:30-4:45pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library - Eastern Parkway Branch, 1044 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: A free creative writing workshop hosted by the New York Writers Coalition.
WANT TO GO? 718-953-4225. bklynlibrary.org.

Chess Master
WHEN: Feb. 4 - 25, Mondays, 4-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library- McKinley Park Branch , 6802 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Dyker Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Open chess program for kids to learn chess from a real Chess Master.
WANT TO GO? 718-748-8001. bklynlibrary.org.

Chess Workshop FREE
WHEN: Monday, Feb. 4, 3:30-4:30pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library - Crown Heights Branch, 560 New York Ave., Crown Heights , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn how to master the game of chess with a trained instructor.
WANT TO GO? 718-773-1180. bklynlibrary.org.

Kids Tech Time + RIF FREE
WHEN: Feb. 5 - 26, Tuesdays, 3-4pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library - Eastern Parkway Branch, 1044 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Play on iPads and check in for Reading Is Fundamental in this fun tech time.
WANT TO GO? 718-953-4225. bklynlibrary.org.

Future Dentists!
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 1-3pm
WHERE: Staten Island Children's Museum, 1000 Richmond Ave., Staten Island, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Meet Dr. Marcia Greene of Bayview Dental Care as she demon­strates proper oral hygiene for National Children's Dental Health Month.
WANT TO GO? $8; free for children younger than 1. 718-273-2060. sichildrensmuseum.org.

Homework Help FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 4-6pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library - Crown Heights Branch, 560 New York Ave., Crown Heights , NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Get support, assistance, and encouragement for children who need a little extra help with their homework.
WANT TO GO? 718-773-1180. bklynlibrary.org.

Teen Tech Time FREE
WHEN: Feb. 7 - 28, Thursdays, 3-4pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Public Library- Gerritsen Beach Branch , 2808 Gerritsen Ave., Brooklyn, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Play various video games in a friendly, competitive environment.
WANT TO GO? 718-368-1435. bklynlibrary.org.

Hot Cocoa & Coding at Blue Studios
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 16, 2-4pm
WHERE: Blue Studios Brooklyn, 396 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, New York
AGES: All
WHAT: Kids and parents will enjoy age-appropriate coding activities while sipping hot cocoa.
WANT TO GO? $15. 718-858-4038. bluestudios.io.

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