Top Educational Activities for Kids in Brooklyn in December

Top Educational Activities for Kids in Brooklyn in December

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

Holding History
WHEN: Mar. 5 - Dec. 31, Sundays, 11am
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Learn about artifacts from the museum's collection through tactical investigation.
WANT TO GO? $11; free for children younger than 1. 718-735-4400. brooklynkids.org.

Train Operators Workshop
WHEN: Jan. 13 - Dec. 30, Saturday-Sunday, 3:30-4:30pm
WHERE: New York Transit Museum, 99 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn Heights, 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 an incredibly realistic game.
WANT TO GO? $10; $5 children ages 2-17. 718-694-1792. nytransitmuseum.org.

Waterfront Exhibition
WHEN: Mar. 1 - Dec. 31, Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Historical Society Dumbo, 55 Water St., Dumbo, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Waterfront is an exhibition and multimedia experience that presents stories of workers, artists, industries, activists, families, neighborhoods, and ecosystems.
WANT TO GO? $10; $6 seniors and teachers; free for members and students. 917-775-4636. brooklynhistory.org/dumbo.

Friday/Saturday Drop-In
WHEN: Mar. 16 - Dec. 31, Friday-Saturday, 6:30-9:30pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Game Lab, 310 7th Ave., Park Slope, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Drop in for Dungeons and Dragons and other role-playing games that your kids and teens will love.
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 work 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.

Baby Sign Language
WHEN: Sep. 25 - Dec. 25, 9:45-10:45am
WHERE: Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum, 1 John St., Dumbo, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Students will learn the basics of the language including numbers, colors, greetings, and family terms through a variety of songs and games.
WANT TO GO? $36 per child; free for adults. 718-852-2470. brooklynkids.org/spark/classes.

Spanish at Spark with Espáñate!
WHEN: Sep. 26 - Dec. 19, 9:30-10:30am
WHERE: Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum, 1 John St., Dumbo, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Through game-based interactions children build cognitive, fine-gross motor, social, and artistic skills, and learn Spanish.
WANT TO GO? $36 per child; free for adults. 718-852-2470. brooklynkids.org/spark.

French at Spark with ABC Languages!
WHEN: Sep. 26 - Dec. 19, 10:45-11:45am
WHERE: Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum, 1 John St., Dumbo, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Through song, theatrical play, and movement children become familiar with French vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar.
WANT TO GO? $36 per child; free for adults. 718-852-2470. brooklynkids.org/spark/classes.

'A Century of Honor' FREE
WHEN: Nov. 1 - Dec. 30, Thursday-Sunday, 12-4pm
WHERE: Lefferts Historic House, 452 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The display celebrates the centennial anniversary of the Girl Scouts and shows how Girl Scouting has evolved over the last century.
WANT TO GO? 718-789-2822. prospectpark.org.

Game Show
WHEN: Dec. 3 - 10, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm
WHERE: Jewish Children's Museum, 792 Eastern Parkway, Crown Heights, New York
AGES: All
WHAT: Visitors can compete against each other to answer questions on Jewish life in a game show setting.
WANT TO GO? $13; $10 seniors; free for children younger than 2 . 718-467-0600. jcm.museum.

Circuit Power
WHEN: Dec. 15 - 23, Saturday-Sunday, 10:30am-3:30pm
WHERE: New York Transit Museum, 99 Schermerhorn St. , Brooklyn Heights , NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Create a “paper circuit” light switch that will show off your electricity know-how!
WANT TO GO? $10; $5 children ages 2-17. 718-694-1600. nytransitmuseum.org.

The Dark Side of the Moon
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 22, 12 and 1pm
WHERE: Staten Island Children's Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Learn about lunar phases during the Winter Solstice and create your own charts in this science workshop.
WANT TO GO? $8. 718-273-2060. sichildrensmuseum.org.

Secrets of Shipwrecks
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 27, 2-3:30pm
WHERE: New York Aquarium, Surf Avenue and West Eighth Street, Coney Island, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Explore the submerged maritime history of New York through hands-on activities and games.
WANT TO GO? $30 . 718-265-3474. nyaquarium.com.

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