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Top Educational Activities for Kids in Brooklyn in April

Top Educational Activities for Kids in Brooklyn in April

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

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.

Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving at the Brooklyn Museum
WHEN: Apr. 1 - May. 12, Various Times
WHERE: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This exhibition explores the art and identity of famed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo using photographs, paintings, and original artifacts. 
WANT TO GO? Monday & Tuesday: $20 adults; $18 children ages 4-12. Wednesday-Sunday: $25 adults; $10 children ages 4-12. 718-638-5000. brooklynmuseum.org.

Underground Heroes: New York Transit In Comics
WHEN: Apr. 1 - 7, Various Times
WHERE: New York Transit Museum, 99 Schermerhorn St. , Brooklyn Heights , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Drawing on satirical cartoons, comic strips, and comic books, Underground Heroes: New York Transit in Comics explores New York’s transit system through a range of visual storytellers.
WANT TO GO? $10; $5 children ages 2-17, seniors, and visitors with disabilities. 718-694-1600. nytransitmuseum.org.

BFS Community Series Presents: Ages & Stages of Adoption
WHEN: Thursday, Apr. 4, 7pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Free Space, 298 6th Ave., Park Slope, NY
AGES: Adult
WHAT: The workshop will provide tools for parents to foster a healthy identity  and how to talk about adoption in a developmentally appropriate way with children.
WANT TO GO? $10. 718-965-3135. brooklynfreespace.org.

BASIS Independent Brooklyn PreK - Grade 12 Info Session FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 6, 10am
WHERE: BASIS Independent Brooklyn, 556 Columbia St., Brooklyn, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Attend this info session at BASIS Independent Brooklyn school and receive an overview of their world-acclaimed academic program, learn about the well-rounded, high-achieving BASIS Curriculum, and have faculty and school leadership answer your questions.
WANT TO GO? 718-643-6302. https://hubs.ly/H0h51F-0.

BUGS 2019-20 Admissions Lottery FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Apr. 11, 10am
WHERE: Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School, 500 19th St., South Slope, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Apply to the Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School via its 2019-20 admissions lottery.
WANT TO GO? 718-280-9556. bugsbrooklyn.org.

Day-Off-From-School Drop-In Programs: Spring Break
WHEN: Apr. 22 - 26, Various Times
WHERE: New York Transit Museum, 99 Schermerhorn St. , Brooklyn Heights , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy drop-in museum programs including Puppets on Parade and History on Wheels. 
WANT TO GO? $10; $5 children ages 2-17, seniors, and visitors with disabilities. 718-694-1600. nytransitmuseum.org.

BASIS Independent Brooklyn PreK-Grade 12 Info Session FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Apr. 23, 6:30pm
WHERE: BASIS Independent Brooklyn, 556 Columbia St., Brooklyn, NY
AGES: Adult
WHAT: Attend this info session at BASIS Independent Brooklyn school and receive an overview of their world-acclaimed academic program, learn about the well-rounded, high-achieving BASIS Curriculum and have faculty and school leadership answer your questions.
WANT TO GO? 718-643-6302. https://hubs.ly/H0h51KR0.

Aquarium Mornings With The Animals
WHEN: Sunday, Apr. 28, 9-10:30am
WHERE: New York Aquarium, 602 Surf Ave., Coney Island, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Enjoy early access to the aquarium while you create, play, and move together.
WANT TO GO? $30; $25 members. 718-265-3474. nyaquarium.com.

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