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Exhibition: Wilderness Camp

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January 21, 2017 through June 04, 2017

Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm; Thursday, 10am–6pm.

Brooklyn Children's Museum

Crown Heights

All Ages

$11; free for children younger than 1

Exhibition: Wilderness Camp at Brooklyn Children's Museum

Event description: Brooklyn Children’s Museum announces a new exhibit, Wilderness Camp, an indoor experience that brings the great outdoors to family audiences through role-play and the exploration of nature. This interactive installation created in partnership with contemporary artist Tattfoo Tan, gives families the opportunity to explore how we interact with and rely on nature for our basic needs and resources. Kids and their caregivers will learn about different ways of creating shelters, plants that provide food and building materials, and techniques that transform natural materials into functional, everyday objects. Wilderness Camp offers visitors the opportunity to take on the roles of outdoor explorers and gain a heightened appreciation of our precious natural resources that we can all work toward preserving.

Exhibit components include immersive tent structures containing activities like macramé and shadow puppets, a campfire ring for storytelling and programs, graphic posters of step-by-step survival techniques including food preservation, campfire building, and tool making, and an interactive display of cultural objects from BCM’s collection alongside Tan’s artworks that utilize similar materials and techniques. Opportunities for role-play abound, as children and their caregivers put on a backpack filled with some of the necessities of wilderness exploration- a compass, canteen, mess kit, magnifying glass, net, blanket, tools, and a map of local trails and green spaces to explore.

Address: 145 Brooklyn Ave.
Crown Heights, NY 11215
Phone: 718-224-5863

About Brooklyn Children's Museum

Standard hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 10am-5pm; Thursday, 10am-6pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-7pm

The mission of Brooklyn Children’s Museum is to engage children in educational and entertaining experiences through innovation and excellence in exhibitions, programs, and use of its collection. 

The Museum encourages children from infancy through high school to develop an understanding of and respect for themselves, others and the world around them. 

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