5 Brooklyn Activities to Do With Your Kids

Brooklyn, the hippest borough on earth, offers uncountable things to do for families. View our top five spots to take your kids in Brooklyn!

1. Environmental Education Center

This STEM-focused center for ages 3 months to 8 years offers multiple interactive elements and a reading corner. It contains two signature exhibits, a marine aquarium and a discovery station. The 500-gallon display aquarium showcases fish collected from the East River. The aquarium also contains a child-friendly touch tank where visitors can gently interact with starfish, crabs and mussels. The center inside the 99 Plymouth building in Dumbo and is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays 1 – 5 pm as well as Tuesdays and Thursdays 3 – 5 pm. Free!
99 Plymouth Building Dumbo, NY 

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2. Jane’s Carousel 

This award-winning carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park is for all ages, has stunning bridge view and Manhattan’s skyline. Stop by for a ride on the beautiful horses from Thursday to Sunday 11 am – 6 pm. Each ride costs $2.
 Pier 1 Brooklyn Bridge Park

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3. Recess

The indoor playground for children 6 months to 6 years features four slides, tunnels, a swing, a climbing structure and much more. It is open seven days a week Mondays to Fridays 9 – 5 pm and in the mornings on weekends. Drop-in for unlimited play time is $30 for the first child and $20 per additional child.
81 Washington St. Brooklyn, NY

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4. SPARK by Brooklyn Children’s Museum

“Block Lab” is the museum’s signature drop-in activity for ages 2 to 5 offering 1,000 square feet of indoor block-building fun featuring Imagination Playground blocks, Magna-Tiles, Tegu blocks and Kapla Planks. “Spark” is open Wednesday to Sundays. Opening hours on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday are 1 – 5 pm. Entry is $15 per child, adults are free. Thursday afternoons are free for all from 1 – 6 pm.
145 Brooklyn Ave. Brooklyn, NY 

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5. New York Transit Museum

For children, 2 years and up, the highlights of the museum are the buses which they can sit inside – and act as the bus driver – as well as the many vintage subway cars to check out. The museum is housed in a historic subway station on Schermerhorn Street, right between Court Street and Boerum Place. No elevator and no cell phone reception. Hours: Tuesday to Friday: 10 am to 4 pm; Saturday and  Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm. Admission: Adults: $10, children 2 to 17 years: $5.
Boerum Pl & Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY

Kids playing in the bus at the Brooklyn Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn, NY


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Katharina was born in Germany and now proudly calls Brooklyn home. She is the mother of two young sons, 3 and 6 years old. She has founded IntoBrooklyn.com where Brooklyn lovers can shop a selective collection of Brooklyn apparel, accessories, art, books, gifts and more, all in one place.

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