Last week we went to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum with some friends. Elaine, Havilah, and Adelei had a fabulous time! There is a Tot area for kids under 5. They have a water area, craft time, music makers, a sandbox, dress-ups, and other fun things to play with. We spend the time before lunch exploring this area.
After lunch we headed into the main part of the museum. They have a nature center where the kids can learn to plan a garden, walk through and explore wildlife & birds, and learn about sea life.
In the sea area there was a play mat by an aquarium. There were sea animal puppets and seaweed hanging from the ceiling. Nolan enjoyed getting out of the stroller to roll around. Elaine took the opportunity to nab his pacifier!
The next section of the museum includes multi-cultural hands-on fun. There is a pizza parlor where the kids can take orders and then create and bake pizzas (all of the crusts were bean bags, and the toppings were felt). There was a grocery store where they could load up their shopping baskets with food and put it down the conveyor belt. There was a Mexican bakery and a Chinese card shop. But the biggest hit was the MTA city bus. The driver’s seat was in high demand!