Last weekend we decided to go and try out the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Given the cold snowy weather we are having at the moment, it was definitely a day for indoor fun. We had heard that the Brooklyn Children’s Museum was better than the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, so it was definitely worth checking out. Unfortunately Knox slept through the only section that was designed for kids his age, so it might be worth going back some time just for him!
The first thing to draw Tate’s attention was a long water feature heading down a ramp to the lower level. So whilst Knox and I were otherwise occupied, he had a play with Richard.
Once Knox and I were ready, we headed into the Global Beats area. There was a video screen and you could choose different cultural dances to watch and copy. Tate put on an outfit and we tested our moves. He didn’t really understand or care that he was wearing a costume.
There were lots of little rooms with things like a shop and a pizza restaurant but Tate wasn’t really that interested in them.
Before stopping for a lunch break we headed upstairs to check the Collections Central area. There were lots of different things to look at and was generally geared towards much older kids. It didn’t stop Tate having a little look around.
After lunch we headed to the Touch Tank where staff were doing a demonstration about different sea creatures and letting kids have a touch.
Next we visited Fantasia a HUGE Burmese Python. Fantasia was having a Bon Voyage party that day because she was moving to a bigger enclosure at the Staten Island Zoo. We didn’t stay for the party though.
Last stop was the Totally Tots area. Unfortunately Knox and I missed seeing this area as Knox was asleep in the pram and no prams are allowed in the area. So Tate and Richard enjoyed playing in there whilst I sat outside in a little alcove waiting for Knox to wake up.