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The Jewish Childrens Museum Brooklyn

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The Jewish Childrens Museum
792 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn
NY
11213
Tel: 718-467-0600

Where are we going today?

The Jewish Children's Museum is a fascinating place to visit with the family, no matter what your history or culture. This New York museum is dedicated to teaching all about the Jewish culture, including the holidays, biblical history, and contemporary Jewish life. 

For those Jewish families, it's a great way for kids to learn all about their culture, and for others it's a fascinating insight into an incredible group of people.

The Jewish Children's Museum is filled with hands-on exhibits where kids can learn through play. They can explore Jewish history, as well as heritage. In fact, it's a celebration of the Jewish culture!

Kids can learn all about the 6 Days of Creation as they follow the biblical story with a 3D multi-media display, or they can learn all about the holidays as they stroll through a replica os an old-fashioned village. Kids will really feel like they have been transported to another time as they weave in and out of the homes and storefronts, and peer through the windows. They can shop, or press olive oil, or even retell the Purim story using puppets!

The Jewish diet is ready to be explored at the Kosher supermarkets, and kids will be able to stock up on Kosher products and even use the working scales! It's a great way for kids to understand why some of their friends might eat a certain way, and they can develop a respect for that.

Don't forget to head to the Kosher Kitchen afterwards to get the food on the table! 

The visit for the Jewish Children's Museum won't be complete without a visit to the World of Good exhibit, where the city skyline as a backdrop offers a place for kids to explore the fundamental good deeds which are universal to all.

Culture, history and learning awaits!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$13
  • Children$13
  • Free Under: 2 years
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

10am - 4pm Mon - Thurs / 10am - 5:30pm Sun. Closed Sat

All year round. Holiday hours vary

Teachers corner

They have great programs and tours for Pre-K to grade 8, with pre-allocated time slots. They last up to 2 hours and are filled with games shows and crafts!.

I'm Hungry!

There are plenty of places in the area to grab some food, so why not enjoy something before or after your visit so you can focus on having fun and learning when inside!.

Any Top Tips?

There is parking available on the nearby streets.

Need a little extra help?

Speak to staff about the accessibility of the museum if you have any questions!.

More information

NYC Schools can visit for FREE!.

What people are saying?

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    This is an amazing museum!!! It was such a rich experience learning the Jewish culture and traditions. As an African American, this museum opened my eyes to a different world and a different people that are not so different after all. This was one of the camp experiences that the children I taught learned so much from and had great fun. I wish that we all can do more activities and venture off into learning more about one another. It will surely rid our society of prejudices. An experience such as this, I, nor about 50 black children, will ever...Read More

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    Up to visit Sabba and Safta for a long weekend, the kids were delighted to skip Religious School that weekend, until I told them they were going to go to the Jewish Children's Museum instead. "Oh Dad, please don't make us, nooooo. please no....." set in with them.

    However, once, there, they had a blast! Its Purim time, and there were adults in full costume. The exhibits were hands on and the kids were running from place to place, floor to floor. My oldest even said to me it was the best religious teaching she ever had, versus sitting in...Read More

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    Really great museum for all ages. Rooftop mini golf. Interactive exhibits. Life size animals from noahs ark and even a little toddler, baby ball pit play area. Had a great time with my boys. Highly recommend!

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    Very inspiring great for kids to get to know their Jewish heritage. I heared they are opening a new floor.

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    Great job! My kids loved it and want to go again. I wish it can be cheaper

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by Elizabeth Duplessy

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This is an amazing museum!!! It was such a rich experience learning the Jewish culture and traditions. As an African American, this museum opened my eyes to a different world and a different people that are not so different after all. This was one of the camp experiences that the children I taught learned so much from and had great fun. I wish that we all can do more activities and venture off into learning more about one another. It will surely rid our society of prejudices. An experience such as this, I, nor about 50 black children, will ever forget!

by Adam Haller

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Up to visit Sabba and Safta for a long weekend, the kids were delighted to skip Religious School that weekend, until I told them they were going to go to the Jewish Children's Museum instead. "Oh Dad, please don't make us, nooooo. please no....." set in with them.

However, once, there, they had a blast! Its Purim time, and there were adults in full costume. The exhibits were hands on and the kids were running from place to place, floor to floor. My oldest even said to me it was the best religious teaching she ever had, versus sitting in a classroom or Shul and listening to "blah, blah, blah". That's right, the one who I had to drag there, was all smiles. We put meaningful prayers on slips of paper into their mock-up of the Kotel. Who knew all this was in Brooklyn?

Naturally, we were hungry after the running around, and enjoyed the kosher cafe on site. While the lunch area itself was more akin to a burger dive than Tavern on the Green, the food was tasty, and again the kids loved the food too.

On top of it all, we pulled up and found a street parking spot directly in front of the building.

What could be improved? They need more visitors and more budget to keep their exhibits up to date. Also, given the specific target of Jewish education, people of other faiths might feel underwhelmed or confused.

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