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Just because the summer is over doesn’t mean you can’t have tons of fun at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum.

Totally Tots studio is a fun place to go where children can explore their artistic nature and make inspired artwork. If painting is not your picture, come to the Brooklyn Block Lab where visitors of all ages design and build with an array of blocks, including Magna-Tiles, Imagination Playground, Kapla Planks, and more. Block play supports critical social and cognitive skills in early childhood — everything from team building, creative thinking and problem solving to spatial reasoning and pre-engineering concepts. Different scales of blocks enable hands of all sizes to build and be challenged.

There is also a quiet place where childen with special needs can enjoy the museum and engage with their peers in the Sensory Room. The space is balanced between self-guided exploration and a facilitated program by one of the museum’s Educators. The program might include story time, a song session, parachute play, or meeting one of the museum’s live animals. This room was created with an advisory committee of scholars and professionals with experience serving children with autism spectrum disorders. All are welcome in this space, please let the Educator present know if your child has particular needs or sensitivities.

Family Activities at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum:

Totally Tots: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am to noon, now to Oct. 29.

Brooklyn Block Lab: Thursdays, 2 pm to 5:30 pm, Fridays – Sundays, 10 am to 1 pm, now to Oct. 29.

Sensory: Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2 pm to 5:30 pm, now to Oct. 29.

All activities are free with museum admission.

Brooklyn Children’s Museum [145 Brooklyn Ave. at St. Marks Avenue in Crown Heights; (718) 735–4400; www.brooklynkids.org]

Posted 12:00 am, September 3, 2017
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