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ADA ACCESSIBILTY

For all ADA accessibility questions, please contact Special Needs and Accessibility info at (718) 735-4400 x116 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Our passion for children with differing abilities, special needs, physical or developmental challenges was recognized in August 2012. During this event, which celebrates The Americans With Disabilities Act, the Mayor’s Office presented Brooklyn Children’s Museum with the TITLE III ADA Sapolin Public Accommodation Award.

 

SENSORY ROOM

The Sensory Room is an inclusive space where children with special needs can engage and explore their senses. The interactive equipment provides a multisensory experience with visual, auditory, tactile, vestibular, and gross motor activities. This room provides a welcoming environment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Learn more

Family Hours:

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 2:00—5:00 pm

And

First & Third Saturdays of the month: 10:00am—noon, 2:00—5:00 pm
Second & Fourth Sundays of the month: 10:00am—noon, 2:00—5:00 pm

 

 

ACCESS FOR ALL ABILITIES

MOBILLITY

  • The Museum is wheelchair accessible. We have a fully equipped passenger elevator available to get from the street level to the second level. There are ramps and wheelchair lifts to get from the street level to the lower level.
  • There are a limited number of wheelchairs available for use, free of charge.
  • An individual assisting a person in a manual wheelchair can be granted a free admission ticket.
  • Electric wheelchairs are allowed in the Museum.
  • Accessible restrooms are located on the street level and second level of the Museum. Restrooms are equipped with diaper changing stations.

SERVICE DOGS ARE ALLOWED

 

EXHIBITS

All of the Museum's exhibits are hands-on and incorporate visual, tactile, and auditory components. The Museum also features traveling bi-lingual or trilingual exhibits available for rental.

 

WORKSHOPS FOR FAMILIES WHO HAVE CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

The Museum offers workshops for children with special needs and their families. The Museum provides fun, educational learning experiences for visitors of all ages. Experienced educators work with both children and adults of all developmental and cognitive levels. For more information, please contact Special Needs and Accessibility info at (718) 735-4400 x116 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Brooklyn Children’s Museum is committed to giving all students a meaningful experience that enhances and celebrates their abilities. The maximum class size for a school group with special needs is fifteen students. Our school programs can be adapted to meet the needs of each class. Please tell the reservationist any special considerations we should be aware of. Here are some engaging school programs that are recommended for our visitors with special needs, learning disabilities, and Autism.

 

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