The Brooklyn Children's Museum
is one of New York City's few children's museums, and the first such museum in the United States. During February, the Brooklyn Children's Museum, located a mile from Prospect Park and Grand Army Plaza, always creates interesting, interactive programs in honor of Black History Month, also known as African American History Month.
Saturday February 18: Programs for Tots and Elementary School Age Kids
- Living the Legacy: Black History Collage is an opportunity for children of elementary school age to make collages related to Black History Month, including a patchwork of photographs. Make something to take home and discuss with the family!. The program runs at 2:30 P.M.
- Storytelling: Anansi the African Spider Man
program runs at
2:30 P.M., for 5 and younger. Children can listen to cherished African tales of the mischievous Anansi the Spider and discover the beauty of the African culture--and then create a little Anansi spider to take home.
Monday February 20: Anansi the African Spider, Morning and Afternoon Sessions
The popular program for tots will run again twice, at 11:30 A.M. and 2:30 P.M. See the description above.
Thursday February 23
: Same Program as Saturday February 25, see below.
Saturday February 25: Two Sessions for "Join Hands" for 5 and Under
- Join Hands: This educational, fun program exploring different cultures and cultural tolerance runs twice, at
11:30 A.M. and 2:30 P.M., for children ages 5 and under.
- Black History Jeopardy for Elementary School Children: Modeled after "Jeopardy," this fun program runs challenges kids age 6 and up with fun questions highlighting cultural contributions by African Americans. This cultural education and cultural pride mini-game show might ask such questions as "Who wrote the song What a Wonderful World? At 2:30 P.M.
Friday February 24: Musical Program for 5 and Under
Brooklyn Children's Museum
- Musical Program for Tots: Jammin Out
Two sessions, at 11:30 and 2:30, will engage children 5 and under in making music with some traditional African instruments from the collection at the Brooklyn Children's Museum. The kids can also make a little instrument to play at home.
- 45 Brooklyn Avenue
- Crown Heights
- (718) 735-4400