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The 10 Best Spots For Family Fun In Brooklyn

March 2, 2012 6:00 AM

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These are our favorite indoor & outdoor spots for family fun in Brooklyn this season.

Brooklyn Museum of Art

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200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 638-5000
brooklynmuseum.org
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Current exhibition Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties examines our nation’s best artwork from the jazz age.  Also check out “Meet The Museum” for kids in strollers and Target First Saturdays featuring free music, performance, films, storytelling and hands-on art workshops.

The New York Transit Museum

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130 Livingston Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 694-4915
mta.info/mta/museum/index.html

A super-fun place any day of the week, it becomes a kid-mecca on the weekends during Children and Family Activity time. Make a map, build a bridge, or assemble a transit sculpture from candy. Also be sure to check out their school break programs.

Urban Glass

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647 Fulton St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 625-3685
urbanglass.org
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Small groups can visit the Robert Lehman Gallery and The Store at Urban Glass for free at any time during business hours. There is a windowed viewing area in the Store from which small groups are welcome to watch the cool glass-making activity in the Hot Shop.

Storytime at Mini Max Toys and Cuts

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152 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 222-TOYS(8697)
minimaxnyc.com
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Mini Max Toys and Cuts hosts free events most days of the week. The best bet is Storytime every Tuesday at 10 a.m., because afterwards you can walk across the street to The Moxie Spot Restaurant and Playspace for a Sing-a-long with Lloyd Miller of the Deedle Deedle Dees at 11 a.m.

KLUB4KIDZ

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159 North 4th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 599-5900
klub4kidz.com/about/about.php

Klub4Kidz is a three-story playspace with tunnels, slides and shoots. This is less of a playspace and more of a neighborhood clubhouse for kids to cavort and parents to connect.

Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

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1000 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
(718) 623-7200
bbg.org
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Winter weekdays are free at the Botanic Garden if you’re tired of your ski chalet in Colorado, where the expansive gardens will be appreciated by adults and children alike. After immersing you and your family in the wildlife experience will likely have you forgetting you’re in a borough of the Big Apple!

Prospect Park Audubon Centerbirdwatching The 10 Best Spots For Family Fun In Brooklyn

Inside Lincoln Road/Ocean Ave. Entrance
Brooklyn, NY 11225
(718) 287-3400
prospectpark.org/visit/places/audubon
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A haven for nature lovers, the center features boat rentals and the Songbird Cafe, with treats and snacks to grab on the go. Along with interactive exhibits, the highlight of the Audubon center are the hiking trails.

Floyd Bennett Fieldfloyd bennett The 10 Best Spots For Family Fun In Brooklyn

50 Aviation Road
Brooklyn, NY 11234
nyharborparks.org/visit/flbe.html

Start at Floyd Bennett Field for a bit of bird-watching. Then walk  on The Rockaway Gateway Greenway, a multi-use pathway adjacent to FB Field which offers a unique view of the park. You can also head over to Aviator Sports & Recreation to try ice skating, hockey, basketball, soccer, rock climbing or other fun sports.

Metrotech Center Commons

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Between Jay Street and Flatbush Avenue at Myrtle Avenue
publicartfund.org/totalrecall/

Take a quick walk outdoors to see the Public Art Fund’s fun artwork on the Commons, especially the new group exhibition TOTAL RECALL. This exhibit features five new large-scale sculptures commissioned by New York-based artists and is based on the 1990 film of the same name.

Owls Head Park

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Between Shore Road and 68th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11220
nycgovparks.org/parks/OwlsHeadPark

This expansive park with a lovely hilltop that faces the river is considered one of the best parks in Brooklyn – for humans and dogs alike! Locals love the beautiful and quiet space, and sing the praises of its great sledding hills come wintertime.

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