Jewish Children's Museum, Brooklyn

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The Jewish Children's Museum is the largest Jewish-themed children's museum in the United States. It aims for children of all faiths and backgrounds to gain a positive perspective and awareness of the Jewish heritage, fostering tolerance and understanding. The permanent collection features exhibits designed to be both educational and entertaining to children, often employing interactive multimedia. At the miniature golf course on the roof, for example, each hole represents a stage in Jewish life.

The museum is located in the Chabad-Lubavitch Chasidic community of Crown Heights at 792 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York, near 770 Eastern Parkway, the headquarters of the Lubavitch movement. Built by architect, Steve H. Wilkowski of Milagros PM, the museum opened in 2004. In 2005, the Museum was among 406 New York City arts and social service institutions to receive part of a $20 million grant from the Carnegie Corporation, which was made possible through a donation by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.
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  • We went there to find out about Judaism. It’s a lovely well cared for museum. We were in the minority of non-Jewish people there. Everyone was welcoming. It would have been good if someone was around....  more »
  • This place is a wonderful museum of the Old Testament for children and adults alike. We love going there and learning interesting things about the Jewish history. The shofars are my children’s...  more »
  • Very beautiful place for kids and adults of all ages. Really recommend. If u live at Jerusalem with kids I recommend to do a family membership
  • Fun museum. Museum covers many areas in Jewish holidays and History in an exciting and fun way! Great place!

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