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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  • It was a rainy day and my wife had been wanting to get to Brooklyn. I like educational and engaging things and this fit the bill. It's a little dated but not terribly. I learned a couple of things... 
    It was a rainy day and my wife had been wanting to get to Brooklyn. I like educational and engaging things and this fit the bill. It's a little dated but not terribly. I learned a couple of things...  more »
  • 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
    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 »
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  • Good place
  • the kids loved but were disapointed that they did not have the arts and crafts they used to have also the bumping cars

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