On the first Saturday of each month, kids and families can enjoy music and dance performances, films, storytelling, Hands-On Art workshops, and other free events.
At the Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment each month from 5–11 p.m. All evening long, the Museum Café serves a wide selection of sandwiches, salads, and beverages, and a cash bar offers wine and beer. Parking is a flat rate of $4 starting at 5 p.m. All other Saturdays, the Museum closes at 6 p.m.
Please note that due to limited capacities, some Target First Saturday programs require tickets. Ticket lines often form 30 minutes before ticket distribution at the Visitor Center located in the Rubin Lobby. Members may pick up tickets from the Membership Desk beginning at 2 p.m. while supplies last. Programs subject to change without notice.
More than 1.5 million works of awesome art from all over the world, spanning some 5,000 years of creative expression and culture, are housed inside this 450,00 square-foot Beaux Arts building. The Egyptian Collection, complete with a real mummy, is one of the best in the West, and kids will enjoy exploring the twenty-eight fascinating American-period rooms.
This was the first museum to display African objects as art instead of artifacts, and the Native American collection is impressive as well. Curators have amassed one of the best collections of paintings, prints, and sculpture in the country, with the works of Degas, Rodin, Matisse, van Gogh, Picasso, and the hudson river school represented. special programs for children ages 4 through 18 are offered seasonally, and there are drop-in art projects, performances, and concerts on weekends.