Even if most of the well-know museums are located in Manhattan, Brooklyn also has a large choice to offer you! And as we all know that “Variety is the spice of life”, here is a selection of great museums that you may enjoy visiting in Brooklyn.
The Brooklyn Museum
The Brooklyn Museum with its 5 floors is the third largest museum of New York City and one of the premier art institutions in the world.
It is also well-known for its great Egyptian collection!
Moreover, this museum is rarely crowded and you can enjoy walking around in a calm and peaceful atmosphere.
200 Eastern Parkway
$10 Students (with I.D.)
$10 Seniors 65+
Free Ages 19 and under
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Founded in 1910, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is located near Prospect Park.
This urban botanic garden is is composed of more than 18,000 species of different plants.
It is particularly well-known for its varieties of Japanese plants, gathered in a dedicated space: the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden.
It is a miniature reconstruction of a real Japanese landscape.
This garden welcomes more than 950,000 visitors per year.
1000 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn
$8 Seniors 65+
$8 Students (with I.D.)
Free Children under 12
Free Fridays before 12pm
The New York Transit Museum
The New York Transit Museum is located in Brooklyn in a disused metro station.
In this museum you will find many explanations about the history of the metro and its construction.
It includes many objects, such as the old cards, but you can also have a look on of all the types of metro trains that have existed before!
99 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn
Children (2-17): $5
Seniors 62+: $5, Free on Wednesdays