The Jewish Children's Museum at 792 Eastern Parkway, a few steps away from the famous 770. It is a must go for tourists and a regular destination for locals. It is a wonderland for children and adults alike.
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 an 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. (Wikipedia)
On the street level, visitors can enjoy a high-end coffee shop which boasts a nice selection of healthy salads and snacks. More the avocado toast and acai bowl style. For a traditional menu, try Mendy, also on the first floor. It's a good old fashioned Jewish deli, with the option of sushi or Israeli grill as well.
Museum ticket prices are $13 per person $10 seniors. I live nearby and send my kids often. The price adds up fast, as I have a few kids, but I keep sending them because I need that break. And I am happy that they are doing something fun and educational.
I recently found out that the museum was partnering with Faivish Pewzner, a famous philanthropist in our community. Mr. Pewzner is the COO of Americare, a leading home healthcare agency. Because of his involvement with the elderly community, Mr. Pewzner wanted to encourage more connection between the young ones and the elderly. The museum now offers a 15% discount to any visitors accompanied by an elderly person.
The community thanks Faivish Pewzner for his devotion to the elderly and for this brilliant incentive to keep our generations connected. God bless Faivish and the entire Pewzner family with much-continued success and good health.