United States

200 Eastern Parkway
Phone: (718) 638-5000
Fax: (718) 501-6136
Website: http://www.brooklynmuseum

Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum, housed in a 560,000-square-foot, Beaux-Arts building, is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the country. Its world-renowned permanent collections range from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art, and represent a wide range of cultures. Only a 30-minute subway ride from midtown Manhattan, with its own newly renovated subway station, the Museum is part of a complex of nineteenth-century parks and gardens that also includes Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and the Prospect Park Zoo.

Permanent Collection

The Brooklyn Museum houses one of the largest museum collections in the United States. Its holdings range from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art and represent almost every culture and era.


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The Brooklyn Museum has a suggested contribution of $8 for adults and $4 for Seniors and Students with valid I.D. Members and children under 12 accompanied by an adult are admitted for free. (Special pricing applies to children’s school groups and adult group tours.)

Opening hours

Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday Closed
Wednesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
First Saturday of Each Month 11 a.m. – 11 p.m

Getting there

By Subway
Take the 2 or 3 to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum. Transfers to the 2 and 3 are available from the 4 and 5 (at Nevins Street) and the B, D, Q, N, R, and LIRR (at Atlantic Avenue/Pacific Street). See a subway map. Check MTA service advisories for the most up-to-date subway travel information.
By Bus
The nearest bus stops to the Museum are:
B71 in front of the Museum
B41 and B69 at Grand Army Plaza
B48 at Franklin Avenue and Eastern Parkway
See a Brooklyn bus map. Check MTA service advisories for the most up-to-date bus travel information.
By Car
From Manhattan
Brooklyn Bridge; first left at Tillary Street; right on Flatbush Avenue for approximately 1.5 miles to Grand Army Plaza; approximately 2/3 around Plaza; turn right on Eastern Parkway. Museum is at first intersection (Eastern Parkway and Washington Avenue). Or Manhattan Bridge enters directly onto Flatbush Avenue.
From Westchester, the Bronx, Queens, or Connecticut
Triborough Bridge to Brooklyn Queens Express (BQE)/Manhattan Bridge exit to Tillary Street, make a left onto Flatbush Avenue and proceed according to the directions from Manhattan.
From Staten Island and Southern or Central New Jersey
Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to Gowanus Expressway (Route 278 towards Manhattan); exit to 38th Street; left on Fourth Avenue for approximately 2 miles; right on Union Street; 5 blocks to Grand Army Plaza; go 1/2 around Plaza; turn right on Eastern Parkway. Museum is at first intersection (Eastern Parkway and Washington Avenue).
From northern or north central New Jersey:
George Washington Bridge/Holland or Lincoln Tunnel to Manhattan; follow Manhattan directions.
From Long Island:
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Museum entrances are wheelchair accessible. Dining facilities and a shop with an eclectic mix of merchandise reflecting the art collection.

Museum internal and external photos (3)

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The School Programs Department serves forty-five to fifty thousand preschool and K–12 students and their teachers each year through a variety of single- and multi-visit programs, many of which forge close curricular ties between the Museum and schools. For more information please visit,


The Museum offers year-round programs for adult learners, including art-making classes and one-day workshops, films, performing arts, gallery talks and tours, and Target First Saturdays. Programs cater to diverse interests, needs, and learning styles, so there’s something for everyone.


Members enjoy unlimited free entry all year long to the Brooklyn Museum's exciting special exhibition and world-renowned permanent collection galleries. For more information on Membership levels and benefits, including discounts for older adults, educators, and artists, or to purchase by phone, call the Membership Department at (718) 501-6326 or e-mail