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Brooklyn Childrens Museum

A Green Community Facility Building in Brooklyn, NY.

  • A pioneer in education, the Brooklyn Children's Museum was the first museum created expressly for children when it was founded in 1899. Its success sparked the creation of similar institutions around the globe, and today the Museum continues as a world-class institution with community roots.

    The expansion is designed by Rafael Vinoly and the NYC Department of Design + Construction, and brings the museum above ground for the first time in 25 years. The $42 million project will double the 103-year-old Museum's size, increasing its capacity from 250,000 to 400,00 visits annually. The enlarged entrance at the corner of St. Marks and Brooklyn Avenues in Crown Heights will feature an entry hall that can accommodate the simultaneous arrival of families and several school groups. State-of-the-art technologies will make it the first 'green' children's museum in the nation.

  • Construction year
  • 2008
  • Size in sq. ft.
  • 96000
  • Green Energy Features
  • Geothermal Heat Pump
  • Energy Efficiency Features
  • Daylighting:CO2 Monitoring:Occupancy-sensing lighting
  • Green Products
  • Low-tox interior
  • Water Conservation Features
  • Low-flow fixtures, waterless urinals
  • Transportation
  • Public Transport Access, bike parking w/ shower
  • Designer
  • Rafael Vinoly, NYC Dept. of Design + Construction