An official Path Through History Site! When it was established in 1899, Brooklyn Children's Museum was the first museum created expressly for children, and its success has sparked the creation of 300 children's museums around the world. With hands-on exhibits and innovative use of its collections, the museum engages children from pre-school to high school in learning adventures, encouraging them to develop an understanding of and respect for themselves, others, and the world around. Fun, educational exhibits teach children about world cultures, history, science and nature, including live animals and a collection of 30,000 historical artifacts that even parents will enjoy. There’s also a special area for children under five, with activities specially geared toward the youngest of youngsters and how they learn.