Brooklyn Museum and Botanic Garden

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Just a short subway ride from Manhattan brings you to one of the world's oldest and largest museums: the Brooklyn Museum. Follow up your visit with a stroll through the awe-inspiring 52-acre botanical garden. The stunning Beaux Arts building alone is worth the trip!

Housed in a 560,000 square-foot building, the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Museum represents virtually all the world’s cultures, ranging from the ancient to the contemporary. The museum prides itself on its long tradition of acquiring both Western and non-Western art. Its collections contain thousands of pieces, including African Art, Arts of the Islamic World, Decorative Arts, European Art, Egyptian, Classical & Ancient Near Eastern Art, Arts of the Pacific Islands, Arts of the Americas, Asian Art, Photography, and the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

Take a quick hop over to Brooklyn and visit the Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Botanic Garden on your trip to NYC. This ticket gives you access to both attractions, which are part of central Brooklyn’s vast complex of venues and gardens from the 19th century. All is accessible via a newly renovated subway station.

Exciting temporary exhibits also rotate through the halls of the Brooklyn Museum, and include diverse displays such as Body Parts: Ancient Egyptian Fragments and Amulets, Sam Taylor-Wood: Ghosts, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera, Assyrian Reliefs, Tipi: Heritage of the Great Plains, and The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago.


Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn is surprisingly green, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a great place to spend a day breathing in the fresh air. The garden is located right next to the Brooklyn Museum, making for a full day’s worth of activities. Fifty two acres of world-famous botanical gems will leave you in awe, as you walk around the soothing Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, and the Cherry Esplanade, with its stunning blooms. The reflective nature of water is a central theme in this garden, as you will notice when looking at the Lily Pool Terrace, which is home to almost one hundred different kinds of water lilies.

Also featured at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is the Steinhardt Conservatory, with its collection of exotic plants, and the C.V. Star Bonsai Museum. Even if the weather is a bit chilly, the garden is worth a trip, as it contains plants and exhibits that thrive in all climates and seasons.

Save on admission to the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, plus New York City's top museums, sights, and tours all for one low price with the New York Explorer Pass!

Getting In

Present your pass at the entrance to the Brooklyn Museum. This ticket will be good for same-day entry for both the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Hours

Brooklyn Museum:
(Monday, Tuesday Closed)
Wednesday 11:00 am–6:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Friday–Sunday 11:00 am–6:00 pm.
First Saturday of each month (except September) 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Target first Saturdays: 5:00 pm-11:00 pm

Brooklyn Botanic Garden:
March-October: Tuesday-Friday, 8:00 am-6:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Closed Mondays except for Memorial Day, Columbus Day 10:00 am-6:00 pm
November-February: Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am-4:30 pm, Tuesday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:00am-4:30pm.
Closed Mondays except for Veteran’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Washington’s Birthday 10:00 am-4:30 pm
Last admission into the garden is 30 minutes before closing.

Closings

Mondays (other than the ones listed above)
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
New Year’s Day

Note

Please note that the Botanic Garden has a separate entrance directly behind the museum.

Address

200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Driving Directions

From Brooklyn Bridge: Left at Tillary; right on Flatbush Ave to Grand Army Plaza; 2/3 around Plaza; turn right onto Eastern Parkway. Museum is on Eastern Parkway and Washington Ave.; Manhattan Bridge enters directly onto Flatbush Ave.

Public Transportation

2 or 3 trains to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum.
(Transfers to the 2 and 3 trains are available from the 4 and 5 trains at Nevins Street and the B, D, Q, N, R, and LIRR trains at Atlantic/Pacific St.)
 

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[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

Definitely worth the trip
By Rob0ny Verified Reviewer from Brooline, MA on
Pros:
Great variety, Less crowded than the Met, Gets you out of Manhattan
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Botanic Garden:

The Brooklyn Museum is one of my favorite museum. part of it is just by comparison to the scene over in Manhattan -- the Brooklyn Museum is much less crowded and feels a lot more relaxing. But on its own the Museum is rightly a destination -- its got an impresive array and variety of displays in a grand setting. Definitely a great place to visit and its fun to eat in the surrounding area.

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