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Bronx Children's Museum Welcomes

Denise Rosario Adusei as New Executive Director

Bronx Children’s Museum’s Board of Directors and President Arlene Lewis Bascom announce the appointment of Denise Rosario Adusei as the new Executive Director as of March 6, 2023. An experienced social entrepreneur, author and early childhood leader, Adusei succeeds Carla Precht, who stepped down after 13 years as the Executive Director to pursue other opportunities, after successfully launching the first-ever children’s museum facility in the Bronx.

“We are delighted to have Denise take the helm of Bronx Children’s Museum,” said Carla Precht, the Museum’s Founding Executive Director. “As an experienced early childhood education and community leader, Denise’s visionary and inclusive approach to children’s education and arts makes her a perfect choice to carry the vision of the Museum forward. I have no doubt that under her leadership the Museum will grow and flourish as an incubator for dreams and imagination.”

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Plan Your Visit

We are delighted to see so many of you visiting the Museum these past few months. It’s been a very exciting time. We are aware not everyone has been able to reserve tickets. Demand is high and reservations go fast, especially for Saturday sessions. As a courtesy to your fellow museum goers, please reserve tickets only for dates you are able to attend. Unused tickets prevent other children and families from attending the Museum. If you know you cannot make it to the Museum, please call ahead so we can release those tickets to others. All reservations must be made in advance through our website. Unfortunately, we can not accept walk-ins at this time.

  • Saturdays in March are already booked, however, there is still space available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Follow us on Instagram for announcements of additional blocks of tickets.

March Hours

  • Morning Session: 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Afternoon Session: NEW HOURS - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • March 14: Amazon Invites - Special extended hours until 6:30pm. See details below!
  • Ticket reservations are required and available on the Museum's website.
  • Admission continues to be FREE for a limited time during our opening period thanks to our generous funders and contributors. 
  • "Pay What You Wish" donations are welcome and greatly appreciated. 
  • Please note: The museum will be closed on March 21 for a private event.

Free At-Home COVID Test Kits Available

  • In partnership with NYC Health + Hospitals, Bronx Children's Museum has COVID test kits available for registered visitors. Tests are limited to four kits per family on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last.

April Tickets Now Available

Women's History Month at BxCM

Celebrate Women’s History Month through read-alouds and drop-in art activities. Each week highlights a different woman, or group of women, and an art activity inspired by their life!

  • March 11: Dance and move alongside Retumba, an all-female Afro-Caribbean dance and percussion ensemble. As a bonus, the afternoon session from 1:00pm - 4:00pm has specific programming all in Spanish!

  • March 18: Teaching artist C.G. Esperanza will be here all day leading families in a mask-making activity. Other programming, including storytime and a drop-in art activity will focus on famous artist Frida Kahlo.

  • March 25: Close out our Women's History celebration with a special performance by renowned Bronx jazz musician Dr. Valerie Capers.

Can't make it to the Museum? We've got you covered! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for books to read, places to go and instructions for at-home activities throughout the month.

In honor of Women’s History Month, here are several books written by and about inspiring women that young readers will enjoy:

Just Help! How to Build a Better World by Sonia Sotomayor

Malala: Activist for Girl’s Education by Raphaële Frier

My Name is Gabriella/Me Llamo Gabriella by Monica Brown

Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment by Jessica Curry and Parker Curry

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre by Anika Aldamuy Denise

The World is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid by Jeanette Winter

Bilingual Day at the Museum

Saturday, March 11, 1:00pm - 4:00pm: Jugar, Aprender, Ir!

Beginning this month, BxCM is offering on-site programs specifically for Spanish-speaking families, featuring read-alouds, animal encounters and special art activities with a teaching artist en español!

Jugar, Aprender, Ir!

A partir de este mes, BxCM ofrecerá programas en el lugar específicamente para familias de habla hispana, que incluyen lecturas en voz alta, encuentros con animales y actividades artísticas especiales con un artista docente en español!

New Exhibit Opening This Month:

'Elebooyah!: The C.G. Esperanza Studio Show'

Step into the mind of Bronx-born artist C.G. Esperanza in his dream studio. In "Elebooyah!," you will explore Esperanza’s early influences and see examples of his artwork, including his children’s books: Red, Yellow, Blue (and a Dash of White, Too!) and Boogie Boogie, Y’all

The exhibit opens on Saturday, March 18. Advance reservations are required.

Amazon Invites:

Extended Museum Hours Courtesy of Amazon

Would you like more play time at the Museum? More activities? More fun?

Bronx Children’s Museum, in partnership with Amazon, introduces Amazon Invites, the Museum’s once-a-month bonus playtime. Every third Tuesday of the month, Bronx Children’s Museum will remain open for an additional 2-1/2 hours, from 4:00pm - 6:30pm. That’s 2-1/2 hours of engaging art activities, intriguing story times, exciting animal encounters and just full-out boogie-down fun! Reserve your tickets now and enjoy a special late-afternoon session with your child. You’re invited - thanks to Amazon!

  • Amazon Invites bonus playtime: Tuesday, March 15, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Museum entry available anytime, between 1:00pm and 5:30pm. Only with advance registration.
  • Next month, Amazon Invites will provide a full-day of fun on Wednesday, April 12, 9:00am - 4:00pm!

BxCM Gathers Community Partners to Address Pedestrian Safety Concerns

(L-R) Keith Kalb, NYC DOT Interim Borough Commissioner; Juton Horstman, Director of Planning and Development and Jeffrey Laufer, Director of External Affairs from the Office of the Borough President; Carla Precht, Founding Executive Director, Bronx Children’s Museum; Rocky Bucano, Founder and Executive Director, Universal Hip Hop Museum; Ydanis Rodriguez, NYC DOT Commissioner; Laurie Cumbo, NYC DCLA Commissioner.

On Thursday, February 16, Bronx Children’s Museum led a walking tour with public and private sector leaders of the Lower Concourse neighborhood to see the unsafe pedestrian pathways to Mill Pond Park and vehicular safety problems identified by the Museum. Starting at Bronx Children's Museum, the hour-long tour canvassed select areas including Metro-North's 153rd Street Station, Yankee Stadium parking lots and Exterior Street. 

The Museum thanks the Mayor’s Office, Bronx Borough President’s Office, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC DOT, NYS Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner's Office, NYC Council Deputy Speaker Diana Ayala's Office, Bronx Community Board 4, Bronx Terminal Market and the Universal Hip Hop Museum for their commitment to making the Lower Concourse a safer destination for all. Click here to read more.

BxCM Community Liaison Receives Official Proclamation

On February 23, Bronx Children’s Museum’s Executive Assistant and Community Liaison Takisha Dozier was honored by New York State Assembly Member Latoya Joyner of the 77th Assembly District at a celebration of Black History Month held by Assembly Member Joyner, Assembly Member Chantel Jackson and City Council member Althea Stevens.  At the event, Takisha was presented with an official proclamation “in recognition of her extraordinary work on behalf of the people of the Bronx and our community as a key leader of the Bronx Children’s Museum.” For more than 12 years, Takisha has been associated with the Museum in various capacities including interested parent, Board Member and, currently, a full-time staff member for nearly six years. We are very proud of her and the many fruitful relationships she has developed with the Bronx community on behalf of the Museum. Way to go, Takisha! 

BxCM Continues to Receive Accolades for Architecture

Bronx Children’s Museum was selected as a 2023 Merit winner in Architect Magazine's Civic and Cultural Interior category. “It’s a wonderful place for children to move and flow through the spaces … it’s an exuberant counterpoint to the historical industrial box,” shares Juror Susan T. Rodriguez, Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. 

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Architectural Record, the longest-running architecture and design publication in the United States, featured Bronx Children's Museum in the February issue of the magazine. Writer Leopoldo Villardi takes readers on a tour of the 13,660-square-foot space. From the welcome area to the Turret Gallery — and the architecture in between, there is no space left unexplored in this insightful feature.

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NY1 Highlights the Museum's Permanent Home

We were happy to host NY1's Roger Clark when he visited Bronx Children's Museum's in February. Click above to watch the segment!

Join Our Team

Would you like to become part of the team that opened the first-ever children's museum in the Bronx? Bronx Children’s Museum is currently hiring for a number of positions including Associate Development Director, Deputy Director of Finance & Operations, HR Coordinator and Security Officer. You can view all the listings and descriptions by clicking below. 

Job Opportunities

Bronx Children's Museum is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity or expression), disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates, especially members of all underrepresented groups, to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.

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