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First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Visit

Bronx Children’s Museum

Photos: Joseph Martin, Keyz2Life Media

On Wednesday, May 3rd, Bronx Children’s Museum welcomed First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and Bronx-native U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to its new facility. The special guests toured the award-winning space with newly appointed Executive Director Denise Rosario Adusei and met with students from the Museum’s GreenArts Afterschool Program at PS 55.

The visit began with a performance by the twelve second graders, who sang an original motivational song entitled “One Step." Adusei then led the guests on a tour through the Museum's Bronx-inspired exhibits, including The Waterways, where the children played with boats and bridges, as well as the brightly colored Casita, where they joined the children who were pretending to have a picnic featuring healthy foods harvested from the exhibit’s community garden next to the Casita.

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Save the Date

September 7, 2023 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Get ready to celebrate the fun of summer, the children of the Bronx and our wonderful honorees.

Visiting the Museum in May and June

Weekend tickets to the Museum continue to be in high demand. We are releasing tickets only one month in advance so we can continue to monitor visitor flow and ensure the best possible experience for all. June tickets are now available.

Join us on Tuesday, May 23 for Amazon Invites Bonus Hours when we will be open until 6:30pm! Tickets are still available.

Reservations are required and available on the Museum's website. Unfortunately, we can not accept walk-ins at this time. 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, please call ahead so we can release those tickets to others.

Follow us on Instagram for announcements of additional blocks of tickets. While 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.

May & June Hours

  • Morning Session: 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Afternoon Session: NEW HOURS - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

June Highlights

  • Celebrate Caribbean Heritage, Juneteenth, Pride and music from the African diaspora with us. See calendar for details.
  • Be on the lookout for more details on the 175th anniversary of the High Bridge! High Bridge Day is Tuesday, June 6.

Music Matters - La Música Importa

Bronx Children's Museum hosted Music Matters, a free concert celebrating the rich musical culture of the Bronx, on Saturday May 13. Children and families danced and moved to the sounds of ¡Retumba!, a multi-ethnic music and dance ensemble showcasing folkloric and contemporary dances with rhythms of Puerto Rico, Cuba, Haiti, Brazil, Mexico and West Africa.

Join us for the next Music Matters concert on Saturday, June 10. Advanced registration and tickets required.

Support for the program was provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and through a Cultural Immigrant Initiative grant from New York City Council Member and Deputy Speaker Diana Ayala.


Bronx Children's Museum presentaró La Música Importa, un concierto gratuito con el celebraremos la rica cultura musical del Bronx, el sábado 13 de mayoLos niños y las familias bailaron y se movieron al ritmo de ¡Retumba!, un conjunto multiétnico de música y baile folclóricas y contemporáneas con ritmos procedentes de Puerto Rico, Cuba, Haití, Brasil, México y West África. 

Únase al Museo para el próximo concierto de Music Matters el sábado 10 de junio. Se requiere inscripción anticipada y boletos.

La financiación de este programa procede del Departamento de Asuntos Culturales de la Ciudad de Nueva York y de una subvención de la Iniciativa Cultural para Inmigrantes de la vicepresidenta del Consejo Municipal de la Ciudad de Nueva York, Diana Ayala.

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at BxCM

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month through read-alouds and drop-in arts activities inspired by Chinese, Japanese and Indian cultures! See calendar on our website for details.

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

Museum Hosts Bronx Week 2023 Kick-Off Event 

Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson unveils Bronx Walk of Fame inductee and BxCM Board member Sunny Hostin. Photo: @geniusexposuremedia .

On Monday, May 8th, Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson along with the Bronx Tourism Council kicked off Bronx Week 2023 at the Museum. The press conference outlined the week's exciting activities and announced this year's Bronx Walk of Fame inductees. Congratulations to BxCM Board member and three-time Emmy Award-winning co-host of ABC’s The View Sunny Hostin and the inaugural People’s Choice Award Honoree C.S. 55 Principal Luis Torres!

Denise Rosario Adusei, BxCM's Executive Director, welcomed guests from the podium. She invited them to explore the Bronx-inspired exhibits throughout the space, exclaiming, "It's Bronx Week here [at the Museum], all year long."

Earth Day Highlights With The Bronx Is Reading & Long Island Sound Study

On Earth Day, the Museum had several eco-friendly activities on hand. At the entrance, the Long Island Sound Study guided visitors in making eelgrass tortillas with the Cornell Marine Program. The eelgrass tortillas will help restore LIS’ seagrass meadows in the estuary, an area where saltwater from the ocean mixes with fresh water from rivers draining from the land. 

In the Boogie Down Block exhibit, Luz Maria Mack, in collaboration with The Bronx Is Reading, read The Secret of the Plátano. Our youngest readers were captivated by the story inspired by the Bronx author’s dream with her Abuela. Click here to watch News12 The Bronx’s coverage of the read-aloud.

Welcome to New Board Members

We’re excited to announce the election of our newest board members: Shaun M. Belle and Chelsea Poirier! Both Mr. Belle (Managing Principal & Founder of CMC Development Group) and Ms. Poirier (Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP) are extremely passionate about the Bronx, and we look forward to expanding with them on our team.

March with Us at the Bronx Week Parade

Bronx Children's Museum staff at the Bronx Week Parade in 2022.

Show your Bronx pride with Bronx Children’s Museum! Join us as we march alongside local organizations and community members at the 2023 Bronx Week parade on Sunday, May 21

Meet us at 167th Street and the Grand Concourse by 9:30 am to participate. Free hats and streamers for children (while supplies last).

Nature of the Bronx Students Selected

As This Year's Water Champions

Water Connects Us All by Ms. Nishat's second grade class.

Congratulations to PS 199, one of BxCM’s Nature of the Bronx schools! The students were selected as Water Champions in the New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) 37th annual Water Resources Art and Poetry Contest. 

The second graders’ artwork (shown above) was selected from more than 1,700 noteworthy pieces of art and poetry from New York City students. Their work shows an understanding of, and appreciation for, New York’s water resources.

Bronx Children's Museum Nominated For

Best of the Bronx

Exciting news! Bronx Children’s Museum has been nominated for the Ponce Bank Best of the Bronx 2023 Contest in the Best Museum Category. Thank you to all who voted for the Museum during the nomination period. 

To help bring home the "Best of" title, click the button below to cast your vote. You can vote once a day during the nomination period, which ends July 21. 

Show your love.


Help Direct a Target Donation to the Museum!

We are excited to announce that we have been chosen to participate in a special charitable giving campaign sponsored and funded by Target, our Bronx Terminal Market neighbor, located right across the street from the Museum building. YOU have the chance to help direct a portion of Target’s donation to the Museum!

Now through June 30, vote for us through the Target Circle program to help determine how Target’s donation will be divvied up. Set Bronx Terminal Market as your store and let the voting begin!

Every vote counts to help us receive a portion of the available Target funds as we continue our mission to nurture children to find their voice, fulfill their potential and connect to their communities, the Bronx and the world beyond. Find out more about Target Circle here:

BxCM On the Go

Here's where we are going to be this month with suitcase exhibits and engaging activities. Look for us and come say "Hi!" There's always something new to learn about the Bronx!

Saturday, May 20th 

BTM Spring KidsFest

1:00pm - 3:30pm 

Bronx Terminal Market

Sunday, May 21st

Bronx Week Parade

10:00am - 1:00pm

167th Street to 158th Street on the Grand Concourse

Bronx Week Food & Arts Festival

12:00pm - 5:00pm

Grand Concourse, between 164th Street and Lou Gehrig Plaza

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, Program Coordinator, Museum Guide 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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