Assemblymember Robert Carroll Awards $150,000 to Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Assemblymember Carroll Announces His Securing of State Funding for the Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Brooklyn, NY – Assemblymember Carroll (D/WF-Brooklyn) joined Atiba T. Edwards, Acting President and CEO of Brooklyn Children's Museum to announce that he has secured $150,000 in State funds to support the Museum, including $125,000 in capital funds and a $25,000 operating funds grant. 

The $125,000 in capital dollars will be used to help build the “Brooklyn Time Machine” exhibition, a permanent exhibition that will explore the history of Brooklyn throughout the centuries. The $25,000 grant provided by Assemblymember Carroll supports free field trips so children can participate in a range of educational programs at the Museum. 

“The Brooklyn Children’s Museum is a vital cultural and educational institution within Brooklyn and has done so much for so many young people in the borough,” said Assemblymember Robert Carroll. “With this funding, I want to continue to ensure that this invaluable resource is available for all children, to help them to learn, grow, and connect with their community.”

The operating grant funds nine educational programs, including SPEAK UP, SPEAK OUT, which teaches children about using art for advocacy, finding their own voice and connecting with others.

“We are deeply grateful to Assemblymember Carroll and the support he has provided to increase access to BCM's world-class programs and exhibits for the students of Brooklyn's 44th Assembly District,” says Atiba T. Edwards, Acting President and CEO of Brooklyn Children's Museum. “Time and again, school field trips have been proven to boost cultural awareness, reinforce personal development, and positively impact academic outcomes, with low-income students experiencing the greatest impact. Through Assemblymember Carroll's support, we're ensuring that every child can experience the wonder and discovery that Brooklyn Children's Museum has to offer.”