The Brooklyn Children’s Museum, which opened its new building on Brooklyn Avenue in 2008, provides a multi-faceted environment for exploration and learning.
The museum collects cultural objects and natural history specimens. The cultural objects provide a glimpse at society at a particular historical time while the natural-history specimens highlight the vast diversity in the natural world.
The new Museum was constructed with the latest sustainable technology, using geothermal technology, solar panels, and carbon dioxide sensors to control its ventilation system. The Museum’s teaching staff incorporates environmental education into its programs and provides hands-on experiences to teach about creating a more sustainable world.
In regular visits to the Museum, students explore a vast range of science phenomenon including earthquakes, currents, insects, rocks and crystals, and so much more.
Parent volunteers play an important role at LGCS.
The main vehicle for volunteering is the LGCS Parent Association, which organizes the school's book fair, and events for students. Each classroom has at least one class parent who helps arrange for parents to volunteer in the classroom, reading to students, or assisting teachers and aides. Parents with a particular expertise can talk with students about their specialties. They can also serve as chaperones on the weekly field-study trips to educational sites in Brooklyn.