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Published April 12th 2011
Brooklyn, one of New York's five boroughs, has the most people, at nearly 2.6 million. Brooklyn is full of various neighborhoods of different ethnic groups and gives off a neighborhood feel within a big city.
Prospect Park Zoo
The Prospect Park Zoo is open 365 days a year, no matter the season. It has various exhibits for animal lovers of all ages. On its 12 acres, there are various programs available for kids, teens and adults. One of the most favorite activities at this zoo is watching the sea lions being fed. This occurs several times a day, so try to check it out during your visit. The zoo is located off Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
For those looking to see beautiful arrangements of greenery and flowers, visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The Botanic Garden is open Tuesday-Sunday, closed Mondays. The garden houses a variety of herbs, plants, rock gardens, rose gardens, lily pools, bonsai museums and much much more. It is located at 900 Washington Avenue and is accessible by the 2 or 3 trains to Eastern Parkway or the B or Q trains to Prospect Park.
Brooklyn Children's Museum
The Brooklyn Children's Museum was the first museum made exclusively for kids in 1899, with a variety of exhibits including a 30,000 object collection from musical instruments to rocks. This educational experience will teach your kids fun facts on a variety of educational topics. The museum is located just one mile from Grand Army Plaza next to Brower Park at 145 Brooklyn Avenue (crossroads with St. Marks Avenue). Is fun for families and for the young at heart.
New York Aquarium
The New York Aquarium houses more then 300 different types of marine animals. Various animals such as sea otters, walruses and penguins are fed on a regular schedule throughout the day. Various shows and exhibits are held on the 14 acre grounds of the aquarium. Happy Feet in 4-D viewing can also be enjoyed in the aquarium's theater for an additional fee added to the general admission rate. The aquarium is located at West 8th St. & Surf Ave.
Brooklyn Bridge Park
After a long day in Brooklyn, enjoy a fun stroll, picnic or simply people watch in this 85 acre park. The park houses the Empire-Fulton Ferry and a cove. Various free events are held in the Brooklyn Bridge Park throughout the year.