TOY MUSEUM live shows

fantastic live interactive performances


" The History of Toys" is a 50 minute show produced by the Museum for young audiences.  Performances are held in theaters in Brooklyn, NY. The show is  interactive and great for preK-4th grade audiences.  It integrates the history of toys over time with American History and the Presidency of the U.S. in particular. The program presentation is supported by aligned curriculum, including pre- and post-show activities and information and service evaluations. Performances are year round. Tickets are $9 for students, $10 for adults and discounts for teachers.  

Grade Range: preK-4

Curriculum: Performing Arts,  English Language Arts in History/Social Studies 

Puppet workshops are lots of fun!!


The Toy Museum offers numerous educational workshops for all ages. Workshops are perfect for classrooms, schools, fairs, festivals, special events and birthday parties. From daycare to senior care, our programming has been designed to provide something for everyone. New York City and vicinity.  Workshops are 45 minutes - 1 hour. 

Grade Range: K-12

Curriculum: Art, Performing Arts, Storytelling, Language Arts, Social Studies, Conflict Resolution


Learn about toys from where ever you live or work. The Toy Museum offers numerous educational webinars for all ages. From daycare to senior care, our programming has been designed to provide something for everyone. Webinars are 45 minutes - 1 hour.   


About Us

The Toy Museum Comes to You

We do not have a museum space, we are a traveling museum.   Our educational outreach programs bring the museum to you, rather than you coming to us.  Through our performances, workshops and webinars, we have something for everyone worldwide. 

You'll see puppets and live performers

Our teaching artists,  puppeteers and costume characters are available to come to your school, camp, birthday party, or fair. Now, with virtual live streaming, we can even be part of your classroom or event anywhere in the world. Perfect for all ages.  

Queen Marlene will see you now

Queen Marlene of The Toy Museum is available for interviews, press, podcasts, speaking opportunities, mentoring and coaching. Contact the Toy Museum for scheduling the Queen for your event.

Thousands of students have enjoyed the shows


Starting in 1999, the not for profit Toy Museum of NY (TMNY) has entertained and educated over 100,000 students.  Teachers and children have seen the live shows demonstrate how dolls and toys carry important human values through history. Imagination and play are a critical part of diverse cultural successes. 

TMNY is an educational institute chartered by the The University of the State of NY Education Department, a registered charity, and a NYC Department of Education Vendor. 

“We look forward to your visit and to continuing to develop new interactive live theater shows and workshops each and every year.  Every day can feel like playtime". 

Marlene Hochman, Founder and Director of The Toy Museum of NY

Contact Us

for more information

The Toy Museum of NY, Office only

Downtown, Brooklyn

(718) 243-0820