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Bird Walks: A Celebration of Fall Migration

Bring your binoculars and walk the Garden grounds with expert bird guide, Debbie Becker. Tours introduce visitors to the diverse bird species present at NYBG during the late summer and fall months, highlighting plants that attract and sustain them.

NYBG

December 14, 2019
October 15, 2019 - December 14, 2019 Sat
11am - 12:30pm
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Christmas in the Garden

Get into the holiday spirit with fun for the whole family! Christmas in the Garden returns to Queens Botanical Garden with live musical performances, photos with Santa (fee required), tree lighting, holiday crafts, and blowout sales at QBG Shop!

QBG

December 8, 2019
December 8, 2019
12:00 PM TO 5:00 PM
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Kwanzaa Festival

Experience musical and live-drawing performances at the Museum’s annual Kwanzaa festival, a celebration of African American heritage based on the seven core principles known as Nguzo Saba, which promote unity, culture, and community development.

AMNH

December 28, 2019
December 28, 2019
Noon- 5 pm
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E-Waste Recycling Event

Responsibly dispose of all of your unwanted or broken gadgets! Hosted in partnership with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. Learn which items are accepted by clicking here: https://www.lesecologycenter.org/programs/ewaste/ewaste-faq/ Drop-off location: QBG Parking Garden.

QBG

January 12, 2020
January 12, 2020
10:00 AM-4:00 PM
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Lunar New Year Celebration

Celebrate the Year of the Rat at QBG with crafts, performances, and activities for the whole family! Welcome the New Year with a plant from our Lucky Plant sale!

QBG

January 25, 2020
January 25, 2020
12:00 PM-4:00 PM
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Storytime & Craft

Bring your little gardeners and nature lovers to QBG for a relaxing winter afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity. Recommended for ages 10 and under.

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February 18, 2020
February 18, 2020 - February 21, 2020 Tue, Fri
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
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Compost Giveback

The NYC Compost Project Hosted by Queens Botanical Garden is giving away FREE compost! Staff will be present to assist but please come prepared to fill and carry out bags of compost. We will provide shovels and empty 7.5 gallon sandbags.

QBG

March 14, 2020
March 14, 2020 - March 28, 2020 Sat
10:00 AM-2:00 PM
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Children's Garden Family Day

Get your hands dirty with planting activities and garden crafts. See how worms wiggle, touch and discover the QBG plant collection, create your own tasty and healthy trail mix, plant your own seedling in the Children’s Garden, and do a garden-wide scavenger hunt.

QBG

March 21, 2020
March 21, 2020
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
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at the annual EXPO

UA Science Expo

EXPO is our end of year celebration where Urban Advantage students from all borough come and present their projects.

AMNH

June 6, 2020
June 6, 2020
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Student set-up at 10:00 am
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Upcoming Events

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Space Show: Dark Universe

The Hayden Planetarium Space Show Dark Universe celebrates the pivotal discoveries that have led us to greater knowledge of the structure and history of the universe and our place in it- and to new frontiers for exploration. Check website for times.

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December 8, 2019
November 2, 2013 - December 31, 2019 Everyday
10:30am-4pm
10:30am-5pm
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The Titanosaur

The Museum added a must see exhibit to its famous Fossil Halls: a cast of a 122 ft long dinosaur.This species is so new that it hasn’t yet been named by the paleontologists who found it. Scientists think this dinosaur, part of a group known as titanosaurs, weighed about 70 tons.

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December 8, 2019
January 1, 2016 - January 1, 2020 Everyday
10:00am to 5:45pm
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Sackler Educational Lab Weekend Drop-In Sessions

Stop by the Sackler Educational Lab anytime from noon to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays to talk to a scientist, learn about the latest discoveries in human evolution, handle fossil casts, look through a microscope, and see a real human brain.

AMNH

December 8, 2019
November 20, 2018 - December 31, 2019 Sat, Sun
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Nature Club

Join us for FREE sessions with the Bronx Zoo Nature Club! We will host monthly sessions at the Zoo and in nearby parks, connecting families back to nature through unstructured, free-play exploration.

BXZ

December 14, 2019
February 1, 2019 - July 1, 2020 Sat
February 9
March 9
April 13
May 11
June 8
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T. rex: The Ultimate Predator

Meet the entire tyrannosaur superfamily and reveal the amazing story of the most iconic dinosaur in the world through stunning life-sized models, fossils and casts, engaging interactives, and an immersive multiplayer virtual reality experience developed for this exhibition.

AMNH

December 8, 2019
March 11, 2019 - August 9, 2020 Everyday
Every half hour
10:30am– 5:00pm
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Discovery Room

Enjoy an interactive gateway to museum wonders through a hands-on, behind the scenes look at an array of artifacts, specimens, puzzles, and scientific challenges. This event is open to children ages 5 – 12.

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December 8, 2019
April 1, 2019 - January 1, 2020 Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
Monday–Thursday: 1:30–5:10pm (CLOSED FRIDAYS)
Saturday-Sunday and public school holidays:
10:30 am-1:25 pm and 2:15 pm-5:10 pm
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