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Free Friday Mornings

New free hours at BBG: admission is free from 8am-12pm every Friday.

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October 19, 2018
March 1, 2018 - October 31, 2018 Fri
8:00am to 12:00pm
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Free Hours

Admission to the Garden is free during these hours. Free hours are suspended on festival days.

QBG

October 24, 2018
May 16, 2018 - November 1, 2018 Wed
3:00 pm - 6 pm
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Free Hours

Admission to the Garden is free during these hours. Free hours are suspended on festival days.

QBG

October 21, 2018
May 16, 2018 - November 1, 2018 Sun
9:00 am - 11am
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Farm Open Hours

Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see what’s growing! Founded in 2013, our farm demonstrates the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens. Our organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants.

QBG

October 24, 2018
September 12, 2018 - October 31, 2018 Wed
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
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First Discoveries for Toddlers

Calling all explorers up to 5 years old (and their caregivers)! Plant a seed, touch a wriggly worm, read a story, or create a unique nature craft at special Discovery Garden activity stations designed for toddlers but welcoming children of all ages. Free with Garden admission.

BBG

October 19, 2018
September 12, 2018 - October 31, 2018 Fri
9:30am to 11:30 am
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Farmer’s Market Fridays Hosted By Down To Earth Markets

Visit the Down to Earth Markets every Friday until November 16 to purchase fresh produce from the farmers market. The market is located corner of Dahlia Avenue and Main Street, Flushing.

QBG

October 19, 2018
September 14, 2018 - November 16, 2018 Fri
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
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Discover Gardening

Practice gardening skills in the Discovery Garden. This drop-in program is for families with children of all ages, free with admission, all programs are outdoors and canceled in inclement weather. Check bbg.org for updates. No program 10/27.

BBG

October 20, 2018
September 15, 2018 - November 3, 2018 Sat
10:30am to 12:30pm
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Boo at the Zoo

Our annual Bronx Zoo tradition is back this year. Plan a trip to see what’s new and enjoy yearly favorites, like a spooky hayride or pumpkin carvings. Come dressed in your Halloween best and show it off in the costume parade.

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October 20, 2018
September 29, 2018 - October 28, 2018 Sat, Sun
10:00am to 5:30pm
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Family Discovery Weekends

Experiment, learn, and play together in the Discovery Garden. Hands-on stations throughout the garden for families to explore together. Create a nature-based craft, artwork, or invention with Discovery Docents. Sundays 1-3pm.

BBG

October 21, 2018
October 7, 2018 - November 4, 2018 Sun
1:00-3:00pm
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Bird Walk with NYC Audubon

Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how QBG provides important resources for birds like water and shelter. Free with admission. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-2018-qbg-bird-walks-with-nyc-audubon-tickets-49293097983

QBG

October 20, 2018
October 20, 2018
9:30 am to 10:30 am
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FSD at the Bronx Zoo

Family Science Day at the Bronx Zoo!

Join us at the Bronx Zoo for a day of fun, science, and adventure!  The activities can range from examining various animal bio-facts, meeting live ambassador animals, uncovering animal mysteries and learning about conservation!

BXZ

October 20, 2018
October 20, 2018
10am-1pm
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Family Science Day at Queens Botanical Garden!

Explore our 39 acre garden and engage in fun science activities, including “creating a pizza garden” gardening full of herbs and spices, making herbal scents to take home, exploring compost critters and much more.

QBG

October 21, 2018
October 21, 2018
11am-2pm
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Ghouls & Gourds 2018

Kids under 12 free! Gates open at 10 a.m., festival begins at 12 noon. Last admission at 5:30 p.m. Stilt Dancing Insanity! Caterpillar Feedings! Rutabaga Skee-ball! Brooklyn’s Wackiest Costume Parade!

BBG

October 27, 2018
October 27, 2018
12:00PM TO 5:30PM
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Family Science Day at Brooklyn Botanic Garden!

You won’t need a passport as we spend the afternoon engaging in hands-on explorations of plants from around the world at Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Steinhardt Conservatory.

BBG

October 27, 2018
October 27, 2018
1pm-4pm
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Bird Walk with NYC Audubon

Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how QBG provides important resources for birds like water and shelter. Free with admission. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-2018-qbg-bird-walks-with-nyc-audubon-tickets-49293097983

QBG

October 28, 2018
October 28, 2018
9:30 am to 10:30 am
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Thanksgiving with the Beasts

In the tradition of celebrating a harvest, we’ll make special Thanksgiving meals for our animal family. Featuring Red Storm Drum & Sance Troupe, celebrating the Native American culture and its relationship with animals. Includes music, songs, dances and stories.

SIZ

November 17, 2018
November 17, 2018
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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Art in the Garden Closing Reception: Impressive Plants, Selections from Our Herbarium

Enjoy one last look at the exhibit, Impressive Plants, Selections from Our Herbarium. Registration required; drop-ins welcome upon availability. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-in-the-garden-closing-reception-impressive-plants-tickets-49629453030

QBG

November 18, 2018
November 18, 2018
2:00 PM to 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 1, 2019
June 1, 2019
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Student set-up at 10:00 am
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Upcoming Events

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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.

AMNH

October 18, 2018
January 1, 2016 - January 1, 2020 Everyday
10:00am to 5:45pm
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Our Senses: An Immersive Experience

Our Senses: An Immersive Experience

Every day we perceive the world around us through our senses. In this highly experiential exhibition, explore 11 funhouse-like spaces that dare you to trust your senses—then show you how what we perceive is not simply a window into the world around us but a product of our brains.

AMNH

October 18, 2018
November 20, 2017 - January 6, 2019 Everyday
Every half hour, 10:30am– 5:00pm
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Pondlife Exhibit

This multimedia exhibition by scientist and filmmaker Sally Warring combines art and biology in an exploration of the microbial communities in the ponds and waterways at the Garden.

BBG

October 18, 2018
April 1, 2018 - April 1, 2019 Sat, Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
10:00am to 4:00pm
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Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i

The New York Botanical Garden’s major 2018 exhibition, Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i, focuses on the iconic artist’s immersion in Hawai‘i in 1939.

NYBG

October 18, 2018
May 19, 2018 - October 28, 2018 Sat, Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
10:00-6:00
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Seasonal Highlights Tour

Catch BBG’s burgeoning blossoms at their best and other highlights of the season in this free Garden-wide guided walk. Tues-Sun 1-2pm and additional tour Sat/Sun 3-4pm. No tours on September 1 or 2.

BBG

October 18, 2018
June 1, 2018 - October 31, 2018 Sat, Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Activity Table

Family-friendly botanically themed arts and crafts activities. Included with Garden admission. Drop-in.

QBG

October 20, 2018
September 15, 2018 - December 29, 2018 Sat
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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