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Free Winter Hours at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Experience the serenity and wonder of the Garden with free weekday admission and programs for the entire family!

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February 21, 2020
December 1, 2019 - February 29, 2020 Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
10:00am-4:30pm
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Art in the Garden: Recollections: Highlights from Our Permanent Collection

See select works from the first ten years of exhibitions in QBG’s art gallery. On view January 17 through March 22, 2020. Visitor & Administration Building Gallery.

QBG

February 21, 2020
January 17, 2020 - March 22, 2020 Fri
8:00 AM-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 21, 2020
February 18, 2020 - February 21, 2020 Tue, Fri
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
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First Discoveries for Toddlers

Calling all explorers up to 5 years old (and their caregivers)! Learn how plants and animals keep warm during the winter in the Discovery Garden. Touch and smell winter plants, read a story, or create a craft to take home. Activities rotate weekly. Free with Garden admission.

BBG

March 6, 2020
March 6, 2020 - March 27, 2020 Fri
10am-11:30am
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Garden Creatures Community Art Project

Drop in to work on whimsical collaborative sculptures of flowers mushrooms and insects to decorate the new entrance and fence around QBG’s Children’s Garden. Each Saturday in March will feature a step in the project! This family-friendly activity involves paper maché and paint.

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March 7, 2020
March 7, 2020 - March 28, 2020 Sat
02:00 PM - 04:00 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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Art in the Garden: Recollections Closing Reception

Meet the artists featured in Queens Botanical Garden’s latest exhibit, “Recollections: Highlights from Our Permanent Collection,” and view the select works from the first ten years of exhibitions in QBG’s Art Gallery. Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability.

QBG

March 22, 2020
March 22, 2020
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
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Compost Giveback

The NYC Compost Project is giving away FREE compost! Please come prepared to fill and carry bags of compost. We provide shovels and empty 7.5 gallon bags. All registrants must attend a brief info session about using compost. Limit of four bags of compost. Registration required.

QBG

March 28, 2020
March 28, 2020
10:00 AM-2:00 PM
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Storytime & Craft: Spring Blossoms

Bring your little nature lover for blossom-themed stories and make accompanying botanically themed crafts. Recommended for age 10 and under (accompanied by an adult).

QBG

April 4, 2020
April 4, 2020 - April 5, 2020 Sat, Sun
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Seasonal Tour: Spring Blossoms

Go on a tour highlighting early spring blossoms!

QBG

April 4, 2020
April 4, 2020 - April 5, 2020 Sat, Sun
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
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Spring Break Activities for Kids!

Visit our different nature themed activity stations, where children can create a different botanical craft each day and get their hands dirty as they sift and search through QBG’s Exploration Station. For all ages. Drop-in.

QBG

April 14, 2020
April 14, 2020 - April 17, 2020 Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
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Tree Giveaway with New York Restoration Project

Register for a free tree thanks to New York Restoration Project (NYRP).

QBG

April 18, 2020
April 18, 2020
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
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Botanical Immigrants Tour

Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Week and join our botanical immigrants tour to learn about the global origins of plants within our collections and how they’re used in different cultures throughout the world. Rain or shine. Register in advance. Drop-ins welcome upon availability.

QBG

April 19, 2020
April 19, 2020
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
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Arbor Fest: Branch, Blooms, & Bugs

Give a nod to the 50th anniversary of Earth Day at Queens Botanical Garden’s 10th annual Arbor Fest! This year’s event will include live music, nature-themed crafts, garden demonstrations, interactive experiences, performances, and more.

QBG

April 26, 2020
April 26, 2020
11am-5pm
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Storytime & Craft: Spring Flowers

Bring your little nature lover for flower-themed stories and make accompanying botanically themed crafts. Recommended for age 10 and under (accompanied by an adult).

QBG

May 2, 2020
May 2, 2020 - May 3, 2020 Sat, Sun
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Tulip Tour

See and learn about the tens of thousands of tulips and bulb flowers in our collection. Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability.

QBG

May 2, 2020
May 2, 2020
01:00 PM - 02:00PM
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Music in the Garden: Quintet of the Americas

QBG welcomes back the Quintet of the Americas for their ninth annual concert at the Garden. Registration required. Drop-in upon availability. Limited seating.

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May 17, 2020
May 17, 2020
04:00 PM - 05:30 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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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.

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February 22, 2020
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

February 21, 2020
March 11, 2019 - August 9, 2020 Everyday
Every half hour
10:30am– 5:00pm
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The Butterfly Conservatory

Mingle with up to 500 live, free-flying tropical butterflies. Adult butterflies are wonderfully diverse in shape, size, and color. Active during the day, they live almost everywhere around the world, from Arctic tundra to tropical rain forests.

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February 21, 2020
October 12, 2019 - May 25, 2020 Everyday
Every quarter hour from 10:15 am to 5 pm.
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Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

Tour the exotic flora of tropical, desert, and Mediterranean climates without leaving Brooklyn. Meet at the Conservatory Entrance.

BBG

February 21, 2020
December 1, 2019 - March 29, 2020 Sat, Sun, Fri
1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Garden Apprentice Program Application Deadline

The Garden Apprentice Program (GAP) at BBG is a great way for teens to learn about urban agriculture and the environment while working in our public garden. Apprentices can work their way up the four-tier program, potentially earning a paid position as a Tier 4 apprentice.

BBG

February 26, 2020
December 4, 2019 - December 4, 2020 Wed
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Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation

Experience the molten worlds that have helped create the landscapes we know, though an adrenaline-filled trip across the globe.

AMNH

February 21, 2020
January 6, 2020 - July 5, 2020 Everyday
2D film showings: 11:30 am & 4:30 pm
3D digital showings: 10:30 am; 12:30 pm
1:30 pm; 2:30 pm; 3:30 pm
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