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Garden Storytime in the Discovery Garden

Read garden-inspired stories alongside BBG volunteers. Drop in anytime during this program designed for families with children of all ages. Free with Garden admission. All programs are outdoors and canceled in inclement weather; for cancellation updates, check bbg.org.

BBG

August 19, 2018
July 8, 2008 - August 26, 2018 Sun
12:00pm to1:00pm
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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

August 17, 2018
June 29, 2018 - August 24, 2018 Fri
9:30am to 11:30 am
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Kids' Discovery Stations

Use real science tools as you explore plants alongside Discovery Docents at our hands-on activity stations throughout the Discovery Garden. This is a drop-in program for schools and families with children of all ages. All programs are outdoors and canceled in inclement weather.

BBG

August 17, 2018
July 10, 2018 - August 24, 2018 Tue, Thu, Fri
10:30am to 12:30pm
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Discover Gardening

Drop in and practice gardening skills in the Hamm Children’s Courtyard inside 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.

BBG

August 22, 2018
July 11, 2018 - August 22, 2018 Wed
10:30am to 12:30pm
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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. Saturday 10:30-12:30, Sunday 1-3.

BBG

August 18, 2018
July 20, 2018 - August 24, 2018 Sat, Sun
10:30am to 12:30pm
1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Family Science Day at Staten Island Zoo

You’ll be able to meet our animals up close (and touch them, if you dare!), explore real animal skulls, make enrichment for our animals, and much, much more!

SIZ

October 7, 2018
October 7, 2018
12pm-3pm
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Family Science Day at New York Botanical Garden

Family Science Day is an open house in which families can experience fun and engaging science activities at the Garden, including exploring carnivorous plants and organisms living in the nearby Bronx River.

NYBG

October 13, 2018
October 13, 2018
11:00am-2:00pm
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Family Science Day at NYSCI!

Family Science Day is an open house in which families can experience fun and engaging science activities at the museum, such as straw rockets, make slime, build a balloon powered car, and meet some cool critters to name a few.

NYSCI

October 13, 2018
October 13, 2018
11am - 2pm
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FSD at the New York Aquarium

Family Science Day at New York Aquarium!

Family Science Day is an open house, in which families can participate in exciting and engaging activities at the aquarium, such as studying animal bio-facts, interacting with sea creatures in our touch tank, observing marine animal behavior, and learning how to protect our oceans!

NYA

October 14, 2018
October 14, 2018
5pm-8pm
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Family Science Day at AMNH!

Family Science Day is open house in which families can experience fun and engaging science activities at the museum, such as straw rockets, examining animals skulls and viewing insects under a microscope, to name a few.

AMNH

October 14, 2018
October 14, 2018
1pm to 4pm
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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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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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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

August 17, 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

August 17, 2018
November 20, 2017 - January 6, 2019 Everyday
Every half hour, 10:30am– 5:00pm
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Free Friday Mornings

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

BBG

August 17, 2018
March 1, 2018 - October 31, 2018 Fri
8:00am to 12:00pm
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Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Exhibition

2017 Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition brings together the best astrophotography images from around the world.

NYSCI

August 17, 2018
March 10, 2018 - August 30, 2018 Everyday
Monday-Friday 9:30-5:00pm
Saturday-Sunday 10am-6pm
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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

August 17, 2018
April 1, 2018 - April 1, 2019 Sat, Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
10:00am to 4:00pm
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Bird Walks

Bring your binoculars and walk the Garden grounds with a bird expert. You’ll search for feathered friends and learn more about bird-friendly habitats, passage birds, and those that make a permanent home at the Garden. Meet at the Reflecting Pool at the Leon Levy Visitor Center.

NYBG

August 18, 2018
April 7, 2018 - September 30, 2018 Sat
Every Saturday 11:00am to 12:00pm
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