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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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