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Family Science Day at Brooklyn Botanic Garden!

Explore the World of Plants at BBG!

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. Join us for an afternoon of hands-on explorations of plant parts, adaptations, and dissections. Don’t forget to pot up your very own desert succulent to take home! After you enjoy the special station activities for UA families, feel free to join in the fun at BBG’s Ghouls & Gourds Festival!  Shake a tail feather, show off your costume, and carouse with colossal puppets at Brooklyn’s wackiest costume parade!

Family Science Days serve as a kickoff to our Urban Advantage program year, and is meant to get our schools, students and families excited about science and to create a memorable experience at our museums, gardens and zoos. Each of our eight UA institutions hosts a Family Science Day during the month of October. It is our hope that Family Science Day will spark student interest in science and inspire them to return to our institutions on their own.

How to attend

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Avenue Brooklyn
Detailed Insctructions:

Note: Beginning July 10, the Eastern Parkway entrance will be closed. Please enter at 990 Washington Avenue or 455 Flatbush Avenue.

2/3 trains to Eastern Parkway—Brooklyn Museum station (weekends: 4/5 replaces 2/3)

B/Q/S trains to Prospect Park station (weekends: B train does not run)

4/5 trains to Franklin Avenue station (weekends: use Eastern Parkway—Brooklyn Museum station)

Nearest bus services:
B16 to Ocean Avenue
B41 to Empire Boulevard
B43 to Washington Avenue
B45 to Washington Avenue
B48 to Eastern Parkway

10-minute walk from a Garden entrance:
B16 to Lincoln Road
B41 or B69 to Brooklyn Public Library
B49 to Eastern Parkway
B65 to Classon Avenue


Families can attend Family Science Day by using an Urban Advantage Family Science Day flyer. These flyers are given to Urban Advantage teachers in September. Each flyer is good for up to 4 people to attend ONE Family Science Day event. Please note that the Family Science Day flyers can be used ONLY for scheduled Family Science Day events. Families can also reach out to their school’s Parent Coordinator to learn if they are planning a group visit to Family Science Day.

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