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Urban Advantage participants receive vouchers for admission to our institutions. Click on the button below that applies to you to learn more about reserving tickets. Check www.uanyc.science/vouchers confirm ticket availability for the date you'd like to visit.

Student +3

Thank you for your interest in visiting! Vouchers are valid for general admission. Children under 14 must be supervised by adults 18 or over. Tickets are required; reserve in advance for fastest entry. Visit: https://www.bbg.org/visit, click "Get Tickets” then "Not a Member, Buy Tickets" (no fee will be charged). Select date and choose "Affiliated Organization Tickets" on the Reserve Tickets Menu. Go to “Checkout”. You will receive a confirmation email with QR code that you must show on arrival. You must bring your UA "Student + 3" voucher (either paper or digital copy) to show to Visitor Services staff. Families can reserve free Community Tickets for any day of the week. See https://www.bbg.org/visit/hours under the heading " Free Admission Opportunities".

Guidelines

  1. This voucher can only be used by students taught by UA-participating science teachers.

  2. Student +3 vouchers expire June 30th.

  3. All UA institutions, except for Queens Botanical Garden and New York Botanical Garden (Bronx), require advance timed-entry reservations. Please see instructions listed under each institution to reserve your timed entry tickets.

  4. UA institutions require that you show your timed entry tickets; please keep any emails with admission information.

  5. Each voucher admits 4 people.

  6. Voucher does not include parking, except at the Staten Island Zoo.

Teacher

Thank you for your interest in visiting! Vouchers are valid for general admission. Children under 14 must be supervised by adults 18 or over. Tickets are required; reserve in advance for fastest entry. Visit: https://www.bbg.org/visit to reserve your tickets. Click "Get Tickets”, then "Not a Member, Buy Tickets" (no fee will be charged). Select date and choose "Affiliated Organization Tickets" on the Reserve Tickets menu. Go to “Checkout”. You will receive a confirmation email with QR code that you must show on arrival. You must bring your UA "Teacher/Parent Coordinator" voucher (either paper or digital copy) to show to Visitor Services staff. Visitors can reserve free Community Tickets for any day of the week. See https://www.bbg.org/visit/hours under the heading " Free Admission Opportunities".



Guidelines

  • This voucher is for planning class and school community trips by UA-participating Teachers/Parent Coordinators/Administrators.

  • Teacher/Parent Coordinator/Administrator Vouchers expire on June 30th.

  • All UA institutions, except for Queens Botanical Garden and New York Botanical Garden (Bronx), require advance timed-entry reservations. Please see instructions listed under each institution to reserve your timed entry tickets.

  • UA institutions require that you show your timed entry tickets; please keep any emails with admission information.

  • Each voucher admits 4 people.

  • Voucher does not include parking, except at the Staten Island Zoo.

Class Trips

Thank you for your interest in visiting! UA Class Trip Vouchers can be used for School Workshop Field Trips, both Virtual or On-site to Brooklyn Botanic Garden. UA Elementary schools and UA Middle schools can choose from the topics described below. Parking is not included.

On-site Programs (90 minutes): Include hands-on plant explorations, a tour of plant collections, and potting up a plant for each student in the education greenhouse. Topics include:

  • Exploring Trees in the Garden (pre-K–8)
  • Exploring Plants in Our Lives (pre-K–8)
  • Sensory Exploration (pre-K–2)
  • Investigating Life in Water (2–8)
  • Ecological Exploration (2–8)
  • Investigating Flowers (2–8)
  • Plant Adaptations: Thriving in a Challenging Environment (6-8)
  • Multiplying Plants: An Introduction to Asexual Reproduction (6-8)

Virtual Programs (45 minutes): Tropical and Desert Plant Explorations (K–8) includes a live, BBG instructor–led experience consisting of prerecorded video tours and an interactive lesson. Teachers will set up the virtual field trip using the platform of their choice. Teachers will be mailed a kit including plants and potting-up materials for the class. Access to online materials and a potting-up video tutorial for teachers is included.

Register here: https://www.bbg.org/learn/school_group_guided_workshops. Registration begins for fall/winter after Labor Day; for spring in early January. Teachers can also bring their classes self-guided without the use of a voucher. Teachers may request a pre-trip Teacher Support Visit with BBG UA staff on the UA Portal. Register for a self guided trip: https://www.bbg.org/learn/school_group_visit_inquiry

What can I do with my voucher?

Schedule a synchronous, 45-minute, virtual field trip or a 90-minute, on-site field trip Tuesday through Friday. Register at https://www.bbg.org/learn/school_group_guided_workshops.



Guidelines

  • Class Trip vouchers are for UA-participating science teachers to bring only the students they teach on up to two trips per school year.

  • Class trip vouchers expire on May 31st.

  • UA school groups can visit UA institutions and book online (virtual) class programs.

  • Class Trip Voucher ID numbers must be presented at the time you book your reservation.

  • Each voucher admits 40 people.



To book a yellow bus, use this link: https://www.opt-osfns.org/opt/schools/field_trips/ftriplogin.aspx

Parent Coordinator

Thank you for your interest in visiting! Vouchers are valid for general admission. Children under 14 must be supervised by adults 18 or over. Tickets are required; reserve in advance for fastest entry. Visit: https://www.bbg.org/visit to reserve your tickets. Click "Get Tickets”, then "Not a Member, Buy Tickets" (no fee will be charged). Select date and choose "Affiliated Organization Tickets" on the Reserve Tickets menu. Go to “Checkout”. You will receive a confirmation email with QR code that you must show on arrival. You must bring your UA "Teacher/Parent Coordinator" voucher (either paper or digital copy) to show to Visitor Services staff. Visitors can reserve free Community Tickets for any day of the week. See https://www.bbg.org/visit/hours under the heading " Free Admission Opportunities".



Guidelines

  • This voucher is for planning class and school community trips by UA-participating Teachers/Parent Coordinators/Administrators.

  • Teacher/Parent Coordinator/Administrator Vouchers expire on June 30th.

  • All UA institutions, except for Queens Botanical Garden and New York Botanical Garden (Bronx), require advance timed-entry reservations. Please see instructions listed under each institution to reserve your timed entry tickets.

  • UA institutions require that you show your timed entry tickets; please keep any emails with admission information.

  • Each voucher admits 4 people.

  • Voucher does not include parking, except at the Staten Island Zoo.

School Community

Thank you for your interest in visiting! Brooklyn Botanic Garden accepts Community Trip Vouchers starting September 2023! We are excited to welcome our Urban Advantage Parent Coordinators along with their students and families to the Garden. Using your Community Trip voucher means you will receive free admission to the Garden and will have the option to choose a themed itinerary. As part of our new Community Trip experience, we will provide a backpack for the PC with materials and resources for a structured learning experience. Please reach out to our Family Engagement team, in advance, at [email protected] for help scheduling and planning your trip. School groups can register to come self-guided for free: https://www.bbg.org/learn/school_group_visit_inquiry. This includes groups on school and non-school days.



Guidelines

  • School Community trip vouchers are for Parent Coordinators to host the families and students taught by UA-participating teachers on up to two trips per school year.

  • School Community trip vouchers expire on June 30th.

  • UA school groups can visit UA institutions and book online (virtual) class programs.

  • School Community Trip Voucher ID numbers must be presented at the time you book your reservation.

  • Each voucher admits 40 people.



To request a bus, complete the bus request form on the portal (https://myua.amnh.org)

Administrator

Thank you for your interest in visiting! Vouchers are valid for general admission. Children under 14 must be supervised by adults 18 or over. Tickets are required; reserve in advance for fastest entry. Visit: https://www.bbg.org/visit to reserve your tickets. Click "Get Tickets”, then "Not a Member, Buy Tickets" (no fee will be charged). Select date and choose "Affiliated Organization Tickets" on the Reserve Tickets menu. Go to “Checkout”. You will receive a confirmation email with QR code that you must show on arrival. You must bring your UA "Teacher/Parent Coordinator" voucher (either paper or digital copy) to show to Visitor Services staff. Visitors can reserve free Community Tickets for any day of the week. See https://www.bbg.org/visit/hours under the heading " Free Admission Opportunities".



Guidelines

  • This voucher is for planning class and school community trips by UA-participating Teachers/Parent Coordinators/Administrators.

  • Teacher/Parent Coordinator/Administrator Vouchers expire on June 30th.

  • All UA institutions, except for Queens Botanical Garden and New York Botanical Garden (Bronx), require advance timed-entry reservations. Please see instructions listed under each institution to reserve your timed entry tickets.

  • UA institutions require that you show your timed entry tickets; please keep any emails with admission information.

  • Each voucher admits 4 people.

  • Voucher does not include parking, except at the Staten Island Zoo.

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The student must be present to redeem a "Student +3" voucher, and cannot be during school hours. Only students at UA schools will receive vouchers.
All voucher rules (PDF)
990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11225
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Hours of Operation
Please visit www.bbg.org/visit for updated hours of operation.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a stunning 52-acre urban botanic garden that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment. 

For more information about class field trips, school community trips, and families visiting BBG, visit: https://www.bbg.org/learn/urban_advantage

Vouchers can be used only during nonschool days or during non-school hours. Student + 3” vouchers are valid for general admission for student and up to 3 other persons. Children under 12 are admitted for free. Children under 14 must be supervised by an adult 18 or over. Parking is not included. 

UA Staff Contact Info - [email protected]
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Barbara Kurland
Director of Learning and Partnerships
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Sara Epstein
Manager of School Programs and Partnerships
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Christine DeMauro
Urban Advantage Program Manager
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Judith Hutton
Teacher Education and UA Elementary Manager
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Casey Fisher
UA Family Engagement Coordinator