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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 to Queens Botanical Garden. You may present your "Student + 3" voucher on your mobile device or on paper at the main entrance or parking booth for free admission. Note that parking fees are not included with your voucher. Please visit www.queensbotanical.org to view our events calendar.

● The Queens Botanical Garden is open:

  • April-October: Tuesday through Sunday, 8am to 6pm

  • November-March: Tuesday through Sunday, 8am to 4:30pm

  • Closed Mondays year-round, except legal holidays. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

  • QBG offers free admission every Wednesday from 3-6pm and Sundays from 9-11am. https://queensbotanical.org/hours_admission/

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    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 to Queens Botanical Garden. You may present your voucher on your mobile device or on paper at the main entrance or parking booth for free admission. Note that parking fees are not included with your voucher. Please visit www.queensbotanical.org to view our events calendar.

    ● QBG is open to the public:

    • April-October: Tuesday through Sunday, 8am to 6pm

    • November-March: Tuesday through Sunday, 8am to 4:30pm

    • Closed Mondays year-round, except legal holidays. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

    • QBG offers free admission every Wednesday from 3-6pm and Sundays from 9-11am. https://queensbotanical.org/hours_admission/



    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! Class trip vouchers are valid for instructor-led workshops and self-guided tours at Queens Botanical Garden.

    Workshops: Our themed and seasonal workshops guide participants through an exploration of our garden exhibits. Each theme comes with a culminating activity and take-home. Choose from one of the following workshop themes:

    ●Animal Architecture

    ●Art from the Garden

    ●Trees and Me

    ●Buzzworthy

    ●Bugging Out

    ●Plants We Eat

    ●Water in the City

    ●Nurtured by Nature

    ●Sustainability at QBG

    ●Farm Visit (April- Mid December only)



    Self-Guided Tours: Explore Queens Botanical Garden at your own pace and investigate the specific exhibit areas that complement your needs and interests. Includes 10 adventure field guides, pencils, and one QBG tote bag per group.

    Teachers can find out more about each of the programs and book a workshop at https://queensbotanical.org/learn/youth/. Please email [email protected] with any questions.


    QBG offers free admission every Wednesday from 3-6pm and Sundays from 9-11am. https://queensbotanical.org/hours_admission/



    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 Redeem Codes (Voucher ID) 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 to Queens Botanical Garden. You may present your voucher on your mobile device or on paper at the main entrance or parking booth for free admission. Note that parking fees are not included with your voucher. Please visit www.queensbotanical.org to view our events calendar.

    QBG is open to the public:

    • April-October: Tuesday through Sunday, 8am to 6pm

    • November-March: Tuesday through Sunday, 8am to 4:30pm

    • Closed Mondays year-round, except legal holidays. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

    • QBG offers free admission every Wednesday from 3-6pm and Sundays from 9-11am. https://queensbotanical.org/hours_admission/



    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! School Community Trip vouchers are valid for instructor-led workshops, self-guided tours, and select public programs at Queens Botanical Garden. Find out more about each of the programs and book a workshop at https://queensbotanical.org/learn/youth/.

    Workshops: Our themed and seasonal workshops guide participants through an exploration of our garden exhibits. Each theme comes with a culminating activity and take-home. Choose from one of the following workshop themes:

    ●Animal Architecture

    ●Art from the Garden

    ●Trees and Me

    ●Buzzworthy

    ●Bugging Out

    ●Plants We Eat

    ●Water in the City

    ●Nurtured by Nature

    ●Sustainability at QBG

    ●Farm Visit (April- Mid December only)



    Self-Guided Tours: Explore Queens Botanical Garden at your own pace and investigate the specific exhibit areas that complement your needs and interests. Includes 10 adventure field guides, pencils, and one QBG tote bag per group.

    Public Programs: Bring your school community to any of our public programs included in garden admission. These include the yearly Orchid Show, Halloween, Winter Wonder, and more! Find out more about our upcoming public programs at: https://queensbotanical.org/calendar/. Please reach out to [email protected] to book your trip.

    QBG offers free admission every Wednesday from 3-6pm and Sundays from 9-11am. https://queensbotanical.org/hours_admission/



    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 Redeem Codes (Voucher ID) 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 to Queens Botanical Garden. You may present your voucher on your mobile device or on paper at the main entrance or parking booth for free admission. Note that parking fees are not included with your voucher. Please visit www.queensbotanical.org to view our events calendar.

    ● QBG is open to the public:

    • April-October: Tuesday through Sunday, 8am to 6pm

    • November-March: Tuesday through Sunday, 8am to 4:30pm

    • Closed Mondays year-round, except legal holidays. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

    • QBG offers free admission every Wednesday from 3-6pm and Sundays from 9-11am. https://queensbotanical.org/hours_admission/



    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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    43-50 Main Street, Flushing, New York, 11355
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    Hours of Operation
    APRIL 1 - OCTOBER 31: 8 AM - 6 PM; closed on Mondays except for holidays
    NOVEMBER 1 - MARCH 31: 8 AM -4:30 PM; closed on Mondays except for holidays

    Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) is an urban oasis where people, plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs and real-world applications of environmental stewardship. Located at the northeast corner of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Flushing, QBG has become a 39-acre oasis in one of New York City’s most bustling and diverse neighborhoods.

    • Students can use the gardens as sources of inspiration to come up with wonderings and questions to investigate
    • Our farm and compost demonstration site is a wonderful place to learn more about the science of composting and decomposition
    • Students can explore concepts related to energy and sustainability by following our “Green Trail”
    • Students can conduct field investigations in our crab apple orchard, open meadow, deciduous conifer forest and other areas throughout the garden

     

    Resources For Students and Teachers:

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    For families

    Vouchers can be used only during non school days or during non-school hours. At QBG, the voucher is valid for general admision for students and up to 3 persons between Sept and Nov 1 and from April 1 to June 31. It may be used for certain special programs from Nov 1 and March 31. Parking is not included. The green “Student + 3” vouchers provide Urban Advantage students access to all of the different gardens within the 39 acres of QBG  as well as to our LEED Platinum Visitor and Administration building!

    UA Staff Contact Info
    Will Lindau
    Professional Learning Manager
    James Powers
    Professional Learning Coordinator
    Nathalie Pages
    Family Engagement and Education Coordinator