Kids & Families
Wednesdays & Fridays, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | March 8–June 16
School Group Visits: Discovery Carts
Thursdays, April 6–June 15 (except April 13) | 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Preregistration Required
Family Gardening Hours
Single session in April, June, or September | Preregistration Required
Family Discovery Weekends
Saturdays & Sundays, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. April 15–June 11 | No programs May 27 &28
Spring Family Story Time
Sundays, April 30, May 7, May 14, May 21, 2023 | 10:45 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
Discovery Garden Early Opening for Children and Families of All Abilities
Saturdays, May 13, June 10, September 16 & October 14, 2023 | 9–11 a.m. | Preregistration Required
Nature Walks with Bradley Klein: Reproduction in the Temperate Zone
June 11, 2023 | 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Young naturalists (and their grown-ups) love to explore the plants, animals, and habitats around the Garden.Explore the Garden
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Make sun tea, build a plant light maze, and make nature ice cubes.
Create herb prints and collages, make herb butter, and mix an herbal hand scrub.
Make fruit popsicles, create nature boats, and play a water-themed game.
Create art from recycled materials, make broccoli chips, and learn about your eco footprint.
Make sorrel, create prints with flowers, and learn about nectar guides.
Make cucumber and tomato salad, learn to save seeds, and make special prints with okra.
Celebrate summer by creating a special piñata, baking chocolate beet cake, and making refreshing watermelon mint lemonade.
Signs of Spring
Make a garden journal, do a spring scavenger hunt, and create coffee filter peonies.
Explore street trees, learn about phenology, and make a paper bag bonsai tree.
Sort seeds, grow seeds at home, make a living-seed necklace, and make seedy granola.
Check in on seedlings, grow carrot tops, and make carrot cookies.
Learn about animal homes, make a fairy house, play Hawk & Mouse, and make carrot-top pesto.
Go bird watching, make binoculars, build a bird’s nest, and make coconut “bird’s nest” cookies.
Create a home compost bin, make black bean “compost” dip, and play the Compost Shuffle game.
Learn an insect song, make a “worms in dirt” snack, play the In the Soil, On the Grass game, and make herbal bug spray.
Flowers & Pollinators
Learn about pollinators, craft leaf or paper pollinators, play pollinator tag, make sweet sun tea, and blend a citrus sunshine smoothie.
Nature Projects & More
Children's Garden Classes
Budding gardeners can plant, craft, and explore under the guidance of garden staff.
Discovery Garden for Kids
Kids of all ages can explore habitats, uncover plant mysteries, and learn about garden wildlife in this immersive landscape.Garden Profile
The Garden Apprentice Program (GAP) at Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a great way for teens to learn about urban agriculture and the environment.