Discovery Garden Early Opening for Children and Families of All Abilities

Discovery Garden Early Opening for Children and Families of All Abilities

Families & Kids

Saturdays, May 13, June 10, September 23 & October 21, 2023 | 9–11 a.m.
Discovery Garden
Enter at 455 Flatbush Avenue. All other gates closed until 10 a.m.
Preregistration Required

Brooklyn Botanic Garden invites you to make a special morning visit to the Discovery Garden with your family before BBG opens to the public. Explore the garden at your own pace and participate in multisensory activities at facilitated stations.

  • Help plant, harvest, and compost
  • Create a craft using natural materials
  • Pot up a plant to take home
  • ... and more!

We invite your feedback as we strive to make the Garden engaging for families who have children with disabilities.

  • Accessible bathrooms and wheelchairs are available at the Flatbush Avenue entrance. Inside the nearby Discovery Garden, pathways and exhibits are accessible to visitors using wheelchairs.
  • Visitors are encouraged to touch and smell plants, and hands-on exhibits feature sound, visual, and tactile elements designed for accessibility.
  • A visual schedule and details about transportation, entry, and what to expect will be sent out in advance to families who have preregistered.
  • Snacking is permitted, and a quiet seating area will be available before and during the event.
  • Families are encouraged to bring a friend with or without disabilities; include them in your RSVP.
  • ASL interpreters available upon request. ASL interpretation must be requested at least two weeks in advance; requests made less than two weeks before this event cannot be guaranteed.

RSVP Required

Space is limited to ensure the comfort of all participants. Please note: This program is outdoors and will be canceled in inclement weather; participants will be notified by email.


Image, top of page: Photo Courtesy of Cool Culture by Margarita Corporan