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New York City
June 2002

Family Fun in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden
This summer visit the Everett Children's Adventure Garden and discover why plants love summer almost as much as we do! The Everett Children's Adventure Garden is a 12-acre indoor/outdoor interactive museum where kids can have hands-on fun and learn about plants, science, and the natural world.

Special Weekends
In conjunction with our on-going programs we offer at the Garden, we also have special weekends for families including:

June's Blooms

Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9
The New York Botanical Garden is bursting with color and fragrance as the days stay brighter longer. This weekend get to know the trees at the Everett Children's Adventure Garden; create a tree art gift for dad for his special day using leaves, twigs, bark and tree cookies. Family activities include discovering what trees need to stay green and make their own food, creating collages and pendants using tree parts, making tree impressions in clay, potting up a plant to take home, and participating in a tree scavenger hunt.

Saturday Afternoon Storytelling Series█June 15 - August 31
In the Everett Children's Adventure Garden, master storytellers weave amazing tales about plants and wildlife, insects and animals, to keep kids spellbound. Famed performers are listed on the weekly schedule below. Performances take place at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. The following storytellers will be performing at the Everett Children's Adventure Garden:

June 15: Brothers Grimm; June 22: Story Laurie; June 29: Jerry Joy Music-Luis Miranda; July 6: Regina Ress; July 13: Brothers Grimm; July 20: Jerry Joy Music-Luis Miranda; July 27: Jonathan Kruk; August 3: Brothers Grimm; August 10: Story Laurie; August 17: Jerry Joy Music-Luis Miranda; August 24: Jonathan Kruk ; August 31: Brothers Grimm

Ongoing Activities This Summer at the Everett Children's Adventure Garden:
For Children of all ages

Tuesday — Sunday: 10:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m

All throughout the season, children dissect plant parts like seeds and flowers, experiment to find out if plants make sugar, investigate bugs that help plants grow, use microscopes to see plants up close, press flowers and plants to take home, and much more. Children also discover what's in a flower by taking apart and putting together a giant flower █ and children have an opportunity to look at things through a bee's eye view!

Ages 2 — 5

Tuesday- Friday: 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.

Budding Botanist Early Learner Activities include nature discovery, crafts, mini nature walks, storytime, and music making. Pasting, painting, potting, and playing engage the senses in indoor and outdoor galleries. Find a baby plant in a seed and take away your Garden memento to share with the folks at home.

Summer Exhibits in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden at The New York Botanical Garden
Travels of a Plant Scientist - Going on now through August 31

Explore what life is like for a traveling plant scientist. Sit in a botanist's tent, use scientific tools, read jungle field journals, and contribute your own field drawing to the Garden's wall journal, in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden.

Roger Tory Peterson Institute Photography Exhibit — June 4 through July 28
Explore the beauty of plant and animal interactions through this series of striking nature photographs on loan from the Roger Tory Peterson Institute. Taking inspiration from the photographs, children investigate plants and animals and record their observations in field notebooks in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden.

Bring Your Camp or Summer School Class To the Garden
Take advantage of over 250 acres of gardens and children's facilities. Explore the one-of-a-kind Everett Children's Adventure Garden, a 12-acre, hands-on, indoor-outdoor museum with interactive exhibits. Giant topiaries and mazes capture children's imaginations at every turn. Visit the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden where ponds teeming with life, a flourishing meadow, open-air pavilions, and Global Gardens beckon. To register, call (718) 817-8181.

For more information please call (718) 817-8700 or visit us on the web at www.nybg.org

The Everett Children's Adventure Garden has been made possible by the leadership generosity of Edith and Henry Everett.

 

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