Activities in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden at
The NY Botanical Garden
dressed with fiery red, orange, and yellow leaves; gold-kissed
blades of grass, and crisp cool air means fall is upon us. Families
visit the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden to learn about
plant science in a fun and engaging way. Experience the beauty
and excitement of nature in the one-of-a-kind, 12-acre indoor/outdoor
science museum where children explore, discover and learn how
plants live and function. There are so many things to do—from
making ghostly leaf rubbings to up close examination of the creepy-crawlies
that inhabit our Forest. Our specially designed inquiry-based
programs stimulate a child’s enthusiasm for science, ecology
Ongoing Activities for Children of All Ages
Tuesdays–Sundays, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm; Weekends and
Monday holidays, 10–6 pm
Throughout the season, children dissect plant parts such as
seeds and flowers, experiment to discover if plants make sugar
to use as food, investigate bugs that help plants grow, look
through microscopes to see plants up close, press flowers and
plants to take home, and much more. We encourage children to
look, touch, explore, question, and discover just like scientists.
A few of the many things children learn are, what’s in
a flower by taking it apart and putting it back together—and
children look at things through a bee’s eye view!
Budding Botanists Every Tuesday–Friday, 1:30–3:00
Join us for activities specially designed for the Early Learner
(2–5 year olds). Nature crafts featuring recyclables and
experiments abound. Using washed juice boxes, milk cartons,
soda bottles, or egg cartons to create an instrument, garden
pet, or experiment to take home. Activities change regularly
and are complemented with a colorful story each week. Drop in!
of a Plant Scientist in the Bendheim Global Herbarium–now
through October 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.
For more information: (718) 817-8700.#
The Everett Children’s Adventure Garden has been made
possible by the leadership generosity of Edith and Henry Everett.
Update, Inc., P.O. Box 20005, New York, NY 10001.
Tel: (212) 481-5519. Fax: (212) 481-3919.Email: email@example.com.
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