Discovery Garden

Discovery Garden

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Get inspired in BBG’s expanded Discovery Garden!

Kids of all ages can explore habitats, uncover plant mysteries, and learn about garden wildlife at fun, hands-on exhibits throughout the garden.

Events and Activities

Family Discovery Weekends

Family Discovery Weekends

Saturdays and Sundays | 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
June 6–14; July 11–August 23; September 19–November 1
No programs September 26; October 10, 11, 24

Experiment, learn, and play together in the Discovery Garden. Hands-on stations throughout the garden’s meadow, woodland, and marsh habitats, and in the vegetable garden encourage families to explore nature together.

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First Discoveries for Toddlers

First Discoveries for Toddlers

Tuesdays | 1:30–3 p.m.
July 7–August 25, 2015

Calling all explorers 2–4 years old (and their caregivers)! Plant a carrot seed, touch a wriggly worm, nestle into a meadow nook to read a story, or create a unique nature craft at special Discovery Garden activity stations designed for toddlers.

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Kids’ Discovery Stations

Kids’ Discovery Stations

Tuesday–Friday | 10:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
July 7–August 28

Get your hands dirty at kids’ discovery stations throughout the Garden. Investigate a mystery plant, hold a water plant and learn how it floats, or go on a pollinator hunt in the meadow!

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Group Visits to the Discovery Garden

School and Camp Group Visits to the Discovery Garden

Register for Peak Hours
Tuesday–Friday | 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Groups visiting the Discovery Garden during peak hours must register for a time slot.

Registration coming soon.

Off-Peak Hours
Tuesday–Friday | 1 p.m.–closing, plus weekends & winter weekdays

During off-peak afternoons and the winter season, group visits to the Discovery Garden are first come, first served, no preregistration needed. Discovery stations are not available.

Docent-Facilitated Discovery Stations
Tuesday–Friday | 10:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
June 16–19; July 7–August 28; October 6–November 6

Students solve plant mysteries and sharpen science skills as they explore the garden’s habitats and visit hands-on, docent-facilitated discovery stations.

On inclement weather days, groups may still visit the Discovery Garden and explore the hands-on exhibits, but docent-led discovery stations will not be offered.

Lead Sponsors

In the Raw TD Bank

Major Supporters, Discovery Programs

National Grid Institute for Museum and Library Services
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The new Discovery Garden includes meadow, marsh, and woodland habitats to explore, as well as a four-season garden and a fruit and vegetable garden.
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8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday:
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed Mondays

Members’ Summer Evenings: Wednesdays, 6–8:30 p.m.

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Members Free
Adults $12
Seniors (65 and over) $6
Students with a valid ID $6
Children under 12 Free

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150 Eastern Parkway
455 Flatbush Avenue
990 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225


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