Discovery Garden

Discovery Garden

Opening June 6, 2015

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 Nature Adventure Walks

Family Nature Adventure Walks

Saturdays, May 2, 9, 16, 30, 2015 | 3–4 p.m.

Join us for interactive walks around BBG’s grounds. Open to families with children of all ages.

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Frolic: A Fabulous Family Festival

Frolic: A Fabulous Family Festival

Saturday, June 6, 2015 | 1–5 p.m.
FREE!

Bring your wild wings and your dancing shoes for a fabulous family festival celebrating springtime whimsy and the opening of BBG’s new Discovery Garden. Dragonflies, butterflies, and other winged friends are welcome!

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Family Discovery Weekends

Family Discovery Weekends

Saturdays and Sundays | 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
June 7, 13, 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.
June 16–August 25
No programs June 23 or 30

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

Tuesday–Friday | 10:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
June 16–19; October 6–November 6

Young scientists are invited to make their own nature discoveries on a free, fun visit to the Discovery Garden. Students solve plant mysteries and sharpen science skills as they explore the garden’s habitats and visit hands-on, docent-facilitated discovery stations.

Groups visiting the Discovery Garden during peak hours (April 1–November 6, Tuesday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m.) must register for a time slot. Registration coming soon.

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.

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

Lead Sponsors

In the Raw TD Bank

Major Supporters, Discovery Programs

National Grid Institute for Museum and Library Services
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Hours

Tuesday–Friday:
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday:
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed Mondays

Note: BBG will close at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2.

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Admission

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

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Directions

150 Eastern Parkway
990 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225

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