Children’s & Family Programs
Since 1914, children ages 2 to 17 have been growing flowers, vegetables, and herbs and learning firsthand about the natural world in Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Children’s Garden. Classes run three to six weeks and children must register in advance.
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Family Workshops & Walks
Children and caregivers explore nature together through fun plant-based activities and hands-on investigations. Preregister for special classes and nature walks or drop in at Discovery Stations in the Fragrance Garden (see hours below).
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Fall registration for Children's Garden classes is closed. Registration for winter classes begins Monday, December 7 2015 at 9 a.m.
For 2- and 3-Year-Olds with a Caregiver
Learn about the wonders of gardening with your two- or three-year-old during this active, hands-on program. Our youngest gardeners work with their adult partner to tend to their garden plots, sing songs, taste new foods, and create nature crafts.
Consistent attendance of one adult per child is required. Pricing includes one adult and one child. No infants or older siblings, please. We recommend that first-time gardeners and early twos choose the one-hour class section.
Discovery Programs for Families
The new Discovery Garden will open in June, full of exciting interactive exhibits and plant displays. But don’t worry—until then there’s still plenty to see and do! Drop by the Fragrance Garden during weekends in April and May for a variety of drop-in programs for families, and pick up a Kids’ Discovery Guide to inspire your exploration of Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
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Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program
BCAP Summer Camp
For students ages 7–12
Go behind the scenes of Brooklyn’s most treasured cultural institutions—Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Public Library, Prospect Park Alliance, and Prospect Park Zoo—in this two-week summer day camp. Every day, BCAP Adventurers travel to two cultural sites on the BCAP campus for hands-on workshops that weave connections between art, science, culture, and the environment. Register early—camp starts filling up in March. Financial aid available.
BCAPteen Creative Leadership Project
For students ages 13–17
Teens are invited to apply for this six-week summer filmmaking program on the BCAP campus. Earn volunteer hours and a stipend while learning about media and communications with other creative kids from across the city. Applications are due March 30.
For more information about BCAP or BCAPteen, visit the BCAP website.