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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How to Register
Select from the sections linked below to see class descriptions and fees. Be sure to note age requirements and other qualifications.
Registration will open at 9 a.m. on Monday, August 3.
Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis in the order that payment is received; note that Children's Garden classes fill quickly.
A limited number of need-based scholarships are available for Children's Garden participants, distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. To request an application, please contact
Registration at 718-623-7220 or [email protected].
Trees & Saplings
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.
For students entering pre-K and kindergarten (4, 5, and 6-year-olds)
Seeds work together in small groups to care for their garden plots and participate in cooking, exploring the wonderful outdoors, crafting and other fun activities. This is a drop-off program.
For students in 1st through 8th grades
City Farmers dig gardening! Students develop basic horticulture skills to bring garden plots to life with fresh, seasonal vegetables and enjoy crafting, cooking, nature exploration, and other hands-on activities.
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.
Family Workshops & Walks
Saturdays & Sundays | 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
September 19–November 1, 2015
No programs September 26; October 10, 11, 24
Tuesdays | 9:30–10:30 a.m.
September 15–October 27, 2015
Thursdays | 4–5:30 p.m.
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 2015
Meet at Discovery Garden Pavilion
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.