Summer Programs

Children's Classes at the Garden

  • Nature Explorers

    Nature Explorers

    For Students Entering Grades 2–3

    Join in the adventure to find out more about the plants and animals that make their home at BBG. Art, crafts, games, science, and nature walks inspire Nature Explorers to uncover the mysteries of the natural world. Meets Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons.

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  • Summer Science Adventures

    Summer Science Adventures

    For Students Entering Grades 4–5

    Stir up scientific excitement in our greenhouses and classrooms during Summer Science Adventures! Explore the wide world of plants with hands-on investigations, planting projects, fun-filled scavenger hunts, and other science-based activities. Meets Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons.

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  • Tweens touring the Native Flora Garden.

    Field Investigators

    For Students Entering Grades 6–8

    Become a steward of the earth! Field Investigators conduct experiments, collect data, research current ecological topics, and work on team projects. In this field studies program, kids expand knowledge of plant and earth science by exploring exciting habitats at BBG. Meets Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons.

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Want a longer day at the Garden this summer?

Combine hands-on gardening in the morning in City Farmers with a botany bonanza in the afternoon in Nature Explorers, Summer Science Adventures or Field Investigators. Sign up for both programs to create a 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Garden experience. For students entering 2nd through 8th grades. Send your child with a packed lunch—staff will supervise lunchtime and then escort the students to their afternoon program.

Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program

  • Kids participating in the BCAP 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 February. Financial aid available.

  • Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment High School

    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 15.

    For more information about BCAP or BCAPteen, visit the BCAP website.

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