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Kids and Families

Kids and Families

Nature Projects & More

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Sign up for Families Emails

While the Garden is closed, we’re sharing activities, games, recipes, and crafts to do at home. Projects are geared toward a variety of ages. Catch up on past emails:

Online Learning

Enjoy this virtual version of a Trees & Saplings class for our youngest gardeners (ages 2–6).

More Videos for Kids

Family Itinerary

A child runs through the grass.

Young naturalists (and their grown-ups) love to explore the plants, animals, and habitats around the Garden.

Explore the Garden

Discovery Garden for Kids

Two middle-school aged children look at a potted plant with a magnifying glass.

Kids of all ages can explore habitats and participate in drop-in activities especially for the next generation of naturalists.

Garden Profile

Children's Garden Classes

A teen boy poses in front of seedlings in the soil.

Budding gardeners aged 2 to 13 plant and harvest their own crops and flowers under the guidance of garden instructors.

Sign Up for a Class

Teen apprenticeships

Three teenagers holding vegetables.

The Garden Apprentice Program (GAP) at Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a great way for teens to learn about urban agriculture and the environment.

GAP for Teens

Volunteer with Us

A volunteer with a child.

Apply to become a Discovery Garden docent or help in the Children’s Garden greenhouse.

Volunteer Opportunities

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