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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

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Fun Summer Activity Emails

Make sun tea, build a plant light maze, and make nature ice cubes.

Create herb prints and collages, make herb butter, and mix an herbal hand scrub.

Make fruit popsicles, create nature boats, and play a water-themed game.

Create art from recycled materials, make broccoli chips, and learn about your eco footprint.

Make sorrel, create prints with flowers, and learn about nectar guides.

Make cucumber and tomato salad, learn to save seeds, and make special prints with okra.

Garden Party
Celebrate summer by creating a special piñata, baking chocolate beet cake, and making refreshing watermelon mint lemonade.

Fun Spring Activity Emails

Signs of Spring
Make a garden journal, do a spring scavenger hunt, and create coffee filter peonies.

Spring Trees
Explore street trees, learn about phenology, and make a paper bag bonsai tree.

Sort seeds, grow seeds at home, make a living-seed necklace, and make seedy granola.

Check in on seedlings, grow carrot tops, and make carrot cookies.

Learn about animal homes, make a fairy house, play Hawk & Mouse, and make carrot-top pesto.

Go bird watching, make binoculars, build a bird’s nest, and make coconut “bird’s nest” cookies.

Create a home compost bin, make black bean “compost” dip, and play the Compost Shuffle game.

Learn an insect song, make a “worms in dirt” snack, play the In the Soil, On the Grass game, and make herbal bug spray.

Flowers & Pollinators
Learn about pollinators, craft leaf or paper pollinators, play pollinator tag, make sweet sun tea, and blend a citrus sunshine smoothie.

Nature Projects & More

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Children's Garden Classes

Two young children wearing face masks dig in the dirt with trowels.

Budding gardeners can plant, craft, and explore under the guidance of garden staff.

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Discovery Garden for Kids

A tray of pitcher plants with a sign that says Predatory Plants in front of chalk botanical illustrations

Kids of all ages can explore habitats, uncover plant mysteries, and learn about garden wildlife in this immersive landscape.

Garden Profile

Teen apprenticeships

A teenage girl with a clipboard squats to sow seeds amid growing crops.

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

Image, top of page: Michael Stewart