Discovery Garden Early Opening for Children and Families of All Abilities

Discovery Garden Early Opening for Children and Families of All Abilities

Families & Kids

Saturday, November 2, 2019 | 9 a.m.–11 a.m.
Discovery Garden
Enter at 455 Flatbush Avenue. All other gates will be closed at this time.
Preregistration Required

Brooklyn Botanic Garden invites you to make a special morning visit to the Discovery Garden with your family before BBG opens to the public. Explore the garden at your own pace and participate in multisensory activities at facilitated stations.

  • Water, weed, and plant in our fruit and vegetable garden.
  • Use real tools to explore plants.
  • Read stories.

We invite your feedback as we strive to make the Garden engaging for families who have children with disabilities.

  • Accessible bathrooms and wheelchairs are available at the Flatbush Avenue entrance. Inside the nearby Discovery Garden, pathways and exhibits are accessible to visitors using wheelchairs.
  • Visitors are encouraged to touch and smell plants, and hands-on exhibits feature sound, visual, and tactile elements designed for accessibility.
  • A visual schedule and details about transportation, entry, and what to expect will be sent out in advance to families who have preregistered.
  • Snacking is permitted, and a quiet seating area will be available before and during the event.
  • Families are encouraged to bring a friend with or without disabilities; include them in your RSVP.
  • ASL translators available upon request.
If you cannot attend this event, but would like to be notified about upcoming early openings for children with disabilities and their families, please sign up below.
Email Address*

RSVP Required
Please RSVP below today; space is limited to ensure the comfort of all participants. Please note: This program is outdoors and will be canceled in inclement weather; participants will be notified by email.

Please contact Meera Jagroop with questions or to RSVP directly at 718-623-7224; [email protected]


This program is part of Expanding BBG's Welcome, an accessibility initiative supported by:

Logo: Stavros Niarchos FoundationLogo: Institute of Museum and Library Services

Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust

Image, top of page: Photo Courtesy of Cool Culture by Margarita Corporan