Discovery Garden Early Opening for Children and Families of All Abilities

Discovery Garden Early Opening for Children and Families of All Abilities

Families & Kids

Saturdays, May 13, June 10, September 16 & October 14, 2023 | 9–11 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.

  • Create a craft using natural materials.
  • 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.

Please check back in March for registration information.

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