NYBG Camps

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The New York Botanical Garden is the place to be for winter, spring, and summer break! Science and nature themed Camps for kids in Grades K–5 feature outdoor explorations, science investigations, and behind-the-scenes tours in the Garden's 250-acre landscape. Ranging from art-inspired camps to investigations of historical scientists like George Washington Carver, each week takes full advantage of the garden's vast plant collection, state-of-the-art technology, and unique habitats like the 50-acre native forest, colorful rose garden, wetlands, and Native Plant Garden.

Each season offers unique themes for a variety of age ranges — please see below for details.

Winter Science Camp:
Plant Pioneers

Be a plant pioneer like George Washington Carver, an American scientist, botanist, educator, and inventor. Kids explore the fascinating worlds of plants and participate in exciting experiments, hands-on activities, and fun science games and crafts. Learn more

February 16–20:
9 a.m–4 p.m.*;
Section 1: Grades K–2
Section 2: Grades 3–5

*Early drop-off (8 a.m.), late pick-up (5 p.m.), and extended pick-up (until 6 p.m.) available. Fee: $15 per morning or afternoon, and $30 for extended pick-up. Preregistration required.

 
 
 
 
 

Spring Science Camp:
Wonders of Spring

The plant and animal worlds are emerging from winter dormancy and preparing for the long days of summer ahead! Campers explore the Garden where buds are blooming, animals are nesting, and other signs of spring are unfolding. Learn more

April 6–10:
9 a.m–4 p.m.*;
Section 1: Grades K–2
Section 2: Grades 3–5

*Early drop-off (8 a.m.), late pick-up (5 p.m.), and extended pick-up (until 6 p.m.) available. Fee: $15 per morning or afternoon, and $30 for extended pick-up. Preregistration required.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Summer Camp

Each week celebrates a different theme for exploring the garden: Art in the Garden, Wild Wetlands, and Forest Adventures. From painting with plant parts to hiking in the forest, the summer will be full of adventure. Sign-up for one or several weeks.
Learn more

All weeks listed offer concurrent programs for students in grades K–2 and 3–5.

Summer Break Session I
(July 13–July 31)
Summer Break Session II
(August 10–August 28)

*Early drop-off (8 a.m.), late pick-up (5 p.m.), and extended pick-up (until 6 p.m.) available. Fee: $15 per morning or afternoon, and $30 for extended pick-up. Preregistration required.