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    About The New York Botanical Garden

    Everett Children's Adventure Garden
    The Everett Children’s Adventure Garden is a unique, 12-acre outdoor/indoor museum where children discover plant science through fun, hands-on, and engaging educational programs. Interactive exhibits convey different plant science concepts. Playful elements such as topiaries and mazes capture children’s imaginations and create an atmosphere of exploration and fun.

    GreenSchool is located in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. GreenSchool workshops offer hands-on, inquiry-based lessons in a classroom setting, followed by excursions in the Conservatory, to the Forest, or on the Garden grounds.

    Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden
    In the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden, students learn about plants and the natural world through fun, hands-on gardening. This 1.5-acre garden is made up of playful topiaries, a pond teeming with life, a flourishing meadow, and individual garden plots. Created and maintained by children, it is a place where they can dig, weed, compost, and plant.

    Enid A. Haupt Conservatory
    The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, a New York City Landmark, is an acre under glass featuring four distinct climatic regions: Lowland and Upland Tropical Rain Forests and Deserts of the Americas and Africa. Exhibits feature misty rain forests, arid deserts, aquatic plants, and outdoor pools.

    Garden Grounds, Forest & Mitsubishi Wild Wetland Trail
    The Garden grounds comprise 250 acres featuring 50 gardens and plant collections, and a 50-acre remnant of the uncut Forest that once covered New York City. The Mitsubishi Wild Wetland Trail—specially designed for children—highlights life in a wetland marsh. In all seasons the gardens and Forest are sources of inspiration.

    All school programs make use of our one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor facilities.

    All programs are created in accordance with New York State Core Curriculum, National Science Performance Standards, and New York City Science Standards. To find out how Botanical Garden programs correlate with specific standards, see www.nybg.org/edu.

    To keep the Botanical Garden beautiful and enjoyable for everyone, please make sure that your students follow these rules during your visit:
    • Do eat only in the designated picnic area.
    • Do put trash in trash cans.
    • Do stay on paths.
    • Do make sure your class is orderly at all times.
    • Touching plants is allowed only in the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden and the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.
    • Do not pick the flowers, leaves, seeds, or branches anywhere.
    • Do not use the Garden as a playground—no sports or radio playing.
    • Enjoy your visit!