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    Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

    Guided Tours

    A World of Plants
    The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory offers a unique opportunity for students to explore diverse habitats, including tropical rain forests and deserts of the Americas and Africa—all in a magnificent glasshouse. Led by trained staff, students discover how plants like the saguaro cactus and the kapok tree have adapted for survival in extreme environments. Plants used everyday—such as sugarcane and papyrus—are discussed, and props are used to complement the experience.
    Grades: 3–8; Tuesday–Friday; Availability: All Seasons; Location: Enid A. Haupt Conservatory; Seassion 1: 10:15–11:15; Session 2: 11:30–12:30; Fee per class: $120; CT-100

    Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Chrysanthemum
    Experience the Japanese art of kiku (chrysanthemum), the national flower of Japan, and crest of Japan’s Imperial family. In this tour, students will learn about the fascinating ancient tradition of growing kiku into exquisite shapes and dramatic forms as well as its rich symbolism in Japanese art, life, and culture.
    Grades: 3–8; Tuesday–Friday; Availability: October 21–November 14; Location: Enid A. Haupt Conservatory; Seassion 1: 10:15–11:15; Session 2: 11:30–12:30; Fee per class: $120; CT-400

    Self-Guided Tours
    Free admission for New York City Schools

    Adventures for Plant Hunters
    Students explore the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory using a colorful, fact-filled map to lead their journey through the rain forests, deserts, and aquatic environments in search of plants used as medicines, trees that produce chocolate, and roots that grow above ground. Throughout the journey, they discover ways people use plants around the world and investigate how plants adapt to survive extreme habitats.
    Grades: 3–8; Tuesday–Friday; Availability: All Seasons; Location: Enid A. Haupt Conservatory; Seassion 1: 10:15–12:45; Fee per class: $50; CT-604

    Holiday Trains and Treats
    During a self-guided visit to the Conservatory, students see model trains and trolleys as they move through the magical landscapes of historic New York State buildings. For a doubly exciting program, delve into the botany behind gingerbread, explore its plant origins, and taste a gingersnap during Gingerbread Adventures in the Adventure Garden.
    Grades: Pre-K–5; Tuesday–Friday; Availability: November 25–January 9; Location & Fees: Holiday Train Show Only: $85; Adventure Garden Only: $85; Combination Adventure Garden and Holiday Train Show: $140; SCP-700
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