Explore hordes of gourds & scarecrows during this season of frightful fun
NYBG gets a Halloween makeover with a sea of gourds of all shapes and sizes, a host of silly scarecrows, and frightfully fun activities. Experience the thrills and chills of the season with visits from creepy creatures of the night, after-dark adventures, and the arrival of monstrous pumpkins.
Explore the Spooky Pumpkin Garden
Open All Day for Exploration
Guided Activities: Weekdays; 1:30–5:30 p.m.;
Saturdays & Sundays; 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Spruce up your Halloween décor by potting up your own ghostly dusty miller plant to take home, investigate a mysterious Victorian playhouse, and put on your own bone-rattling puppet show.
Meet Creepy Creatures
Saturdays & Sundays, October 12–27; 12 & 2 p.m.
At the Clay Family Picnic Pavilions
Snakes and bats may seem scary, but they play a critical role in our ecosystems every day. Come face-to-face with critters from our own backyard and learn all about how they help the environment thrive.
Rad Reptiles! with the Alley Pond Environmental Center
October 12, 13, & 14
Owls and Bats! with Center for Environmental Education and Discovery (CEED)
October 19 & 20
Creepy and Crawly: Insects, Arachnids, and Worms! with the Alley Pond Environmental Center
October 26 & 27
About the presenting organizations:
The Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC), a nonprofit environmental education organization, is dedicated to educating children and adults in the New York metropolitan area, and advocating for sustainable environmental policies and practices. APEC’s Outreach programs educate children about the wonders of our natural environment.
CEED connects people with nature through a unique blend of environmental education and artistry. Our mission is to promote lifelong learning in, for, and about the outdoors that inspires an appreciation of the environment for all people.
Spooky Pumpkin Garden Nights
October 18, 19, 25, & 26; 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Break out your best costume and explore the twisting trails of the Adventure Garden during this frightfully fun nighttime adventure.