Your little ones can explore the fascinating world of plants (and wildlife!) in our beloved children’s garden, where nature exploration and science investigations excite and enlighten in every season. Uncover the beauty of nature as a family right here in the Bronx!
School groups: Discover plant science and ecology concepts through outdoor fun with educators, open to kids grades Pre-K–5. We’re proud to welcome over 20,000 school children each year!
Drop-in Family programs: Bring the family for drop-in programs and hands-on science activities on weekday afternoons and all day each weekend. You’ll join our Teen Explainers in getting to know the wondrous world of plants.
Registered Family Programs: We’ve got winter, spring, and summer school breaks covered for kids ages 5–10! Seasonal camps get them active outdoors among NYBG’s renowned collections, while the Nature Explorers program offers an introduction to our green and growing world for 2–3-year-olds and their caretakers.
Explainers Program: Our Teen Explainers have been at the heart of our children’s education for many years, inviting students from local high schools to take part in teaching our youngest visitors. Including activity stations during school field trips as well as drop-in activities for afternoon visitors, be sure and say “hi” to our young experts!
Renovation: The Everett Children’s Adventure Garden is getting a makeover! Throughout 2024 we’re restoring and improving this fan-favorite greenspace to ensure generations of kids to come can discover their love of plants here. While the Adventure Garden is closed, we’re offering plenty of kids’ programming elsewhere throughout our renowned botanical collections.