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The Everett Children’s Adventure Garden encourages children to actively investigate science and nature in a 12-acre landscape that features a series of lush environments, including a pond, woodland, and meadow. The indoor Discovery Center and teaching greenhouse are filled with plants, books, toys, and activities that enhance children’s discoveries about the natural world.
Climb the boulders and view the landscape below from your high perch. Dash through Beth’s Maze, then host a plant part picnic in Plant Part Paradise. Check out the cattails and lily pads at the Pond Pavilion. Fun, hands-on science activities and experiments enhance the experience in the Adventure Garden throughout every season. Discover all of our outdoor nature exploration programs for families below.
In addition to drop-in nature activities for daily Garden visitors, the Adventure Garden offers registered hands-on educational activities for your kids year-round. Science- and nature themed Camps for children in grades K–8 feature outdoor explorations, science investigations, and behind-the-scenes tours in the Garden’s 250-acre landscape. The Nature Explorers program is specially designed for toddlers and their caregivers.
An imaginative staff and a corps of energetic teen Explainers hailing from all over New York City bring family-friendly adventures to life here every day. If you are interested in joining our team of interns, apply to be a part of the Explainer Program.