Children looking at a sculpture of a caterpillar with yellow flowers

Everett Children’s Adventure Garden Restoration

Fall 2023 – Winter 2025

The Everett Children’s Adventure Garden (ECAG) restoration project is the first update since the garden was created in 1998. The Children’s Garden is a 9-acre landscape dedicated for families that is safe and fun for kids to explore. The Children’s Garden encourages children and their caregivers to investigate nature through immersive outdoor environments and changing seasonal activities. Families can actively engage in science practices and nature study while exploring a series of lush environments, including a pond, woodland, meadow, and rock outcrops.

Over 175,000 kids and adults visit the Children’s Garden annually. This includes over 18,000 PreK-5th grade students who participate in field trips at the site—59.5% of which are from Bronx schools, and 72.3% are from Title I schools.

A talented staff and a corps of energetic teen educators, called the Explainers, bring family-friendly science and nature activities to life. The Explainer Program is an innovative tiered internship that enriches teens’ science knowledge while helping them gain practical work experience, develop problem-solving and interpersonal skills, make connections with adults and peers, and assume leadership roles within their community.

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With thanks to our generous donors:

  • City of New York
  • New York State
  • LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust
  • William Randolph Hearst Foundation
  • Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation
  • Booth Ferris Foundation
  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation