New York Botanical Garden

Attractions , Parks and gardens The Bronx
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NYBG Children's Garden
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NYBG Children's Garden

Give city kids a chance to get their hands dirty and explore lush landscapes on this 250-acre expanse. Family programs educate kids (and adults) on our connection to nature, while the Edible Academy teaches children about gardening and healthy living through workshops, scavenger hunts and crafts in the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden. 

In terms of classes, little ones ages 3 to 5 will love getting hands-on in the Garden Sprouts program after a morning at preschool. Each Wednesday afternoon, they’re put to work digging for wiggly worms, planting seeds, and harvesting. Their experience in the garden will even inspire cool craft projects and nutritious snacks that they’ll make and nibble on. 

Venue name: New York Botanical Garden
Contact:
Address: 2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx
10458
Cross street: at Fordham Rd
Opening hours: Tue–Sun 10am–6pm
Transport: Subway: B, D to Bedford Park Blvd or 4 to Bedford Park Blvd–Lehman College, then take the Bx26 bus; or Metro-North to Botanical Garden
Price: $20–$25, seniors and students $18–$22, children 2–12 $8–$10, children under 2 free. Grounds only $13, seniors $6, students $5, children 2–12 $3, children under 2 free; Wed 10am–6pm, Sat 9–10am free.

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NYBG is oh-my-goodness beautiful! Head there in April for gorgeous cherry blossoms and early blooms, then in May to see the whole place light up with even more flowers! The atrium offerings are also equally beautiful...you'll see desert plants, gorgeous hanging vines and stunning orchids. The kids will feel like they're in a different universe.