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 | Bronx, NY|
2900 Southern Blvd
|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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New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show
All aboard! One of NYC's most beloved traditions is making its way back into town. The New York Botanical Garden promises another year of fantastic displays during its annual holiday train show, this time spotlighting Lower Manhattan. Get a glimpse of...Exhibitions Until Sunday January 20 2019
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Holiday Train Show
Some 140 landmarks featured in NYBG's wildly popular diorama are made entirely out of plant-based materials such as twigs, acorns and berries. Little locomotives zip along their tracks against a backdrop of small sights that kids should recognize, the...Until Saturday January 19 2019
"Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx"
The New York Botanical Garden found a muse for its new exhibit. Through a display of drawings, paintings, textiles and other media, the venue will pay tribute to the work of Roberto Burle Marx, a Brazilian artist and plant conservationist. To accompany...Parks and gardens Saturday June 8 2019 - Sunday September 29 2019
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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.