Nature, Animals & Science



National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey

Friday, October 6–Friday, August 31, 10:00 am–10:00 pm
National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey ~
$39.50, $32.50/ages 12 & under, $36.50/seniors
Come face-to-face with (virtual) humpback whales and great white sharks, Humboldt squid and sea lions in an immersive experience that harnesses ground-breaking...

Swale: Floating Food Forest

Saturday, May 5–Sunday, July 1, 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
Brooklyn Army Terminal ~ Brooklyn
FREE
Explore a floating food forest built atop a barge that travels to piers in New York City, offering educational programming and welcoming...

Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii

Saturday, May 19–Sunday, October 28, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
New York Botanical Garden ~ Bronx
$20, $18/students & seniors, $8/ages 2-12, free/ages 1 & under
Pretend you're in Hawai‘i at this exhibit of 17 paintings by American artist Georgia O’Keeffe’s created on commission for a Hawaiian Pineapple...

Family Art Project: Butterfly Habitat Hats

Sunday, June 24, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Wave Hill ~ Bronx
FREE
See and sketch butterflies flying among the meadow grasses or in Wave Hill’s lovely Flower Garden. Learn about the life cycle of...

Science and Film Shorts for Kids

Sunday, June 24, 11:00 am–12:30 pm
Museum of the Moving Image ~ Queens
$15, $9/students & seniors, $7/ages 3-12, free/2 and under
See kid-friendly short films that integrates scientific or technological themes using animation or live action. One film (Nose Hair) features dart bombs....

Urban Farm Exploration Day

Sunday, June 24, 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Randall’s Island ~ Upper East Side
FREE
Explore the variety of crops, fruit trees, fragrant herbs, and chickens at Randall Island's Urban Farm plus make fun farm art projects...

Summer on the Hudson: SunGaze

Sunday, June 24, 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Pier I ~ Upper West Side
FREE
Gaze at the central star of our solar system using special safe scopes with the Amateur Astronomers Association.

Pluto Is Missing! A Not-So-Planetary Musical

Sunday, June 24, 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
The People’s Improv Theatre ~ Gramercy & Flatiron
$20
In a family-friendly space comedy that blends music, puppets and fantasy with real science and space exploration history the year is 2006,...

Summer in the Square: Thunder and Sunshine & Dueling Beatboxers

Thursday, June 28, 9:00 am–6:00 pm
Union Square ~ Gramercy & Flatiron
FREE
Union Square hosts a full days of kids programming featuring an 11 am concert by funky rockers Thunder and Sunshine. Meet animals...

Autism Spectrum Tour: The Discovery Squad

Saturday, June 30–Saturday, July 14, 9:00 am–10:00 am
American Museum of Natural History ~ Upper West Side
FREE
Families with 5–14 year-olds with autism spectrum disorders can attend a 40-minute tour led by specially trained tour guides, then spend some...

Hudson River Nature Walk

Saturday, June 30, 9:00 am–10:00 am
Pier 40 ~ West Village
FREE
Enjoy a meandering waterfront walk while viewing and learning about Hudson River Park flora and fauna, including some of the 85 different...

Discovery Walks for Families: Gardens

Saturday, June 30, 10:00 am–11:30 am
Conservatory Garden ~ Upper East Side
FREE
On a kid-friendly guided walk through thousands of blooms in Central Park’s Conservatory Garden, discover the difference between the various flowers and...

Wave Hill Family Art Project: Love-a-Tree Canvas Bags

Saturday, June 30, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Wave Hill ~ Bronx
FREE
Use stencils and fabric paints, in the form of sprays, stamps and crayons, to make tree art ona reusable bag and honor...

Urban Farm Exploration Day

Saturday, June 30, 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Randall’s Island ~ Upper East Side
FREE
Explore the variety of crops, fruit trees, fragrant herbs, and chickens at Randall Island's Urban Farm plus make fun farm art projects...

Wave Hill Family Art Project: Love-a-Tree Canvas Bags

Sunday, July 1, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Wave Hill ~ Bronx
FREE
Use stencils and fabric paints, in the form of sprays, stamps and crayons, to make tree art ona reusable bag and honor...

Urban Farm Exploration Day

Sunday, July 1, 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Randall’s Island ~ Upper East Side
FREE
Explore the variety of crops, fruit trees, fragrant herbs, and chickens at Randall Island's Urban Farm plus make fun farm art projects...

Family Ecology Sail

Sunday, July 1, 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Seaport District ~ Lower Manhattan
$45/adult, $40/ages 12 & under
See the sights of New York Harbor from the decks of the historic 130-year-old schooner PIONEER. Explore what lives under the surface...

Summer in the Square: Hopalong Andrew & Peridance

Thursday, July 5, 9:00 am–6:00 pm
Union Square ~ Gramercy & Flatiron
FREE
Union Square hosts a full days of kids programming featuring an 11 am with urban cowboy Hopalong Andrew. Meet animals from Art...

Hudson River Nature Walk

Saturday, July 7, 9:00 am–10:00 am
Pier 40 ~ West Village
FREE
Enjoy a meandering waterfront walk while viewing and learning about Hudson River Park flora and fauna, including some of the 85 different...

Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees

Saturday, July 7, 10:00 am–11:30 am
Central Park, Dana Discovery Center at the Harlem Meer ~ Central Park
FREE
Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak. Discover how trees—from seeds and...

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