Nature, Animals & Science



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...

Spooky Pumpkin Garden

Saturday, September 22–Wednesday, October 31, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
New York Botanical Garden ~ Bronx
$28, $25/students & seniors, $12/ages 2-12, free/under 2
Explore more than 100 pumpkin-headed scarecrows set among giant and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. Put on...

Gateway Storytime

Monday, September 24, 10:00 am–11:45 am
American Museum of Natural History ~ Upper West Side
suggested $22/ages 12-65, $12.50/ages 2-12, $17/students & seniors free/ages 2 & under
Ages 2 to 5 can play in the fascinating Discovery Room, then explore a natural science or cultural topic with a story,...

Children’s Story Time @ Fauna

Tuesday, September 25, 11:00 am–11:30 am
Fauna ~
$5
Read animal or ecology based story books, then meet animals related to the story. Children are encouraged to pet or hold the...

Young Sprouts Gardening

Tuesday, September 25, 3:15 pm–3:45 pm
Nelson A. Rockefeller Park ~ Lower Manhattan
FREE
Children 3-5 years old (with accompanying adults) learn to plant and do nature projects such as planting seeds, watering the garden, and...

Discovery Walks for Families: Woodland Wonderland- The North Woods

Thursday, September 27, 10:00 am–11:30 am
Central Park, Dana Discovery Center at the Harlem Meer ~ Central Park
FREE
Get "lost" with us in the North Woods and explore how this carefully planned woodland provides habitat for a variety of wildlife....

Children’s Story Time @ Fauna

Friday, September 28, 11:00 am–11:30 am
Fauna ~
$5
Read animal or ecology based story books, then meet animals related to the story. Children are encouraged to pet or hold the...

Hudson River Nature Walk

Saturday, September 29, 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...

Boo at the Zoo

Saturday, September 29, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
The Bronx Zoo ~ Bronx

Watch rhinos smash pumpkins, see giant pumpkin carvings of animals, join dancers and drummers in a costume parade, explore a hay maze,...

Discovery Walks for Families: Woodland Wonderland - The North Woods

Saturday, September 29, 10:00 am–11:30 am
Central Park, Dana Discovery Center at the Harlem Meer ~ Central Park
FREE
Get "lost" with us in the North Woods and explore how this carefully planned woodland provides habitat for a variety of wildlife....

Wave Hill Family Art Project: Tiny Terrariums

Saturday, September 29, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Wave Hill ~ Bronx
FREE
Create a mini-terrarium in a recycled glass jar. Craft a small world to nurture a little succulent bud through the winter. Add...

River Explorers Free Saturday Nature Programs

Saturday, September 29, 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak ~ Westchester
FREE
The Center for the Urban River at Beczak presents nature-themed lessons and craft activities from 11 am–12 pm followed by family seining...

The Amazing Maize Maze

Saturday, September 29, 11:00 am–4:30 pm
Queens County Farm Museum ~ Queens
$10, $5/ages 4-11, free/ages 3 & under
Enjoy getting lost in NYC's 3-acre interactive corn maze. The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for the challenge...

Urban Farm Exploration Day

Saturday, September 29, 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...

Hawaiian Performances & Demonstrations

Saturday, September 29, 12:00 pm–5:30 pm
New York Botanical Garden ~ Bronx
$28, $25/students & seniors, $12/ages 2-12, free/under 2
Enjoy performances and demonstrations that celebrate the diverse cultural traditions of Hawai‘i featured in the gorgeous Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii exhibition....

Boo at the Zoo

Sunday, September 30, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
The Bronx Zoo ~ Bronx

Watch rhinos smash pumpkins, see giant pumpkin carvings of animals, join dancers and drummers in a costume parade, explore a hay maze,...

Wave Hill Family Art Project: Tiny Terrariums

Sunday, September 30, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Wave Hill ~ Bronx
$10, $6/students & seniors, $4/ages 6–18, free/ages 5 & under
Create a mini-terrarium in a recycled glass jar. Craft a small world to nurture a little succulent bud through the winter. Add...

Big City Fishing on Pier 25

Sunday, September 30, 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Pier 25 ~ Soho/Tribeca/LES
FREE
City dwellers five and older can learn how to fish and about the Hudson River environment. Rods, reels, bait and instruction provided....

The Amazing Maize Maze

Sunday, September 30, 11:00 am–4:30 pm
Queens County Farm Museum ~ Queens
$10, $5/ages 4-11, free/ages 3 & under
Enjoy getting lost in NYC's 3-acre interactive corn maze. The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for the challenge...

Urban Farm Exploration Day

Sunday, September 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...

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