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...

Bartow-Pell Discovery Camp

Monday, August 20–Friday, August 24, 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum ~ Bronx
$500
Elementary school-aged kids can step back in time through this immersive program filled with indoor and outdoor activities and crafts. Be a...

Children’s Story Time @ Fauna

Tuesday, August 21, 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, August 21, 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...

Stories in the Garden at Wave Hill

Thursday, August 23, 11:00 am–11:30 am
Wave Hill ~ Bronx
$10, $6/students & seniors, $4/ages 6–18, free/ages 5 & under
Wave Hill educators share their favorite nature stories. Classics and contemporary books come to life through interactive book readings, sing-alongs and movement...

Children’s Story Time @ Fauna

Friday, August 24, 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, August 25, 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 - Ramble

Saturday, August 25, 10:00 am–11:30 am
Central Park, The Loeb Boathouse ~ Central Park
FREE
Take a hike through the Ramle and learn how to tell a maple from an oak. Discover how trees—from seeds and leaves...

High Line Family Festival: Dream

Saturday, August 25, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
High Line 14th Street Passage ~ Chelsea
FREE
Join artists, scientists, performers, and other families to imagine a future for NYC that includes everyone's dreams. Activities include storytelling, an interactive...

Wave Hill Family Art Project: Delicate Dragonfly Wings

Saturday, August 25, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Wave Hill ~ Bronx
FREE
Study these ancient insects and see them fly upwards and downwards, backwards and forwards, or hover in mid-air. Collect transparent materials and...

River Explorers Free Saturday Nature Programs

Saturday, August 25, 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...

Urban Farm Exploration Day

Saturday, August 25, 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...

Calypso at the Zoo

Sunday, August 26, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Prospect Park Zoo ~ Brooklyn
Free with Admission
A zoo-themed West Indian carnival with steelpan and calypso music, carnival-inspired crafts, and of course, Caribbean culture. Learn about the unique wildlife...

Nature Exploration

Sunday, August 26, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Prospect Park Boathouse & Audubon Center ~ 101 East Dr, B
FREE
Join Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center. Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 pm: Ready-to-go kits filled...

Wave Hill Family Art Project: Delicate Dragonfly Wings

Sunday, August 26, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Wave Hill ~ Bronx
FREE
Study these ancient insects and see them fly upwards and downwards, backwards and forwards, or hover in mid-air. Collect transparent materials and...

Prospect Park History Walking Tour

Sunday, August 26, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Prospect Park, Long Meadow ~ Brooklyn
$20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for children
Explore Prospect Park with a season of special guided walking tours of this iconic park in the heart of Brooklyn, presented by...

Big City Fishing on Pier 25

Sunday, August 26, 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Pier 25 ~ Lower Manhattan
FREE
City dwellers five and older can learn how to fish and about the Hudson River environment. Rods, reels, bait and instruction provided....

Urban Farm Exploration Day

Sunday, August 26, 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, August 26, 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...

Pop-Up Audubon I: Macy's Fishing Clinics

Sunday, August 26, 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Prospect Park, Long Meadow ~ Brooklyn
FREE
Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait. Macy's Family Fishing Clinics, 1 pm...

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