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...

Intrepid Space & Science Festival

Sunday, September 23, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum ~ Midtown West
NYC Resident Rate: $19, $17/ages 5-12
Meet astronauts, explore exhibits by NASA, chat with expert, stargaze on the ship and more during four days of out-of-this-world events at...

World Maker Faire New York

Sunday, September 23, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
New York Hall of Science ~ Queens
$25/students & youth, $40/adult, free/ages 2 & under $100/4 people
This huge annual family-friendly festival of of invention, creativity and hands-on learning, showcasing the very best of the global Maker Movement is...

Queens County Fair

Sunday, September 23, 11:00 am–6:00 pm
Queens County Farm Museum ~ Queens
$10, $5/ages 12 & under
A traditional county fair boasts blue ribbon competitions in produce, livestock, arts & crafts, and more. Enjoy pie eating and corn husking...

The Amazing Maize Maze

Sunday, September 23, 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 23, 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

Sunday, September 23, 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....

Pluto Is Missing! A Not-So-Planetary Musical

Sunday, September 23, 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,...

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...

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