Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Explore the 897-acre site of two World's Fairs, now host to a variety of attractions.

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IN THE PARK

Wheel Fun Rentals Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Rent bikes, 4-wheeled surreys, kayaks, pedal boats and and more at the northern edge of Meadow Lake.

All boaters receive boating instructions and must wear Coast Guard approved life vests. Helmets available for bikers. Boaters under 15 years old must be accompanied onboard by an adult. Must be 10 years or older to be on a Single Kayak and 5 years or older when accompanied by an adult on a double kayak.

Get a snack or meal at the lakeside patio area at Ederle Terrace Cafe with lots of picnic tables and a pretty view.

Explore the  many attractions in Flushing Meadows Corona Park including the ionic Unisphere.

Flushing Meadows Mini Golf

Play 18 beautifully landscaped holes with streams and waterfall. A full service snack bar offers hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, snacks, ice cream, soft drinks, and beer. Picnic tables available.

A short walk from the # 7 train stop at Shea Stadium (plus free parking).

See our guide to Flushing Corona Meadow Park.

 

Queens Botanical Garden

Explore lovely gardens in a 39-acre oasis in one of New York City’s most bustling and diverse neighborhoods.

Look for site-specific art throughout the garden including a reflective, life-sized kaleidoscope and a beautiful mural ‘Wonder Garden’ outside the Education Building.

Closed Mondays (except holidays).

Queens Zoo

This intimate zoo in Flushing Meadows houses wildlife native to the Americas including more than 4,000 Puerto Rican crested toads, Andean Bear Cubs, American bison and rare breeds of domestic animals including Flemish giant rabbits, Texas longhorn cattle, and Jacob’s four-horned sheep.

See our guide to Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Rocket Park Mini Golf

Explore key science concepts such as propulsion, gravity, escape velocity, launch window, gravitational assist, and more in a nine-hole miniature golf course, built around actual rockets and spacecraft that helped initiate the space race (originally featured at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair). Learn how the same laws of motion and gravity that guide the path of a spaceship control the motion of golf balls here on Earth.

Includes admission to the fascinating, hands-on New York Hall of Science.

Open after museum hours (5-10 pm) on Saturday nights to coincide with the Queens Night Market. Play for $5.60 with this coupon.

Wednesday-Friday & Sunday 10 am-5pm
Saturday 10 am-5 pm

Fantasy Forest Amusement Park

A carousel created for the 1964-1965 World’s Fair by combining two historic Coney Island carousels is the centerpiece of this small, kid-friendly amusement park. Choose from 4 jumping horses, 7 standing horses, 1 menagerie animal, and 2 chariots.

Try an assortment of classic, family-friendly rides within a tree-filled landscape of Forest Park including the Corona Cobra Coaster, a western-themed train and twirling tea cups and play carnival games.

Queens Museum

An expansive open light-filled space (formerly home to two world fairs) on the edge of Flushing Meadows Corona Park hosts ambitious exhibitions, educational initiatives, and community-minded programming,

* Look for favorite NYC spots in miniature at the famous Panorama of the City of New York, created by urban mastermind and World’s Fair President Robert Moses and more than 100 architectural model makers for the 1964 Fair.

* Admire a collection of gorgeous Tiffany Glass, be inspired by works by local activists, add to a community art project and see other permanent and temporary exhibitions related to Queens. Also catch a great view of the iconic Unisphere from second floor gallery.

🛍 The small gift shop has a fantastic selection of kids books and a few tots.

🍽 The cafe is currently closed, but fresh healthy food available from a ‘Farmer’s Fridge’ vending machine (plus non-healthy snacks & drinks from traditional vending machines).

🌳 Lots to explore in surrounding Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Wednesday-Friday 12 pm – 5 pm
Saturday-Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

Compost-Pa-Looza

Get inspired to make compost. Take part in the creative workshops, community networking tables, activity tables, compost demonstrations, interactive performances, and farm tours. Takes place rain or shine.

Queens Botanical Garden Pumpkin Patch

🎃 Choose a pumpkin and get a grab and go craft activity (additional pumpkins $6).

🚜 Lots of harvest-themed photo opportunities (plus the whole botanical garden to explore, included in admission). Meet and take pictures with the friendly costumed nature creatures roaming the Farm.

🍩 Harvest and pumpkin-themed beers and ciders for purchase for ages 21+.

Halloween at the Queens Botanical Garden

Little ones can show off their Halloween costumes, walk a Trick-or-Treat Trail, and enjoy performances, including a magic show! Adults 21+ can enjoy harvest beers and ciders for purchase at the Beer & Wine Garden. o on a Creepy Compost site tours, explore QBG’s compost facility, including the haunted three-bin compost system and meet the creepy-crawly organisms that turn our food scraps into black gold!

Choose a pumpkin from a patch and get a grab and go craft activity ( $6). Lots of harvest-themed photo opportunities (plus the whole botanical garden to explore).

PLAYGROUNDS

Jurassic & Triassic Playground

Dino lovers can climb and play on an dino-inspired equipment at two playgrounds on opposite sides of Meadow Lake created to commemorate the Sinclair Oil “Dinoland” exhibit at the 1964-65 World’s Fair. In addition to swings and jungle gymes, find dinosaur footprints and art throughout the playground. Learn about flora and fauna from the Triassic Period, on a geologic time scale and get wet in spray showers in the shape of palm trees.

Unisphere & Fountain of the Fairs

Splash beneath the iconic Unisphere from the 1939 World’s Fair in recently renovated sprinklers showers and mist rising from the reflecting pool.

NEARBY

Dumpling Galaxy

Choose from than 100 kinds of delicious dumplings plus noodles & other Chinese dishes in a striking, modern interior with bold Chinese red across walls. Deep semiprivate booths have individual TV screen showing highlights of the extensive menu.

The Lemon Ice King of Corona

This 60+ year old family owned business sells Italian Ices with real pieces of fruit. Lots of fun flavors.

Grab and go only. Close to Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

EVENTS

Movie Night at the Garden: WALL-E

Sep 24

Spend the evening in an urban oasis-turned outdoor cinema with after-hours admission. See Pixar’s animated film about the last robot left on Earth spending his lonely days tidying up the planet until he follows a sleek and shapely probe across the galaxy.

Before the film, plant a succulent to take home. The movie will begin…

Compost-Pa-Looza

Sep 25

Get inspired to make compost. Take part in the creative workshops, community networking tables, activity tables, compost demonstrations, interactive performances, and farm tours. Takes place rain or shine.

Here We Root Dance Performances

Oct 01

See an original outdoor contemporary dance inspired by Asian immigrants’ stories focusing on the Chinese diaspora in Flushing, New York.
The piece combines movements with text, theatre, and an original score to bring the audience a unique performing arts experience within a beautiful setting in Queens Botanical Garden. The audience is encouraged to participate…

Movie Night at the Garden: Luca

Oct 01

Spend the evening in an urban oasis-turned outdoor cinema with after-hours admission. See A young boy Pixar’s animated tale about a young boy on the Italian Riviera experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta, and endless scooter—interrupted by the fact that he’s a sea monster from another world.

Before the film, come make a…

Where Do You Come From? Where Do You Go?

Oct 08

Learn how combine words and pictures by parents and children to create a unique keepsake book. Art materials and blank books provided. Brainstorm themes and explore drawing and writing. Everyone is encouraged to bring photocopies of images they find personally important such as photos of family, objects, places. A pair of scissors will also be…

Movie Night at the Garden: Little Shop of Horrors

Oct 14

Spend the evening in an urban oasis-turned outdoor cinema with after-hours admission. See a campy musical about a flower shop assistant and a carnivorous plant Audrey II who likes human flesh and blood!.

Before the film, see a carnivorous plant demonstration. The movie will begin at approximately 8 pm.

Snacks and beverages are available…

Queens Botanical Garden Pumpkin Patch

Oct 15

🎃 Choose a pumpkin and get a grab and go craft activity (additional pumpkins $6).

🚜 Lots of harvest-themed photo opportunities (plus the whole botanical garden to explore, included in admission). Meet and take pictures with the friendly costumed nature creatures roaming the Farm.

🍩 Harvest and pumpkin-themed beers and ciders for purchase for…

Halloween at the Queens Botanical Garden

Oct 30

Little ones can show off their Halloween costumes, walk a Trick-or-Treat Trail, and enjoy performances, including a magic show! Adults 21+ can enjoy harvest beers and ciders for purchase at the Beer & Wine Garden. o on a Creepy Compost site tours, explore QBG’s compost facility, including the haunted three-bin compost system and meet the…