Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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

IN THE 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.

Queens Museum

An expansive open light-filled space on the edge of Flushing Meadows Corona Park hosts ambitious Queens-themed exhibitions, educational initiatives, and community-minded programming.

HIGHLIGHTS:

🏙 Mini-city Panorama of the City of New York
🌎 Great views of the iconic Unisphere
🏮 Gorgeous glass in Tiffany’s Lamps: Lighting Luxury

CURRENT EXHIBITS:

📚 Large scale installations in thought-provoking Crisis Makes a Book Club

🌳 Lots to explore in surrounding Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Wed-Fri 12 pm –5 pm
Sat-Sun 11 am–5 pm

New York Hall of Science

Find tons of fun hands-on learning opportunities in a gorgeous, spacious building at a beloved center for interactive science, founded at the 1964–65 World’s Fair.

HIGHLIGHTS:

🙂 Smile and dance in The Happiness Experiment
🌱 Interact with animated wonderland Connected Worlds
🧪 Join Daily Demos throughout the day
🔨 Use real tools in Maker Space

CURRENT EXHIBITS:

⛸ Indoor rink SciSkate
🎥  3D science film Wings Over Water

🌳 Lots more to explore in surrounding Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Wed-Sun 10 am – 5 pm + holidays/breaks
Pay-as-you-wish Fri 2 – 5 pm

Miffy Presents Lunar New Year

Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with Miffy, the globally beloved bunny. Enjoy lion dance performances, zodiac crafts, demonstrations, storytime, lucky plant sale, and more in a gorgeous garden.

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.

EVENTS

Miffy Presents Lunar New Year

Jan 28

Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with Miffy, the globally beloved bunny. Enjoy lion dance performances, zodiac crafts, demonstrations, storytime, lucky plant sale, and more in a gorgeous garden.

Chinese Theatre Works Hao Bang-ah Rabbit!

Jan 29

Celebrate the Lunar New Year season with an original “budaixi” (traditional Chinese glove-puppet) production that features the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac. This year’s production stars the Rabbit, who will preside over a jolly selection of wild puppet skits, dances, popular songs and well-known Chinese sayings celebrating the wit and wisdom of the Zodiac…

Queens Museum Lunar New Year Celebration

Jan 29

Celebrate the year of the rabbit with folk dances, Lion Dance, Kung fu demonstrations, and traditional arts and crafts. Enjoy a 45-minute performance program featuring professional artists and students of New York Chinese Cultural Center’s School of the Arts, as well as a hands-on Chinese calligraphy and ink brush painting workshop for kids and adults.

Queens…

The Monkey King

Feb 11

See  an original musical based on the legendary mythical figure from the beloved 16th-century Chinese novel “Journey to the West,” by Wu Cheng’en. Follow the adventures of the first-ever female Monkey King as she battles against Heaven and Earth’s most treacherous foes to save her tribe and achieve immortality. Features a cast of memorable characters,…

The Beauty of Ballet

Feb 26

See two local dance companies on an outdoor stage: 2nd Best Dance Company, creator of physically rigorous, almost always slapstick dance-plays and tap troupe Demi Remick & Dancers.

Presented by Queens Theatre. Free online tickets required.