New York Botanical Garden


The Holiday Train Show is an annual must, the Orchid show dazzles every spring,
and the sprawling grounds of this 124-year-old Bronx institution are a gorgeous respite from urban living all year round.

$: $28, $25/students & seniors, $12/ages 2-12, free/under 2

Annual Memberships: $80+.

Free Hours: Wednesdays all day, Saturday 9 - 10 am. Does not include the Conservatory, Special Exhibitions, Everett Children's Adventure Garden, or Tram Tour.

Favorite Spots: Enjoy music, mazes, guided nature explorations and more in the delightful Everett Children's Adventure Garden. Escape crowds in the conservatory during the train and other shows with a trek through indoor jungles and deserts.

Current Kid-Friendly Exhibits:

The Orchid Show: Singapore (through Apr 29)
Walk among thousands of colorful orchids in every shape and size reaching up towering structures and clinging to overhead arches inspired by Singapore, where the national flower is an orchid. Developed in partnership with Gardens by the Bay and Singapore Botanic Gardens, the exhibition pays homage to the sites’ iconic Supertrees—dramatic vertical habitats, and famed Arches. The show is indoors in the conservatory so great for any weather (though you have to walk outside to get there from the parking lot/train station). Lots of indoor jungles, deserts and more to explore in addition to the orchid show. Also visit the...

Eat & Treats: The family-friendly menu at the counter-service Pine Tree Café offers fresh panini, pizza, salads and snacks. Shop for artisanal caramels, infused olive oils and other tasty treats at the charming gift shop. Head to nearby Arthur Avenue for authentic Italian delights.

Other Tips: Take a leisurely narrated tram ride around the gardens to rest from all that walking.

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