Discovery Garden Early Opening for Children and Families of All Abilities

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Discovery Garden Early Opening for Children and Families of All Abilities

September 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - November 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am

a child and two adults work with their hands on soil

Brooklyn Botanic Garden invites you to make a special morning visit to the Discovery Garden with your family before BBG opens to the public. Explore the garden at your own pace and participate in multisensory activities at facilitated stations.

  • Water, weed, and plant in our fruit and vegetable garden.
  • Use real tools to explore plants.
  • Read stories.

We invite your feedback as we strive to make the Garden engaging for families who have children with disabilities.

  • Accessible bathrooms and wheelchairs are available at the Flatbush Avenue entrance. Inside the nearby Discovery Garden, pathways and exhibits are accessible to visitors using wheelchairs.
  • Visitors are encouraged to touch and smell plants, and hands-on exhibits feature sound, visual, and tactile elements designed for accessibility.
  • A visual schedule and details about transportation, entry, and what to expect will be sent out in advance to families who have preregistered.
  • Snacking is permitted, and a quiet seating area will be available before and during the event.
  • Families are encouraged to bring a friend with or without disabilities; include them in your RSVP.
  • ASL translators available upon request.
  • This event is free with RSVP.


September 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am
November 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am


Brooklyn Botanic Garden


Audience (by age)
Adults (Ages 18 and up), Teens (Ages 13-17), Tweens (Ages 10-12), Elementary (Ages 8-10), Elementary (Ages 5-7), Preschoolers (Ages 3-4)
Special Instructions
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Brooklyn Botanic Garden – Discovery Garden
455 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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