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Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings below, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location.

Viewing 51–60 out of 422 events
from March 29, 2015 to December 26, 2015
in Nature (x) category

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Apr 7

Kids Week Manhattan: Rocks and Geology

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.
Today is all about rocks and geology. Let's explore, examine, and climb a rock or two. Be prepared to get your hands dirty and become geologists for the day.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids' Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 7

Spring Break Family Storytime & Craft @ QBG

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Bring your little gardeners and nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids, School Break

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Apr 8

Kid Week Manhattan: Insects

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.
Today is all about insects. Be an entomologist for a day and learn why all insects are bugs but not necessarily all bugs are insects.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids' Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 8

The Orchid Show: Chandeliers

at The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.
Category: Nature

Apr 8

Central Park Tour: North Woods

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Join us for this tour of tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Apr 8

Spring Break at Prospect Park

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, The Carousel (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.
Category: Education, Nature, Kids, School Break
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 8

Kids Week Bronx: Raptors

at Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx

1:00 p.m.
Today's topic is raptors. New York City is home for many types of raptors from red tail hawks to American kestrels.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids' Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 8

Kids Week Queens: Outdoor Skills for Kids

at Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
Do you know about proper hiking gear? Do you want to learn how to use a compass? These are just examples of the type of skills you may learn to accomplish during this program.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids' Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 8

Kids Week Staten Island: Pond Exploration

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
Explore the Blue Heron pond and enjoy learning about the fascinating invertebrates found just below the surface. Be prepared to get your hands wet.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids' Week
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 8

Kids Week Manhattan: Insects

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.
Today is all about insects. Be an entomologist for a day and learn why all insects are bugs but not necessarily all bugs are insects.
Category: Nature, Kids, School Break, Kids' Week
Free!

Best For
Kids

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