$495 – $550

Junior Naturalists (Summer)

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Queens Botanical Garden

43-50 Main St

New York, NY 11355

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Give your middle schooler the summer of a lifetime! Instructors challenge young naturalists to use their observation skills and individual experiences as each discovers how plants, sustainability, and local ecosystems are part of everyday life. Using critical thinking and team collaboration, budding ecologists will learn to hunt edible weeds, identify local birds and mammals, trap insects and freshwater invertebrates, and so much more! The session concludes with our annual overnight campout at QBG! Six-week summer program only.

  • Program is for 11-14 year olds.
  • Jr. Naturalists is a 6-week program on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 to 3:00pm.

  • July 10—August 16: $550/495 for members*

*Member discounts apply to family-level members or above. Member discount does not apply to IDNYC members.

Junior Naturalists Frequently Asked Questions

Please contact the Program Coordinator if you are interested in After Care hours or Queens Culture Fridays at sross@queensbotanical.org or 718-886-3800 ext. 218.


If you must cancel after registering, notify the Children's Garden at 718-886-3800 x218 or sross@queensbotanical.org at least five (5) business days before the start of the session and the Garden will refund your fee minus a $10 registration fee per child. Refunds for cancellations less than five days prior to the start of the session will be issued only if a registrant from a waiting list will fill the space. No refunds or credits are issued after a garden session begins. No discounts can be applied after you pay.


By attending QBG programs you may grant permission to Queens Botanical Garden to take and use you and your child's photograph and name in perpetuity, in all forms of print and electronic media used to promote, publicize, or advertise the Garden, its activities, and programs.


In the case that an event is cancelled, you will be notified via email.


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QBG staff strives to provide a place of peace, beauty, and safety for the quiet enjoyment of our visitors. QBG is a living museum, a collection of gardens for the study, culture, exhibition, and display of plants. We encourage our visitors to explore, enjoy, and be respectful of our plant collections and to be considerate of fellow guests as well. For more guidelines on garden etiquette, click here.


By public transportation, take the number 7 subway line to Main Street, the Long Island Rail Road (Port Washington line) to Main Street/Flushing, or the Q44-SBS or Q20 bus.

By driving, please click here for more information.

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Queens Botanical Garden

43-50 Main St

New York, NY 11355

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