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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! Four-week summer program.

THIS PROGRAM IS SOLD OUT. To add you name to the waiting list, please email

Monday through Thursday, 9am to 3pm

Entering 6th through 9th Grade, or equivalent

4 weeks, July 9 through August 2: $700 / $630 Members*

Early Drop-Off: 8:30 to 9am, $10/day

After-Care: 3 to 5:30pm, $25/day

Campout: Friday, August 3 through Saturday, August 4

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

Junior Naturalists Frequently Asked Questions


If you must cancel after registering, notify the Program Coordinator at 718-886-3800 x218 or at least 10 full business days before the start of the program and the Garden will refund your fee, minus a $10 registration fee per child. Refunds for cancellations less than ten days prior to the start of the program will be issued only if a registrant from a waiting list will fill the space. No refunds or credits are issued after a garden program begins. Registrations are nontransferable. No discounts may be applied after your transaction is processed.


A sibling discount of five percent is available for multiple children registered for only Summer Children’s Garden and/or Junior Naturalists program by using the code ‘SIBLING’ upon checkout. Discount codes are applied when you are selecting the number of tickets for the program, by clicking the blue ‘Enter Promotional Code’ button at the top right-hand corner of the ticket selection pop-up. Discounts cannot be applied after your transaction is processed.


You may register your child for before and/or after-camp care up to ONE WEEK in advance of the date needed. Requests for care with less than a week’s notice may only be fulfilled if there are enough staff to maintain proper child-to-adult ratio.


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. If preferred, you will have the opportunity to opt out of photos when you register.


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.


Queens Botanical Garden

43-50 Main St

New York, NY 11355

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