$25 – $700

Junior Naturalists

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Queens Botanical Garden

43-50 Main St

Flushing, 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! This is a four-week summer program.

Jr. Naturalists is SOLD OUT for Summer 2019.

Junior Naturalists is for those entering grades 6 through 9 in Fall 2019.

This program is from Mondays through Thursdays, 9am to 3pm

Four weeks, July 8 through August 1: $700 Non-Member / $630 Member*

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

Overnight Campout: Friday, August 2 through Saturday, August 3

*Member discounts apply to Family-level members or above.

Registration opens Friday, January 18 at 10am.

Junior Naturalists Frequently Asked Questions


If you must cancel after registering, notify the Program Coordinator at 718-886-3800 x218 or sross@queensbotanical.org 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.


You may register your child for 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.


A sibling discount of five percent is available for multiple children registered for Summer Children’s Garden and/or Junior Naturalists programs by using the code ‘SIBLING’ at 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.


Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) occasionally photographs or films visitors and activities on site to support our mission in promotional media and materials, including print, online, broadcast, and social media. By attending this event, you grant permission to QBG use your and your child’s likeness in perpetuity, in all forms of print and digital media used to promote, publicize, or advertise the Garden, its activities, and programs. If you do not give QBG permission to take and use your image, you may opt out of photography and videography 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.


Parking is available year-round during Garden open hours at the Parking Garden, located at 42-80 Crommelin Street, Flushing, NY 11355. For drop-offs of participants, you may park at the Parking Garden for free during a 20-minute interval. Please notify the attendant of your child’s participation in Junior Naturalists upon arrival.

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43-50 Main St

Flushing, NY 11355

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