Nature Based Classes for Kids in Queens NY


Looking for eco friendly after-school activities for your kids? These green kids programs have just what you are looking for right here in the borough of Queens.

Queens Botanical Garden

Queens Botanical Garden Children’s Program HSBC Children’s Garden is a hands-on program for children (5-12) that teaches about plants, gardens, and nature while kids have fun playing in a beautiful environment. It’s the first “green” children’s program in Queens, and offers the opportunity to practice different sustainable
gardening techniques – like composting and mulching – and learn about
recycling. Queens Botanical Garden is an urban oasis where people, plants and
cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational
programs and environmental stewardship. (718) 886-3800

Alley Pond Environmental Center Children’s After School Program

Nature Club – pre

Nature Club is designed to meet the needs of young
science and nature buffs. This class utilizes animals, nature and cooperative
learning to reinforce children’s school readiness skills while providing extra
enrichment in the sciences. Activities include free play, story time, games,
crafts, live animals and a snack.

Junior Nature Kids
– Grades K – 2

Get wild each Wednesday at Alley Pond! Junior nature Kids
explore their environment with all five senses through games, crafts, learning 
activities and nature walks. Help care for animals and better understand
secrets such as camouflage. Investigate the mysteries of animals and plants
up-close after school. Snack included.

Call 718-229-4000 for more information on classes and to
sign up

Voelker Orth Museum Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden

The former home of a German immigrant family, the Voelker
Orth reflects life in the 19th and 20th century. The garden contains plants
that were favorites of the Victorian times and attract birds and butterflies.
The museum offers a variety of family programs and educational science/nature
workshops for k-6 school and camp groups throughout the year. Rental space
available for parties! Visit our website for upcoming crafts workshops and the
schedule for the monthly Saturday morning Storybook Discovery series.  (718) 359-6227