Outdoor Activities for Kids in Queens in August

Outdoor Activities for Kids in Queens in August

This August, take the kids outside to explore tons of outdoor activities in Queens for the nature lovers in your family.

Summer Nights
WHEN: Jun. 6 - Sep. 12, Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm
WHERE: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: QBG is extending its open hours so you can enjoy twilight at the Garden every Thursday through September 12. Plus, have a blast at a Flower Power Party on August 8, with live music and dance, botanical crafts, food and alcoholic beverages available for purchase, as well as other programming.
WANT TO GO? FREE with garden admission ($6 adults; $2 children ages 4 to 12; free for children younger than 4). 718-886-3800. queensbotanical.org.

Nature Center Adventures: Fort Totten Park FREE
WHEN: Jun. 27 - Aug. 17, Thursdays through Sundays, 11:00am-12:00pm and 2:00-3:00pm
WHERE: Fort Totten Park, Cross Island Pkwy. bet. Totten Ave. and 15 Rd., Queens , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with nature center animals.
WANT TO GO? https://nycgovparks.org/parks/fort-totten-park/.

Nature Center Adventures: Forest Park FREE
WHEN: Jun. 27 - Aug. 17, Thursdays through Sundays, 11:00am-12:00pm and 2:00-3:00pm
WHERE: Forest Park Visitor Center , Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive, Queens , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to nature through experiential learning. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals.
WANT TO GO?

Family Camping: Queens FREE
WHEN: Aug. 10 - 11, 6pm-7am
WHERE: Alley Pond Park, Little Neck Bay, L.I.E., Union Tpk, bet. Springfield Blvd, Douglaston Pkwy, Hanford St, Oakland Gardens, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and look forward to welcoming your family. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register.
WANT TO GO? https://nycgovparks.org/parks/Q001.

Science in the Woods with the New York Hall of Science FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 17, 1:00pm-2:30pm
WHERE: Alley Pond Park, 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard , Oakland Gardens, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join the New York Hall of Science for fun, free, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park. There will be four stations of engineering-themed activities.
WANT TO GO? https://nycgovparks.org/parks/Q001.

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