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Fun Things to Do Outdoors With Kids in Brooklyn in May

Fun Things to Do Outdoors With Kids in Brooklyn in May

Enjoy the great outdoors with these family-friendly events and activities in and near Brooklyn in May. Explore nature in Prospect Park, take in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and more with your family this month!

Brooklyn Borough Hall Saturday Greenmarket
WHEN: Dec. 8 - 7, Saturdays, 8am-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St., Downtown Brooklyn , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Buy fresh and locally grown fruits and vegetables and take part in programs like nutrition workshops, clothing collections, and food scrap collections. 
WANT TO GO? grownyc.org.

Wild Waterfront Afternoon!
WHEN: Apr. 30 - Jun. 25, Tuesdays: 3-4pm
WHERE: SPARK by Brooklyn Children's Museum, 1 John Street, Brooklyn, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Children ages 2 to 5 will get their hands a little dirty, have a close look at some of the plants and animals in their Brooklyn backyard, and create hands-on projects inspired by our outdoor adventures.
WANT TO GO? $297 per child for the 9-week session (10% discount for BCM Traveler Members). 718-852-2470. https://brooklynkids.org/spark/classes/.

Kids' Discovery Stations
WHEN: May. 2 - 31, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 10:15am-12:15pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave., Crown Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore plants and use real science tools alongside Discovery Docents at the hands-on activity stations throughout the Discovery Garden.
WANT TO GO? $15; $8 seniors and students older than 12; free for children 12 and younger . 718-623-7200. bbg.org.

First Discoveries for Toddlers
WHEN: May. 3 - 31, 9:30-11:30am
WHERE: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave., Crown Heights, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Plant a seed, touch a wriggly worm, read a story, or create a unique nature craft at special activity stations designed for toddlers.
WANT TO GO? $15; $8 seniors and students older than 12; free for children 12 and younger. 718-623-7200. bbg.org.

Family Discovery Weekends
WHEN: May. 4 - 19, Saturdays, 10:30am-12:30pm; Sundays, 1-3pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave., Crown Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Hands-on stations throughout the garden encourage families to explore nature together — create a nature-based craft, working with volunteer Discovery Docents.
WANT TO GO? $15; $8 seniors and students 12 and older; free for children younger than 12. 718-623-7200. bbg.org.

Prospect Park Walking Tours
WHEN: May. 5 - 26, 10:30am-12:30pm
WHERE: Prospect Park , 95 Prospect Park W., Prospect Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Examine the many layers of natural and human history to be found in Brooklyn's Backyard. 
WANT TO GO? Prices Vary . 718-965-8951. prospectpark.org.

Farmhouse Family Day: Fantastic Flowers FREE
WHEN: Saturday, May. 18, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Wyckoff House Museum, 5816 Clarendon Road, East Flatbush, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Help prepare the farm for summer by planting vegetables. Enjoy scavenger hunts, and join the family activity where kids will learn how to press and preserve flowers.
WANT TO GO? 718-629-5400. wyckoffmuseum.org.

Foraging Tour with Wildman Steve Brill
WHEN: Saturday, May. 18, 11:45am
WHERE: Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park West and Grand Army Plaza, Flatbush Avenue, Prospect Heights, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Wildman Steve Brill celebrates 37 years of foraging with a romp through Prospect Park in mid-spring.
WANT TO GO? Suggested donation $20; $10 children younger than 12. 718-965-8945. prospectpark.org.

Spring Fling in Prospect Park FREE
WHEN: May. 18 - 19, 12-3pm
WHERE: Prospect Park , Eastside, Prospect Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy a fair, scavenger hunt, fun run, birdwatching walk, and tons of other exciting springtime activities in Brooklyn's Backyard.
WANT TO GO? 718-965-8951. prospectpark.org.

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