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IN PERSON Pumpkin Science

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Come to APEC for some seasonal science using pumpkins! Experiment with sinking and floating pumpkin parts, make a mini-pumpkin volcano, and sink your hands into some pumpkin playdough. Enjoy a game of pumpkin bowling and take an outdoor nature walk. All participants are required to wear masks for the entire program. No siblings except infants in baby carriers. Ages 3-5. Only ONE caregiver per child will be admitted into the classroom. Limited to 6 parent/child pairs.

About Alley Pond Environmental Center

224-65 76th Ave.

Oakland Gardens, NY


  • Stroller parking: Yes
  • Stroller check: Yes

  • The Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC), a nonprofit environmental education organization, is dedicated to educating children and adults in the New York metropolitan area, protecting and preserving Alley Pond Park, open spaces and waterbodies, and advocating for sustainable environmental policies and practices.

    Alley Pond Park is the home of the Douglaston Estate Windmill, a reminder of their agricultural past. 

  • Play area: No
  • Party room: No