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For the Birds at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

For the Birds

  • Jun. 11, 2022 through Oct. 23, 2022, Through August: Tuesdays, 10am–8:30pm; Wednesdays, 10am-6pm; Thursdays, 10am-8:30pm; Fridays-Sundays, 10am-6pm
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • 1000 Washington Ave., Crown Heights
  • All Ages
  • Included with admission: $18; $12 seniors 65 and older and students with ID; free for children younger than 12
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Brooklyn Botanic Garden will present For the Birds, a multidisciplinary celebration of the interconnections of birds and plants. Anchored by a Garden-wide exhibition of 33 site-specific birdhouses, For the Birds also features a gallery exhibition, music, performances, and education programming inspired by the Garden’s resident birds and the threat to their long-term survival. A landmark 2019 study, amplified by the National Audubon Society, estimated that there has been a 30 percent decline in bird population across North America since 1970. Climate change, air and water pollution, and habitat destruction are among the cited causes. The 33 site-specific birdhouses on view across the Garden were created by renowned artists, architects, and designers including Charlap Hyman & Herrero, Olalekan Jeyifous, Misha Kahn, Nina Cooke John, Roman and Williams, SO – IL, Steven Holl and Raphael Mostel, Sourabh Gupta, Tatiana Bilbao ESTUDIO by Helene Schauer, Tom Sachs, Walter Hood, and more. Inspired by bird species in residence at BBG, each birdhouse is a meditation on the natural world from artists working in a range of materials and points of view. Each birdhouse is coupled with a track from “The Birdsong Project” offering a multisensory experience for visitors. For the Birds also features an exhibition of works from multidisciplinary artist Taryn Simon’s “Birds of the West Indies” in the Conservatory Gallery; a Soundbath featuring Alex Somers; weekly birding tours; horticulture displays connected to the theme of birds and plants; programs for kids and families; and listening areas to hear tracks from “The Birdsong Project.”

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About Brooklyn Botanic Garden

1000 Washington Ave.

Crown Heights, NY


  • Standard hours: Tuesday–Friday, 8am–6pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am–6pm

  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an urban botanic garden that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment.

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