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Environmental Education Center

The Conservancy’s Center provides multiple interactive elements including an East River Aquarium, a Discovery Station with a 10’ scale model of the park, and more that offer an in-depth look at the park’s ecology, history, and sustainable design.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s Environmental Education Center is a new, year-round space designed to house our thriving education program which serves over 10,000 school children each year. The Environmental Education Center is open to families and park visitors on weekends as well as for after-school hours. Share all your Ed Center experiences on social media by tagging your posts with #edcntr.

Keep scrolling to learn more about the programs offered!

Open Hours

Open Hours*

Park visitors can drop in for self-guided exploration of our signature exhibits and interactive activities.

  • Tuesdays: 3 - 5 pm
  • Thursdays: 3 - 5 pm
  • Saturdays: 1 - 5 pm
  • Sundays: 1 - 5 pm

In addition to Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays the Ed Center will be open from 1 - 5 pm for Columbus Day on Monday, October 10.

Please note, for everyone’s safety and enjoyment: children must be accompanied by an adult and we ask that you please treat items and animals with care.

*Open hours are subject to change.

Not Permitted

  • Food and drink
  • Bare feet
  • Dogs and other pets
  • Strollers, bicycles, roller skates, scooters, and skateboards

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Early Nature Experiences

Wednesdays, July 13 - August 17 | 9 AM

A program for little learners and their caregivers!
Sign up for our new early childhood program! The program consists of six Wednesday sessions from July 13 - August 17. Sessions begin inside the Ed Center at 9 AM and last for 75 minutes. Each session will include song circles, interactions with animals, puzzles & sensory activities, and a short outdoor experience.
This program is for ages 2 - 4 years old. A guardian must accompany the child at all times. The cost is $225 plus a booking fee.

Guided Touch Tank interaction.

Discovery Sessions

Join Conservancy educators for a special session designed just for you! The session will include time to explore the Discovery Station, guided interaction with the touch tank, access to multiple exhibits and a staff-led activity.

Discovery Sessions are currently offered from 10 - 11:30 AM on Saturdays and Sundays. We can serve a maximum of 15 children and sessions are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Food, drink, decorations or additional entertainment are not permitted in the space. The cost for this session is $300 plus a booking fee.

If you are interested in following the session with a picnic in the park for a birthday party or other celebration over 20 people, please apply for a permit directly from the park on the permits page.

Great Brooklyn Bridge class.

School Programs

To see a detailed listing of our education classes for school and after-school groups and to reserve a class online, please visit our school programs page.

For more information about the Environmental Education Center, please contact Eliza Phillips at


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