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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.

Learn more about: Open Hours | Early Nature Experiences | Discovery Sessions | School Programs


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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

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

Sign up for our early childhood program! The summer semester consists of eight Wednesday sessions from July 12 - August 30 at 3:00PM-4:15PM. Sessions begin inside the Ed Center and last for 75 minutes. Each session will include song circles, interactions with animals, puzzles & sensory activities, and a short outdoor experience. The cost for the program is $300 plus a booking fee.
This program is for ages 2 - 4 years old. A guardian must accompany the child at all times.

Book online now!


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Discovery Sessions

Join Conservancy educators for a special session designed just for you! The session will include staff-led crafts, nature games and guided interaction with some of the animal inhabitants of the Center.

Discovery Sessions are currently offered from 10 - 11:30 AM on Saturdays and Sundays. We can serve a maximum of 15 children. 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.

Book online now!

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.


For more information about the Environmental Education Center, please contact Eliza Phillips at ephillips@brooklynbridgepark.org.

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