On Sunday, October 25, celebrate the chills and thrills of Halloween and get ready for a host of exciting activities during Halloween Hoorah! at The New York Botanical Garden. Follow the map to activity stations set throughout the Garden where you can decorate pumpkins, view creepy, carnivorous plants, and make a mask to add to your Halloween costume, then show it all off in the Halloween Parade. In the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, discover the plant source of chocolate and taste delicious hot cocoa. In the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden, decorate your own pumpkin and taste fresh-pressed apple cider. On Daffodil Hill, learn about the world of bats during a live animal presentation. The festivities begin at the Leon Levy Visitor Center or the Mosholu Gate entrance where children receive a goody bag to fill with objects they gather at different stations throughout the Garden. For more information visit www.nybg.org or call (718) 817-8700.
Goody Bag Decoration and Carnivorous Plants. Ongoing in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden and on Azalea Garden Way. Decorate your treat bag with a sassafras leaf rubbing. See some carnivorous plants and watch others move! Create a mask that you can wear for the Halloween Parade.
Pumpkin Decorating and Apple Cider Demonstration. Ongoing in the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden. Decorate your pumpkin and taste apples pressed into cider.
Learn All about Chocolate. Ongoing in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. Discover the plant source of the chocolate treats that you get on Halloween. Grind cacao nibs and warm up with a tasty sip of hot cocoa.
Join the Halloween parades at noon and 2 p.m. Begins at the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden entrance. During the parades, led by Garden staff, both children and their parents can flaunt their own Halloween costumes.
Pumpkin Carving Demonstration, noon to 3:30 p.m. in the Benenson Ornamental Conifers. Watch pumpkins be transformed in front of your eyes. Learn how to carve your own masterpiece from a master pumpkin carver.
Bats! 4 and 5 p.m. on Daffodil Hill. Learn about these amazing animals and discover that they aren’t so scary after all. Four varieties of bats are featured in these live animal demonstrations.
Families can also enjoy Kiku in the Japanese Autumn Garden in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, a taiko drumming performance on the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory lawn, and Japanese Autumn Adventures in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.
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