The Haunted Pumpkin Garden: Halloween Family Fun at The New York Botanical Garden
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The last date listed for The Haunted Pumpkin Garden was Thursday October 31, 2013 / All Day (10:00am - 6:00pm).
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The New York Botanical Garden's got a full complement of fresh-air fests queued up for you and the family to enjoy this spring, starting off with Wine in the Native Plant Garden, offering presentations from the top New York State vintners, the Mother's Day Weekend Garden Party, boasting plenty of fun family activities and food trucks, and The Rose Garden Celebration, which features the beautiful sights and smells of more than 4,000 of these blooming flowers. The season wraps up with the Big Backyard BBQ & Music Festival -- perfect for Father's Day -- serving up local craft brews, plus lots of great food and entertainment. Your Spring Festival Series ticket also includes an All-Garden Pass admission, allowing you access to special exhibitions in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, the Tram Tour and more. Please see the full event description for dates and more information on each of these exciting outdoor offerings. Learn More
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Ongoing Haunted Pumpkin Garden Activities
_Tuesdays – Fridays: 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays (and Monday, October 14): 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
In the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden _
- Join a Halloween Parade (meet at the Pumpkin House, weekdays at 1:30 p.m. & weekends at 1 & 3 p.m.).
- Collect fallen fruits and seeds in your scavenger hunt bag.
- Put on your own performance in the Pumpkin Puppet Theater.
- Enjoy spooky readings from favorite Halloween storybooks on weekends (2 & 3:30 p.m.).
*Weekend Fun: Ugh! Bugs & Creepy Creatures of Halloween
- _Saturdays and Sundays (and Monday, October 14): 12 p.m. & 2 p.m.
At the Clay Family Picnic Pavilions (Except 10/19-10/20 when at the Discovery Plaza)_
Some of the animals that make us scream are actually the coolest animals
around. Come slither, slide, creep, and scurry along with us and learn why
these “creepy” animals aren¹t so scary after all. Participants will meet
critters from around the world for some hands-on animal presentations and
discover the unique adaptations which help them survive in their habitats.
*Pumpkin Carver’s Studio
- _Saturdays and Sundays (plus Monday, October 14): 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
In the Discovery Center’s Bendheim Global Greenhouse _
Watch how pumpkin creations are carved as an expert carver translates
ideas into art. Learn some tips to try at home on your own pumpkins and
*Gone Batty! Live Bat Encounter
- _October 12-14 (Columbus Day Weekend); 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
At the Clay Family Picnic Pavilions_
Meet a Big Brown Bat from North America and come face-to-face with the
largest bat in the world, the Gigantic Flying Fox of Malaysia. Find out
how to help protect these unique mammals.
*Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend
- _October 19 & 20: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
At the Clay Family Picnic Pavilions _
Giant pumpkins from around the world once again arrive at the Garden,
arranged in collaboration with the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth. Watch
Master Carvers Ray Villafane and Andy Bergholtz transform these pumpkins
into unearthly creatures. Enjoy daily Q&A sessions with the carvers and
snack on seasonal treats provided by Whole Foods Market.
About the Ticket Supplier: The New York Botanical GardenThe New York Botanical Garden is a museum of plants, an educational institution, and a scientific research organization. Founded in 1891 and now a National Historic Landmark, it is one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world and the largest in any city in the United States, distinguished by the beauty of its diverse landscape and extensive collections and gardens, as well as by the scope and excellence of its programs in horticulture, education, and science.
The Botanical Garden's curated living collections contain more than 1 million plants; its Continuing Education program is the largest and most diverse of any botanical garden in the world; its Children's Education program has been a pioneer in innovative, informal science discovery facilities and activities; and its scientific research on plants and fungi is unmatched in scope, depth, and authority.
The Garden offers a sweeping 250-acre landscape, 50 curated display gardens, an expansive 50-acre native Forest, and a wealth of programs, exhibitions, and activities for visitors to enjoy. The grounds display masterpieces, some dating to the 1840s, by many of the nation's most accomplished architects and designers, both past and contemporary. The Botanical Garden's innovative programs, unparalleled resources, and talented staff are rivaled by few and exceeded by none.