Free Days at Queens Botanical Garden

Admission to the garden is free during the winter months (November through March).

From April – October free admission is available on Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Admission is free for active military and up to five family members.

Regular admission is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors (62+), $4 for students with ID, and $2 for children ages 4 – 12. Children under the age of 3 are admitted free.

Please visit the Queens Botanical Garden website for hours of operation and admission fee details.


About the Garden

The Queens Botanical Garden has a history tied to New York’s Worlds Fairs. The garden was originally created part of the 1939 New York World’s Fair. After that fair closed, the garden was enlarged to include a portion of Flushing Meadows Park. Then when the 1964 World’s Fair came to Flushing Meadows, the garden was moved across the street. Today’s garden is 39 acres in size and includes themed gardens, a bee garden, butterfly garden, fragrance walk, arboretum, rose garden, pinetum, and more.

The garden is located in Flushing, Queens. Nearby attractions include Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the Queens Museum, and the New York Hall of Science. The garden website has directions on how to get there by bus, subway/train, or car.


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