Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Environmental Education Center

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s Environmental Education Center is a year-round space designed to house their 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. It 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.

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

*Open hours are subject to change.

NEW! Cove Kits

Enhance your Park experience by borrowing a Cove Kit from the Ed Center! These kits are filled with several family-friendly items such as an activity booklet and crayons, nature field guides, binocular, and more!

Cove Kits can be checked out from the Environmental Education Center during Open Hours.

Early Nature Experiences

Sign up for our early childhood program! Each semester consists of eight Wednesday sessions from 3:30PM-4:45PM. 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.

Discovery Sessions

Celebrate in Brooklyn Bridge Park! Book a session in the Ed Center for a birthday party, a scout group or for a fun morning for your child and friends!

Discovery Sessions are jam-packed mornings full of fun! Children will get a chance to partake in an awesome nature game, a super special craft, and a meet and feed the animals. Each session is tailored to your child’s age group so each experience is unique!