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Planning a visit with children?  Welcome!  Prospect Park has an amazing variety of ways to entertain and educate kids of all ages.  The Park is a great place just to spend an afternoon, get some much-needed exercise, or to explore a rich and varied natural environment, right in the heart of Brooklyn.

Prospect Park Audubon Center

Prospect Park Audubon Center

Located in the beautiful, historic Boathouse, the Prospect Park Audubon Center is home to fun, interactive exhibits, which educate kids about the plants and animals of Prospect Park. The second floor is home to various live animals, seasonal exhibits, and a beautiful balcony overlooking the Lullwater. Downstairs you can explore changing exhibits, play with animal puppets, and take part in a variety of nature-inspired craft activities.

Upcoming Events at the Audubon Center

Nature on the Go!
Thursdays & Fridays, 2 – 3 p.m.
Free Come have fun in nature!                                                                            
Blooming Naturalists
Thursdays & Fridays , 1 – 2 p.m.
Free The Park is a nature wonderland. Come discover all its joys.
Animal Encounter
Thursdays & Fridays, 3 – 4 p.m.
 Join one our trained staff in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection.                                               

Links Hours I Directions I Audubon Center on our Interactive Park Map

Pop-Up Audubon

“Pop-Up Audubon” is a new interactive activity through the Audubon Center that allows you to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning adventures. Using Prospect Park’s greatest resource–the Park itself–each month “Pop-Up Audubon” will be at different sites throughout Prospect Park and feature educational programming about a different park ecosystem. Through Discovery Tours, “Pop-Up Audubon” will also encourage visitors from surrounding communities to explore different areas of their Park.

By participating in science in a meaningful way, Pop-Up Audubon aims to connect children of all ages with the Park and its ecosystem to empower them to take an active role in park stewardship.

Lefferts Historic House

Lefferts Historic HouseVisitors to Lefferts play with traditional tools, toys, and games and have the unique chance to engage in farming activities. Families also participate in crafts such as candle making, sewing, and butter churning. Special weekend programs follow the seasonal patterns of rural life: springtime’s Flax & Fleece Fest, Summer Songs & Stories, fall’s Harvest Days, and the Winter Festival.

Events at Lefferts Historic House are free for children.  $3 suggested donation.

Upcoming Events at Lefferts Historic House

History in Your Hands: Paper Quilting
Saturdays & Sundays in November, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
 Children get a feel for the art of quilting by making their own colorful paper quilt.
Lefferts Historic House 2nd Floor Tours
Saturdays & Sundays, time varies (tours every half-hour)
Explore the unique architecture of Lefferts Historic House on this special tour.
Bones of an Old Dutch House Tour
Sunday, Monthly, 12 – 1 p.m.
Examine the white oak timbers of the house and the many layers that were added, subtracted and changed over the past 230 years. Reservation required.

Links Hours I Directions I Lefferts Historic House on our Interactive Park Map

Other Destinations

  • No visit to Prospect Park would be complete without a spin on our historic, 1912 Carousel – it's just $2 a ride!  More about the Carousel >
  • Prospect Park features seven playgrounds scattered evenly around its perimeter, including some of the most interesting and dynamic in the City. More about Playgrounds >
  • Prospect Park is home to an amazing Zoo built just for kids.  Enjoy close-up views of nearly 400 unusual animals.  More about the Zoo >
  • Take the kids on a monument tour. Our friends at Time Out Kids lead the way.

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