Columbus Day

Join Prospect Park Alliance for family programming on Columbus Day.

Nature Exploration, 12–4 pm
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free
Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

Discovery Pack, 12–3 pm, Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.

Bird Nerd Game Hour, 1–2 pm, Learn about birds and nature in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!

Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm, An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us. This program leaves promptly at 2 pm.

Animal Encounter, 3–4 pm, Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 3 pm.

Behind the Scenes Tour, 12–1 pm
Lefferts Historic House, $10, Registration Required
Join Prospect Park Alliance to discover What’s Behind the Scenes at the Lefferts Historic House! Discuss the Dutch-American architecture and changing landscape of Brooklyn, then have a chance to explore behind the scenes storage areas and hear stories about rarely seen collections items.These special one-hour Behind the Scenes Tours are offered bi-monthly. Take this chance to see behind the “staff only” sign.

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Race Around the Farm Yard, 2–4 pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

Get out and get moving in the Lefferts yard! The whole family can participate in potato sack races, spoon races, stilts and other old fashioned games.

Carousel Rides, 12–5 pm
Children’s Corner, $2.50 per ride, $11.50 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Supporter membership.
Enjoy a ride on the Park’s beloved 1912 Carousel. Join the Alliance at the Family Supporter level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!