Discovery Walks for Families

Discovery Walks for Families: Conservatory Garden

Discover the thousands of blooms in Conservatory Garden, the only formal garden in Central Park. Learn about its history and design, investigate the differences between various flowers, and see what it takes to maintain a healthy and beautiful landscape. Join us for a hands-on exploration and guided activities, complete with a free Discovery Journal.

Discovery Walks for Families are a great way for parents and children of all ages to learn about the nature and history of Central Park in fun and creative ways.

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Conservatory Garden in full bloom

Where to Meet

Vanderbilt Gate at Conservatory Garden (Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets). Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in.

Vanderbilt Gate


Free. Space is limited, registration required.


Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please.


For wheelchair access, enter the Park at 106th Street and Fifth Ave, and enter the Garden at the north gate.


A few inclines and some stairs

Length of Tour

Approximately 60 minutes

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