Discovery Walks for Families

Discovery Walks for Families: Shakespeare Garden

Bring your whole family for a guided walk through Shakespeare Garden, which features flowers included in the writer’s great works. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Garden through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits — backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

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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Discovery Walk Shakespeare Garden


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Where to Meet

Belvedere Castle (Mid-Park at 79th Street). Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in.

Belvedere Castle


Free. Space is limited, registration required.


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


May not be suitable for strollers.


A few inclines and some stairs

Length of Tour

Approximately 60 minutes

Distance of Tour

0.21 miles

Tour Highlights

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Shakespeare Garden

Shakespeare Garden

West Side at 79th Street

Charles B. Stover Bench

Charles B. Stover Bench

West Side at 79th Street

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