Brooklyn Botanic Garden is the coolest place to be this August. Families can have fun dropping by the Kid’s Discovery Stations to learn all about plants and composting, and then listen to garden stories.
The Kids Discovery Stations are open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm through August. Free with general garden admission.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden [1000 Washington Ave. at Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, (718) 6234–7220; www.bbg.org].