Visiting the Greenhouse Education Center and Learning Garden at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park is a great way to introduce the wonders of the natural world to your students. The park, Greenhouse, and Learning Garden are filled with hands-on experiences that will inspire young minds. Students investigate arthropods, plant seeds, harvest vegetables, and cook plant-based snacks, even in the winter!
Workshops are available year round 10:00 and 11:15 AM on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. (Thursday programming in Spanish and English!).
The Greenhouse Education Center is located east of the track, between the community garden and the skating rink: https://tinyurl.com/TheHortGEC
COST: The field trip registration fee is $125.00 (per experience), payable by credit card. Payment is required to confirm your booking request.
Please pay the registration fee here:
PLEASE NOTE: **Thanks to support from Council Members Abreu, Jordan and Ayala, if your school is in their district, YOUR SCHOOL is eligible for a FREE visit (up to 2 groups per school) to the Greenhouse Education Center! Each additional visit is $125 per session.
The NYS Parks Field Trip Grant program can help schools receive reimbursement of up to $80 per student (and $160 for Special Education students) for field trips to state and federal parks, forests, historic sites, fish hatcheries and outdoor recreation areas:
We are a contracted vendor of the New York City Department of Education and our lessons meet all national, state, and city learning standards.
The skating rink has a snack bar and vending machines, but no larger cafe on site. Plan on your group eating before, or after your scheduled session. There are picnic areas throughout the park as well as a limited-seating, indoor lunch area located in the Support Building.
The Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park features a skating rink next door to the Greenhouse which has a Women’s Room and a Men’s Room with 5 stalls each, including stalls for individuals with disabilities.
Paid Classes – For a full refund, cancellations must be received two weeks prior to scheduled session. For a partial refund of $75, cancellations must be received one week prior to scheduled session. If notice is received within 24 hours of scheduled session, the full $125 fee will be charged.
Weather Cancellations – In the event of inclement weather, The Hort may choose to cancel programs. If this were to occur, The Hort staff would work with you to reschedule or provide a full refund.
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