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Learn with Wave Hill

Wave Hill provides innovative, rigorous and engaging education programs for people of all ages and backgrounds. Serving families, school groups, teachers and youth, our programs adopt a hands-on, interdisciplinary approach that sparks excitement and nurtures a connection between people and the natural world. Using our eight-acre woodland and magnificent gardens as living laboratories, we create meaningful educational experiences for lifelong learners that bring the sciences and arts alive.

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Adult Learning

Engage with Wave Hill staff and visiting experts at garden and nature walks, talks, workshops and wellness programs year-round.

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Children and Families

Engage with nature and art in programs for children and families that inspire curiosity, persistence, creativity and resilience—setting the stage for lifelong learning.

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Schools and Teachers

Join our unique nature-based programs for school-aged groups and educators that combine nature exploration, hands-on activities and art making.

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Youth Internships

Learn and grow through paid internships that prepare youth for future studies and careers in the arts, environmental sciences and community building.

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Education programs for youth at Wave Hill are generously supported by the Barker Welfare Foundation; Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation; Con Edison; The Dorr Foundation; The New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; The Pinkerton Foundation; Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Trust; Science Sandbox, an initiative of the Simons Foundation; and Sarah and Geoffrey Gund. Sustaining support for Wave Hill’s Educational Programming is provided by the Sally and Gilbert Kerlin Endowment Fund at Wave Hill for Environmental Science and Nature Education.