A public garden & cultural center

Education at 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.


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 Charitable Trust; Science Sandbox, an initiative of the Simons Foundation; Stavros Niarchos 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.  Wave Hill’s operations are made possible in part by public funds provided through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; and the Zoos; Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Grant Program administered by the New York State Office of Parks; Recreation and Historic Preservation; and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

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