Are botanical gardens museums?

The New York Botanical Garden is a living museum, an educational institution, and a plant research and conservation organization. With more than 12,000 types of plants, the Garden's varied collection celebrates the ever-changing spectacle of nature with a glorious succession of colors, textures and environments throughout the seasons, from the first cherry blossoms that announce the arrival of spring to the glow of foliage and the poetic silhouettes of the autumn winter trees. In this botanical garden located in the center of the city, you can admire several species of plants, visit the tropical house or visit the Bonsai Museum. With easy access between locations, the Art & Garden entrance is the perfect way to spend the day in Brooklyn.

The Art & Garden ticket to the Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Botanical Garden gives you all-day access to one of the largest and most comprehensive art museums in the country, and to a 52-acre sanctuary amidst the bustle of the city. The museum is also located right next to the beautiful Brooklyn Botanical Garden, a perfect addition to the Brooklyn Museum. A green sanctuary amidst the bustle of the city, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden is an exuberant and intimate haven to connect and be inspired by the wonders of the natural world.