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Wild Wednesday

Date & Time

Every Wednesday, July through August, 4:00 to 6:00 PM


14th Street Passage, on the High Line at West 14th Street

Looking out from the High Line we can see the places and people that make our neighborhood a great place to live, work, and play. Join us on Wednesdays in July and August to learn about the ways animals and plants at High Line Park also make homes, eat their snacks, and help each other and us!

Wild Wednesday is a drop-in program (no RSVP required), and is open to kids ages 4+ accompanied by caregivers.

Wild Wednesday takes place rain or shine, but may be cancelled in the event of severe weather. Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates on Wednesdays by 12:00 PM.


July 1: Home in the Sky
How do plants get way up high on the High Line? Experiment with the different ways that seeds find a place to live.

July 8: Roots
How do plants eat? Explore different kinds of roots and use scientific tools to learn about how roots help feed the plant.

July 15: Five Senses Garden
What can you see, smell, touch, taste and hear? Smell, see, and feel some of our favorite High Line plants and create a multisensory bouquet.

July 22: Mystery Chompers
Who's been nibbling at our leaves? Become a detective to find the animals who have been munching on our plants.

July 29: Honey Day
How do bees help humans eat? This week, check out a live hive with our friends from City Growers, make a pollinator puppet to take home, and discover how important bees are to our lives!


August 5: I Spy High Line Homes
What animal homes can you find at the High Line? See and touch the different ways that insects, birds, and tiny mammals make their homes on the High Line.

August 12: Decomposers
Where does soil come from? Dig into the soil and meet underground friends like worms, centipedes and wood lice who help us turn garden waste into garden nutrients!

August 19: Ladybugs
How do ladybugs help people? Watch ladybugs and aphids in action, and get up close and personal with our tiny spotted crusaders!

August 26: Butterflies
How can butterflies and people help each other? Be a part of our annual High Line Butterfly parade! Meet butterflies and caterpillars and help us release helpful butterflies on the High Line!

At each Wild Wednesday, young builders can create one-of-a-kind vehicles, forts, structures, and machines with the High Line Children's Workyard Kit, a crate of kid-friendly planks, nuts, bolts, and other custom materials by industrial designer Cas Holman.

Pick up kid-friendly snacks to inspire creativity and learning. On the High Line between West 15th and West 16th Streets you will find tacos, gelato, ice pops, and more seasonal treats from our food vendors.

Photo by Joan Garvin.

MetLife Foundation is a Supporting Sponsor of High Line Kids. Major Support for High Line Kids comes from Deutsche Bank. The program is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council. Additional funding for High Line Kids is provided by Bright Horizons Early Education and Preschool.