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Fun with Fungi: Mushroom Walk for Kids

October 8, 2023 , 10:00am 11:30am

mushrooms in field

Green-Wood is a special place for fungi of all kinds—from the deadly to the delicious! Venture into Green-Wood’s extensive woodlands to encounter all types of fascinating fungi: amanita, russula, boletes, puffballs, jellies, even tiny ascomycetes (“dots on sticks,” an often overlooked but ubiquitous fungi that, though difficult to identify, are fascinating to study). Learn how to differentiate each species and start putting names to some of the city’s more common fall fungi.

Price: $25, $20 for members, and $10 for children 12 and under

Walking Tour
(see details below)

You’ll be guided by Sigrid Jakob, member of the New York Mycological Society and co-founder of the Green-Wood Fungi Phenology Project.

This tour is recommended for children, ages 5-12. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult, and all children and adults are required to purchase tickets.

Please note that if only 1 ticket shows as available during the purchase process that is the last ticket available.

Before Purchasing A Ticket, Please Note:

  • Attendees must follow ALL instructions and guidance from Cemetery staff and ambassadors.
  • Tickets: There is no need to print tickets! Attendees will be checked in by name.
  • Where To Go: Check-in takes place at the meadow near the Main Entrance at Fifth Avenue and 25th Street (500 25th Street).
  • For Your Safety: We strongly encourage attendees to wear suitable footwear. The route includes several steep hills, some stairs, as well as grassy and uneven terrain. There is no place to sit down during the tour. Due to the challenging nature of the route, this tour is not ADA compliant.
  • A Little More About Safety: Unless it is a medical emergency, it is not possible to leave during the tour. Please consider your own abilities–as well as those in your party–before purchasing tickets.
  • Refunds and exchanges: Ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds unless the tour is canceled. If a rain date is scheduled, tickets will be honored only on that date.
  • Inclement Weather Policy: We monitor the weather throughout the day for the best chance of proceeding with the tour, and will not make a final decision until at least 3 hours before the start of the tour. Cancellations will be announced via Eventbrite email blasts, so check your email and spam folders.
  • Feeling Sick? Stay home if you are feeling sick or running a fever.

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