Saturday Museum Tours

713 Biblical Tour of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the Brooklyn Museum

Tour Program

This is a one-day field trip to two of the many interesting places in Brooklyn—the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the Brooklyn Museum.

In the morning, we will visit the Garden and enjoy the beautiful trees and plants in full bloom, and discuss specific trees and plants in the Bible that are in the Garden, and how they relate to the agriculture in the land of Israel and weather cycle in the Bible.

In the afternoon, we will visit the Brooklyn Museum of Art and view the Biblically-related objects that are in the Egyptian and Assyrian galleries.

Saturday, May 9: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

NOTE!:  This tours may be postponed due to the social distancing requirements in place.  Please check back for an update.


Tour Instructor

Mr. Gordon Franz will conduct this seminar tour. He has worked on a number of excavations in Israel, including Ketet Hinnon, Tel Lachish, Tel Jezreel, and Hazor. He has also led field trips to Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Greece, Turkey, and Rome.

Tour Registration

Cost: $35 (includes any required group admission to the Museum and/or Garden, even for members)

Registration limited to 20 people

This tour is scheduled for Saturday May 9.  Please register for this tour by Friday, May 2.  Those attending this tour should meet at the front entrance of the Eastern Parkway Gate of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden by 9:30 a.m. Take the 2 or 3 subway from Manhattan, get off at the Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum station. As you exit the train, head down the platform in the direction the train is going (if the train has come from Manhattan) and go through the turnstiles and make a right. Come up to the street level. The Brooklyn Museum will be in front of you. We will meet in the area of the benches.

NOTE:  If a group of students or persons, minimum of 10, requests the scheduling of this tour on another date, NYSB will endeavor to make the tour happen.  Please call Billy W. Nelson at 212 975-0170 x123 to discuss scheduling this tour or fill out the inquiry form below.

Tour Inquiry

Please note that this is just an inquiry form, if 10 or more people express interest in this particular Saturday Seminar Tour you will be contacted by NYSB to move forward with registration.

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