Yayoi Kusama at the New York Botanical Garden

A day spent at the New York Botanical Garden's new exhibition, "Kusama: Cosmic Nature," is perfect for all ages. Contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is one of the most popular artists in the world, drawing thousands of people to wait in line each day to experience her immersive installations.

Known for her polka dots and Infinity Rooms, Kusama’s colorful and whimsical sculptures are scattered throughout NYBG’s 250 acres, accompanied by special horticultural displays and indoor exhibition spaces. You'll see four brand new works, including monumental sculptures "Dancing Pumpkin" and "I Want to Fly to the Universe," as well as the artist's first-ever obliteration greenhouse, "Flower Obsession." Don't forget to check out the immense park, the iconic Conservatory featuring the Perennial Garden, and much more!

Advance tickets are required and they're booking up quickly. More will be released as the season continues, so don't get discouraged if they're at capacity for now. I suggest joining the NYBG's ticket alert signup.

Food and drink wise, we've got you covered! The Bronx Brewery's outdoor beer garden is a true hidden gem in the South Bronx or you can stop by Arthur Avenue ("Little Italy" of the Bronx), which offers fine Italian-American foods and dining.

You can follow us along on Instagram (@camilla_z_nyc) for events and adventures made for kids and families. You can also contact us for private art gallery tours!


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