The Magical World of Plants: Central Park Walk

Featuring: Leslie Day
  • Sunday, October 21, 2018


    For millennia, people have collected and cultivated plants to reap their benefits for healing and wellness. Plants and fungi were often coveted for their supposed magical properties and ability to alter the human consciousness. Join us for a botanical journey and learn about the wondrous plants hiding in plain sight, from their dynamic relationships with their ecosystems to their varied uses throughout human history. Presented in conjunction with New-York Historical’s exhibition Harry Potter: A History of Magic.

    Leslie Day is the author of numerous books, including Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City.

    Tours are limited to 30 guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.


    Meeting location will be provided to patrons upon ticket purchase. (If ordering online, please call 212-485-9205 for the meeting location.)


    By phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.
    Online: Click on the orange “Buy Tickets” button at the top of this page.
    In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical’s Admissions desk during museum hours.

    Advance purchase is required to guarantee participation. All sales are final; refunds and exchanges not permitted. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers. Program tickets do not include Museum Admission unless otherwise noted.