The Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden

149-19 38th Ave, Flushing, NY 11354
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  • Museums & Monuments, Interesting Neighborhoods, Guided Tours, Seasonal Events, Nature & Gardens
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    The Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary, and Victorian Garden, through the experience of an immigrant family's 1890s home, preserves and interprets the cultural and horticultural heritage of Flushing, Queens and adjacent communities to engage their ever-changing populations. The Museum hosts yearly rotating fine art exhibitions, pe...

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1 Review of The Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden

An Urban Oasis

- September 2015

The Voelker Orth Museum is a small oasis in a sea of brick apartment buildings. It is quaint, charming, and has a garden that is beautiful year-round! Visiting is like taking a step back in time to an earlier New York City. It is a place where families can come to connect with nature, learn a bit more about New York's history, and participate in fun family activities! For example, the Museum offers art making in the garden in the summer, as well as family programs such as a Honey Harvest Festival, Earth Day Celebration, and Halloween Family Fun Night spread throughout the year.
Parents,  girl/boy scout troops, and youth groups should also check out their field trip programs! The small size of the Voelker Orth allows them to see only one group of 30 at a time, which makes for a very personalized, individualized, and relaxing experience. All of their science and history programs include a hands-on activity like creating an art projects or building your own terrarium.