Learn about plants' relationships to the weather during "Hot & Cold" family garden adventures (through 2/13). Outside, there's mazes to conquer, outdoor galleries & science workshops (through 2/13). "Prelude to Spring: The Winter Flower Show" opens Feb. 4 (through 4/23); NY Botanical Garden, 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8700 or www.nybg.org Weds.-Sun. & Tues. 10-6, $2-$7.
Fools Company's NY School for Performing Arts seeks NYC residents ages 16-21 looking to develop their creative & communication skills; 423 W. 46th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 307-6000; Thurs. 4:30-6:30, free [through 6/00].
FAMILY ART PROJECT
Weekly series. This week, make a building out of recycled & natural materials; Kerlin Learning Center at Wave Hill, 675 W. 252nd St. (Indep. Ave.), Bronx, 718-549-3200; Sat. & Sun. 1-4, free w/grounds adm.
Introductory discussions, sketching & art projects for ages 5-12 & accompanying adults, followed by a short film; this week's focus: "Greek Myth;" Uris Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave. (82nd St.), 570-3932; Sat. & Sun. at 11, free w/mus. adm.
PROSPECT PARK'S WOLLMAN RINK
Daily ice skating at Brooklyn's outdoor skating rink in Prospect Park, Parkside Ave. (Ocean Ave.), Brooklyn, 718-282-1226; $4, $2 child/s.c., $3.50 skate rentals [through 3/00].
PULP & FICTION: A PAPER MAKING WORKSHOP
Two part workshop. Learn paper making this week & card making next week; Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave. (112th St.), 932-7347; Sat. 10-12, $5 [repeats 2/12].
rock climbing classes
Offered by Central Park Conservancy, free for ages 9 & up?learn rope management, anchor set-up, knot tying & more; North Meadow Recreation Center, 97th St. (midpark), 348-4867, res. req.; Thurs. 3:30-5:30 & Sat. 1:30-3:30, free [through 1/29].
TALLY LECTURE SERIES
Introductory discussions, sketching & art projects for ages 6-12 & accompanying adults, this week's focus: "Buddha;" Uris Tiered Seating at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave. (82nd St.), 570-3932; Fri. at 6, free w/mus. adm. [through 3/31].
WINTER BOTANY WORKSHOP
Basic tree identification for kids ages 5-12; Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave. (Eastern Pkwy.), 718-623-7200; Sun. 1-3:30, $20.
Things to See & Hear
AMERICA ON STAGE: STORY SALAD XII
Children's folk tales from around the world?recommended for ages 3 & older; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; Sun. at 10:30, $10.
ANIME: 50 YEARS OF JAPANESE ANIMATION
Retrospective works by Japanese anime filmmakers incl. premiere of Sailor Moon, Kimba the White Lion, Spider & Tulip; NYU Cantor Film Center, rm. 200, 36 E. 8th St. (betw. B'way & University Pl.), 349-0330 or www.gkids.com; starts Fri. at 6, call for schedule, $6-$10 [through 2/13].
Don't See My Bones & Think I'm Dead
Drama about early US slavery, performed by 25 high school students; Henry St. Settlement, 466 Grand St. (Pitt St.), 598-0400; Thurs. at 10:30 a.m., Fri. & Sat. at 7:30, Sun. at 2, $5 [through 2/13].
MISS MAJESTY'S LOLLIPOP PLAYHOUSE
Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs (1:30) & Pinnochio (3:30); Grove St. Playhouse, 39 Grove St. (betw. Bleecker & Hudson Sts.), rsvp 741-6436; Sat. & Sun., $8.50 [through 3/5].
NOONIE'S MASTERPIECE IN PURPLE
Children's play about a pre-teen who revamps her family's portrait in art class & not everyone is pleased; Looking Glass Theater, 422 W. 57th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 307-9467; Tues. & Mon. at 7, mats. Sat. & Sun. at 2, $8, $5 child. [through 2/20].
Storytelling with Felix Pitre (11-11:45) & tales from the Caribbean & South America by David R. Gonzalez (3-4); Arts Connection, 120 W. 46th St. (betw. 6th Ave. & B'way), 302-7433 ext.1440; Sat., $2-$6.
THE TOOTHACHE OF KING FARFAN
LES puppet & children's theater for Latino children?shows in English & Spanish; SEA @ Los Kabayitos Puppet & Children's Theater, 107 Suffolk St., 2nd Fl. (betw. Rivington & Delancey Sts.), 260-4080 ext.14, Sat. at 3:30, Sun. at 2, $8, $6 kids.
WEST END CHILDREN'S THEATER
The Russian Frog Princess solo musical performed by Michael Orth-Lagushka; West End, 2911 B'way (betw. 114th & 113th Sts.), rsvp 877-6115; Sun. at 3, $12.