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Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery Now Offering Fishing Birthday Parties

Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery Now Offering Fishing Birthday Parties

Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery is now offering fishing birthday parties, in which partygoers ages four and older can fish for 45 minutes.

Prospect Park and Queens Zoo Launch New Educational Quests Program

Prospect Park and Queens Zoo Launch New Educational Quests Program

Now families who visit Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo can learn more about that work through the newly expanded WCS Quests experiential program.

When To Visit NYC's Museums, Zoos, and Gardens Admission Free

When To Visit NYC's Museums, Zoos, and Gardens Admission Free

When to catch free admission at NYC's children's museums, zoos, aquariums, and botanical gardens.

Prospect Park Zoo: Family Outing

Prospect Park Zoo: Family Outing

Prospect Park Zoo is home to a plethora of exotic animals and serves as an escape from the racing city life into the world of wildlife for families in Brooklyn.

Free-Flight Bird Show Set for Seven Weekends at Bronx Zoo

Free-Flight Bird Show Set for Seven Weekends at Bronx Zoo

“Birds in Flight,” presented by JetBlue, will return to the Bronx Zoo’s historic Astor Court for seven weekends beginning Saturday and Sunday, May 7 and 8.

Where to See Baby Animals in the New York City Area

Where to See Baby Animals in the New York City Area

Where to see the newest amimal additions to surrounding zoos and sweet baby animals in the New York area

Mystic Aquarium Announces New Frogs! Exhibit

Mystic Aquarium Announces New Frogs! Exhibit

frogs!—a 1,000 square foot exhibit featuring more than 30 different species of frogs and other amphibians from around the world—is set to open over Memorial Day weekend 2016.

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo: Family Outing

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo: Family Outing

Beardsley Zoo in Connecticut offers visitors of all ages the chance to experience nature with year-round family-friendly programming that emphasizes education, conservation, and fun.

QUIZ: What’s Your Perfect New York Family Activity?

QUIZ: What’s Your Perfect New York Family Activity?

Do you and your kids prefer hikes in the woods, or exotic meals? Outings to the art museum or the Empire State Building? Take this quiz to discover your ideal NYC-area family activities.

Prospect Park Zoo Welcomes New Hamadryas Baboon Baby

Prospect Park Zoo Welcomes New Hamadryas Baboon Baby

A Hamadryas baboon was born to mother, Kaia and father, Bole on October 22.

Red Panda Cubs Introduced at Prospect Park Zoo

Red Panda Cubs Introduced at Prospect Park Zoo

Two red panda cubs born over the summer at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo have made their public debut.

5 Reasons We Love the Bronx Zoo's Renovated Children's Zoo

5 Reasons We Love the Bronx Zoo's Renovated Children's Zoo

After a lengthy renovation, the Children's Zoo at the Bronx Zoo reopened with new animals and activities for the little ones.

5 Reasons We Love Coney Island

5 Reasons We Love Coney Island

Coney Island offers families an amazing array of activities, from the thrill of its amusement parks to the joy of its beach to the beauty of the fish in the aquarium--to just people watching on the boardwalk.

Family Day Trips and Destinations in NY, NJ, CT, MA, and PA

Family Day Trips and Destinations in NY, NJ, CT, MA, and PA

From museums and parks to festivals and beaches, this list has something for everyone, all within easy traveling distance from the New York City area, including Upstate New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania.

5 Ways to Indulge Kids' Dinosaur Obsession

5 Ways to Indulge Kids' Dinosaur Obsession

Indulge your kids' dinosaur obsession this summer with any of these fun outdoor activities taking place across the Tri-State area.

Baby Boom at New York City Zoos

Baby Boom at New York City Zoos

NYC zoos welcomed several newborn baby animals this spring, including baby baboons in Brooklyn, a pair of gorilla babies and four lion cubs in the Bronx, a tiny pudu in Queens, and snow leopards and a white-necked crane chick in Central Park Zoo.

Ocean Wonders: Sharks! to Open at New York Aquarium in 2016

Ocean Wonders: Sharks! to Open at New York Aquarium in 2016

Ocean Wonders: Sharks!, a new 57,000-square-foot building that will house more than 115 species of marine wildlife, is set to open at the New York Aquarium in Coney Island in 2016. The project was delayed due to Hurricane Sandy.

Into the Wild: The Many Reasons to Visit the Bronx Zoo

Into the Wild: The Many Reasons to Visit the Bronx Zoo

The Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo is New York City's largest zoo, and there's no shortage of animals to see or things to do there. Here, we break down what the zoo has to offer and how to plan an outing there with your family.

Family Outing: Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem

Family Outing: Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem

At the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, NY, you can hike, howl, and hang with some pretty awesome predators any time of year. Here, we've put together an overview of what you can see and do on your visit, whether it's mid-June or mid-December.

Your Family Guide to Coney Island

Your Family Guide to Coney Island

Coney Island is home to the New York Aquarium, Luna Park and Deno's Wonder Wheel, the Brooklyn Cyclones baseball team, and of course, the famous beach and boardwalk. See our guide for what to do when visiting Coney Island with your family.

Family Outing: The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Family Outing: The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, the Connecticut-based aquarium dedicated to the Long Island Sound, offers dozens of new reasons to visit. With more interactive exhibits, a wider variety of fish and other creatures, and tons of fun family programs, the aquarium is worth the trip for Fairfield County, CT residents and out-of-towners alike.

Family Outing: Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center

Family Outing: Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center

Swim with sharks, feed massive stingrays, or just marvel at the marine life from habitats as diverse as Africa, the Amazon, and even Atlantis, at the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center. A recently completed expansion gives you just one more reason to visit.

Bronx Zoo Debuts New LEGO Exhibit for Summer

Bronx Zoo Debuts New LEGO Exhibit for Summer

LEGOs take over the Bronx Zoo this summer in an interactive new exhibit that's perfect for families.

Berenstain Bears at the Bronx Zoo

Berenstain Bears at the Bronx Zoo

The Berenstain Bears will give Bronx Zoo visitors a sneak peek of their new musical during the zoo's Animal Tales Extravaganza festivities this June.

Queens Zoo Welcomes Olympia the Elk

Queens Zoo Welcomes Olympia the Elk

The Wildlife Conservation Society's Queens Zoo embraced a new tenant in May: Olympia the Roosevelt elk.




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