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Activities for Kids Who Love Animals in Westchester in September

Activities for Kids Who Love Animals in Westchester in September

Meet furry friends at one of these top kid-friendly activities for animal lovers in Westchester this September. Go birdwatching, learn about animals, meet the animals of the Greenburgh Nature Center, check out the Wolf Conservation Center, and more!

Marine Tank Animal Feeding
WHEN: Aug. 2 - Sep. 27, Tuesdays, 2:30-2:45pm; Fridays, 2:30-3:30pm
WHERE: Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: Meet at the Bruce Museum's touch tank and see the marine animals have a snack. 
WANT TO GO? Included with admission: $10; $8 students 5-22 with valid ID and seniors 65 and older; free for members and children younger than 5. 203-869-0376. brucemuseum.org.

Feeding Fun
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 1, 1-2pm
WHERE: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: It's mealtime for the animals! See what's on the menu and learn how Greenburgh Nature Center keeps the critters healthy.
WANT TO GO? $8; free for members. 914-723-3470. greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Shark-Feeding Demonstrations
WHEN: Sep. 1 - Oct. 27, Sundays, 10:30am
WHERE: THE MARITIME AQUARIUM AT NORWALK, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: Predators snap at food presented to them on a long pole!
WANT TO GO? $24.95 admission + $12; $17.95 + $8 admission ages 3-12. 203-852-0700. maritimeaquarium.org.

Pack Chat for Kids
WHEN: Sep. 1 - 29, see website for select days and times
WHERE: Wolf Conservation Center, 7 Buck Run, South Salem, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Visit some wolves and learn about the mythology surrounding them and their important roll in the natural world. 
WANT TO GO? $14; $11 children younger than 12. 914-763-2373. nywolf.org.

Wolves of North America
WHEN: Sep. 2 - 22, see website for select dates and times
WHERE: Wolf Conservation Center, 7 Buck Run, South Salem, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn about wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Then get to meet some! Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $14; $11 children younger than 12. 914-763-2373. nywolf.org.

Tales for Tails FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Sep. 5, 6pm
WHERE: The Field Library, 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Reading with a therapy animal can help reluctant readers, new language learners, and anxious readers gain confidence and develop a love of reading. Children in 1st grade and older are invited to read to a specially trained dog. Sign-up required.
WANT TO GO? 914-737-0847. https://fieldkids.wordpress.com/.

Coyotes: Behavior, Ecology, and Coexistence
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 7, 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Wolf Conservation Center, 7 Buck Run, South Salem, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn about the Eastern Coyote's biology and behavior and ways to reduce or prevent problems from occurring between people, pets, and coyotes.
WANT TO GO? $14; $11 children younger than 12. 914-763-2373. nywolf.org.

Fall Birding
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 8, 9:30am
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Observe the plants, insects, and habitats at Wave Hill that make it so appealing for such a wide variety of birds. Ages 10 and older. 
WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $10; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6 and older; free for members and children younger than 6. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Farm It Yourself: Meet the Pigs
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 8, 3:30-5pm
WHERE: Stamford Museum and Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: Meet Guinea Hogs and Guinea Pigs up close and personal. Registration required.  
WANT TO GO? $9; $6 members plus museum admission: $12; $10 seniors 65 and older; $8 students 18 and older with valid ID; $6 children 4-17; free for members and children younger than 3.. 203-322-1646. stamfordmuseum.org.

Zoo Tots
WHEN: Sep. 10 - 11, 10:30am
WHERE: Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Enjoy songs or games, live animals, and a simple craft around the theme Feathers, Fur and Scales. Ages 22 months-4 years. Pre-registration is required.
WANT TO GO? $15 1 adult and one child; $10 for Zoo members and one child. 203-394-6563. beardsleyzoo.org.

Full Moon Wolf Walk
WHEN: Friday, Sep. 13, 6-7:30pm
WHERE: Wolf Conservation Center, 7 Buck Run, South Salem, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: While keeping warm by the fire, guests will enjoy warm drinks, sugary treats, and likely the symphony of howls from the 50+ wolves that call the WCC home.
WANT TO GO? $20. 914-763-2373. nywolf.org.

Southeastern Howls
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 15, 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Wolf Conservation Center, 7 Buck Run, South Salem, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn what it takes to help save a species from the brink of extinction and potentially see critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Pre-registration is required.
WANT TO GO? $14; $11 children younger than 12. 914-763-2373. nywolf.org.

International Red Panda Day
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 21, 9am-4pm
WHERE: Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: The Zoo’s Education staff will be giving talks on these adorable members of the Zoo family.
WANT TO GO? $16; $13 ages 3-11; $12 seniors 62 and older; free for children younger than 3. 203-394-6563. beardsleyzoo.org.

Bark in the Park FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 22, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Latham Park, 100 Prospect St., Stamford, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: The day will feature an agility course, demonstrations, pet vendors, and more. 
WANT TO GO? 203-348-5285. stamford-downtown.com.

Animal Evidence
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 28, 1-2pm
WHERE: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Put your scientist skills to the test on a search for animal evidence.
WANT TO GO? $8; $5 members. 914-723-3470. greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Boo at the Zoo
WHEN: Sep. 28 - Nov. 3, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-5:30pm
WHERE: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This year's Boo at the Zoo has family favorites like magic shows, costume parades, pumpkin carvings, a candy trail, a bird meet and greet, animal treats, crafts, and mentalism shows, plus the Dinosaur Safari exhibit.
WANT TO GO? $35.95; $31.45 seniors; $26.95 children 3-12; free for children younger than 2. 718-220-5100. bronxzoo.com.

Boo at the Zoo
WHEN: Sep. 28 - Nov. 3, Weekends & Holidays 10am-5:30pm; Monday-Friday 10am-5pm
WHERE: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Take a look at the activities, dress in your Halloween best, and enjoy!
WANT TO GO? $39.95; $34.95 seniors 65 and older; $29.95 children 3-12; free for children 2 and younger. 718-220-5100. https://bronxzoo.com/boo-at-the-zoo.

PUTTIN' ON THE DOG
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 29, 10am-4:30pm
WHERE: Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, 100 Arch St, Greenwich, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: See adoptable dog parades, fun demonstrations, entertaining competitions, a scavenger hunt, and more!
WANT TO GO? $30 for two tickets; $18 per ticket; $8 seniors. 914-273-1674. http://adopt-a-dog.org.

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