Activities for Kids Who Love Animals in Westchester in February

Activities for Kids Who Love Animals in Westchester in February

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

Daddy-and-Me Animal Show
WHEN: Nov. 10 - May. 4, select Saturdays, 9:15am
WHERE: Friends of Rye Nature Center, 873 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Fathers can drop in with their children for this fun-filled animal adventure.
WANT TO GO? $10-$15 per family. 914-967-5150. ryenaturecenter.org.

To Sleep or Not to Sleep: Winter Survival Strategies Nature Presentation
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 2, 1:30pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Discover adaptations that allow native amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds to survive New York winters.
WANT TO GO? $10; $6 students and seniors 65 or older; $4 children 6 and older; free to members and children younger than 6. 7185493200. wavehill.org.

Tales for Tails FREE
WHEN: Feb. 2 - 7, Saturday, 12pm; Thursday, 6pm
WHERE: The Field Library, 4 Nelson Ave., Peekskill, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Children can read to a specially-trained dog.
WANT TO GO? 914-737-0847. fieldkids.wordpress.com.

Paws to Read FREE
WHEN: Feb. 5 - 12, Tuesdays, 6:30-7pm
WHERE: Hendrick Hudson Free Library, 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: This program allows children to read aloud to a dog to build comfort, confidence, and make reading more fun.
WANT TO GO? 914-739-5654. henhudfreelibrary.org.

Read to Rover FREE
WHEN: Feb. 7 - 28, Thursdays, 5-6pm
WHERE: Mt. Kisco Public Library, 100 E. Main St., Mount Kisco, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: School-age children can practice reading to a therapy dog.
WANT TO GO? 914-666-8041. mountkiscolibrary.org.

Read to Bradley FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 7, 4-4:30pm and 4:30-5pm
WHERE: Greenburgh Library, 300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: You are invited to read to Bradley, the library's official, certified literacy dog.
WANT TO GO? 914-721-8200. greenburghlibrary.org.

Animal Embassy FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 9, 1-2pm
WHERE: Pound Ridge Library, 271 Westchester Ave., Pound Ridge, New York
AGES: All
WHAT: Meet a rabbit, Cuban tree frog, Solomons Islands monkey-tailed skink, king snake, and veiled chameleon.
WANT TO GO? 914-764-5085. poundridgelibrary.org.

Family Art Project: Love for Seals
WHEN: Feb. 9 - 10, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Hear touching tales and learn about your species of choice (a harp, harbor, or Weddell seal) as you make a stuffed seal sock puppet.
WANT TO GO? $10; $6 students and seniors 65 or older; $4 children 6 and older; free to members and children younger than 6. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Asian New Year Celebration
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 9, 12-3pm
WHERE: Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: Join your Zoo friends in celebrating the Year of the Boar with special stories, crafts, a children’s parade, and many more fun activities.
WANT TO GO? $15; $12 children ages 3-11; $11 seniors ages 62 and older; free for children younger than 3 and zoo members. 203-394-6563. beardsleyzoo.org.

The NY Metro Reptile Show
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 10, 9am-4pm
WHERE: Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: More than 150 reptile breeders will have thousands of live pet reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids on display and for sale. Vendors will also be selling a reptile-related items.
WANT TO GO? $10; $5 children ages 7-12; free for children younger than 7. 914-995-4050. countycenter.biz.

Paws to Read FREE
WHEN: Feb. 12 - 19, Tuesdays, 6-7pm
WHERE: Hart Memorial Library, 1130 Shrub Oak , Yorktown, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Children can practice their "read aloud" skills by reading to a friendly canine friend, Izod, for 15 minutes.
WANT TO GO? 914-245-5262. yorktownlibrary.org.

Animal Adventures: Who’s in the Woods?
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 17, 1-2pm
WHERE: Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Find out what the racket is all about in this program featuring Teatown’s owls.
WANT TO GO? $8 non-members; free for members. 914-762-2912. teatown.org.

Outraghisss Pets FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1-2pm
WHERE: Hendrick Hudson Free Library, 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See a live animal show where you can meet amazing creatures, learn what they eat and where they come from, and even touch them.
WANT TO GO? 914-739-5654. henhudfreelibrary.org.

Stuffed Animal Family Storytime FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 23, 11-11:45am
WHERE: Hart Memorial Library, 1130 Shrub Oak , Yorktown, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: This animal-themed story time will feature books, rhymes, finger plays, puppets, and music.
WANT TO GO? 914-245-5262. yorktownlibrary.org.

Winter Wonderland Sunset Photo Session with the Wolves of the WCC
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 24, 3pm
WHERE: Wolf Conservation Center, 7 Buck Run, South Salem, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: A special opportunity to photograph the WCC’s Ambassador wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr in a winter wonderland setting.
WANT TO GO? $100. 914-763-2373. nywolf.org.

2nd Annual Polar Bear Party FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 5pm
WHERE: Lewisboro Library, 15 Main St., South Salem, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate National Polar Bear Day with a story and a blubber gloves craft!
WANT TO GO? 914-875-9004. lewisborolibrary.org.

EVENING HOWL FOR PUPS OF ALL AGES
WHEN: Saturday, Mar. 2, 5pm-6:30pm
WHERE: Wolf Conservation Center, 7 Buck Run, South Salem, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Guests will take a short sunset hike to howl with Ambassador wolves and potentially behold the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican wolves.
WANT TO GO? $16 adults; $13 children under 12. 914-763-2373. nywolf.org.

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