Activities for Kids Who Love Animals in Westchester in June

Activities for Kids Who Love Animals in Westchester in June

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

Read to Rover FREE
WHEN: May. 9 - Jun. 27, Thursdays, 5-6pm
WHERE: Mt. Kisco Public Library, 100 E. Main St., Mount Kisco, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Practice reading to a trained dog.
WANT TO GO? 914-666-8041. mountkiscolibrary.org.

Turtle Talk
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 1, 7:30am
WHERE: Boscobel House, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, New York
AGES: All
WHAT: Meet some snapping turtles, then go on a guided bird walk.
WANT TO GO? $12; $8 children 5-18; free for children younger than 5. 845-265-3638. boscobel.org.

Pack Chat for Kids
WHEN: Jun. 1 - 30, select Saturdays, 2-3:30pm; select Sundays, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Wolf Conservation Center, 7 Buck Run, South Salem, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the role of wolves in the natural world.
WANT TO GO? $14; $11 children younger than 12. 914-763-2373. nywolf.org.

Wolves of North America
WHEN: Jun. 1 - 30, select Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-12:30pm; select Sundays, 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Wolf Conservation Center, 7 Buck Run, South Salem, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolf families and visit Ambassador Wolves.
WANT TO GO? $14; $11 children younger than 12. 914-763-2373. nywolf.org.

Birds of Prey Day
WHEN: Sunday, Jun. 2, 10am-4:30pm
WHERE: Green Chimneys, 400 Doansburg Road, Brewster, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Expect more than 100 raptors, free-flying demos, wildlife experts, and live animal presentations.
WANT TO GO? $35 family pass; $15; $5 seniors and children. 845-279-2995. greenchimneys.org.

Wildlife Conservation
WHEN: Sunday, Jun. 2, 1-2pm
WHERE: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Discuss conservation issues and measures being taken to help. Then, meet animals that are affected by these issues.
WANT TO GO? $8; $5 members. 914-723-3470. greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Morning Farm Chores
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 8, 8-9:30am
WHERE: Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 100, Katonah, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Feed cows, collect hen eggs, and work closely with chickens, cows, sheep, and pygmy goats.
WANT TO GO? $20 family of four; $6 per person. 914-864-7282. muscootfarm.org.

Turtle Day FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 8, 1-2:30pm
WHERE: Trailside Nature Museum, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, 11 Reservation Road, Cross River, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn to identify types of turtles and their habitats, and how to record data for the parks.
WANT TO GO? 914-864-7322. events.westchestergov.com.

Raptors of Westchester
WHEN: Sunday, Jun. 9, 1-2pm
WHERE: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn about birds of prey and get a chance to feed them.
WANT TO GO? $8; $5 members. 914-723-3470. greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Nature Presentation: Fantastic Frogs and Terrific Toads
WHEN: Sunday, Jun. 9, 12pm and 1:30pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Learn about and meet frogs, toads, and tadpoles.
WANT TO GO? $10; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6–18; free for members and children younger than 6; free admission until noon on Saturday. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

A Little Moth Magic FREE
WHEN: Friday, Jun. 14, 8-9:30pm
WHERE: Teatown , 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See the insects at night in a whole new light. 
WANT TO GO? 914-741-0333. teatown.org.

3 Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig
WHEN: Friday, Jun. 14, 6:30pm
WHERE: Wolf Conservation Center, 7 Buck Run, South Salem, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Discuss predators such as wolves and bears, and discover how pigs, snakes, spiders, and scorpions help us all.
WANT TO GO? $15; $12 children younger than 12. 914-763-2373. nywolf.org.

Pollination Headquarters
WHEN: Jun. 15 - 16, 10am-3pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See butterfly and insect displays, enjoy self-guided tours and activities, and check out the bee hotel.
WANT TO GO? $10; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6–18; free for members and children younger than 6; free admission until noon on Saturday. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Open Apiary
WHEN: Jun. 15 - 16, 10am
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See bees in their hive while a beekeeper explains what is happening inside.
WANT TO GO? $10; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6–18; free for members and children younger than 6; free admission until noon on Saturday. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Amazing Amphibians
WHEN: Sunday, Jun. 16, 1-2pm
WHERE: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This informative and hands-on program lets you meet some local amphibians up close.
WANT TO GO? $8; $5 members. 914-723-3470. greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Throw Daddy to the Wolves!
WHEN: Sunday, Jun. 16, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Wolf Conservation Center, 7 Buck Run, South Salem, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate Dad and wolf families.
WANT TO GO? $14; $11 children younger than 12. 914-763-2373. nywolf.org.

Grizzly Corner Dinosaurs Rock!
WHEN: Jun. 22 - 30, 11am-4pm; Fossil Adventure Show at 1pm and 2:30pm
WHERE: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Experience life-size dino fossils at this pop-up exhibit.
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. bronxzoo.com.

Special Places, Special Insects FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 22, 10am
WHERE: Trailside Nature Museum, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, 11 Reservation Road, Cross River, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Hike with an insect expert to learn about habitats and the insects that live there. 
WANT TO GO? 914-864-7322. events.westchestergov.com.

Eco-Avengers FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 29, 1-2:30pm
WHERE: Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Playland Parkway, Rye, New York
AGES: All
WHAT: Meet live animals and learn how you can help them.
WANT TO GO? 914-967-8720. events.westchestergov.com.

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