Activities for Kids Who Love Animals in Westchester in January

Activities for Kids Who Love Animals in Westchester in January

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Meet furry friends at one of these top kid-friendly activities for animal lovers in Westchester this January. Go birdwatching, learn how animals use their sense of smell, and meet the animals of the Greenburgh Nature Center!

Sea Turtle Nursery
WHEN: Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, see website
WHERE: Maritime Aquarium, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: Follow a rescued baby loggerhead sea turtle through its first year of life. The aquarium will raise it for release into the Atlantic Ocean next fall. The guest sea turtle, only about 3 inches at first, will live in a new habitat near the Sea Turtles exhibit.
WANT TO GO? $22.95; $20.95 children ages 13-17; $15.95 children ages 3-12. 203-852-0700. maritimeaquarium.org.

Journey with Jellies
WHEN: Jan. 1 - Mar. 31, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Maritime Aquarium, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: Get close to some of the most beautiful, but dangerous animals in the sea at this newly expanded exhibit. Come explore large new displays with such non-native species as brown sea nettles, Australian spotted jellies, Japanese sea nettles, and more.
WANT TO GO? $22.95; $20.95 children ages 13-17; $15.95 children ages 3-12. 203-852-0700. maritimeaquarium.org.

Howl in the New Year
WHEN: Monday, Jan. 1, 11am
WHERE: Wolf Conservation Center, 7 Buck Run, South Salem, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves, as they are out searching for prey as their growing pups experience their first winter season. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $15; $12 children. 914-400-5551. nywolf.org.

Tales for Tails FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 4, 6pm
WHERE: The Field Library, 4 Nelson Ave., 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 Grade 1 and up are invited to read to a certified Good Dog. Sign-up is required.
WANT TO GO? 914-737-0847. fieldkids.wordpress.com.

Seal Spotting and Birding Cruises
WHEN: Jan. 6 - Mar. 31, Saturday-Sunday, see website for times
WHERE: Maritime Aquarium, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: See seals and waterfowl during an invigorating 2½-hour cruise. Aquarium educators will point out federally protected marine mammals and talk about their natural histories, and discuss what happens with the Sound's marine population during the winter. Binoculars will be provided–dress warmly.
WANT TO GO? $29.95. 203-852-0700. maritimeaquarium.org.

Winter Wolves
WHEN: Jan. 13 - 14, Saturday, 11am and 2pm; Sunday, 11am
WHERE: Wolf Conservation Center, 7 Buck Run, South Salem, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves as they are out searching for prey as their growing pups experience their first winter. Visit the wolves and enjoy hot drinks.
WANT TO GO? $15; $12 children. 914-400-5551. nywolf.org.

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