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Activities for Kids Who Love Animals in Westchester in April

Activities for Kids Who Love Animals in Westchester in April

Meet furry friends at one of these top kid-friendly activities for animal lovers in Westchester this April. 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.

Read to Rover FREE
WHEN: Apr. 4 - 25, Thursdays, 5-6pm
WHERE: Mount Kisco Library, 100 E. Main St., Mount Kisco, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Children can practice reading to a furry friend.
WANT TO GO? 914-666-8041. mountkiscolibrary.org.

Tales for Tails FREE
WHEN: Apr. 4 - 6, Thursday, 6pm; Saturday, 12pm
WHERE: The Field Library, 4 Nelson Ave., Peekskill, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Children in first grade and older are invited to read to a specially trained dog.
WANT TO GO? 914-737-0847. https://fieldkids.wordpress.com.

Evening Howl for Pups of All Ages
WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 6, 5:30pm
WHERE: Wolf Conservation Center, 7 Buck Run, South Salem, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Guests will take a short sunset hike to howl with the wolves.
WANT TO GO? $16; $13 children younger than 12. 914-763-2373. nywolf.org.

Meet the Eels
WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 6, 1pm-1:30pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Families are invited to drop by to see live eels with a science educator from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Eel Project.
WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $10; $6 students and seniors ages 65 and older; $4 children ages 6 and older; free for children younger than 6 and members. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Nature Talk: The Incredible Journey of the American Eel
WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 6, 2pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Hear how scientists, students, and community volunteers are gathering information about local eel populations. 
WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $10; $6 students and seniors ages 65 and older; $4 children ages 6 and older; free for children younger than 6 and members. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny
WHEN: Apr. 7 - 14, Sundays, 6:30pm
WHERE: The Westchester Mall, 125 Westchester Ave., White Plains, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Bring your furry friend for photos with the Easter Bunny.
WANT TO GO? Photo packages available to purchase. 914-683-8600. https://simon.com/mall/the-westchester/.

Morning Farm Chores
WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 13, 8-9am
WHERE: Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 100, Katonah, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Work up close and personal with chickens, cows, sheep, pygmy goats, and more.
WANT TO GO? $6; $20 for family of four. 914-864-7282. muscootfarm.org.

Family Birding Walk
WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 13, 9-10am
WHERE: Sheldrake Environmental Center, 685 Weaver St., Larchmont, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT: Learn how to use binoculars, your eyes, and your ears to find and identify birds.
WANT TO GO? $10; $5 members. 914-834-1443. http://sheldrakecenter.org/events/.

The NY Metro Reptile Show
WHEN: Sunday, Apr. 14, 9am-4pm
WHERE: Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore more than 150 breeders displaying and selling live pet reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids. 
WANT TO GO? $10; $5 children ages 7-12; free for children younger than 7. 914-995-4050. countycenter.biz.

Sleeping with Wolves
WHEN: Apr. 27 - 28, Saturday, 5pm to Sunday, 8:30am
WHERE: Wolf Conservation Center, 7 Buck Run, South Salem, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: A chance to camp out overnight with the more than 40 wolves that call the WCC home.
WANT TO GO? $299 per four-person tent. 914-763-2373. nywolf.org.

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