Activities for Kids Who Love Animals on Long Island in September

Activities for Kids Who Love Animals on Long Island in September

Meet furry friends at one of these top kid-friendly activities for Long Island animal lovers this month.

David Rosaire and the One and Only Pekingese Dog Act
WHEN: May. 25 - Sep. 3, 12pm and 3pm
WHERE: Long Island Game Farm, 489 Chapman Blvd., Manorville, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: David Rosaire and his pack of adorable, talented dogs are back at the Long Island Game Farm.
WANT TO GO? $16.95; $14.95 children ages 3-12; free for children younger than 3. 631-878-6644. longislandgamefarm.com.

Bird & Butterfly-Friendly Gardens
WHEN: Jun. 5 - Sep. 29, Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Garvies Point Museum, 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Our gardens are full of mostly native flowers that attract bees, butterflies, moths, hummingbirds, and songbirds.
WANT TO GO? $4; $2 for children younger than 12. 516-571-8010. garviespointmuseum.com.

Winged Jewels of the Forest: Images of Birds in the Surrounding Hudson Valley
WHEN: Aug. 4 - Oct. 28, Monday–Friday, 9:30am–5pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am–6pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 4701 111th St., Corona, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This exhibition features photographs of birds from Rockefeller State Park Preserve and highlights the diversity of said birds.
WANT TO GO? $16, $13 children, students, and senior citizens. 718-699-0005. nysci.org.

Young Naturalists Get Crabby!
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 1, 10-11:30am
WHERE: Sunken Meadow State Park, 25A and Sunken Meadow Parkway, Kings Park, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Learn how to identify different crabs that live at the park.
WANT TO GO? 631-269-4333. nysparks.org.

Fall Bird Watching Walks
WHEN: Sep. 1 - 22, 10 am, except 9/15
WHERE: Garvies Point Museum, 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Our outer exhibit hall deck offers a spectacular eye-level view of magnificent birds!
WANT TO GO? $4; $2 children 12 and younger. 516-571-8010. garviespointmuseum.com.

Reading with Tara FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Sep. 6, 4-5pm
WHERE: East Hampton Library, 159 Main St., East Hampton, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Pick your favorite book to read to this lovable dog.
WANT TO GO? 631-324-0222. easthamptonlibrary.org.

Children's Event- Frogs, Bugs, and Animals FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 15, 10am
WHERE: Syosset Public Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: This program features reptiles, frogs, bugs, and fluffy chickens! All animals can be safely touched.
WANT TO GO? 516-921-7161. syossetlibrary.org.

Turtle Crossing
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 22, 10-11:30am
WHERE: Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, 581 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Through hands on games, discover where turtles live, what they eat, and how they protect themselves.
WANT TO GO? 631-265-1054. parks.ny.gov.

Butterfly Safari: Family Program
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 23, 1-2:30PM
WHERE: Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, 581 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy an expedition into the fields to catch, observe up close, and release these beautiful insects.
WANT TO GO? 631-265-1054. parks.ny.gov.

Tiny Tots: 'Nature Discoveries' Nocturnal Neighbors
WHEN: Tuesday, Sep. 25, 10-11am
WHERE: Connetquot River State Park, 3525 Sunrise Highway, Oakdale, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. 
WANT TO GO? 631-581-1072. nysparks.com/parks.

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