Activities for Kids Who Love Animals on Long Island in February

Activities for Kids Who Love Animals on Long Island in February

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

Seal Walks
WHEN: Jan. 1 - Mar. 31, Saturday-Sunday, see website for times
WHERE: Montauk Point State Park, 2000 Montauk Hwy., Montauk, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a leisurely 3-mile beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Reservations required.
WANT TO GO? $4. 631-668-5000. parks.ny.gov.

Winter Playdate On The Farm
WHEN: Jan. 10 - Mar. 15, Select Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:30-11:30am.
WHERE: Suffolk County Farm and Education Center, 350 Yaphank Ave., Yaphank, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Activities include, free play, access to a variety of art and craft materials, sensory stations, and visits with the animals and a wagon ride (weather permitting). Call to register.
WANT TO GO? $10; $5 siblings; free for siblings younger than 1. 631 852-4600. ccesuffolk.org.

Little Fishies: I Love Whales!
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 8, 9-10am
WHERE: The Whaling Museum and Education Center, 279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Find out all about whales with an educators. Storytime, scavenger hunt, snack, and a craft included.
WANT TO GO? $12; $4 additional siblings. 631-387-3418. cshwhalingmuseum.org.

To Nature with Love
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 10, 10-11:30am
WHERE: Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, 581 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Discover the winter birds that visit the feeders and why. Families will make their own feeder to take home.
WANT TO GO? $4; $3 children; free for children younger than 3. 631-265-1054. parks.ny.gov.

Pet Photos With Your True Love FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 10, 10am-4:40pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The library’s talented photographer Jocelyn Kaleita will take a photo of you and your pet just in time for Valentine’s Day. Registration required and library card required.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

Nature Discoveries: Owl Always Love You
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 13, 10-11am and 1:30-2:30pm
WHERE: Connetquot River State Park, 3525 Sunrise Hwy., Oakdale, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $4; free for children younger than 3. 631-581-1005. nysparks.com/parks.

Seal Walks
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 17, 1pm
WHERE: Cupsogue County Beach, 906 Dune Road, Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join a walk led by the Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island to spot seals at Cupsogue County Beach. Reservations required.
WANT TO GO? $5; $3 children. 631-319-6003. cresli.org.

Vanderbilt Creative Workshops: Penguins
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 21, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY
AGES: 3-5, Adult
WHAT: Explore the bird collection and create a piece of art out of a repurposed water bottle.
WANT TO GO? $20. 631-854-5579. vanderbiltmuseum.org.

The Year of The Dog FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 21, 10:30am
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Participants will paint a portrait of a local dog in need of a home to be donated to the Kent Animal Shelter. Registration and library card required.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

Tracks and Traces
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 24, 1:30-2:30pm
WHERE: Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, 581 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Children unravel the clues left behind by the park's wildlife. Make your own "tracks and traces" book filled with your favorite animals tracks. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $4; $3 children; free for children younger than 3. 631-265-1054. parks.ny.gov.

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