Outdoor Activities for Kids in Westchester in January

Outdoor Activities for Kids in Westchester in January

Get outside with the top outdoor activities in Westchester for kids who love nature in January.

Mommy & Me
WHEN: Nov. 5 - May. 20, select Mondays, 9:45-10:45am
WHERE: Friends of Rye Nature Center, 873 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Make crafts and meet animals while learning about the natural world.
WANT TO GO? $10-$15 per family. 914-967-5150. ryenaturecenter.org.

Forest Kindergarten
WHEN: Dec. 6 - Feb. 28, 3:15pm-4:45pm
WHERE: Friends of Rye Nature Center, 873 Boston Post Road, RYE, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Forest Kindergarten is designed to encourage children’s connection with the natural world and nurture their curiosity.
WANT TO GO? $440 members; $523 non-members. 914-967-5150. ryenaturecenter.org.

Winter Wonderland Tree Tour
WHEN: Dec. 9 - Jan. 21, Saturdays, 12:30pm
WHERE: The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Embark on an invigorating 45-minute walk to view the Garden’s stately conifer collection and old growth forest in the beauty of winter. Even in cold weather there’s plenty of interest in the gardens and collections.
WANT TO GO? $23; $10 children ages 2-12; free for children younger than 2 . 718-817-8700. nybg.org.

Nature Origami FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 5, 1pm
WHERE: Trailside Nature Museum, 11 Reservation Road, Cross River, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Fold paper into beautiful designs inspired by nature.
WANT TO GO? 914-864-7322. friendsoftrailside.org.

Winter Farm Tour
WHEN: Jan. 5 - 27, Saturdays and Sundays, 3-4pm
WHERE: Stone Barns, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Visit favorite places on the property while discussing the ways in which the staff farms and their diverse work to build a sustainable food system.
WANT TO GO? $15. 914-366-6200. stonebarnscenter.org.

Little Garden Club of Rye presents Sogetsu Ikebana FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 8, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Sogetsu Ikebana is a modern form of an ancient art of sculpture with living materials sometimes known as Japanese flower arranging.
WANT TO GO? 914-967-0480. ryelibrary.org.

Checking the Vital Signs of the Hudson
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 9, 1:30pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Learn how scientists interpret the constant stream of collected data on the Hudson River and how can you help keep it healthy.
WANT TO GO? $7; $5 seniors; $4 children ages 3-18; free for children younger than 3. 914-963-4550. hrm.org.

Saw Mill River Audubon Second Saturday Walk FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 12, 9-11am
WHERE: Brinton Brook Sanctuary, 1339 Albany Post Road (Route 9A), Croton-on-Hudson, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Enjoy a family-friendly hike.
WANT TO GO? 914-666-6503. sawmillriveraudubon.org.

Project Feeder Watch FREE
WHEN: Jan. 13 - Apr. 7, Sundays, 9-11am
WHERE: Croton Point Nature Center, 1 Croton Point Ave., Croton-on-Hudson, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Try to ID and count birds at the bird feeders with volunteers from Saw Mill River Audubon viewing the feeders from inside the Center.
WANT TO GO? 914-862-5297. projectfeederwatch.org.

Family Tour: Watersheds & Rivers
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 19, 2:30pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Learn about the Hudson River watershed, explore the exhibition for natural patterns, and create your own version of a watershed system to take home.
WANT TO GO? $7; $5 seniors; $4 children ages 3-18; free for children younger than 3. 914-963-4550. hrm.org.

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