Family Events in Manhattan for Animal Lovers in December

Family Events in Manhattan for Animal Lovers in December

Get your animal-loving clan out of the apartment this month! Here are the top family-friendly events in New York City in December at which you can see and learn about animals.

Junior Keepers
WHEN: Oct. 13 - Jan. 12, 10/13, 11/10, 12/15 and 1/12, 9:00-10:30am
WHERE: Central Park Zoo, East 64th St, Upper East Side, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Each session focuses on a different animal and includes creating some early morning enrichment.
WANT TO GO? $60. https://centralparkzoo.com/.

Discovery Walk for Families: The Ramble
WHEN: Nov. 17 - Dec. 7, 11/17 and 12/7, 11:00am-12:30pm
WHERE: Belvedere Castle, Mid-Central Park at 79th Street, New York, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Explore how this carefully planned woodland provides habitat for a variety of wildlife.
WANT TO GO? FREE. 646.799.4833. http://centralparknyc.org/events/parent-events/discovery-walks-for-families-the-ramble.html.

Discovery Walk for Families: Harlem Meer
WHEN: Nov. 23 - Dec. 28, 11/23, 12/1, and 12/28, 11:00am-12:30pm
WHERE: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, 110th Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenues, New York, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Learn more about how the area has changed over time, the plants and animals that live there today, and how the Conservancy cares for this complex ecosystem. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? FREE. 347.443.0656. http://centralparknyc.org/events/parent-events/discovery-walks-for-families-harlem-meer.html.

Discovery Walk for Families: Turtle Pond
WHEN: Nov. 29 - Dec. 29, 11/29, 12/15, 12/27, and 12/29, 11:00 am-12:30 pm
WHERE: Belvedere Castle, Mid-Central Park at 79th Street, New York, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Learn why turtles love basking in the sun on flat logs or rocks, which makes the base of Vista Rock the perfect spot for their sunbathing activities. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? FREE. 646.799.4833. http://centralparknyc.org/events/parent-events/discovery-walks-for-families-turtle-pond.html.

Discovery Walk for Families: The North Woods FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 21, 11:00am-12:30 pm
WHERE: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, 110th Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenues, New York, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Learn about the design of this serene landscape and how the plants and trees contribute to the health of an urban woodland community. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? FREE. 347.443.0656. http://centralparknyc.org/events/parent-events/discovery-walks-for-families-northwoods.html.

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