Activities on Long Island For Nature Lovers in December

Activities on Long Island For Nature Lovers in December

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From fun with critters to enjoying the great outdoors, these are the best activities on Long Island for kids who love nature this December.

Scales, Feathers, and Fur
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 9, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Center for Science Teaching & Learning, 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Come explore the reasons behind scales, feathers, and fur through interactive activities and the help of our animal ambassadors.
WANT TO GO? $14. 516-764-0045. cstl.org.

Winter Owl Prowl
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 16, 4-5pm and 5:30-6:30pm
WHERE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: A wildlife expert from Volunteers for Wildlife brings live owls for a meet and greet and later leads the outdoor search.
WANT TO GO? $14; $10 children ages 7-17; free for children younger than 7. 516-333-0048. oldwestburygardens.org.

Live Animal Encounters
WHEN: Dec. 26 - 28, Tuesday and Thursday, 2pm
WHERE: Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn about the Hatchery's reptiles and amphibians.
WANT TO GO? $6; $4 children ages 3-12; free for children younger than 3 . 516-692-6768. cshfha.org.

Trout Feeding Demonstrations
WHEN: Dec. 26 - 28, Tuesday and Thursday, 1pm and 3pm
WHERE: Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Watch the trout jump and splash as they devour a special diet of fish food.
WANT TO GO? $6; $4 children ages 3-12; free for children younger than 3 . 516-692-6768. cshfha.org.

Hatchery Tours
WHEN: Dec. 26 - 28, Tuesday and Thursday, 11am
WHERE: Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn how the hatchery cares for the trout.
WANT TO GO? $6; $4 children ages 3-12; free for children younger than 3 . 516-692-6768. cshfha.org.

Petland Animal Show FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 28, 7-7:45pm
WHERE: Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Avenue, Wantagh, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: An exciting and educational live animal show that gives children and adults the opportunity to see some common, as well as not so common pets up close, and learn about them.
WANT TO GO? 516-221-1200. wantaghlibrary.org.

Green Teens: Arctic Adaptations
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 28, 1-3pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT:  Come make some hands-on discoveries as you learn how polar bears and other Arctic animals have adapted to their surroundings.
WANT TO GO? $13; $12 seniors, free children younger than 1. 516-224-5800. licm.org.

Animal Tracks: Who's Been Here?
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 29, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn to identify animal tracks and make tracks to take home.
WANT TO GO? $6; $4 children ages 3-12; free for children younger than 3. 516-692-6768. cshfha.org.

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