Activities for Animal Lovers in Brooklyn

Activities for Animal Lovers in Brooklyn

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Meet furry, feathered, and scaly friends at these top kid-friendly activities and events for animal lovers in and near Brooklyn this January. Go birding in Prospect Park or explore 80 species of birds at Staten Island Zoo, cheer on riders in the Central Park Horse Show, and more!

Live Animal Adventure
WHEN: Jul. 2 - Dec. 31, Saturday-Sunday, 4:15pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join a museum educator for this popular live animal show. Learn about and touch an animal from the museum’s living collection.
WANT TO GO? $11. 718-224-5863. brooklynkids.org.

Brian and His Wild Animals FREE
WHEN: Jan. 7 - Mar. 11, Sundays, 12:30pm
WHERE: Temple Israel, 315 Forest Ave., Staten Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Brian Wild and his interactive animals are coming to Temple Israel. Learn about animals and their lifestyles, and parents will receive handouts that will help them talk to their children about the Jewish value of caring for animals. This event is sponsored by the Dr. Ronald Avis Foundation for Temple Israel.
WANT TO GO? 718-727-2231. templeisraelsiny.org.

Discover Aquatic Rodents FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 14, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: LaTourette Park & Golf Course, Richmond Road and St. Patrick's Place, Staten Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: View beavers and muskrats in their natural habitat and see how their lives impact New Yorkers. 
WANT TO GO? 718-351-1611. nyc.govparks.org.

Birding: Winter Birds FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 20, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St., Greenwood Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are offered throughout the year focusing on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons. Bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a ranger to borrow a pair.
WANT TO GO? 718-210-3080. green-wood.com.

Winter Waterfowl FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 21, 10-11:30am
WHERE: Clove Lakes Park, Park Drive and Clove Road, Staten Island, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in this beautiful park.  
WANT TO GO? 718-967-3542. nycgovparks.org.

Animal of the Month Club FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 27, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Willowbrook Park, Eaton Place and Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots to see these fascinating aquatic rodents. Bring binoculars if you have them.
WANT TO GO? nyc.govparks.org.

Living with White-Tailed Deer FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 28, 1-2:30pm
WHERE: Greenbelt Nature Center in Blood Root Valley, 700 Rockland Ave., Staten Island, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence. Join in a discussion about the impacts of deer in an urban environment.
WANT TO GO? 718-984-8266. nycgovparks.org.

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