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Activities for Animal Lovers in Brooklyn

Activities for Animal Lovers in Brooklyn

Meet furry, feathered, and scaly friends at these top kid-friendly activities and events for animal lovers in and near Brooklyn this September. Go birding in Prospect Park or explore several species of birds at Staten Island Zoo, check out the New York Aquarium, and more!

Dinosaurs and Fossils
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 1, 12-3pm
WHERE: Staten Island Zoo, 614 Broadway, Staten Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The Zoo will have a fossil-making station and interesting dinosaur artifacts. Meet modern-day relatives of the dinosaurs through special animal presentations. 
WANT TO GO? FREE with Zoo admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors (60 and over), $6 children (14 and younger), free for children 2 and under . 718-442-3100. http://statenislandzoo.org/programs/.

Reading Zoo
WHEN: Sep. 1 - Oct. 6, Tuesday-Wednesday, 10AM–5PM; Thursday, 10AM–6PM; Friday, 10AM–5PM Saturday and Sunday, 10AM–7PM
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Let your imagination run wild with Reading Zoo, an exhibit inspired by animal stories, natural habitats, and highlights from Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s collection of animal taxidermy.
WANT TO GO? $11. 718-735-4400. brooklynkids.org.

Bird and Nature Walk: Conference House Park
WHEN: Wednesday, Sep. 11, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Staten Island Museum, 75 Stuyvesant Place, Staten Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Guests can expect to see more southbound migrants including warblers, vireos, tanagers, and such.
WANT TO GO? FREE with museum admission: $8 adults; $5 students and seniors; $2 children age 2-12. 718-907-3488. statenislandmuseum.org.

Bird and Nature Walk: Brookfield Park FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Sep. 25, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Staten Island Museum, 75 Stuyvesant Place, Staten Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore the diverse species of wading birds, waterfowl, and raptors on this guided walk through Brookfield Park.
WANT TO GO? FREE/Donations Welcome . 718-907-3488. statenislandmuseum.org.

Get Hooked Fishing Festival FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 28, 11am-2pm
WHERE: Randall's Island Park Alliance, 20 Randalls Island Park, New York, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Get up close and personal with the fish and wildlife that live along our shoreline at this free event! Expect catch-and-release fishing, games and crafts that celebrate our incredible underwater wildlife, plus live music and refreshments.
WANT TO GO? 212-830-7722. https://randallsisland.org/events/get-hooked-fishing-festival/.

Brooklyn Bridge Park: Environmental Education Center Open Hours FREE
WHEN: Oct. 1 - 31, Tuesdays & Thursdays: 3-5pm; Saturdays & Sundays: 1-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Bridge Park, 334 Furman St., Brooklyn Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park by visiting the Environmental Education Center's 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and more.
WANT TO GO? 718-222-9939. brooklynbridgepark.org.

Reading Zoo at the Brooklyn Children's Museum
WHEN: Oct. 1 - 6, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays: 10am-5pm; Thursdays: 10am-6pm; Saturdays & Sundays: 10am-7pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Inspired by animal stories and natural habitats, the Reading Zoo exhibit explores highlights from BCM’s collection of taxidermied animals, set against the backdrop of three diverse ecosystems: the Northeast Forest, the Northeast Coast, and the Arctic.
WANT TO GO? FREE with museum admission: $11. 718-735-4400. brooklynkids.org.

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