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 April. Go birding in Prospect Park or explore several species of birds at Staten Island Zoo, check out the New York Aquarium, and more!

Touch Tank
WHEN: Jun. 1 - Dec. 31, Saturday-Sunday, 12:30-1pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Meet and touchlive sea creatures, like starfish and sea urchins.
WANT TO GO? $11. 718-224-5863. brooklynkids.org.

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.

Breakfast with the Animals
WHEN: Sunday, Apr. 1, 9-10:30am
WHERE: New York Aquarium, Surf Avenue and West 8th Street, Coney Island, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Enjoy a light morning meal of "people food" along with child-focused activities incorporating movement, discovery, crafts, and both guided and free play opportunities, then participate in an animal encounter.
WANT TO GO? $45; $40 members. 718-265-3474. nyaquarium.com.

Classic Mew-vie Night
WHEN: Apr. 20 - Dec. 31, 7:30pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Cat Cafe, 149 Atlantic Ave., Cobble Hill , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Watch a classic movie along with the cats of the Brooklyn Cat Cafe as they nap soundly in your lap, or perhaps purr distractingly as you try to pay attention. Ticket price includes a snack and drink. Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
WANT TO GO? $20. 347-946-2286. catcafebk.com.

Anthropomorphic Beetle Diorama Class
WHEN: Sunday, Apr. 22, 5pm
WHERE: Quimby's Bookstore, 536 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Students will learn to make and take home their own shadowbox dioramas featuring carefully positioned beetles, and decorated with an assortment of miniature furniture, paper, paints, and food.
WANT TO GO? $65. 718-384-1215. quimbys.com.

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