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

Brooklyn Bridge Park: Environmental Education Center Open Hours FREE
WHEN: Jul. 1 - 31, Tuesday, Thursday: 3-5pm; Saturday-Sunday, 1-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Bridge Park, 334 Furman St., Brooklyn Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Visit a 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, and a reading corner.
WANT TO GO? 718-222-9939. brooklynbridgepark.org.

Summer Nights
WHEN: Jul. 5 - 27, Friday-Saturday, 10am-10pm
WHERE: New York Aquarium, 602 Surf Ave., Coney Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy animal trivia, an aquatheater show, music, and food while watching the Coney Island fireworks.
WANT TO GO? $29.95; $24.95 children ages 3-12; free for children 2 and younger. 718-265-3474. nyaquarium.com.

Live Animal Adventure
WHEN: Jul. 6 - 28, Saturday-Sunday, 4:15-4:45pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn about and touch live animals!
WANT TO GO? $11. 718-735-4400. brooklynkids.org.

Island Festival
WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 13, 12-3pm
WHERE: Staten Island Zoo, 614 Broadway, Staten Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn what makes island animals unique.
WANT TO GO? $10; $7 seniors; $6 children 14 and younger; free for children 2 and younger. 718-442-3100. statenislandzoo.org.

Fishing Clinics FREE
WHEN: Jul. 20 - 28, dates vary, 11am-1pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5, Joralemon Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Learn how to tie fishing knots, bait a hook, cast a fishing rod, and catch fish.
WANT TO GO? 718-222-9939. brooklynbridgepark.org.

Zoolympics
WHEN: Sunday, Jul. 21, 12-3pm
WHERE: Staten Island Zoo, 614 Broadway, Staten Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join in games to test how we compare to our animal friends. 
WANT TO GO? $10; $7 seniors; $6 children 14 and younger; free for children 2 and younger. 718-442-3100. statenislandzoo.org.

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