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

ShopRite Kidz Cook
WHEN: Jan. 4 - Feb. 22, Fridays, 3pm and 4pm
WHERE: Staten Island Children's Museum, 1000 Richmond Ave., Staten Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: A hands-on class demonstrating how to create dishes that are tasty for kids and their pets.
WANT TO GO? $8. 718-273-2060. sichildrensmuseum.org.

Family Overnight: Sharks After Dark
WHEN: Feb. 2 - 3, 6pm-9:30am
WHERE: New York Aquarium, 602 Surf Ave., Coney Island, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Discover the marine life of the Hudson Canyon with a behind-the-scenes tour, dive chat, and fun activities. You'll even meet a live animal.
WANT TO GO? Regular price $100; Member price $80. 718-265-3474. nyaquarium.com.

Groundhog Day 2019
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 2, 6am-2pm
WHERE: Staten Island Zoo, 614 Broadway, Staten Island, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Watch groundhog Chuck make his famous prediction! There will also be musical performances, keeper talks and feedings, and other featured animals.
WANT TO GO? $10; $7 seniors; $6 children ages 3-14; free for children ages 2 and younger. 718-442-3101. statenislandzoo.org.

Mid-Winter Break Camp
WHEN: Feb. 18 - 22, 9am-3pm
WHERE: Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Park, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: A fun-filled, one-day zoo camp full of hands-on activities, animal investigations, and animal encounters.
WANT TO GO? Prices Vary. 8004334149. prospectparkzoo.com/programs.

Researcher for a Day: Sharks!
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 21, 9-10:30am
WHERE: New York Aquarium, 602 Surf Ave., Coney Island, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Explore the tools that researchers use in tagging and tracking sharks and find out how you can track sharks from your phone.
WANT TO GO? regular price, $60; member price, $50. 718-265-3474. nyaquarium.com.

Kids Week Brooklyn: Birds of Prey FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 21, 1-2:30pm
WHERE: Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature Center, East 33rd Street and Avenue U, Marine Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn about eagles, hawks, and owls, and the important role they play in nature.
WANT TO GO? 718-421-2021. nyc.gov/parks/rangers.

Blue York at the Zoo
WHEN: Saturday, Mar. 2, 10:00am to 4:30pm
WHERE: Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Avenue, Prospect Park , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Water, water every weekend in March at Prospect Park Zoo. Whether it is the rain splashing across our windows or bubbling through the streams, Brooklyn is wet, wild and surrounded by the ocean.
WANT TO GO? Included with paid zoo admission. 718-399-7339. prospectparkzoo.com.

Keeper for a Day
WHEN: Saturday, Mar. 2, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
WHERE: New York Aquarium, 602 Surf Ave., Coney Island, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Experience first-hand what it’s like to be an animal keeper through special behind-the-scenes experiences at the New York Aquarium.
WANT TO GO? $50 Members/$60 Non Members (Price per person). 718-265-3474. nyaquarium.com.

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