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 December. 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 touch real, live sea creatures like starfish and sea urchins.
WANT TO GO? $11; free for children younger than 1. 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: 3-12
WHAT: Join a museum educator to learn about and touch an animal from the museum’s living collection.
WANT TO GO? $11; free for children younger than 1. 718-224-5863. brooklynkids.org.

Intro to Birdwatching FREE
WHEN: Nov. 3 - Dec. 29, 12-1pm
WHERE: Prospect Park Audobon Center, Lincoln Road and Ocean Avenue, Flatbush, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join for a tour and learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
WANT TO GO? 718-287-3400. prospectpark.org.

Happy Zoo Year
WHEN: Dec. 1 - 30, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-4:30pm
WHERE: Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Park , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Take part in science experiments based on the exciting things WCS researchers are doing around the world and find out how you can make a difference. 
WANT TO GO? $10; $7 children ages 3-12; free for children 2 and younger. 718-399-7339. prospectparkzoo.com.

Breakfast with the Baboons: Holiday Treats
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 15, 9-10:30am
WHERE: Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Park , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Get early access to the baboons and enjoy a breakfast, meet an animal up close, and make a special treat for the primates.
WANT TO GO? $25. 718-399-7339. prospectparkzoo.com.

Beastly Feast with Santa
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 15, 9:30-11am or 1-2:30pm
WHERE: Staten Island Zoo, 614 Broadway, Staten Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy either breakfast or lunch with Santa, see the animals, ride the carousel, and make holiday arts and crafts!
WANT TO GO? $30; $20 children ages 3-14; free for children 2 and younger . 718-442-3101. statenislandzoo.org.

Aquatic Adventure
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 27, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Staten Island Zoo, 614 Broadway, Staten Island, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Learn about marine and freshwater habitats through investigations, animal encounters, meeting zoo keepers, crafts, games, and more.
WANT TO GO? $50. 718-442-3101. statenislandzoo.com.

High Flying Fun
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 28, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Staten Island Zoo, 614 Broadway, Staten Island, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Kids will learn about flying creatures through animal encounters, and investigations, crafts, and games.
WANT TO GO? $50. 718-442-3101. statenislandzoo.com.

Aquarium Mornings with the Animals: Penguins
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 28, 9-10:30am
WHERE: New York Aquarium, Surf Avenue and West Eighth Street, Coney Island, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Get early access to explore one of our exhibits, engage in ocean-themed activities, and enjoy a live penguin encounter. 
WANT TO GO? $30 . 718-265-3474. nyaquarium.com.

Zoo Year Celebration!
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 29, 10am-12:15pm
WHERE: Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Park , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: When the clock strikes noon, celebrate by delivering some treats to the zoo animals, meeting animals up-close, and making a wildlife-friendly New Year's craft.
 
WANT TO GO? $25. 718-399-7339. prospectparkzoo.com.

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