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 July. 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.

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.

NYC Audubon Summer Residence FREE
WHEN: May. 5 - Oct. 28, Saturday-Sunday, 12-5pm
WHERE: Governors Island, Ferries leave from Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 and 10 South Street, Manhattan, New York Harbor , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This year’s nature center will feature displays on conservation, a children’s room with books and activities, bird-inspired artwork, and a studio space showcasing artists creating work inspired by Governors Island and its variety of avian residents. Guests can borrow binoculars and participate in one of the free guided bird walks.
WANT TO GO? 212-440-2200. govisland.com.

Can You Run the Zoo?
WHEN: Jul. 1 - 31, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Ave., Flatbush, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: National Zoo Keeper Week is in July so it’s a perfect opportunity to meet some of our keepers and learn about their jobs. Find out what it takes to care for hundreds of animals at the zoo.
WANT TO GO? $8; $5 children ages 3-5; free for children younger than 2. 718-399-7339. prospectparkzoo.com.

Penguin Visit
WHEN: Sunday, Jul. 8, 12-2pm
WHERE: Staten Island Zoo, 614 Broadway, Staten Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Waddle into the world of penguin biology, geography, care, feeding, and conservation as the zoo hosts a visit from Jenkinson's Aquarium. Scheduled keeper talks at noon, 1pm, and 2pm will highlight the many different species of flightles birds at the zoo. 
WANT TO GO? $10; $6 children ages 3-14; free for children younger than 3. 718-442-3101. statenislandzoo.org.

The Buzz about Bees FREE
WHEN: Friday, Jul. 27, 1pm
WHERE: Greenbelt Nature Center, 700 Rockland Ave., Staten Island, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: A local beekeeper and educator from Beezy Bees Honey will present a slideshow on various hives he maintains throughout Staten Island and New Jersey, show a demonstration hive and beekeeping equipment, and teach about different types of pollinators and how you can how you can attract them to your yard.
WANT TO GO? 718-351-3450. sigreenbelt.org.

Sky Kings Raptor Show
WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 28, 12-2pm
WHERE: Staten Island Zoo, 614 Broadway, Staten Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn the natural history of incredible birds of prey, including hawks, owls, falcons, vultures, and other raptors, along with their unique traits and natural abilities. Presentations will be held at noon, 1pm, and 2pm. 
WANT TO GO? $10; $6 children ages 3-14; free for children younger than 3. 718-442-3101. statenislandzoo.org.

Moth Night
WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 28, 8:30-10pm
WHERE: Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Revel in the beauty and learn about the life cycles and habitats of moths. Featured activities include looking closely at museum specimens, face painting, shadow dancing, art activities, and a night hike through Snug Harbor. Bring flashlights for the night hike.
WANT TO GO? $10; free for children younger than 12. 718-273-2060. snug-harbor.org.

Dragonflies of High Rock Park FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Jul. 29, 11am
WHERE: High Rock Park, Meet in the parking lot located at the end of Nevada Avenue, Staten Island, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Get to know these colorful marvels of the summer skies. Look for dragonflies who call the Greenbelt home on a hike around High Rock’s ponds. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 718-217-4685. sigreenbelt.org.

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