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 October. 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.

NYC Audubon Summer Residence FREE
WHEN: May. 5 - Oct. 28, Saturday-Sunday, 12-5pm
WHERE: Governors Island, Ferries leave from Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park and 10 South St., 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.

Stroller Safari: Fall Tuesdays
WHEN: Oct. 2 - Nov. 6, 9:30-11am
WHERE: Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Park, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Discover zoo animals through movement, song, play, early access to exhibits, and live animal encounters.
WANT TO GO? $25. 800-433-4149. prospectparkzoo.com.

Discovery Hike: Nocturnal Insects FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 7, 7-8:30pm
WHERE: Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature Center, East 33rd Street and Avenue U, Marine Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy learning about the diversity of insects which inhabit our parks.
 
WANT TO GO? 718-421-2021. nyc.gov/parks.

Aquarium Mornings with the Animals: Sharks!
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 21, 9-10:30am
WHERE: New York Aquarium, Surf Avenue and West Eighth Street, Coney Island, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Get early access to explore the exhibits, engage in ocean-themed activities with your family, and meet a shark!
WANT TO GO? $30. 718-265-3474. nyaquarium.com.

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