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Creepy, Crawly Critters

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Get ready for summer fun by learning about creepy, crawly critters. Children will enjoy an up-close observation of a Madagascar hissing cockroach, crickets, and a tarantula as they compare insect and arachnid characteristics. Each child will receive a colorful science book about insects to enjoy at home. Limited to 6 parent/child pairs. ONE adult per child. Masks must be worn by all adults and children for the entire program. Ages 3-5 (with ONE adult) 

About Alley Pond Environmental Center

224-65 76th Ave.

Oakland Gardens, NY


  • Stroller parking: Yes
  • Stroller check: Yes

  • The Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC), a nonprofit environmental education organization, is dedicated to educating children and adults in the New York metropolitan area, protecting and preserving Alley Pond Park, open spaces and waterbodies, and advocating for sustainable environmental policies and practices.

    Alley Pond Park is the home of the Douglaston Estate Windmill, a reminder of their agricultural past. 

  • Play area: No
  • Party room: No