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Adult Program: Welcome Spring Stroll

  • Mar. 22, 2020, 1:30-3pm
  • Connetquot River State Park Preserve
  • 3525 Sunrise Highway, Oakdale
  • Adult
  • $4

Spring has sprung! Join Connetquot River State Park Preserve on a leisurely stroll through the preserve to celebrate nature awakening from the chil...

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Maple Sugaring

  • Feb. 29, 2020, 1pm
  • Rye Nature Center
  • 873 Boston Post Road, Rye
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $15 per family; $10 per family, members

Learn how maple trees produce sap and get a peek at the sugaring process in the Rye Nature Center's sugar shed. Pre-registration required.

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Westchester Area Maple Open House Weekend

  • Feb. 29, 2020, 10am-3pm
  • Trailside Nature Museum
  • 11 Reservation Road, Cross River
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Trailside will be one of many local sugarhouses open to the public for sugaring demos and tastings. 

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Wild Tea Party

  • Feb. 29, 2020, 1-2:30pm
  • Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary
  • One Playland Parkway, Rye
  • Teen, Adult
  • $5

Taste wild teas brewed from such wild plants as yarrow, sassafras, pine, goldenrod, mullein, and more. Call to register. 

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Maple Sugaring

  • Feb. 29, 2020, 12-1pm and 2-3pm
  • The Nature Place Day Camp
  • 307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Learn all about maple trees, head outside to tap sap, boil it down, and taste it over ice! Free.

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Maple Sugaring

  • Feb. 29, 2020, 12-1pm and 2-3pm
  • The Nature Place Day Camp @ Green Meadow Waldorf School
  • 307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Learn all about maples trees, discover what it takes to turn sap into syrup, enjoy a delicious maple syrup treat and more. 

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Stars on Sundays

  • Mar. 01, 2020, 7-9pm
  • Hofstra University Observatory
  • 826 Huntington Place, Uniondale
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Hofstra invites kids of all ages to view the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Venus, star clusters, nebulae, and double stars with telescopes from the Hofstra Observatory. RSVP online. 

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Family Art Project: We Build Our Homes

  • Mar. 01, 2020, 10am-1pm
  • Wave Hill
  • West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx
  • All Ages
  • $10; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 youth 6-18

Create an accordion-style zine to use as a journal, field notebook, or book of recipes for holding the memories and plans that help you understand what home is to you.

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In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

  • Mar. 01, 2020, 2-3pm
  • Flat Rock Brook Nature Center
  • 443 Van Nostrand Ave., Englewood
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • $5; free for members

Celebrate the arrival of March with a fun craft for all the little lambs out there! Registration required.

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Adult Program: History of Caumsett

  • Mar. 01, 2020, 11am-1pm
  • Caumsett Historic State Park Preserve
  • 25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Lloyd Harbor
  • Teen, Adult
  • $4

On this hilly, moderately long walk (approximately 2 miles), study the park's social, economic, architectural, and political history.

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First Signs of Spring Tour

  • Mar. 01, 2020, 1:00-2:00pm
  • Fort Tryon Park - Heather Garden
  • 741 Ft. Washington Ave., Fort Washington
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join a walking tour of the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park with horticulturist Madeline Byrne. Learn about the plants currently in bloom and the garden’s history.

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Camellia Festival

  • Mar. 01, 2020, 11am-4pm
  • Planting Fields Arboretum
  • 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free; $10 admission to Coe Hall; free for members and children younger than 12

The Quatrain Barbershop Quartet will perform live in the Camellia House throughout the day as visitors stroll through the stunning collection of over 200 camellia shrubs and trees. Kids will enjoy making crafts and seeing a magic show. 

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Tiny Tots: Colorful Rainbows

  • Mar. 06, 2020, 10-11am
  • Sunken Meadow State Park
  • Rte. 25A and Sunken Meadow Parkway, Kings Park
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $4

Parents and children connect with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Reservations required.

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Ecology Club for Families with Special Needs

  • Mar. 07, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Rye Nature Center
  • 873 Boston Post Road, Rye
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Children with special needs are invited to bring a family member or caregiver with them to the Nature Center to enjoy animal programs, hikes, and other fun science and sensory adventures. Pre-registration required. 

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Daddy & Me Animal Show

  • Mar. 07, 2020, 9:15-10:15am
  • Rye Nature Center
  • 873 Boston Post Road, Rye
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $15 per family; $10 per members family

Fathers (or other caregiver) and children can join Rye Nature Center for this fun-filled animal adventure.

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Aquarium Yoga

  • Mar. 07, 2020, 8:30-9:45am
  • THE MARITIME AQUARIUM AT NORWALK
  • 10 N. Water Street, Norwalk
  • Teen, Adult
  • $25; $22 for members

This unique slow flow yoga class takes place in the serene environment in front of the big sharks before the Aquarium opens. Ages 14 and older. 

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Maple Sugaring

  • Mar. 07, 2020, 1pm
  • Trailside Nature Museum, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
  • 11 Reservation Road, Cross River
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Northeast North American's history comes alive during a demonstration of the origins of this amazing product.

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Animal Ambassador of the Month

  • Mar. 07, 2020, 11-11:30am
  • Tenafly Nature Center
  • 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
  • All Ages
  • $5; $2 members

Celebrate Tenafly Nature Center's amazing animal ambassadors and the important job that they do.

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Tracks & Scat!

  • Mar. 07, 2020, 11am-12pm
  • Tenafly Nature Center
  • 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $24 per family up to 6 people; $15 members family; $8 individuals; $5 individual members

Learn all about different kinds of paws, feet, and droppings and how to identify the animals that left them behind. Registration required. 

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Family Forest Time

  • Mar. 07, 2020, 12-1pm
  • Sheldrake Environmental Center
  • 685 Weaver St, Larchmont
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $20 per family

Bring your family into the woods to notice nature, savor the outdoors, and connect with each other and community. Register in advance to secure your spot.

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Family Program: Winter Beach Wander

  • Mar. 07, 2020, 10:30am-12pm
  • Sunken Meadow State Park
  • Rt 25A and Sunken Meadow Pkwy, Kings Park
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $4

Breathe in the crisp winter air and stroll the beach at Sunken Meadow. Reservations required.

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CSTL Open House

  • Mar. 07, 2020, 9am-4pm
  • Center for Science Teaching and Learning-Tanglewood Preserve
  • 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Center
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Information will be available for teachers, parents, scout leaders, etc. to learn about the programing at CTSL. 

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“This isn’t an Aquarium, it’s my Classroom”

  • Mar. 07, 2020, 10am
  • South Fork Natural History Museum at Southampton High School
  • 141 Narrow Lane, Southampton
  • All Ages
  • $10; $7.50 children ages 3-12; free for children ages 2 and younger and members

See and learn about keeping saltwater fish and corals alive in captivity, as well as the difficulty and rewards of aqua-culturing clownfish.

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Spring Birding

  • Mar. 08, 2020, 9:30am
  • Wave Hill
  • West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $10; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6-18

Explore the gardens and woodlands on a quest to spot both resident and rare birds as they pass through on their northern journey or settle down for the season. Ages 10 and older with an adult. 

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Family Nature Walk

  • Mar. 08, 2020, 1pm
  • Wave Hill
  • West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $10; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6-18

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands.

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Eagles Out!

  • Mar. 08, 2020, 9-11am
  • Teatown
  • 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Meet at the Echo Bay Boat Launch in Croton and continue to sites along the Hudson to view eagles and waterfowl. Register online. 

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Girl Scout Day

  • Mar. 08, 2020, 10am-5pm; 2pm tour
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  • 1660 Rte 25A, Cold Spring Harbor
  • Young elementary
  • $7; $6 seniors; $5 kids age 3-17; free for members and under children ages 3 and younger

In honor of Girl Scout Day, all girl scouts wearing their scouting uniform will receive a free Hatchery & Aquarium tour with their paid admission. 

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Children's Program: Wildlife Detectives

  • Mar. 08, 2020, 1:30-3pm
  • Connetquot River State Park Preserve
  • 3525 Sunrise Highway, Oakdale
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $4

Uncover what animals are living in the forest by searching for clues they have left behind. Reservations required.

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Adult Program: Just a Hike (Center Section)

  • Mar. 08, 2020, 11am-1pm
  • Caumsett Historic State Park Preserve
  • 25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Lloyd Harbor
  • Adult
  • $4

While questions are most welcome, there will be no formal discussion during this moderately paced, five-mile walk, thus affording walkers the oppor...

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Night Before the Full Moon Hike with Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt

  • Mar. 08, 2020, 7-8pm
  • South Fork Natural History Museum
  • 377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join the South Fork Natural History Museum on this leisurely paced hike through open fields, and then enjoy some light refreshments and convivial conversation.

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Guided Nature Walks

  • Mar. 08, 2020, 3-4pm
  • Sands Point Preserve
  • 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point
  • All Ages
  • $20 per car; $10 per car members

Explore different aspects of the preserve’s environment as well as critical conservation issues and helpful practices to create a healthy, sustainable environment.

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Tiny Tots: Forever Green

  • Mar. 10, 2020, 10-11am
  • Connetquot River State Park Preserve
  • 3525 Sunrise Highway, Oakdale
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $4

Children and their parents connect with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Reservations required.

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Green Series: Make Seed Sculptures with Mary Mattingly

  • Mar. 12, 2020, 4-5pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Greenpoint
  • 107 Norman Ave., Greenpoint
  • Tween
  • FREE

Participants will make their own seed sculptures with seeds from plants that aid in water purification while learning about water remediation techniques. Ages 8 and older. 

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The Little Engineer That Could School's Out Workshop

  • Mar. 13, 2020, 10am-2pm
  • Rye Nature Center
  • 873 Boston Post Road, Rye
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $80 per child; $70 per child member

Scientists and engineers often look to nature for answers. Did you know that Velcro, SONAR, and suction cups are just a few of the inventions inspi...

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Homeschool Day

  • Mar. 13, 2020, 10am-5pm
  • THE MARITIME AQUARIUM AT NORWALK
  • 10 N. Water Street, Norwalk
  • All Ages
  • $21; $20 seniors 65 and older; $16 children ages 3-12, prices only valid with code hsday20 when purchased online in advance

This focused day makes available to homeschool students many of the educational classroom programs regularly presented to traditional school groups by Aquarium educators. See full schedule online. 

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Family Program: Night of the Owl

  • Mar. 13, 2020, 7-9pm
  • Connetquot River State Park Preserve
  • 3525 Sunrise Highway, Oakdale
  • All Ages
  • $4

Explore the world of owls and learn how they hunt in the dark during a walk through the preserve at night. Reservations required.

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Build Your Own Nesting Box

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 1pm
  • Rye Nature Center
  • 873 Boston Post Road, Rye
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $15

Build a nesting box for blue jays and other common backyard birds. Pre-registration required.

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Saw Mill River Audubon Second Saturday Walk at Brinton Brook Sanctuary

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 9-11am
  • Brinton Brook Sanctuary
  • 1339 Albany Post Road (Rte 9A), Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520, Croton-on-Hudson
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Monthly walks will continue year-round on second Saturdays at their largest sanctuary, Brinton Brook in Croton-on-Hudson.

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DISCOVER ECOSYSTEMS-LIVE ANIMAL PROGRAM

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 1pm
  • Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary
  • One Playland Parkway, Rye
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Discover what makes a habitat unique and perfect for the incredible animals that live there. Meet animals from the rain forest, desert, and more. 

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Maple Saturday: Sap to Syrup

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 10am-1pm
  • Lenoir Preserve
  • 19 Dudley St., Yonkers
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, $5 optional pancake breakfast with special maple treats

See how trees are tapped and how the sap is collected and boiled down. Tastetesters are welcome to try samples and partake in trying to taste the difference between real maple syrup and fake stuff.

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Weasels of Winter

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 11am-12pm
  • Teatown
  • 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Learn more about these secretive animals of the winter woods. Register online. 

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Sugaring Off Party

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 12-3pm
  • Trailside Nature Museum, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
  • 11 Reservation Road, Cross River
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy winter's sweet rewards at this annual celebration that offers food, music, and sugaring demonstrations all day.

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Morning Farm Chores

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 8am-12pm
  • Muscoot Farm
  • 51 Route 100, Katonah
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $20 for family of 4; $6 individuals

Visit the farm and help the staff do farm chores. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and older.

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Evening Howl for Pups of All Ages

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 5-6:30pm
  • Wolf Conservation Center
  • 7 Buck Run, South Salem
  • All Ages
  • $16; $13 for kids younger than 12

Guests will take a short sunset hike to howl with Ambassador wolves and potentially behold the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican wolves. All guests will be served weather appropriate treats. Please bring flashlights. Pre-registration is required.

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Stop 'N' Swap

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 12:00-3:00pm
  • Queens County Farm Museum
  • 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you! 

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Adult Program: Winter Water Walk

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 9:45am-1pm
  • Caumsett Historic State Park Preserve
  • 25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Lloyd Harbor
  • Adult
  • $4

While the main goals are leisurely observation of winter waterfowl and exploration of the beach, you'll also learn about ponds. During this&nbs...

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Bugs in Winter

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 10:30am
  • South Fork Natural History Museum
  • 377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $10; $7.50 children ages 3-12; free for children ages 2 and younger and members

Join Miles on a winter trek through Vineyard Field to learn all about the cold weather strategies of Long Island’s creepy crawlies. Advanced reservations required.

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Map It Out! - Family Program

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 1-2:30pm
  • The Center for Science Teaching & Learning
  • 1450 Tanglewood Rd, Rockville Centre
  • All Ages
  • $9

Imagine what life was like with out a GPS..how did anyone find their way around?! Explore Tanglewood preserve with a compass and learn the science ...

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Sensory-Sensitive Saturday at Greenwich Audubon

  • Mar. 14, 2020, 10am-12pm
  • Greenwich Audubon Center
  • 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join Greenwich Audubon Center the second Saturday of the month as they support people with challenges who are sensory-sensitive and would like to e...

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Open House for Summer Camp

  • Mar. 15, 2020, 10am-2pm
  • Camp Bullowa
  • 15 Franck Rd., Stony Point
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Find out information about summer camp and spend the day in the country.

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Sugarin Off

  • Mar. 15, 2020, 12-3pm
  • Muscoot Farm
  • 51 Route 100, Katonah
  • All Ages
  • FREE

On this last day of Sugaring, enjoy the sweet rewards by listening to music, tasting maple treats, watching demonstrations, and doing a scavenger hunt.

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Seasonal Scavenger Hunt

  • Mar. 15, 2020, 2-3pm
  • Tenafly Nature Center
  • 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $20 per family up to 6 people; $5 individuals; free for members and children younger than 2

Families will receive a set of clues to independently solve nature riddles along Tenafly Nature Center trails. Register online. 

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Family Program: Wind Catchers

  • Mar. 15, 2020, 10-11:30am
  • Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
  • 581 W Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $4

Discover advantages and disadvantages of the wind through hands on activities and games.

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Invasive Species of the South Fork

  • Mar. 15, 2020, 10:30am
  • South Fork Natural History Museum
  • 377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $10; $7.50 children ages 3-12; free for children ages 2 and younger and members

Learn about many of the invasive species that can be found on the South Fork of Long Island, and even get to see some in person. Advanced reservations required.

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HoneyBees and the Hive!

  • Mar. 16, 2020, 4:30pm
  • New York Public Library- Countee Cullen branch
  • 104 W. 136th St., Harlem
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Students will study the anatomy of the bee, create a bee using molding clay, and even observe some bees through an observation hive!

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Maple Sugar Challenge

  • Mar. 19, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Nyack Library
  • 59 South Broadway, Nyack
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Join the Master Gardeners as they go over the process of getting syrup from trees! Space is limiited. Please register.

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Storytime with Jungle Bob's Reptile World

  • Mar. 19, 2020, 11am
  • Book Revue
  • 313 New York Ave., Huntington
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Story time comes alive with Jungle Bob's Reptile World.

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Tiny Tots: Seeds of Spring

  • Mar. 20, 2020, 10-11am
  • Sunken Meadow State Park
  • Rt 25A and Sunken Meadow Pkwy, Kings Park
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $4

This programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Reservations required.

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Spring Equinox and Bulb Planting

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 1pm
  • Rye Nature Center
  • 873 Boston Post Road, Rye
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $10; $8 members

Explore the forest and look for signs of spring's arrival and have a chance to plant your own bulb to bring home and watch grow! 

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Pancake Brunch

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 8:30am, 9:45am, 11am, and 12:15pm
  • Teatown
  • 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining
  • All Ages
  • $18; $13 members; $10 children younger than 12; $7 children younger than 12 members

Start your day off with stacks of hotcakes and maple syrup and watch a demonstration about how ‘liquid gold’ is produced.

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Celebration of Spring

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 1-2pm
  • Trailside Nature Museum, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
  • 11 Reservation Road, Cross River
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Explore the science of spring and learn about the changing seasons through storytelling and crafts.

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Nature Story Time

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 10-10:30am
  • Tenafly Nature Center
  • 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $5; free for members

Families with children ages 3-7 will enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of Tenafly Nature Center’s Animal Ambassadors. Register online. 

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ANIMAL STORY TIME

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 11am-12pm
  • Tenafly Nature Center
  • 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
  • Young elementary
  • $2 suggested donation

Spend some time with some of the animal ambassadors while building confidence in reading ability. 

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SPRING CAMPFIRE

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 6-7pm and 7:30-8:30pm
  • Tenafly Nature Center
  • 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $10; $5 members

Gather ‘round the campfire to explore how lengthening days and warmers temperatures affect plants and animals. Registration required. 

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CELEBRATE SPRING HIKE

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 10am
  • Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center
  • Muser Drive, Cornwall
  • All Ages
  • $10; $8 children; $7 members; $5 children members

Enjoy a naturalist guided hike to uncover signs of spring as plants and animals begin to wake up from the winter. 

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Breakfast with Baboons

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 9am
  • Prospect Park Zoo
  • 450 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn
  • All Ages
  • $30; $25 members

Visit the zoo early, meet animals up-close, and make a special treat for these amazing primates.

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Super Hero Day

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 12:30-2:30pm
  • Long Island Aquarium
  • 431 East Main Street, Riverhead
  • All Ages
  • $35.95; $31.95 children 3-12; $5 children younger than 2

Your little one will meet all of their favorite super heroes, plus enjoy an epic battle scene and enjoy a casual lunch followed by an ice cream bar.

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Children's Garden Family Day

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 1:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • 43-50 Main St., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

See how worms wiggle, touch and discover the QBG plant collection, create your own tasty and healthy trail mix, plant your own seedling in the Children’s Garden, and do a garden-wide scavenger hunt.

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Plant a Pizza

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 1pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • All Ages
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Families are invited to plant their own basil, oregano, and tomatoes to take home to grow. Registration required.

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Andy Sabin's Annual Spotted Salamander Search

  • Mar. 21, 2020, 8pm
  • South Fork Natural History Museum
  • 377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton
  • All Ages
  • $10; $7.50 children ages 3-12; free for children ages 2 and younger and members

Swearch for the Spotted Salamander, one of four native mole salamanders. Reservations required. 

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Maple Sugar at Home

  • Mar. 22, 2020, 1-2pm
  • Greenburgh Nature Center
  • 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale
  • All Ages
  • $8; $5 members

Travel back in time to discover the history of maple sugaring and learn how easy sugaring is to do in your own kitchen!

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Terrarium Workshop: Gardens Under Glass

  • Mar. 22, 2020, 1pm
  • Wave Hill
  • West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $50

Design and plant a fanciful, miniature landscape in a glass container with a selection of diminutive plants. Registration required.

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Vernal Pool Hike

  • Mar. 22, 2020, 2-5pm
  • Muscoot Farm
  • 51 Route 100, Katonah
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Join naturalist Paul Lewis for a hike to the farm's vernal pools in search of wood frogs, salamanders, and fairy shrimp. For ages 8 and older.

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I Want to Be a Vet

  • Mar. 22, 2020, 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 224-65 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Young elementary
  • $24

Does your child dream of being a veterinarian? Send them to APEC to learn the basics of animal care. 

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Vet Tech 201

  • Mar. 22, 2020, 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 224-65 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Tween, Teen
  • $32

See and learn from a licensed Veterinary Technician as you delve deeper into the science of animal care. (Participation in a prior Vet Tech 101 program is a must in order to qualify for Vet Tech 201.)

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Adult Program: Introduction to Wilderness Survival

  • Mar. 22, 2020, 10:45am-1pm
  • Caumsett Historic State Park Preserve
  • 25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Lloyd Harbor
  • Adult
  • $4

You can survive on your own at Caumsett! In this hands on program, geared for the average adult, learn how to find food, start a fire, and build sh...

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Third Winter Seal Walk

  • Mar. 22, 2020, 1:30pm
  • South Fork Natural History Museum at Cupsogue Beach County Park
  • 975 Dune Road, Westhampton Beach
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $10; $7.50 children ages 3-12; free for children ages 2 and younger and members

Walk toward the ocean at Cupsogue Beach County Park, where at low tide you can expect to see some northern seals sunning themselves. Reservations required.

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Sharks! For Mini-Marine Biologists

  • Mar. 22, 2020, 10am-12pm
  • Sport Fishing Education Center and Aquaculture Facility
  • Ocean Parkway, Babylon
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $27 per child (includes 1 adult, each addt'l adult $5)

Touch shark jaws, eggs, teeth, and other artifacts as you learn some fun facts about sharks. Pre-registration required.

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Sunday Science – Bombs for Bees!

  • Mar. 22, 2020, 2:30-4pm
  • The Center for Science Teaching & Learning
  • 1450 Tanglewood Rd, Rockville Centre
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $16

Bees are very important insects when it comes to the health of us and our planet! Come and learn about these amazing creatures and make a seed bomb...

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Wacky Weather School's Out Workshop

  • Mar. 23, 2020, 9am-1pm
  • Rye Nature Center
  • 873 Boston Post Road, Rye
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $80 per child; $70 per child member

Join Rye Nature Center and learn all about what causes wacky weather and how to prepare for the future climate.

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Community ExChange

  • Mar. 23, 2020, 6:45pm
  • Hungry Hollow Co-op
  • 841 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Chestnut Ridge
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Get together, share ideas, and do projects that center around different aspects of sustainable living.

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Little Sprouts

  • Mar. 23, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Oceanside Library
  • 30 Davison Ave, Oceanside
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Learn about seeds, how to care for them, and watch them grow. Registration required. 

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Tiny Tots: Spring is Here!

  • Mar. 24, 2020, 10-11am
  • Connetquot River State Park Preserve
  • 3525 Sunrise Highway, Oakdale
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $4

Children and their parents connevt with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Reservations required.

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Owl Prowl

  • Mar. 26, 2020, 7:30-9pm
  • Flat Rock Brook Nature Center
  • 443 Van Nostrand Ave., Englewood
  • Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Search for resident owls in the forest on this evening hike. 

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Pre-K Friday

  • Mar. 27, 2020, 10-11am and 1-2pm
  • Muscoot Farm
  • 51 Route 100, Katonah
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $15

Visit the farm for a story, craft, and walk to learn about a specific type of animal. This is a drop-off pre-registration program.

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Woodcock Walk

  • Mar. 27, 2020, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Greenwich Audubon Center
  • 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $10

One of their favorite signs of spring at the Greenwich Audubon Center is seeing and hearing the aerial mating display of the American Woodcock! The...

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Shelter Building

  • Mar. 28, 2020, 1pm
  • Rye Nature Center
  • 873 Boston Post Road, Rye
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $8; $5 members

Make a teepee or lean-to using only natural materials from the forest, and learn to tie basic knots with natural twine to complete "forts" and hide inside to spy wildlife. Ages 7 and older.

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Junior Farmers' Camp - OPEN HOUSE

  • Mar. 28, 2020, 10am-12pm
  • Cropsey Community Farm
  • 220 S. Little Tor Rd, New City
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Learn about Cropsey Community Farm Junior Farmers' Camp, where kids learn to work in the garden, sow seeds, weed weeds, and harvest nature's bounty.

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4H Goat Talk

  • Mar. 28, 2020, 12-1:30pm
  • Muscoot Farm
  • 51 Route 100, Katonah
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Muscoot’s 4-H group will be teaching you everything you ever wanted to know about goats.

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Animal Adventures: Sounds Of Spring

  • Mar. 28, 2020, 11am-12pm
  • Teatown
  • 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The alarm is sounding—it’s time to wake up from winter’s slumber! Listen up as you hike the trails to hear what the fuss is all about. Register online. 

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Map Adventures

  • Mar. 28, 2020, 1-2pm
  • Trailside Nature Museum, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
  • 11 Reservation Road, Cross River
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

This map adventure program will teach you the skills needed to traverse the park.

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SOWING SEEDS OF NATURE PLAY

  • Mar. 28, 2020, 10am
  • Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center
  • Muser Drive, Cornwall
  • All Ages
  • $10; $8 children; $7 members; $5 children members

Learn about the importance of local pollinators and planting the seeds of various native plants all while having fun outdoors!

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Zoom! Zap! Zow!

  • Mar. 07, 2020 - Mar. 08, 2020 , 10am-5pm
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum
  • 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights
  • All Ages
  • $13

Discover new superpowers and become your own superhero with lots of activities. 

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Family Art Project: Restore and Re-story Quilts

  • Mar. 14, 2020 - Mar. 15, 2020 , 10am-1pm
  • Wave Hill
  • West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx
  • All Ages
  • $10; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6-18; free for children younger than 6 and free admission to grounds on Saturday until noon.

Plant your story in a collective story quilt and celebrate your unique relationship with the land that holds us.

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Celestial Weekend: Starlab Indoor Planetarium

  • Mar. 14, 2020 - Mar. 15, 2020 , Saturday, 5-7:15pm; Sunday, 11am-1:15pm
  • Sands Point Preserve
  • 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point
  • All Ages
  • $15; $10 members; $5 per child; free for children members

Explore the universe in a fascinating digital display inside the inflatable Starlab Planetarium in Castle Gould. Registration required.

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Family Art Project: Protective Powers of Animal Armor

  • Mar. 21, 2020 - Mar. 22, 2020 , 10am-1pm
  • Wave Hill
  • West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx
  • All Ages
  • $10; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6-18; free for children younger than 6 and free admission to grounds on Saturday until noon.

Mimic the protective armor of turtles, armadillos, lobsters, sturgeon, and hedgehogs, then parade in your armor and choreograph a boundary dance, showcasing what you’ve learned from animals.

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Family Art Project: Unfurling Field Journal

  • Mar. 28, 2020 - Mar. 29, 2020 , 10am-1pm
  • Wave Hill
  • West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx
  • All Ages
  • $10; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6-18; free for children younger than 6 and free admission to grounds on Saturday until noon.

Take a walk around the gardens to see that flowers are blooming and make handmade journals to document your observations.

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Read Across America Weekend

  • Feb. 29, 2020 - Mar. 02, 2020 , 10am-5pm
  • THE MARITIME AQUARIUM AT NORWALK
  • 10 N. Water Street, Norwalk
  • All Ages
  • Free with admission: $26.95; $24.95 ages 65 and older; $19.95 ages 3-12.

Children’s books focused on marine animals come to life as The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk spreads out the fun of “Read Across America Day” into a three-day literary celebration.

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Spring Break Zoolympics

  • Mar. 16, 2020 - Mar. 20, 2020 , daily, 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Central Park Zoo
  • East 64th Street, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $525; $500 Members

Go for the gold! Campers will investigate Olympic caliber animal survival strategies from around the world through engaging activities, animal inve...

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A Reptile 'Edventure' With Erik Callender

  • Mar. 26, 2020 - Mar. 30, 2020 , 3/26 (South Hollis) and 3/30 (Cambria Heights), 4-5pm
  • Queens Library - South Hollis Branch and Cambria Heights Branch
  • 204-01 Hollis Ave./218-13 Linden Blvd., South Hollis/Cambria Heights
  • All Ages
  • FREE

This fun-filled educational experience gives children ages 6 and older a unique opportunity to see and learn about reptiles, amphibians, and even some large insects from around the world.

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Bird House Building Workshop

  • Mar. 07, 2020 - Mar. 14, 2020 , Saturdays, 1-3pm
  • Greenwich Audubon Center
  • 613 Riversville Rd, Greenwich
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $10 per person + $30 for nest box

Join the Greenwich Audubon Center for an afternoon of building and discovery! Learn how to support birds through the creation of your very own nest...

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Earth Living Skills for Children: Wood Carving and Shaping

  • Mar. 07, 2020 - Mar. 15, 2020 , 3/7 and 3/15, 10am-12:30pm
  • Threefold Educational Center
  • 285 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge
  • Tween, Teen
  • $45

Not your average extracurricular, this program meets participants where they are and develops self-reliance and comfort in the outdoors. 

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Sugaring

  • Mar. 01, 2020 - Mar. 14, 2020 , 3/1 and 3/14, 1-3pm
  • Muscoot Farm
  • 51 Route 100, Katonah
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Visit the sugar house to see how maple sap is turned into syrup.

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Feeding Fun

  • Mar. 15, 2020 - Mar. 28, 2020 , 3/15 and 3/28, 1-2pm
  • Greenburgh Nature Center
  • 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale
  • All Ages
  • $8; free for members

Join naturalists for a hands-on program and learn about the care that goes into feeding the indoor animals as well as birds of prey and barnyard.

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Maple Sugaring

  • Feb. 23, 2020 - Mar. 08, 2020 , Sundays, 1:30-3pm
  • Hoyt Farm
  • 200 New Highway, Commack
  • All Ages
  • $5

Native American and Colonial techniques will be demonstrated to produce maple syrup. Visitors will learn how to make equipment, identify and tap tr...

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Sugaring Sundays

  • Mar. 01, 2020 - Mar. 15, 2020 , Sundays, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
  • Teatown
  • 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining
  • All Ages
  • $8; free for members

From tapping to collecting, boiling to bottling, Teatown’s naturalists will be in Warren’s Sugar House sharing facts and folklore about this sweet time of year. Call to register. 

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Historic House Tours

  • Mar. 01, 2020 - Mar. 15, 2020 , 3/01 and 3/15, 1-2pm
  • Connetquot River State Park Preserve
  • 3525 Sunrise Highway, Oakdale
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $4

Step back in time as you tour the Main House of the South Side Sportsmen's Club. Reservations suggested. 

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PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS NATURE EXPLORERS SERIES

  • Mar. 04, 2020 - Mar. 25, 2020 , Tuesdays, 10-11:15am
  • Suffolk County Environmental Center
  • 550 South Bay Avenue, Islip
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $8; $4 members

Enjoy hiking, scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, and more! Registration required.

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First Discoveries for Toddlers

  • Mar. 06, 2020 - Mar. 20, 2020 , Fridays, 10-11:30am
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • 1000 Washington Ave., Crown Heights
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • Free admission to grounds until 12pm

Learn how plants and animals keep warm during the winter, read a story, or create a nature craft to take home. Up to 5 years old. 

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Seatuck Family Nature Club

  • Mar. 08, 2020 - Mar. 29, 2020 , South Shore Nature Center: 3/8 and 3/22, 1pm; Suffolk County Environmental Center: 3/15 and 3/29, 1pm
  • South Shore Nature Center/Suffolk County Environmental Center
  • 130 Bayview Ave./550 South Bay Ave., East Islip/Islip
  • All Ages
  • $4; free for members

Programs will be geared around what’s happening in nature. Registration required. 

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Feeding Fun

  • Feb. 09, 2020 - Feb. 29, 2020 , 2/9 and 2/29, 1-2pm
  • Greenburgh Nature Center
  • 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale
  • All Ages
  • $8; free for members

Join naturalists for a hands-on program and learn about the care that goes into feeding the indoor animals as well as the birds of prey and barnyard.

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Shark-Feeding Demonstrations

  • Jan. 05, 2020 - Apr. 26, 2020 , Sundays, 10:30am
  • THE MARITIME AQUARIUM AT NORWALK
  • 10 N. Water Street, Norwalk
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $26.95 admission plus $12; $24.95 ages 65 and older admission plus $12; $19.95 ages 3-12 admission plus $8

There's just a railing between participants and the sharks as the predators snap at food presented to them on a long pole. Reserve tickets online. 

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Maple Sugaring

  • Mar. 01, 2020 - Mar. 22, 2020 , Sundays, 2pm and 3:30pm
  • Tenafly Nature Center
  • 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
  • All Ages
  • $30 per family up to 6 members; $15 members family; $10 individuals; $5 members

Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. Registration required. 

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WILDLIFE CAREERS SERIES

  • Mar. 01, 2020 - Mar. 22, 2020 , Sundays, 9:00-11:00am
  • Queens Zoo
  • 53-51 111th St., Corona
  • Tween
  • $150

Roll up your sleeves and get messy! Jr. Keepers will get up close to animals and see what it takes to be a keeper at the Queens Zoo.

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Seatuck's Saturday Nature Explorers

  • Mar. 07, 2020 - Mar. 28, 2020 , Saturdays, 1-2pm
  • Suffolk County Environmental Center
  • 550 South Bay Avenue, Islip
  • All Ages
  • $4; free for members

Here’s your family’s chance to get outside together and enjoy a nature fix after a long week. Register online.

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Saturday Nature Explorers at the South Shore Nature Center

  • Mar. 07, 2020 - Mar. 28, 2020 , Saturdays, 3-4pm
  • South Shore Nature Center
  • 130 Bayview Ave., East Islip
  • All Ages
  • $4; free for members

Join South Shore Nature Center for exciting and informative nature programs. Register online.

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Sea Squirts: Learning with Animals

  • Mar. 04, 2020 - Mar. 28, 2020 , Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9:30am
  • New York Aquarium
  • 602 Surf Ave., Coney Island
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $120; $100 members

Explore, play, and move through the exhibits with your young aquarist before the Aquarium opens.

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'Fish Tales'

  • Jan. 03, 2020 - Apr. 24, 2020 , Fridays, 10:15-11am
  • THE MARITIME AQUARIUM AT NORWALK
  • 10 N. Water Street, Norwalk
  • Young elementary
  • $26.95; $24.95 ages 65 and older; $19.95 ages 3-12.

Stories, songs, and games that encourage children’s emerging language skills, followed by a play time.

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Lunar New Year

  • Feb. 01, 2020 - Feb. 29, 2020 , Weekends, 11am-4pm
  • Prospect Park Zoo
  • 450 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Lefferts Gardens
  • All Ages
  • $9.95; $7.95 seniors; $6.95 ages 3-12; free for children 2 and younger

Celebrate the festival of the new moon and animals of the Chinese Zodiac. Meet one of the tiniest rodents in the world, the Eurasian Harvest Mouse and learn how the Wildlife Conservation Society is helping animals in China and Southeast Asia.

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Seal-Spotting & Birding Cruises

  • Feb. 01, 2020 - Feb. 29, 2020 , 2/1, 9:30am; 2/2, 10:30am; 2/15, 9:30am; 2/16, 10:30am; 2/29 8am
  • Maritime Aquarium
  • 10 N. Water St., Norwalk
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $31.50; $26.50 members

Journey out onto Long Island Sound in hopes of seeing some of the seals and waterfowl that spend the winter just off the shores. All passengers must be at least 42 inches tall. Reservations recommended.

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Maple Syrup Saturdays

  • Feb. 01, 2020 - Feb. 29, 2020 , Saturdays, 1-3pm
  • Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
  • 2351 Veterans Rd. W., Staten Island
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Learn about the entire process of making maple syrup, from tap to table. Participants hike for up to an hour on Clay Pit Pond trails to find maple trees, drill holes, hang buckets, and collect sap. RSVP appreciated.

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Caregiver and Me Pop-ins

  • Feb. 25, 2020 - Mar. 24, 2020 , Tuesdays, 11am-12pm
  • Muscoot Farm
  • 51 Route 100, Katonah
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $5

Register your 3- to 5-year-old for this fun farm story/craft/walk that features a different story each week. Pre-regisgration required. 

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Caregiver and Me Book and Cook Pop-ins

  • Feb. 27, 2020 - Mar. 26, 2020 , Thursdays, 11am-1pm
  • Muscoot Farm
  • 51 Route 100, Katonah
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $5

Register your 3- to 5-year-old for a story and cooking with Farmer Brandy. Pre-regisgration required. 

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Tiny Tyke Times

  • Feb. 27, 2020 - Mar. 26, 2020 , Thursdays, 10-11am
  • Flat Rock Brook Nature Center
  • 443 Van Nostrand Ave., Englewood
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • $100 for all 13 classes or $10 per class; free for members

Snuggle up for a story time, an animal meet and greet, and work together on a special craft! Registration required. 

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Seal-Spotting & Birding Cruises

  • Mar. 01, 2020 - Mar. 29, 2020 , See website for schedule
  • THE MARITIME AQUARIUM AT NORWALK
  • 10 N. Water Street, Norwalk
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $31.50; $26.50 members

Journey out onto Long Island Sound in hopes of seeing some of the seals and waterfowl that spend the winter just off the shores. Passengers must be at least 42 inches tall. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Pack Chat for Kids

  • Mar. 01, 2020 - Mar. 29, 2020 , Sundays, 11am-12:30pm; 3/7 and 3/14, 2-3:30pm; NO SESSION 3/15; 3/21 and 3/28, 3-4:30pm
  • Wolf Conservation Center
  • 7 Buck Run, South Salem
  • All Ages
  • $14; $11 children younger than 12

Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves as well. Registration required. 

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Toddler Time: Scales, Feathers, and Fur

  • Mar. 01, 2020 - Mar. 29, 2020 , Sundays, 9:30-10:30am
  • Central Park Zoo
  • East 64th Street, New York
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $220; $175 Members

Every Sunday in March, come play at the Zoo during this caregiver and me 5-part adventure series. Discover feathery friends and prickly pals each day!

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IMAX Movies: 'Great Barrier Reef'

  • Dec. 14, 2019 - Apr. 30, 2020 , See website for schedule
  • THE MARITIME AQUARIUM AT NORWALK
  • 10 N. Water Street, Norwalk
  • All Ages
  • 1 IMAX film included with admission: $26.95; $24.95 ages 65 and older; $19.95 ages 3-12.

Discover how the reef is like a thriving metropolis populated by a cast of characters straight out of an adventure novel – heroes, bad guys, sidekicks, lovers, and clowns.

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Toddler Time - Winter Adventure

  • Jan. 29, 2020 - Mar. 11, 2020 , Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30am
  • Queens Zoo
  • 53-51 111th St., Corona
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • $185

You and your child can explore the zoo each week during the winter and discover how animals survive the cold weather months. Each week we will look at a different animal group and learn about them through song, movement, crafts and a visit from one of our animal friends.

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Stroller Safari

  • Mar. 07, 2020 - Apr. 18, 2020 , Saturdays, 10:30-11:30am
  • Queens Zoo
  • 53-51 111th St., Corona
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • $185

You and your child will have a chance to bond while singing songs, meeting live animals, and enjoying sensory play and craft time! Each session will transition from the one before.

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DISCOVERY WALKS FOR FAMILIES: HARLEM MEER

  • Jan. 04, 2020 - Mar. 08, 2020 , 1/4, 1/19, 1/26, 2/1, 2/15, 2/18, 2/19, 2/21, 3/8, 11:00am
  • Central Park - Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
  • Inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues, Central Park
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Learn about how the area has changed over time, the plants and animals that live there today, and how the Conservancy cares for this complex ecosystem.

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DISCOVERY WALKS FOR FAMILIES: TURTLE POND

  • Jan. 12, 2020 - Feb. 29, 2020 , 1/12, 1/20, 2/9, 2/17, 2/20, 2/23 and 2/29, 11:00am
  • Central Park: Belvedere Castle
  • Central Park, mid-Park at 79th Street, Central Park
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Bring your family and discover Turtle Pond — home to five species of turtles who live here year-round.

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Take A Closer Look—At Spring!

  • Mar. 08, 2020 - Apr. 26, 2020 , Sundays, 10am-4pm
  • Prospect Park Zoo
  • 450 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Lefferts Gardens
  • All Ages
  • $9.95; $7.95 seniors; $6.95 ages 3-12; free for children 2 and younger

Celebrate spring and learn how to be an urban scientist.

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Free Winter Weekdays

  • Jan. 07, 2020 - Feb. 28, 2020 , Tuesdays-Fridays, 10am-4:30pm; Open on 1/20 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and 2/17 for Presidents’ Day
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • 1000 Washington Ave., Crown Heights
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Experience the serenity and wonder of the Garden with free weekday admission and programs for the entire family!

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Winter Learn and Play 2020

  • Jan. 13, 2020 - Mar. 16, 2020 , select Mondays, 10:30-11:30am
  • Suffolk County Farm
  • 350 Yaphank Ave., Yaphank
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • $14 per class (minimum of 4 classes); $7 siblings over 12 months; free siblings younger than 12 months

Explore the farm with hands-on-activities, stories, songs, crafts and a wagon ride (weather permitting), and visit the animals. Each session has been designed to accentuate the child/caregiver learning experience.

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Toddler Time - Springtime at the Zoo

  • Mar. 18, 2020 - May. 20, 2020 , Select Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30am
  • Queens Zoo
  • 53-51 111th St., Corona
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • $185

You and your child can explore the zoo each week during the spring season and discover how animals awaken from their winter rest and burst into activity. Each week we will look at different animals and learn about them through song, movement, crafts and a visit from one of our animal friends.

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The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham's Kaleidoscope

  • Feb. 15, 2020 - Apr. 19, 2020 , Tuesdays-Sundays, 10am-6pm
  • The New York Botanical Garden
  • 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
  • All Ages
  • Weekends: $18-$30; Weekdays: $10-$23

Experience famed designer Jeff Leatham’s bold and colorful vision for the 18th annual Orchid Show.

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Art in the Garden: Recollections

  • Jan. 17, 2020 - Mar. 22, 2020 , See website for days and times
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • 43-50 Main St., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

See select works from the first ten years of exhibitions in QBG’s art gallery.

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Dolphins

  • Jan. 24, 2020 - Apr. 03, 2020 , See website for schedule
  • IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
  • 10 N. Water St., Norwalk
  • All Ages
  • $26.95; $24.95 ages 65 and older; $19.95 ages 3-12.

“Dolphins” goes beyond the romanticized images of marine-park dolphin shows to reveal how scientists are slowly gaining an understanding into these creatures’ complex world.

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Palisades Farmers' Market

  • Jan. 11, 2020 - Mar. 28, 2020 , Saturdays, 9am-2pm
  • Palisades Community Center
  • 675 Oak Tree Road, Palisades
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE Admission is free, prices vary for goods

The Palisades Indoor Winter Farmers' Market has everything you need to make delicious seasonal meals with music and a kid's craft table most Saturdays. 

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Farmer's Helper

  • Jan. 11, 2020 - Apr. 04, 2020 , Saturdays, 10am-12pm
  • The Green School
  • 287 Merchants Path, Sagaponack
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $50

Learn how to care for animals big and small: horses, pigs, chickens, goats, and more. Ages 3-10. Register online. 

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Ski, Snowboard, and Tubing Season

  • Dec. 01, 2019 - Mar. 15, 2020 , Monday-Thursday, 2-8pm; Friday, 1-10pm; Saturday, 8:30am-10pm; Sunday, 8:30am-8pm
  • Campgaw Mountain
  • 200 Campgaw Road, Mahwah
  • All Ages
  • see website for rates and packages

Enjoy the last snowy fun of winter with skiing, snowboarding, and tubing for all abilities with short life lines and uncrowded trails. Equipment rentals and intruction available for all ages. 

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Weekly Winter Walks at Sheldrake

  • Dec. 02, 2019 - Mar. 09, 2020 , select Mondays, 9:30-10:30am
  • SHELDRAKE ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER
  • 685 WEAVER STREET, LARCHMONT
  • All Ages
  • FREE

These relaxed, guided walks will allow you to connect with nature as the group observes the changes in the landscape and natural environment week over week.

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IC Ice Rink

  • Nov. 30, 2019 - Mar. 28, 2020 , Wednesdays-Fridays, 4-8pm; Saturdays, 10am-8pm; Sundays, 10am-6pm
  • Industry City
  • 51 35th Street , Sunset Park
  • All Ages
  • $10; $6 ages 12 and younger; $9 skate rental

Get ready to skate into winter! Courtyard 5/6 will house an ice rink for the cooler months. 

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Nature Play Club

  • Oct. 20, 2019 - Apr. 23, 2020 , Third Sunday of each month, 2:00pm
  • Queens Zoo
  • 53-51 111th St., Corona
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Enjoy free monthly sessions at the Zoo and in nearby parks, connecting families back to nature through unstructured, free-play exploration. Registration required. 

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Seal Watching Cruise Long Island

  • Oct. 19, 2019 - Apr. 26, 2020 , Saturdays and Sundays, 12-2pm **NO SESSION 11/3**
  • Freeport Water Taxi & Tours
  • 211 Woodcleft Avenue, Freeport
  • All Ages
  • $25; $15 children 5-10; free for children 4 and younger

Enjoy a leisurely tour of the local bays in the the comfort of a 44-foot enclosed boat and encounter seals and other wildlife.

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Cortelyou Greenmarket

  • Dec. 01, 2019 - Dec. 27, 2020 , Sundays, 8am-3pm
  • Greenmarket
  • Cortelyou Road and Rugby Road, Ditmas Park
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

Shop at the market, recycle old clothes, and drop off your food scap compost. 

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Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket

  • Nov. 29, 2019 - Dec. 26, 2020 , Saturdays, 8am-4pm
  • Greenmarket
  • Prospect Park West & Flatbush Ave, West Brooklyn
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods

Shop fresh produce, flowers, and more. Drop off your food scrap compost and bring clothing to be recycled. 

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