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Spring has sprung! Join Connetquot River State Park Preserve on a leisurely stroll through the preserve to celebrate nature awakening from the chil...
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.
Learn all about maples trees, discover what it takes to turn sap into syrup, enjoy a delicious maple syrup treat and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn all about different kinds of paws, feet, and droppings and how to identify the animals that left them behind. Registration required.
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.
See and learn about keeping saltwater fish and corals alive in captivity, as well as the difficulty and rewards of aqua-culturing clownfish.
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.
Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands.
In honor of Girl Scout Day, all girl scouts wearing their scouting uniform will receive a free Hatchery & Aquarium tour with their paid admission.
Uncover what animals are living in the forest by searching for clues they have left behind. Reservations required.
While questions are most welcome, there will be no formal discussion during this moderately paced, five-mile walk, thus affording walkers the oppor...
Join the South Fork Natural History Museum on this leisurely paced hike through open fields, and then enjoy some light refreshments and convivial conversation.
Explore different aspects of the preserve’s environment as well as critical conservation issues and helpful practices to create a healthy, sustainable environment.
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.
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...
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.
Monthly walks will continue year-round on second Saturdays at their largest sanctuary, Brinton Brook in Croton-on-Hudson.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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...
Find out information about summer camp and spend the day in the country.
Families will receive a set of clues to independently solve nature riddles along Tenafly Nature Center trails. Register online.
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.
Story time comes alive with Jungle Bob's Reptile World.
Start your day off with stacks of hotcakes and maple syrup and watch a demonstration about how ‘liquid gold’ is produced.
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.
Enjoy a naturalist guided hike to uncover signs of spring as plants and animals begin to wake up from the winter.
Visit the zoo early, meet animals up-close, and make a special treat for these amazing primates.
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.
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.
Swearch for the Spotted Salamander, one of four native mole salamanders. Reservations required.
Travel back in time to discover the history of maple sugaring and learn how easy sugaring is to do in your own kitchen!
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.)
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...
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.
Touch shark jaws, eggs, teeth, and other artifacts as you learn some fun facts about sharks. Pre-registration required.
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...
Get together, share ideas, and do projects that center around different aspects of sustainable living.
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...
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.
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.
Learn about the importance of local pollinators and planting the seeds of various native plants all while having fun outdoors!
Discover new superpowers and become your own superhero with lots of activities.
Plant your story in a collective story quilt and celebrate your unique relationship with the land that holds us.
Explore the universe in a fascinating digital display inside the inflatable Starlab Planetarium in Castle Gould. Registration required.
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.
Take a walk around the gardens to see that flowers are blooming and make handmade journals to document your observations.
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.
Go for the gold! Campers will investigate Olympic caliber animal survival strategies from around the world through engaging activities, animal inve...
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.
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...
Not your average extracurricular, this program meets participants where they are and develops self-reliance and comfort in the outdoors.
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.
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.
Step back in time as you tour the Main House of the South Side Sportsmen's Club. Reservations suggested.
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.
Programs will be geared around what’s happening in nature. Registration required.
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.
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.
Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. Registration required.
Join South Shore Nature Center for exciting and informative nature programs. Register online.
Explore, play, and move through the exhibits with your young aquarist before the Aquarium opens.
Stories, songs, and games that encourage children’s emerging language skills, followed by a play time.
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.
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.
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.
Snuggle up for a story time, an animal meet and greet, and work together on a special craft! Registration required.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bring your family and discover Turtle Pond — home to five species of turtles who live here year-round.
Experience the serenity and wonder of the Garden with free weekday admission and programs for the entire family!
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.
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.
Experience famed designer Jeff Leatham’s bold and colorful vision for the 18th annual Orchid Show.
See select works from the first ten years of exhibitions in QBG’s art gallery.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
Get ready to skate into winter! Courtyard 5/6 will house an ice rink for the cooler months.
Enjoy free monthly sessions at the Zoo and in nearby parks, connecting families back to nature through unstructured, free-play exploration. Registration required.
Enjoy a leisurely tour of the local bays in the the comfort of a 44-foot enclosed boat and encounter seals and other wildlife.
Shop fresh produce, flowers, and more. Drop off your food scrap compost and bring clothing to be recycled.
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