Nature, Animals & Science

Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii

Saturday, May 19–Sunday, October 28, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
New York Botanical Garden ~ Bronx
$20, $18/students & seniors, $8/ages 2-12, free/ages 1 & under
Pretend you're in Hawai‘i at this exhibit of 17 paintings by American artist Georgia O’Keeffe’s created on commission for a Hawaiian Pineapple...

Gateway Storytime

Friday, October 19, 10:00 am–11:45 am
American Museum of Natural History ~ Upper West Side
suggested $22/ages 12-65, $12.50/ages 2-12, $17/students & seniors free/ages 2 & under
Ages 2 to 5 can play in the fascinating Discovery Room, then explore a natural science or cultural topic with a story,...

Spooky Pumpkin Garden

Friday, October 19–Wednesday, October 31, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
New York Botanical Garden ~ Bronx
$28, $25/students & seniors, $12/ages 2-12, free/under 2
Explore more than 100 pumpkin-headed scarecrows set among giant and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. Put on...

Children’s Story Time @ Fauna

Friday, October 19, 11:00 am–11:30 am
Fauna ~
Read animal or ecology based story books, then meet animals related to the story. Children are encouraged to pet or hold the...

Breakfast With The Baboons: Spooky Pumpkin Carving

Saturday, October 20, 9:00 am–10:30 am
Prospect Park Zoo ~ Brooklyn
Enjoy exclusive early access to the zoo with a wild troop of baboons. Eat a tasty breakfast, meet an animal up close,...

Boo at the Zoo

Saturday, October 20, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
The Bronx Zoo ~ Bronx

Watch rhinos smash pumpkins, see giant pumpkin carvings of animals, join dancers and drummers in a costume parade, explore a hay maze,...

Brick or Treat

Saturday, October 20, 10:00 am–7:00 pm
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester ~ Westchester
$26.95 online, $29.95 at door
Jump inside the world's spookiest box of LEGO® bricks at a Halloween Party featuring boo-tiful LEGO creations and activities including a Halloween-themed...

Discovery Walks for Families: Woodland Wonderland

Saturday, October 20, 10:00 am–11:30 am
Central Park, The Loeb Boathouse ~ Central Park
Get “lost” with Central Park Conservancy educators in the Ramble. Explore how this carefully planned woodland provides habitat for a variety of...

Giant Pumpkin Weekend

Saturday, October 20, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
New York Botanical Garden ~ Bronx
$28, $25/students & seniors, $12/ages 2-12, free/under 2
Monstrous pumpkins from around the country—some weighing in at more than a ton—arrive at the glorious-in-fall Botanical Garden. Meet the growers to...

Scavengers & Decomposers Weekend

Saturday, October 20, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Wave Hill ~ Bronx
Hooray for decay! Get your hands dirty—literally—as you explore the process of decomposition at Wave Hill. Investigate the forest floor in the...

The Year of the Bird Celebration

Saturday, October 20, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Greenburgh Nature Center ~ Westchester
Celebrate the “Year of the Bird” (according to the National Audubon Society, National Geographic and others) with hands-on activities for the whole...

Brooklyn Bridge Park's Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 20, 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Brookyln Bridge Park ~ Brooklyn
Celebrate the changing of the seasons with a parade led by a brass band, face painting, spin art, live animal demonstrations, pumpkin...

River Explorers Free Saturday Nature Programs

Saturday, October 20, 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak ~ Westchester
The Center for the Urban River at Beczak presents nature-themed lessons and craft activities from 11 am–12 pm followed by family seining...

Rye Fall Festival

Saturday, October 20, 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Rye Town Park ~ Westchester
$10/child, free/ages 3 & under
This fall festival features pumpkin painting, a petting zoo, a pinata, live music by Songs for Seeds, face painting, bouncy castle, hay...

The Amazing Maize Maze

Saturday, October 20, 11:00 am–4:30 pm
Queens County Farm Museum ~ Queens
$10, $5/ages 4-11, free/ages 3 & under
Enjoy getting lost in NYC's 3-acre interactive corn maze. The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for the challenge...

HarvestFest on the Hill

Saturday, October 20, 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Ridge Hill ~ Westchester
Join Ridge Hill for trick-or-treating (12–1 pm), Jake's Rockin' Country Band, a barnyard petting farm, pumpkin decorating, an interactive 360º photo experience,...

King Manor Fall Festival

Saturday, October 20, 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
King Manor Museum ~ Queens
Celebrate the return of the autumn season a a historic home. Play games, make corn husk dolls, churn butter 19th-century style, press...

My Dog Loves Central Park Fair

Saturday, October 20, 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Central Park, Naumburg Bandshell ~ Central Park
This annual canine celebration features Pooch Plinko and other games, training tips and demos, a kid-friendly Paws Scavenger Hunt, "Dancing with your...

Creepy Creatures of Halloween

Saturday, October 20, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
New York Botanical Garden ~ Bronx
Meet creepy and cool critters during a live animal presentation and discover the unique adaptations which help them survive in their habitats....

Make It: Lightsabers

Saturday, October 20, 1:30 pm–3:00 pm
New York Hall of Science ~ Queens
$5 per adult/child pair, plus NYSCI admission ($15, $12/ages 2 – 17, students & seniors)
Explore light and simple circuits while creating brilliantly glowing lightsabers. Also explore the rest of the interactive museum including the immersive Connected...

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