Did you know that although deserts are quite warm during the day, they can get very cold at night? In order to live in this habitat, animals have to have amazing adaptations to survive! Learn all about what it takes to live in the desert and make a sandy lizard craft to take home.
As the weather gets colder and the snow starts to fall, animals all around us are getting ready for Winter! Join us as we discover the different ways that New York State animals prepare for and survive during the cold winter months!
Grasslands can be found on almost every continent in the world and go by many names! Learn about the many different animals that call grasslands home and craft a critter to take home!
We’ll be sharing tips and tricks for eco-friendly decorating, wrapping, and gift making. Make a recycled decoration to take home and learn about how we can help animals and the environment this season!
Here at the zoo, we love to make special treats for our critters for the holidays! Stop by to make a holiday card for one of your favorite animals here at the zoo or drop off a gift from our wishlist!
Join us for a special edition of Wild Weekends! First, stop by the auditorium to learn about how animals in your backyard survive through the winter, meet an ambassador animal up close, and make a track card! Then, join one of our educators for a tour of the North Trek trail and see if you can identify any tracks left by native animals. Tours will be leaving the auditorium every half hour beginning at 1:00pm.
Feathers come in all shapes, sizes and colors! They are also used to help animals fly, swim, and balance! Learn about how birds use their feathers, beaks, and feet to survive in their habitats and make a feathery craft to take home.
From lizards with scaly skin to turtles with tough shells, reptiles have a lot of different ways that protect themselves! Discover what makes reptiles so unique and meet a few scaly creatures up close!
Did you know that a hedgehog’s spines are made out of the same stuff as our hair? Meet one of our resident hedgehogs and learn about the different types of defenses mammals have to keep them safe.
Fur helps many animals to stay warm, blend in, and shed water! Stop by to meet one of our furry ambassador animals and grab a furry animal scavenger hunt to take around the zoo!
Did you know that over 90% of the animal kingdom is invertebrates? And they come in all shapes and sizes! Join us as we learn about these incredible animals, meet a couple of our resident invertebrates, and craft a creature to take home!