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Boston Events with Animals for Kids and Families

Calendar of family and kids events that involve animals, happening near Boston.


Animal Talk Scavenger HuntCambridge, $
Sat, December 21, 2019  -  Fri, January 31, 2020   
Have you ever wished that you could talk with other animals? Come to the museum dressed as your favorite animal and learn how animals talk!
New England Aquarium Winter ActivitiesBoston, $$$
Wed, January 1, 2020  -  Fri, February 14, 2020   
Informative and entertaining live animal presentations happen at the Aquarium every day. During your visit, you can watch fur seals interact playfully with their trainers, turtles eat right from divers' hands, and penguins eagerly eating delicious treats.
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Weir River Farm Winter Barnyard Story HourHingham, Free
Wed, January 15, 2020  -  Wed, March 18, 2020   
Barnyard stories come alive when you get to meet the main characters! Bring your preschooler down to the farm for our version of story time.
Free Zoo Admission In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. DayBoston, Free
Mon, January 20, 2020  -  Mon, January 20, 2020   
Come visit Franklin Park Zoo in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Admission is free all day so come enjoy the day with your friends and family!
Winter Wildlife CruiseBoston, $$
Sat, January 25, 2020  -  Sat, January 25, 2020   
Grab your camera and join park rangers and local naturalists to observe animals who make their wintertime home in Boston Harbor and around the outer Harbor Islands.
Steam Saturdays at BCYF Paris StreetBoston, Free
Sat, January 25, 2020   
Come explore family-friendly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities! Find out if you are taller than a whale rib! Learn about the ocean, the animals that live there, and join us in protecting the blue planet!
PAW Patrol Meet and Greet at Franklin Park Zoo!Boston
Sat, January 25, 2020  -  Sat, January 25, 2020   
Direct from Adventure Bay, your favorite PAW Patrol pups Chase and Skye are racing to the ruff-ruff rescue to meet you at Franklin Park Zoo for a fun-filled day!
Owl Prowl Adventures under the Moon for FamiliesNatick, $
Fri, January 31, 2020  -  Fri, January 31, 2020   
Come with the whole family under the moon and stars to learn about owl calls, behavior and habitat as we search and listen for our resident screech, barred and great horned owls.
Creature Feature: Birds of Prey showActon, $
Fri, January 31, 2020  -  Fri, January 31, 2020   
Presenting a Birds of Prey show for ages over 5 featuring 5 raptors like eagles, hawks, falcons and owls. Limited show size. Tickets available in advance at actonrec.com or at the door pending availability.
Commerford Kid's Fun Fair & Traveling Zoo3 Locations, $$
Sat, February 1, 2020  -  Sun, February 2, 2020   
Commerford Zoo' kids fun fairs are a fun, friendly, and safe place to bring your family. Enjoy rides, games, and a unique chance to interact with exotic animals.
Owl Festival: Up Close and Personal w/ the Owls of BroadmoorNatick, $
Sat, February 1, 2020  -  Sat, February 1, 2020   
Come explore the wonders of owls with friends and family! Join us for an up close and personal view of some of our local owl species, including the great horned and screech owl.
Owl Festival: Up Close and Personal with the Owls of Broadmoor (2 shows!)Natick, $$
Sat, February 1, 2020  -  Sat, February 1, 2020   
Come explore the wonders of owls with friends and family! Join us for an up close and personal view of several of our local owl species, including the great horned and screech owl.
Owl Festival: All About Owls for Families with Younger Children (2 shows!)Natick, $
Sat, February 1, 2020  -  Sat, February 1, 2020   
Children will learn about owls through a story, learn to move like owls, touch real owl wings and learn what sounds owls make. They will also meet one live owl up close.
Owl Prowl Adventures under the Moon for AdultsNatick, $
Sat, February 1, 2020  -  Sat, February 1, 2020   
Join us as we learn about our local owls and walk through fields and forests under moon and starlight listening for our resident screech, barred and great horned owls.
Owl Prowl Adventures under the Moon for AdultsNatick, $
Fri, February 7, 2020  -  Fri, February 7, 2020   
Join us as we learn about our local owls and walk through fields and forests under moon and starlight listening for our resident screech, barred and great horned owls.
Family Animal Tracking Adventure!Milton, $
Sat, February 8, 2020  -  Sat, February 8, 2020   
Become a 'Nature Detective' and learn about 'stories in the snow' and many other signs that wildlife leave behind as clues to how and where they travel to find food, water, and shelter.
Family Owl ProwlMilton, $
Sat, February 8, 2020  -  Sat, February 8, 2020   
Discover some of the unique adaptations of owls, practice owl calls, and meet some of the museum's resident owls before going on a night hike to search for owls and other nocturnal life.
Raise Your Own Backyard Chickens - Live Closer to the Earth!Milton, $$
Sat, February 8, 2020  -  Sat, February 8, 2020   
Have you been thinking of living closer to the earth and reducing your carbon footprint? Growing your own food and enjoying your own fresh eggs is a great way to start!
STEAM Saturday at BCYF Leahy-HolloranBoston, Free
Sat, February 29, 2020   
Come explore family-friendly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities! Find out if you are taller than a whale rib! Learn about the ocean, the animals that live there, and join us in protecting the blue planet!
Owl Prowl Adventures under the Moon for AdultsNatick, $
Sat, February 29, 2020  -  Sat, February 29, 2020   
Join us as we learn about our local owls and walk through fields and forests under moon and starlight listening for our resident screech, barred and great horned owls.
Owl Prowl Adventures under the Moon for AdultsNatick, $
Fri, March 6, 2020  -  Fri, March 6, 2020   
Join us as we learn about our local owls and walk through fields and forests under moon and starlight listening for our resident screech, barred and great horned owls.
Magnificent Mysterious Mammals!Milton, $
Sat, March 7, 2020  -  Sat, March 7, 2020   
Come to the Blue Hills Trailside Museum and have a close encounter with one of our most mysterious and sometimes misunderstood resident mammals, the Striped Skunk.
Owl Prowl Adventures under the Moon for AdultsNatick, $
Fri, March 13, 2020  -  Fri, March 13, 2020   
Join us as we learn about our local owls and walk through fields and forests under moon and starlight listening for our resident screech, barred and great horned owls.
Steam Saturday at BCYF Mildred AvenueBoston, Free
Sat, May 30, 2020   
Come explore family-friendly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities! Find out if you are taller than a whale rib! Learn about the ocean, the animals that live there, and join us in protecting the blue planet!


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