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Boston Events with Animals for Kids and Families

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


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Birds of the World Gallery at HMNHCambridge, $$
Tue, January 1, 2019  -  Thu, November 21, 2019   
Boasting over 10,000 species, birds are the most diverse land vertebrates on the planet, surpassing the biological diversity of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.
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Storytime at Buttonwood Park ZooNew Bedford, $$
Wed, January 23, 2019  -  Wed, June 26, 2019   
Join us for Story Time in the Bear's Den Cafe with the New Bedford Public Library every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month. Enjoy zoo-themed stories & an puppet show.
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Aussie Aviary at Franklin Park ZooBoston
Tue, April 16, 2019  -  Mon, September 30, 2019   
You won’t believe your eyes in the Aussie Aviary, where hundreds of brightly colored budgerigars, affectionately called budgies, flit and flutter through this free-flight, warm-weather exhibit.
Masters of Flight: Birds of PreyStoneham, $$
Sat, May 4, 2019  -  Mon, September 2, 2019   
The wildly popular seasonal bird show returns on May 4. Masters of Flight: Birds of Prey features bird species from around the world Educational experience for visitors of all ages
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Wicked Big BUGS! At Franklin Park ZooBoston, $$
Sat, May 25, 2019  -  Mon, September 2, 2019   
This summer guests can visit Franklin Park Zoo for a larger-than-life bug adventure. With more than a dozen moving, buzzing bugs, animatronic life-like bugs, including an 8-foot-tall tarantula, emperor scorpion and...
Butterfly Hollow at Franklin Park ZooBoston, $
Sat, June 15, 2019  -  Mon, September 2, 2019   
Don’t miss Butterfly Hollow at Franklin Park Zoo! The popular, seasonal exhibit will open June 15 (weather-permitting) and will be open through Labor Day, September 2.
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Baby Animal Farm at Patriot PlaceFoxboro, Free
Mon, June 24, 2019  -  Mon, August 26, 2019   
Bunnies, chicks, goats, ducklings and more – oh my! Kickstart your week with the Patriot Place Baby Animal Farm located outside Charming Charlie from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM on Monday, July 22.
Red, White & Zoo!Boston, Free
Sat, July 6, 2019  -  Sat, July 6, 2019   
Show your patriotic pride and wear your stars and stripes as you watch animals at Franklin Park Zoo receive festive enrichment on July 6 from 10am - 6 pm!
Red, White & Zoo!Stoneham, Free
Sat, July 6, 2019  -  Sat, July 6, 2019   
Show your patriotic pride and wear your stars and stripes as you watch animals at Stone Zoo receive festive enrichment on July 6 from 10am-6pm!
Birds of Prey ProgramBoston, Free
Sat, July 6, 2019  -  Wed, August 28, 2019   
Join a Mass Audubon bird specialist for a close-up look at live owls, falcons and other birds who call New England home. This is a great opportunity to get closer to these beautiful predatory birds.
New England Reptile ExpoManchester-by-the-Sea, $
Sun, July 7, 2019  -  Sun, July 7, 2019   
Come see thousands of live pet reptiles on display and for sale as pets. More than 70 reptile breeders will be displaying! This is the event for you!
Bird Watching on Peddocks IslandHull, $
Sun, July 14, 2019  -  Sun, July 14, 2019   
Join us for a day of birding and island exploration! You will have a chance to look for and learn about a wide variety of birds while exploring the island.
New England Aquarium at the Parks4 Locations, Free
Tue, July 16, 2019  -  Thu, August 8, 2019   
Come explore family - friendly STEM activities and meet some local ocean animals!
Doggy Days: Out for a WalkActon, $
Thu, July 18, 2019  -  Thu, July 18, 2019   
Abby is a certified Therapy Dog from the Pets & People Foundation, which means she’s happy to meet both enthusiastic dog-lovers and anyone who’s curious but might be shy.
Turtle TimeMilton, $
Sat, August 17, 2019  -  Sat, August 17, 2019   
Can turtles take off their shells? What's the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? Come learn some really cool facts (and myths) about our scaly reptile friends that live in the Blue Hills.
Franklin Park Zoo Winter Activities & ExhibitsBoston, $$$
Tue, October 1, 2019  -  Mon, April 1, 2019   
Franklin Park Zoo has the cure for cabin fever during long New England winters, so hold off on hibernating, because they’ve got plenty of amazing animals that don’t!
Stone Zoo Winter Activities and ExhibitsStoneham, $$
Tue, October 1, 2019  -  Mon, April 1, 2019   
Stone Zoo has the cure for cabin fever during long New England winters, so hold off on hibernating, because we’ve got plenty of amazing animals that don’t!


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