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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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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.
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.
World Wildlife DayBoston, Free
Sat, February 29, 2020  -  Sat, February 29, 2020   
Celebrate Word WildLife Day at the Franklin Park Zoo in honor of the Leap Day to learn more about specific species that have an extra spring in their step!
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.
A roaring birthday celebration for Franklin Park Zoo's lions!Boston, $$
Sat, March 7, 2020  -  Sat, March 7, 2020   
Lion brothers Dinari and Kamaia turn 11 in March! Guests are invited to celebrate the occasion with lion themed arts and craft and new lion species facts from expert zookeepers.
Boston Sea Rovers Sunday Kids DayDanvers, Free
Sun, March 8, 2020  -  Sun, March 8, 2020   
Join us for fun ocean related activities and presentations during the day from 10am-2pm. Admission to these special Sunday Kids Day programs for children and adults are FREE!*
Owl Prowl Adventures under the Moon for AdultsNatick, $
Fri, March 13, 2020  -  Fri, March 13, 2020   
Join us as we learn about our local owls and walk through fields and forests under moon and starlight listening for our resident screech, barred and great horned owls.
Enrichment fun in celebration of St. Patrick's DayBoston, Free
Sat, March 14, 2020  -  Sat, March 14, 2020   
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Franklin Park Zoo! Watch some of the animals receive green-themed treats, get creative at the arts and crafts table and test your animal knowledge at the education station.
Doggy Days: Abby Gets a Check-up with Local SMART Gal Dr. Daphne FlessasActon, $$
Thu, March 19, 2020  -  Thu, March 19, 2020   
Join us as we learn about women who have made SMART (science, math and art) contributions throughout history. Today we’ll be joined by a local 'Smart Gal', veterinarian Dr. Daphne Flessas.
Fun in the Tropics at Franklin Park ZooBoston, $$
Sat, March 21, 2020  -  Sat, March 21, 2020   
Join Franklin Park Zoo’s emerging leaders group, The Wild Things, for an island getaway in the Tropical Forest. Join us in your best luau gear and meet some exotic animals. This is a 21+ event.
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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