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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, $$
Tue, January 1, 2019  -  Thu, November 21, 2019   
Boasting over 10,000 species, birds are the most diverse land vertebrates on the planet, surpassing the biological diversity of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.
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Aussie Aviary at Franklin Park ZooBoston
Tue, April 16, 2019  -  Mon, September 30, 2019   
You won’t believe your eyes in the Aussie Aviary, where hundreds of brightly colored budgerigars, affectionately called budgies, flit and flutter through this free-flight, warm-weather exhibit.
Masters of Flight: Birds of PreyStoneham, $$
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.
Saturday Open Barnyard at Appleton FarmsIpswich, $
Sat, June 29, 2019  -  Sat, August 31, 2019   
Join us for our Saturday barnyard and spend the day with some of Appleton’s Animals! Stop by anytime between 10AM – 12:30PM for fantastic farmyard meet and greets, crafts, learning stations and more!
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.
Square One Mall Hosts Curious Creatures event!Saugus, Free
Wed, August 21, 2019  -  Wed, August 21, 2019   
Square One Mall will host Curious Creatures on Wednesday, August 21st – New England’s original, interactive and educational live animal program will introduce attendees to interesting and unusual animals.
Swing into fun at the Gibbon Birthday Party!Stoneham, $
Sat, September 7, 2019  -  Sat, September 7, 2019   
Kien, a White-Cheeked Gibbon, is turning 18 and guests are invited to celebrate the occasion. This special day will include special birthday enrichment items for the gibbons and an opportunity to meet with a zookeeper.
Pirate & Princess Day at the Franklin Park ZooBoston, $
Sat, September 28, 2019  -  Sat, September 28, 2019   
Feel like you’re in a fairytale at Franklin Park Zoo! Meet and pose for photos with the princesses and learn how to be a pirate under the instruction of Captain Jack and his crew.
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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