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Boston Events with Animals for Kids and Families

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


Zoodoptions at Zoo New EnglandBoston, $$$
Fri, November 15, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
With the holidays right around the corner, a perfect gift option for the animal (and stuffed animal!) lover in your life might just be a Zoodoption package from Zoo New England.
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The 15th Annual Holidays on the GreenPlymouth, Free
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
The ever-popular Reindog Parade is back for another year of costumed canines and tail-wagging good times. Dogs from all over New England will be dressed in their best festive holiday apparel to participate in the...
Owl Prowl Adventures under the Moon for FamiliesNatick, $
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
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.
South Shore Plaza Hosts Pet Photos with Santa!Braintree
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Pet Photo Night is an opportunity for all members of the family, pet and human, to visit with Santa. The Pet Photo Night is part of the Simon Santa Photo Experience.
Bird Away the Winter Blues! (Great Meadows)Natick, $
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Enjoy a guided bird walk looking for Great Meadows wintering species and many regular winter visitors like American coot, common goldeneye, golden-crowned kinglet, and American tree sparrow.
Nature On Tap...A Mighty Wind-Birds and Offshore Wind Power (21+)Framingham, $
Wed, December 11, 2019  -  Wed, December 11, 2019   
Join us at Jack's Abby Brewery in Framingham for food, a beer and a thought provoking discussion with local experts about their work in the natural world. (Pizza appetizer is included with each ticket)
Pet Photo Nights with Santa at Burlington MallBurlington
Sun, December 15, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
The popular Pet Photo Nights add a magical element to visiting with Santa. Pets will have a turn to visit with Santa on Sundays in November and December at his new Winter Wonderlights home.
Pet Photo Nights with Santa at Burlington MallBurlington
Sun, December 22, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
The popular Pet Photo Nights add a magical element to visiting with Santa. Pets will have a turn to visit with Santa on Sundays in November and December at his new Winter Wonderlights home.
Ice Princesses at ZooLightsStoneham
Thu, December 26, 2019  -  Sun, December 29, 2019   
Feel like you’re in a winter wonderland of lights as you visit with the Ice Princesses at Stone Zoo’s ZooLights December 26 - 29. Guests can meet with the princesses and pose for photos.
Spend a WILD school vacation week at Franklin Park Zoo!Boston
Thu, December 26, 2019  -  Fri, January 4, 2019   
Looking for a great way to end the year? During your winter school vacation week, connect with incredible wildlife and spend a memorable day with family and friends exploring Franklin Park Zoo.
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.
Owl Prowl Adventures under the Moon for FamiliesNatick, $
Sat, January 4, 2020  -  Sat, January 11, 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.
Nature On Tap...Building Resilience to Climate Change Through Nature (21+)Framingham, $
Wed, January 8, 2020  -  Wed, January 8, 2020   
Join us at Jack's Abby Brewery in Framingham for food, a beer and a thought provoking discussion with local experts about their work in the natural world. (Pizza appetizer is included with each ticket)
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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.
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.


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