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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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Boo at the Buttonwood Park ZooNew Bedford, $
Fri, October 11, 2019  -  Sun, October 27, 2019   
Join us at Boo at the Zoo for an evening of Halloween fun! Climb aboard for a spoooooky wagon ride ($1/ride), train ride ($1/ride) or take a bewitching carousel ride ($2/ride)!
Doggy Days: Howl-o-weenActon, $
Thu, October 17, 2019  -  Thu, October 17, 2019   
Abby the Therapy Dog needs your help deciding what costume she should wear on Halloween. Help her play doggy dress-up, and vote for the costume you think she should wear trick-or-treating!
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Halloween Pet Parade! at Faneuil HallBoston, Free
Sat, October 26, 2019  -  Sat, October 26, 2019   
Get your pooch in costume and head down to Faneuil Hall Marketplace for some spooktacular howl-o-ween fun! Stroll the promenades with your pet and walk the red carpet to show off your seasonal spirit
Busy Beavers at BroadmoorNatick, $
Sat, October 26, 2019  -  Sat, November 16, 2019   
Fall is a busy time for beavers as they prepare for winter at Broadmoor. Discover what life is like as a beaver and watch for our resident beavers on their evening explorations.
Owl FestivalMilton, $
Sat, October 26, 2019  -  Sun, October 27, 2109   
Give a hoot for owls at Trailside Museumís Owl Festival! Meet live owls up close and discover how these mysterious animals survive. Thereíll be kidsí crafts, food trucks, and fun for all ages.
Creepy CrawliesNatick, $
Sun, October 27, 2019  -  Sun, October 27, 2019   
This program features some of the strange and creepy critters from our wild and wacky world of animals. Get up close and personal with tarantulas, amphibians, snakes and even some cool cockroaches!
Owl Prowl Adventures under the Moon for FamiliesNatick, $
Sat, November 2, 2019  -  Sat, November 16, 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.
Family Owl ProwlMilton, $
Sat, November 9, 2019  -  Sat, November 9, 2019   
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.
Nature On Tap... What's Up Below: Exploring the Underwater Behavior of HumpbackFramingham, $
Wed, November 13, 2019  -  Wed, November 13, 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.)
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.
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.
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)
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)
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.


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