Enjoy and Explore Trailside in Every Season!

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APRIL 23rd               EARTH DAY CELEBRATION       10:30 am at the Bear Den

Saturday                    Rain date: Sunday, April 24th

Go to the Bear Den at 10:30 am to help make treats for the Bears. At 11:00 am, see the bears come out of their dens to gobble them up. Family-friendly fun with Earth-friendly focus! Nature-related crafts, activities and displays. Spring-themed animal enrichment throughout the zoo! Native tree seedling distribution 1/seedling/household for first 100 families.

JUNE 25th                SUMMER CELEBRATION           11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Kick off the beginning of summer with a day of family fun in the park! Stroll over to Trailside to see the animals. Enjoy nature crafts, learn about the summer season and plant your own sunflower.

AUGUST 6th            BIRD FESTIVAL                           11:00 AM to 3:00 PM   

Fly on over to celebrate the birds of New York State at Trailside. Visit the bald eagle, owls, hawks, and vultures. Family-friendly activities: Bird Olympics, Great Migration Challenge, and more!

SEPT 17th               BIODIVERSITY CELEBRATION   11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Celebrate NYS native animals & plants! Have fun! Enjoy nature crafts, games & activities. Visit the animals & museums & enjoy fall!     

OCT 29th                 BOO AT THE ZOO                        10:30 am at the Bear Den

Saturday                  Rain date: Sunday, October 30th

Come to the Bear Den at 10:30 to make spooky snacks for the black bears. At 11:00, watch the zookeepers let the bears loose to enjoy the tasty Halloween decorations. Touch real animal skulls, see stuffed specimens in the Nature Study museums, make Autumn crafts and learn about bats and our not-so-scary owls and vultures. Lots of family-friendly fun and activities.

DEC 17th                BEARY MERRY HOLIDAY        10:30 am at the Bear Den

Saturday Rain date Sunday, December 18th

Come to the Bear Den at 10:30 and make tasty holiday snacks for the black bears. We’ll celebrate the holiday season at 11:00 when we let the bears out to unwrap their gift boxes full of delicious treats! Bundle up and come out for a festive, family-friendly winter experience.