Enjoy and Explore Trailside in Every Season!
Check back from time to time. More events will be added.
Sat., April 22nd Earth Day 10:30 am to 3:00 pm
rain date, Sun., April 23rd
Come at 10:30 a.m. to make treats for the Bears. The Bears will come out of their dens to gobble them up at 11:00. Family-friendly fun with an Earth-friendly focus! Nature-related activities & displays. See spring-themed animal enrichment. Make a wildflower seed ball and nature crafts. Allow 20 minutes to walk from parking lot to Bear Den.
Sat., May 6th I Love My Park Day 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Registration info will be available in April. Work day at Trailside.
Sat., Aug. 5th Bird Festival 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
rain date Sun., Aug. 6th
Fly on over to celebrate the birds of New York State at Trailside. Visit the bald eagle, owls, hawks & vultures. Family-friendly activities: Bird Olympics, Great Migration Challenge, and more!
Sat., Sept. 23rd Biodiversity Celebration 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
rain date Sun., Sept. 24th
Celebrate NYS native animals & plants! Have fun! Enjoy nature crafts, games & activities. Visit the animals & museums & enjoy fall!
Sat., Oct. 21st Boo at the Zoo 10:30 am to 3:00 pm
rain date Sun, Oct. 22nd
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 & learn about bats & our not-so-scary owls and vultures. Lots of family-friendly fun and activities. Allow 20 minutes to walk from parking lot to Bear Den.
Sat., Dec. 16th Beary Merry Holiday 10:30 am at Bear Den
rain date Sun., Dec. 17th
Come to the Bear Den at 10:30 to 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 & come out for a festive, family-friendly winter experience.Allow 20 minutes to walk from parking lot to Bear Den.