Events

 Enjoy and Explore Trailside in Every Season!

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Events 2018

Sat., Feb. 10th                         Eaglefest                                9:00 am to 4:00 pm 

snow date Sun., Feb. 11th

AT Croton Point Park: Bird presentations, nature walks, live music, food trucks & more.

Sat., April 21st                       Earth Day                              10:30 am to 3:00 pm

rain date Sun, April 22nd

Come to the Bear Den at 10:30 to make snacks for the black bears. At 11:00, watch the zookeepers let the bears explore & enjoy the tasty treats. Family-friendly fun with an Earth-friendly focus. Nature-related displays & activities!

Sat., Aug. 4th                       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 & turkeys! Family friendly activities: Bird Olympics, & Great Migration Challenge!

Sat., Sept. 15th                    Biodiversity Celebration        11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Learn about Biodiversity & Local Habitats! Visit our Pond, River, Forest, Woodland Pool, Rocky Summit & Grassland habitat stations to complete your Habitat Passport. When you complete the activity at each station you get a stamp. Collect all stamps & win a prize, while discovering ways you can help protect & provide habitat for wildlife.

Sat., Oct. 27th                      Boo at the Zoo                       10:30 am to 3:00 pm

rain date Sun, Oct. 28th

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. 22nd                   Beary Merry Holiday             10:30 am at Bear Den

rain date Sun., Dec. 23rd

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.