Enjoy and Explore Trailside in Every Season!
Check back from time to time. More events will be added.
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.