Zoo in Hawthorne


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  • Turtle Back Zoo
    The beastmasters of Turtle Back Zoo fill the troughs of their squawking menagerie with the help of donations through the Adopt-an-Animal program. A framable adoption certificate commemorates the adoption of Turtle Back Zoo's endangered African penguins⎯the noble butlers of the Southern Hemisphere⎯and the donation funds fish reserves, maintenance, and medical needs. Bird-benefactors also receive a photograph of the newest, most feathered member of their family and a bumper sticker with which to emblazon vehicles with a message championing the plight of penguin expatriates. Lodged near the entrance to the zoo, the Adopt-an-Animal Honor Roll Board proclaims the names of trans-species foster parents to visitors and those studious penguins who have learned to read.
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    560 Northfield Ave
    West Orange, NJ US
  • Prospect Park Zoo
    The Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn, New York is one of the city’s smaller wildlife establishments, but is hardly worse off for it. The smaller size makes them more efficient in utilizing their square footage- making the perfect place to visit with children who tire quickly. Notable attractions at this zoo include the three scheduled sea lion feedings each day, the baboon cages, and the interactive Discovery Trail, where both children and adults can learn more about nature. As part of the New York Wildlife Conservation Society, becoming a member of the Prospect Park Zoo can give you multiple perks with their other zoos, including the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, and Queens Zoo.
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    450 Flatbush Ave
    Brooklyn, NY US
  • Wilderness Rocks
    The Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and the Adirondacks?these are just a handful of the famed trails and mountains that have been the stomping grounds of the Wilderness Rocks guides. Armed with their extensive hiking experiences, the guides whisk novice hikers to the trails outside of New York City on day trips and overnight visits, including a winter snowshoe exploration?which rewards folks with a campfire and hot cocoa?and a winter survival trip in the Catskills.
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    122 E 88th St
    New York, NY US
  • Bronx Zoo
    What makes it great: pay-what-you-want Wednesdays[ac], more than 600[ad] species of animals from around the world, world’s largest urban zoo
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    2300 Southern Boulevard
    Bronx, NY US
  • World Of Wings
    World of Wings strives to teach children the value of life and introduce them to the wonders of the natural world through its butterfly atrium and museum. Paths wind through an oasis of waterfalls, tropical plants, chirping birds, and nectar flowers, which provide food for the hundreds of Lepidoptera fluttering inside the glass enclosure. Knowledgeable staffers are on-hand to explain to visitors why butterflies exhibit certain behaviors, such as puddling (butterflies drink from muddy puddles when they need minerals and there's no San Pellegrino around). In the museum, guests can visit with amphibians and reptiles, observe the process of preserving delicate insects, and peek in the butterfly nursery. Staffers move winged beauties from the nursery into the atrium once a day, letting new butterflies experience their first flight in full view of visitors. For fun with slightly less science, kids can scale a climbing wall, go nuts in a bounce room, visit the ocean-like bubble room, and have their eyes tricked in the illusion room.
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    1775 Windsor Rd.
    Teaneck, NJ US
  • Mike Dupuy Falconry
    Master falconer and bird-of-prey expert Mike Dupuy shares his love of the 4,000-year-old sport of falconry during exciting and informative demonstrations with his avian costars. A professional public speaker, Mike entertains his audiences with personal anecdotes and motivational speeches that use falconry as a metaphor to encourage them to follow their dreams. Guests also get to learn about each feathered raptor while it surveys the crowd for wild Energizer bunnies, and Mike encourages audience interaction by inviting volunteers from the audience to hold the hawk and try in vain to teach it to bark like a dog.
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    44 Clinton Road
    West Caldwell, NJ US
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