Want to pet a pig? Or a goat? Or watch a snake wrap itself around someone’s arm? Okay, maybe snakes aren’t for everyone, but you can find many a furry friend with some Amazing Animal-Themed Entertainment for Kids in New York. From petting zoos to snake slingers that come to you, you’ll find it all here.
The Nature Company
Don’t be alarmed by the small creatures running around in your home – he’s a professional! And there’s more where that came from. The kids will meet all kinds of furry friends when you invite this educational, science lesson-slash-party into your child’s next birthday. Kids will love interacting with bunnies, chinchillas, chickens, hamsters and more. You get to choose a wonderful 8 animals to come to your home or you can opt to go to their new playspace in Brooklyn, that includes open play, pizza, and 10 animals.
Buck Brook Alpaca Farm
These interesting looking but adorable animals can be yours at the Buck Brook Alpaca Farm, where you can walk them around like over-sized domestic animals. See their little alpacas and swoon at their cute body warmers. Do some yoga with the alpacas! Or make a weekend of it and book family accommodation. Alpacas with oversized perms, or chic shaves – you’ll see it all here.
How is 6000 animals and 700 different species across 264 acres in the middle of New York for you? Brilliant! The Bronx Zoo is a beloved feature in the city and is our own Amazon away from home. Have encounters with penguins, cheetahs, porcupines, and sloth and experience the feeding of different animals each day, such as bee-eaters, sea lions and penguins. Their 90 minute birthday package includes two encounters, an activity, a special gift for the birthday child, a t-shirt, and a trip to the carousel or exhibit of your choice, for up to 25 people. Check out their dining options here.
Animal Adventure Park
Check out kangaroos, giraffes – including giraffe celebrity, April! – and camels, among other animals, at the Animal Adventure Park in New York. Rent a pavilion for your private event, engage in a delicious snack lunch box or one of their concessions, and encounter animals like beautiful arctic wolves, Santa’s favorite reindeer and snow leopards. Adopt an animal to help with their yearly animal care and go home with a plush fur baby as a reminder of your adoption – unfortunately not the real thing, but we reckon that would be an awesome birthday gift, safety hazards aside.
Tisch Children’s Zoo
All things furry and miniature for your favorite miniature. The Tisch Children’s Zoo in our beloved Central Park has adorable baby doll sheep, pygmy goats, and zebu, among other waterfowl and jackrabbits. Watch a black stork find prey – but no babies will be wrapped up and carried off. Like the other awesome zoos in the city, you can book a private space for a party and enjoy their many concessions.
Whether it’s a small hamster or a carnivorous tiger, our list of Amazing Animal-Themed Entertainment for Kids in New York brings you that much closer to nature and helps you breathe in the fresh air. Let us know if you’ve found any other awesome options that we haven’t included, and enjoy your event!
What are animal activities?
Don’t want to venture out but want to keep your home party animal themed? Here are some ideas for animal themed activities in this blog post.
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