This Weekend (21st-22nd)

Saturday 21st

Morning in Madagascar at the Bronx Zoo
Families are invited to explore the Bronx Zoo’s newest exhibit! Participants meet lemurs, tomato frogs, Nile crocodiles, and more. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register online at least seven days in advance.
718.220.6854
http://wcs.org
Ages: 5-18
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
Cost: Members $25; Non-members $30

A Desert under Glass at Wave Hill
Families are invited to spend some time sketching and painting the exotic desert dwellers that live in Wave Hill’s Cactus and Succulent House.
718.549.3200
http://www.wavehill.org
Ongoing Daily 2/21/09 – 2/22/09; check with location for exceptions.
Ages: All Ages
Time: 1pm-4pm
Cost: Free with admission.

The Life and Work of George Washington Carver at The New York Botanical Garden
Kids can participate in hands-on activities to explore the fascinating life and accomplishments of George Washington Carver. Investigate the anatomy of seeds, step behind a recreation of Carver’s Jessup Wagon, his traveling school for farmers, diagnose and remedy sick plants, create a personal science timeline, and more. In the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.
718.817.8700
http://www.nybg.org
Ongoing Daily except Mon 1/17/09 – 2/22/09; check with location for exceptions.
Ages: All Ages
Time: Tue-Fri 1:30pm-4:30pm; Sat-Sun 10am-4:30pm
Cost: Free with Garden admission.

Sunday 22nd

The Peanut Prince: George Washington Carver at Bronx Library Center (310 East Kingsbridge Road Bronx, NY 10458)
Urban Stages presents a show about the life of George Washington Carver, a one-time slave who found over 300 ways to use peanuts, including as laundry soap and “peanut orange punch.”
718.579.4244
http://www.nypl.org
Ages: 8-19
Time: 2pm
Cost: Free

Owl Prowl at Pelham Bay Park
The Urban Park Rangers lead a daytime owl walk at Hunter Island. Don’t forget your binoculars! Meet at the Orchard Beach Nature Center (Section 2 of Orchard Beach).
718.885.3467
http://www.nycgovparks.org
Ages: All Ages
Time: 1pm
Cost: Free

A Desert under Glass at Wave Hill
Families are invited to spend some time sketching and painting the exotic desert dwellers that live in Wave Hill’s Cactus and Succulent House.
718.549.3200
http://www.wavehill.org
Ongoing Daily 2/21/09 – 2/22/09; check with location for exceptions.
Ages: All Ages
Time: 1pm-4pm
Cost: Free with admission.

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