2018-02-14 / Front Page

Lunar New Year Celebrations At Queens Zoo: The Year of the Dog

The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Queens Zoo and Prospect Park Zoo are celebrating the Year of the Dog with special activities to ring in the Lunar New Year. 

Queens Zoo’s coyotes were the featured canines for Lunar New Year activities on Saturday and Sunday, February 10 and 11. Activities included a self-guided scavenger hunt, ribbon dancing, paper-cutting and calligraphy workshops, story time, keeper chats, and other educational programming.

Prospect Park Zoo’s resident canines, the dingos, are the focal point for New Year-themed self-guided scavenger hunts and keeper chats each weekend in February. On Saturday and Sunday, February 17 and 18, Chinese Theatre Works will perform puppet shows and hold a calligraphy workshop for zoo guests of all ages.

All activities were free with the paid admission.

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo is open every day of the year. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 65 and older, $5 for kids 3-12, free for children under 3. Zoo hours are 10 am – 4:30 pm daily, November through April. The Queens Zoo is located at 53-51 111th Street in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. For further information, call 718-271-1500 or visit www.queenszoo.com.



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