Lunar New Year Celebration

Saturday, February 1–Sunday, February 2

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Come celebrate the year of the rat at the Queens Zoo with a scavenger hunt, lantern crafts, story time, live animal demonstrations and more!

Activity Time Location

Lunar New Year Craft

Make your own lantern.
11am - 4pmOn the Farm

Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt

See how many zodiac animals you can find at the Queens Zoo by solving clues.
11am - 4pm Throughout the Zoo

Lunar New Year Story Time

Come listen to a story about the Lunar New year!
11:30am; 12:30pm; 3pm Education Barn (on farm side)

Hot Cocoa & Fortune Cookies

Warm up with cocoa and a fortune cookie.
11am - 4pm Next to Sea Lion Cafe

Conservation & Prize Station

Pickup a prize for completing your scavenger hunt and find out how you can help NYC wildlife this New Year
11am - 4pmAcross from Thick-billed Parrot

Ribbon Dancing

Enjoy a workshop with our guest artists from the NY Chinese Cultural Center.
Saturday only: 11am and 12pm Wild Classroom (near Sea Lion Cafe)

Live Animal Enrichment & Keeper Chat

Watch the animals enjoy New Year's treats.
11:30am & 1:30pm Please see handout for specific locations

Meet a Live Animal Guest

Learn what rodents we have at the zoo!
1pm; 2:30pm; 3:30pm Wild Classroom (near Sea Lion Cafe)

Sugar Painting Workshop**

Practice with our guest artists from NY Chinese Cultural Center.
1pm - 2pm & 2pm - 3pm On the Farm

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