Winter at Wave Hill is bursting with life! Over the weekend of January 10 and 11, let your little ones get acquainted with the intrepid flora and fauna that populate
our peaceful grounds. Get to know your local hibernators at the Hibernator’s Den Family Art Project—listen to sleepy tales of the season, make a furry hibernator mask and fashion a dreamy, woodsy home. PJ’s welcome! On Sunday, continue the fun of the Family Art Project with a Who’s Awake? Family Walk with naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow and discover which insects and animals stay awake in the cold.
On Saturday, bring children ages ten and older for Nature’s Endurance: Talk and Walk, a combined indoor and outdoor program led by Gabriel Willow. Learn how plants and animals survive during New York’s chilliest season, and witness some amazing adaptive strategies that help them survive—from hibernation to migration to “anti-freeze-laced” blood. Then, on Sunday, have an avian adventure at Winter Birding. During this all-levels session, explore Wave Hill’s tranquil property and observe birdsin their winter habitats.
All programs are free with admission to the grounds. No registration required.
What: Welcome Winter at Wave Hill!
Where: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, New York
When: January 10 & 11, 2015
Family Art Project: Hibernator’s Den, SAT & SUN, Jan 10 & 11, 10AM–1PM
Nature’s Endurance: Talk and Walk, SAT, Jan 10, 9:30AM
Children ages ten and older welcome with an adult.
Winter Birding, SUN, Jan 11, 9:30AM
Children ages ten and older welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels. NYC
Audubon Members enjoy two-for-one admission.
Family Walk, SUN, Jan 11, 1PM
Children ages six and older welcome with an adult
A 28-acre public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades, Wave Hill’s mission is to celebrate the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscapes, to preserve its magnificent views, and to explore human connections to the natural world through programs in horticulture, education and the arts. Visit www.wavehill.org for more information.