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One of the best places for families that love animals

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df7789

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One of the best places for families that love animals

04 Mar, 2012 10:25 a.m.

WEll, actually 2 places.
We LOVE the Holtsville ecology center zoo which is totally free to get in.
Check out the bear exhibit too-wow!

and of course White Post Farms is a family favorite with all those cute baby animals to feed plus the bouncers for kids. And the new bird exhibit was one my kids talked about for weeks!
Enjoy!

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CaitR

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Location: Commack, 11725

Re:One of the best places for families that love animals

05 Mar, 2012 11:24 a.m.

Make sure to check out Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown is another great place for nature lovers to check out - they have tons of interactive programs the kids will love!

Check out LongIsland.com's Sanctuaries & Zoos page for a guide to lots of great nature centers you can visit.

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gfrost

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Location: Kings Park, NY

Re:One of the best places for families that love animals

09 Mar, 2012 3:37 p.m.

I love Sweetbriar. They have excellent hands-on programs. I mean, they're mostly geared towards kids but really, any animal lover will be able to appreciate them. I really enjoyed the Night Watch program where they displayed some of the owls they have living on the land. The nature trails are very relaxing in the summer.

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cjbrandstrom

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Location: ----, NY

Re:One of the best places for families that love animals

24 Sep, 2012 1:06 p.m.

I've heard about Sweetbriar, but never have been there... got to check it out.

There are lots of great nature trails at Connetquot State Park, just beautiful. Bird watching, deer and a fish hatchery... not a petting zoo, but more of a natural setting. There are parts of the trails that are just beautiful, ...you feel like you are upstate somewhere in the woods.
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