Trailside Events for 2021
Earth Day Celebration
Sat., April 17th • 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Come to Trailside’s Bear Den between 10:30 & 11:00 am. The zookeepers will be putting out treats & decorating the Bear Den. At 11:00 am, the bears will come out of their dens to gobble up treats. Family-friendly fun with an Earth-friendly focus! Nature-related displays & activities! See spring-themed animal enrichment!
Sat., August 7th • 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fly on over to celebrate the birds of New York State at Trailside! Visit the bald eagle, owls, hawks & turkeys! Family friendly activities: Bird Olympics, & Great Migration Challenge!
Sat., September 18th • 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Learn about Biodiversity & Local Habitats! Visit our Pond, River, Forest, Woodland Pool, Rocky Summit & Grassland habitat stations. Learn what you can do to promote biodiversity and help the plants and animals that call these habitats home. Trailside is operating at 1/3 capacity, so there may be a wait to enter. Please maintain social distance and wear face mask. Allow 20 minutes to walk from parking lots to Trailside.
Boo at the Zoo
Sat., October 23rd • 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Come at 10:30 a.m. to make bear treats, then watch the bears explore their den at 11:00 a.m. Learn about vultures, owls, bears & other animals. Family friendly activities –pumpkin decorating, face painting, matching games & crafts. Wear your favorite not-so-spooky Halloween costume!
Beary Merry Holiday
Sat., December 18th • 10:30 am at Bear Den
Rain/snow date: Sun, Dec. 19th
Come to the Bear Den at 10:30 to make tasty snacks for the black bears. Celebrate the holiday season at 11:00 when the bears come out to unwrap their gift boxes full of delicious treats! Bear Mountain also offers a day of fun at ice rink, merry-go-round & on the many hiking trails!