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Things to do with kids in NYC this weekend

Looking for things to do in NYC with your brood? Hit up these fun weekend-long happenings

Photograph courtesy of Liberty Science Center
"Dora & Diego: Let's Explore!"

October 3–4

"Dora & Diego: Let's Explore!"

At this exhibit, visitors can play with beloved Nickelodeon characters Dora and Diego in games that encourage animal conservation and environmental awareness. Kids can explore different interactive play areas including Isa’s Flowery Garden, Journey to the Purple Planet, Tico’s Nutty Forest, the Animal Rescue Center, a Rainforest Maze and the Pirate Piggies’ Ship. Ages 3 to 10.

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Liberty Science Center Until Sunday January 24 2016

Moo at the Zoo

Autumn has arrived at the Queens Zoo! Get in on the fun of harvest season through butter- and cheese–making demos, plenty of farm games, meet and greets with Alpacas and Flemish giant rabbits, and animal-themed crafts like cow masks and puppets. All activities take place in the Domestic Animal area of the zoo. All ages.

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Sat Oct 3 - Sun Oct 4

Frida's Fall Harvest

Autumn has arrived in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden! Take in the harvest-themed displays made from pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks and hay bales, decorating the "Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life" exhibit, then celebrate the season with fall festivities. Kids acn play in the La Casita Azul kitchen, put on a show in Frida's Puppet Theater, make a self portrait featuring fall fruits, grind corn with a Mexican metate, create a wearable pumpkin-seed science experiment and look for butterflies. All ages.

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New York Botanical Garden , The Bronx Until Sunday November 1 2015

"Heart and Seoul"

This exhibit educates visitors on modern-day South Korea. Kids can learn about the worlds "most wired country" through learning experiences highlighting South Korea's culture, traditions, stories, diverse pastimes and everyday life. All ages.

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Brooklyn Children’s Museum , Crown Heights Until Sunday January 3 2016

Boo at the Zoo: Mystery & Mischief

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This Halloween celebration takes over the Bronx wildlife spot every weekend in October (plus November 1). This year, see zoo creature–inspired 3D carved pumpkins and venture through a dark tunnel filled with over 1,000 illuminated jack-o-lanterns (located in World of Darkness; 11am–5pm). Catch a live magic show (noon, 2pm, 4pm) or musical theater performance, Gigi's Animal Mystery Tour (11:30am, 1pm, 3pm), then explore a hay maze (11am–5pm). Kids will love learning about all kinds of creatures at the extinct-animal graveyard; checking out demos by professional pumpkin carvers (11am–5pm); and, of course, rocking their outfits in a Halloween procession (noon, 2pm). All activities are free with zoo admission, except for the Jack O'Lantern Illumination, which requires the Total Experience ticket All ages.

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Bronx Zoo Wildlife Conservation Society , The Bronx Saturday October 10 2015 - Sunday November 1 2015
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