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Summer Fun Day #17: Go on a scavenger hunt at the zoo



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The only zoo in the country that is located at a high school, Trevor Zoo, houses more than 180 exotic and indigenous animals with 80 different species, 8 of which are on the endangered species list. Visiting the zoo will satisfy animal lovers as well as sneak a little learning into curious minds this summer. Find out what to bring, ways to learn and how to bring the learning home by printing out our handy family field guide to the Trevor Zoo!

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Exhibits here are broken into categories by continent including Africa, Asia, Australia, North America, Central America and South America. (Photo above: Red Panda at the Trevor Zoo, Source). Some of the amazing endangered species at the Trevor Zoo include Red Panda, White Napped Crane and the Ring- Tailed Lemur and many others. A great idea is to make a list of all the animals you might find at the zoo and go on a scavenger hunt while you are there, don’t forget to count how many you find!

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This is a great place to teach your kids about animals, nature, and conservation. The zoo also has a few spots that are perfect for picnics, so don’t forget to pack your lunch. The amazingly low admission prices ($6 adults; $4 children) make this zoo a local favorite! Didn’t get enough animal love here? Try another great Hudson Valley zoo or petting farm from this list we created, here.

Bobcat at the zoo
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The entire facility covers over 6 acres, has restrooms, water fountains, picnic areas, a conservation center and veterinary clinic.

The Trevor Zoo is open from 9-5 every day and located at 282 Millbrook School Rd., Millbrook, NY 12545. Take your time exploring the zoo and enjoying your lunch but I suggest you hang around Millbrook for a while too! Stop by the spectacular Innisfree Garden for an impomtu photo shoot and/ or spend some time browsing through Merritt Bookstore; you never know what you might find. We highlighted 5 of our favorite things to do in Millbrook recently.


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Also visit our daily calendar page filled with activities and events in every county!

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Pamela is the Community Liaison at Hudson Valley Parent. She resides in Dutchess County with her husband and two boys and enjoys crossing things off their bucket list each summer.



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