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Save the Date for NYPA's 2014 Wildlife Festivals!

Over 29,000 visitors took a walk on the wild side with us at NYPA's Annual Wildlife Festivals in September 2013... help us welcome even more visitors in 2014!

CENTRAL NEW YORK (Blenheim-Gilboa)

NYPA’s Wildlife Festivals are a real treat for the whole family!

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 | 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

The annual Wildlife Festival at NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa Power Project Visitors Center

• Pony Rides and Petting Zoo • Food Vendors • Wagon Rides • Face Painting • Mr. Twisty • Photo Booth • Energy Expo • TLC Country Cloggers • Bubbles by Jeff Boyer • Craft Tent • Mark Tyoe: Champion Chainsaw Sculptor • The Brazztet Band • Mark Perpetua: Reptile Encounters • Mountain Breeze Minis • Wes Laraway: NY Wildlife Rescue • Rainforest Reptiles • Have Alligator – Will Travel

The Blenheim-Gilboa Power Project Visitors Center in North Blenheim, is located on the Schoharie Creek in the northern Catskill Mountains. Our admission-free visitors center is housed in a 19th century dairy barn! Call 800-724-0309 for more information.

NORTHERN NEW YORK (ST. Lawrence)

See photos from NYPA’s Wildlife Festival at the Hawkins Point Visitors Center

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 | 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

The annual Wildlife Festival at NYPA’s Hawkins Point Visitors Center

• World of Wildlife and Educational Encounters
(WOWEE) With Exotic and Endangered Animals
• Craft Demonstrations • Reptiles Forever • Petting Zoo • Wagon Rides • Birds of Prey Presentations
• Chainsaw Carving • Entertainment, Food Vendors and More!

The Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch offers panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River and state-of-the-art hands-on exhibits. We offer many opportunities to learn about energy in a fun setting. Our Community Room and Theater are also available to outside groups, and together can comfortably hold 100 people. Call 315-764-0226 for more information.

WESTERN NEW YORK (Niagara/Lewiston)

See photos from NYPA’s Wildlife Festival at the Power Vista Visitors Center

Sat. & Sun., Sept. 27 & 28, 2014 | 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

The annual Wildlife Festival at NYPA’s Niagara Power Vista

• Liberty the Bald Eagle & Other Exotic Animals
• The Primate Sanctuary • Buffalo Zoomobile
• Nickel City Reptiles & Exotics • Chainsaw Carving Art • Hawk Creek Wildlife Center • Conservation Activities • Fishing Pond • Energy Expo • Arts & Crafts -- and new this year, enter your talented pet in the PET TALENT SHOW!

Known as the Power Vista, the visitors center is located 4 miles downstream from Niagara Falls and it features more than 50 interactive exhibits and a new QR code tour! Call 866-NYPA-FUN (697-2386) for more information.

CENTRAL NEW YORK (CEC)

See photos from NYPA’s Wildlife Festival at the Utica Zoo

Thank you for joining us at NYPA's annual Wildlife Festival at the Utica Zoo on Sat., Sept. 13

The event had something for everyone, including:

• Mark Tyoe: Champion Chainsaw Sculptor
• Magic Shows by Jim Okey • Local Vendors
• Face Painting by Coco and Smiley the Clowns
• Child ID Cards • Animal Shows • Food available from Voss’ @ the Zoo and More!

 

 

 





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2014 Wildlife Festival dates:

- 9/13 at the Utica Zoo

- 9/27 at Blenheim-Gilboa

- 9/27 at Hawkins Point

- 9/27 & 28 at Niagara Power Vista

NYPA's 2014 Wildlife Festivals - YouTube clip