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Review: HEXBUG Nanotopia

Nanotopia is the most vibrant playset for kids to let their nanos let loose in! Get the scoop from Toy Insider.

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6 Nearby Attractions That Are Open NOW for Families

Indoor spaces may be off limits, but you can still explore the outdoor areas at our favorite zoos, gardens and more!

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Adventure Awaits: Kid-Friendly Hiking Trails near Phoenix

Pack up the water, the snacks and the kids, we’ve got the hikes for you!

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baby pygmy hippo

San Diego Zoo Announces Birth of Endangered Pygmy Hippo

This is the first successful birth of an endangered pygmy hippopotamus at the zoo in more than 30 years.

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Become a One-Way Pen Pal with Brookfield Zoo’s New Lions

Two new lions have arrived at Brookfield Zoo, and they’re wondering, where are all the people?! Learn how to give them a special welcome using your mad art skills.

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Penguins Tour Aquarium During Coronavirus Closure

These penguins are living their best life during the aquarium closure.

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Warrick Dunn Just Donated His 173rd Home to This Single Mom

The former NFL player and his charity helped this single mom and her son get a fully furnished home of their own.

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Ultimate Guide to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Go wild with an amazing visit to the Safari Park to see animals up close in their natural habitats!

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Has Its Own “Circle of Life” Moment with New Baby Animal

Meet the newest—and ridiculously adorable—inhabitant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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Don’t Miss These Free Days at CA Redwoods State Parks Throughout 2018

Get out an explore the majestic redwoods and learn how they play an integral part in our coastal environment.

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5 Endangered Species You’ve Never Heard of (and How to Help Them)

Today Is National Endangered Species Day and we’ve found ways that you can learn and help, whether you are three or 93!

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Flower Power: 18 Botanical Gardens with Awesome Kid Perks

From rope bridges to fairy gardens to famous sculptures-in-residence, these amazing gardens across the U.S. are botany at its best.

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Bring the Bay Area Discovery Museum Home with Creativity Catapult

The Bay’s favorite tot museum is taking it to the next level and making it a breeze for parents and educators to learn, explore and create BADM-style at home, for free!

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Today Is International Tiger Day

 

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Today Is International Tiger Day

We’re gonna hear you roar.

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Tiger populations are on the rise but their habitat is still on the decline. Here’s how you can help #savethetigers.

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See a tiger for yourself on…

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Let Them Hear You Roar: How to Help Save the Tigers

Help save the tigers with these simple ideas.

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The Right Path: Ways to Help Your Trails

Before you hit the trail, check out these 3 tips to keep those parks pristine for years to come.

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It’s a . . . Howler Monkey! Spring New Arrivals at the San Francisco Zoo

Spring is in the air and that means it is a perfect time to head to the San Francisco Zoo to meet the new babies that are making their arrivals.

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Today Is National Endangered Species Day

 

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Today Is National Endangered Species Day

You can make a difference.

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There are more than 100 different species on the endangered or critically endangered list and hundreds more are threatened or vulnerable.
Here are 5 you can…

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Primate Primer: 3 Monkeys We’re Wild About

Since it’s Monkey Day we couldn’t resist telling you about our favorite monkeys. Read on for some fun facts about these mammals we learned when we visited the local zoo! 

Black Howler Monkey
Alouatta caraya

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Who’s New at the LA Zoo: Meet the Babies!

What’s new at the Zoo? With over 50 babies born this year so far, there are loads of tiny (and not so tiny) new babies for your own wee ones to meet.

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5 Habits to Save their Habitat

From visiting a wildlife park to recycling your cellphone, we have five easy ways for you to help endangered species.

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An Inside Peek at Lincoln Park Zoo’s Newest Exhibit

The brand new Regenstein Macaque Forest exhibit is now open, and its playful inhabitants — eight Japanese snow monkeys — are ready to show you their little happy red faces.

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Explore: A New Park Where Nature Encourages Play

From a playground surrounded by winding trails to a water habitat to a fossil dig, Miner’s Corner County Park is the perfect place for little monkeys to engage their senses and interact with nature.

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New & Fun: Prospect Park’s Lakeside Ice Skating Rinks

The just-opened LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park packs in double the fun with not one, but two outdoor ice skating rinks for practicing your figure eights. Here, learn all about Brooklyn’s coolest new destination for outdoor winter play.

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Say Hello to The World’s First Non-Profit Brewpub

Yes, you read that right. Portland is home to the world’s first non-profit brewpub. We love our craft brews (duh) and we also have more non-profits per capita than any other city in the US (now that’s news). Put those…

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Meet Shedd Aquarium’s New Stingrays

If you’ve said it once, you’ve said it a thousand times: “Look, but don’t touch.” This summer, save the phrase for the china shop and cut loose at Shedd Aquarium. Its Stingray Touch exhibit, opening Friday, May 17, invites kids…

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Enchanting Butterfly Gardens and Sanctuaries

From tiny gardens to large sanctuaries, the potential for butterfly watching in the Bay is ample and varied! With paper-thin wings that display some of the most beautiful patterns in nature, it’s easy to see why these colorful creatures enchant…

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John McLaren Park: San Francisco’s Second Largest Park is Perfect for Kids

John McLaren Park, the second largest park in San Francisco after Golden Gate Park, is part urban oasis/part diamond in the rough and great spot for kids and families.  Bordered by the Cocker Amazon, Excelsior and Portola neighborhoods, this area…

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Exploring San Francisco with URBIA – In City Adventures

Kids on a Quest
Summer is here, and those rainy mornings in front of Sid the Science Kid are a distant memory. Get your kid engaged and out in the world, stoking their curiosity about all things related to plants,…

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Local eco-friendly moving alternatives

Think Outside the (Cardboard) Box
Whether you are moving next door, over the bridge, or across the country, preparing to bundle up those toys and treasures you’ve gathered over the years can be a nightmare. Shuddering at the thought of…

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Park Play

When you live the city life, where dwindling green space is something you often have to drive to, getting your little ones a regular dose of nature isn’t always easy. Then you meet someone like Queen Anne mom Jennifer Kakutani,…

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