You Can ‘Meet A Sloth’ Just a Short Drive From The Berkshires
The winter months in The Berkshires have been known to create cabin fever, which often leaves families searching for something fun and different to do. Well look no further than Albany's First Annual Natural History Exhibition where, among other things, yes, you can meet a real live sloth.
The Foundation for Animal Rescue and Education is collaborating with Little Ray’s Nature Centre and ZooAmerica to bring the this 12,000 square foot interactive exhibit to the Albany area, giving people of all ages a hands on experience to remember.
Taking place Feb. 9 and 10 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center, a short drive from The Berkshires, this one of a kind, educational exhibit will feature over 30 live animal exhibits, featuring the aforementioned Sloth, Armadillo, Owls, Falcon, Alligator, Hawk, Snakes, Tarantulas, Tortoises, Bunnies, Ferrets, and much more.
In addition to touring the exhibits at your leisure, there are also two highly interactive 30 minute educational programs that rotate 15 minutes apart each day. The event promises plenty of staff with animals out for people to interact with in a family-friendly, hands-on environment.
The event recommends planning on spending an hour and half to two hours to be able see and do everything. Doors are open Sat. Feb. 9 from 10am - 5pm and Sun. Feb. 10 from 10am - 5 pm. For a list of presentations times for each day, check the event's Facebook page. Tickets are available here or at the door and are $14 for a single admission, or $10 a person for groups of four or more. Children two and under are free.