Hibernators Hygge Weekend at Wave Hill
Put on your PJs, pack your teddy bear, and head over to Wave Hill for this much-loved weekend. science-based talks, and tales of hibernators, make animal masks, and engage in communal wellness activities to enhance your well-being.
Admission to the grounds is free until noon on Saturday (only).
Family Art Project: Sleepy Seeds and Winter Dormancy
Create masks to mimic dormant seeds, hibernating groundhogs, torporing bats, and more. Take your newly made mask and perform a dreamy tale of what it means to take rest in the winter.
10am-1pm both days
The Hibernators' Den
Cozy up in the hibernators’ reading nook with books, puzzles and puppets. Hunt for sleeping creatures in a self-guided game and mix up some hot chocolate to help you nap through winter.
Both days, 10am to 2pm
Wintry Animal Stories and Songs with NYPL
Sing songs, listen to stories and borrow books from the New York Public Library.
Saturday only, 10:30am and 1pm
Restful Yoga for Little Hibernators
Yoga teacher Rose Turshen visits the Hibernators Den to guide children and their adult companions through a sequence of gentle poses that are sure to help even the wildest of animals settle down. Rest in poses like “bedtime bug” and “tired dog,” then awaken from hibernation like a bear and head home for a long winter’s nap. Appropriate for ages five and older with an adult companion.
Saturday only, 2pm
To Sleep or Not to Sleep: Winter Survival Strategies Nature Presentation
Discover the amazing, sometimes strange, adaptations that allow native amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds to survive harsh New York winters. Some remain awake and active, others migrate south or enter a state of suspended animation. Environmental educator Taylor Ouellette, from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, and her live animal-ambassadors reveal these survival strategies and more. Ages eight and older welcome with an adult.
Free with grounds admission.
Saturday only, 1pm
Groundhog's Pancake Breakfast
Descend into Wave Hill’s snug underground building for a hearty hibernators’ breakfast. Feast on pancakes and waffles with tasty toppings, along with other scrumptious breakfast fare. Includes coffee, tea, orange juice and a hot chocolate bar. Gluten-free items available. Seating may be communal, so you’ll get to know your hibernating neighbors.
Sunday, February 2 9:30am-12pm
Pre-purchased tickets required; $35.
Nature Presentation: Going to Bat for New York’s Bats
Bat conservationist and community scientist Danielle Gustafson reveals the winter survival strategies of bats in the Big Apple and beyond. Hear the latest research about a devastating disease called the white-nose syndrome, which has killed millions of North American bats, and find out why bats are so beneficial to the environment. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult.
Sunday only, 11am
Don your PJ’s, jewels and animal mask to become your favorite hibernator and learn to waltz in Wave Hill's majestic Armor Hall with musicians Jody Kruskal and Friends.
Sunday only, 1pm
** Please keep your family and others safe by wearing masks and social distancing. If an event appears too crowded, try using the "nearby" search feature on our event calendar to find something else to do.