Friday, May 7, 2010

A Birthday Visit to The Queens County Farm Museum

Yesterday, Ari turned two, or as he says it "Tee-ou!" Wil and I asked him what he would like to do for his birthday many times. He would always reply with:

"Cow!" or "Baa!" or some kind of animal.

I wrote a post, a little while ago, about my visit to The Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in New Jersey. My friend Judy read it, and recommended the Queens County Farm Museum as another great place for kids to see and interact with animals. This farm is free to the public!

Since Ari was intent on seeing animals for his birthday, we decided to check this place out! Grandma, Grandpa, Wil, Ari and I piled into the Fadermobile and off we went.

The Farm is located in Floral Park, NY which is about a half an hour drive from our place.
It's called a "museum" because it is a historical farm which has been preserved since 1677.

We had a lot of fun. Ari spent most of his time feeding the goats. The gift shop sells little buckets of alfalfa to feed to the sheep and goats.

In addition to goats, there are also pigs, cows, geese and chickens to see!

When we entered the farm, a rooster walked right in front of us!

If you live in New York City, and you want to see farm animals, I highly recommend visiting the Queens County Farm Museum.

For more information on the Queens County Farm Museum, click here.

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  1. Happy Birthday Ari! Looks like a fun place :)

  2. You forgot to mention what he really wanted to do on the morning of his birthday.

  3. That's right! The morning of his birthday he wanted to do laundry really badly. But I told him we had to go see the animals!

  4. Thank you for telling us about these places!! I'm sooo going to go!! :D Happy birthday Ari!! :D

  5. YAY! You're welcome! Let's make a group trip!!!

  6. Amanda- Thank you!!! So much fun!

  7. hehe, I just realized that Ari's so awesome he can feed goats with his eyes closed.

  8. It truly was a great place. Cows, sheep, goats, chickens, roostters and even peacocks. And they have a great educational gift shop. I had fun buying flowers, too.

  9. The gift shop was awesome and I totally forgot about the peacocks!


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