For most Hudson Valley parents it is getting to the point of winter break where the kids are starting to go a little stir crazy in the house, cabin fever if you will...

I've noticed lots of fellow moms posting in the Hudson Valley mom groups on Facebook asking for cheap activities to occupy the kiddos over the next few days, so I figured why not share info about an event I attended last year, and plan to visit again this year.

Friday December 27th is 'Visit The Zoo Day' - and to celebrate, Trevor Zoo is offering free admission for kids 12 and under.

If you've never been, it's an awesome place located at Millbrook School, 282 Millbrook School Rd, Millbrook, New York 12545, and it's the the only zoo in this country that is located at a high school.

A bit more about Trevor Zoo, according to their Facebook page:

The zoo was established in 1936 at Millbrook School, a coeducational independent high school in Millbrook, New York. Its founder, Frank Trevor, was Millbrook School’s first biology teacher, a man with a passion for sharing his love of wildlife with all people, especially children.

It houses more than 180 exotic and indigenous animals
80 different species are represented
It is home to 9 endangered species
Its facilities extended over 6 acres
It operates a veterinary clinic
It is one of 232 zoos in the U.S. accredited by the AZA (Associations of Zoos and Aquariums)

Free admission for 12 and under runs 9am until 5pm Friday 12/27.  Check out some of my photos from last year's visit:

V.Turco
V.Turco
V.Turco