Celebrate Spring at Prospect Park Zoo Fleece Festival!

Photo by Julie Larsen Maher

Celebrate Spring this weekend at the Prospect Park Zoo’s annual Sheep Shearing event! The Fleece Festival is a must see for families and includes awesome activities all weekend long. Plus- you’ll get to see the two newest members of the zoo family: two babydoll lambs named Arthur and Brooklyn!

Every year the zoo rings in the spring season by shearing the wool off their sheep- something kids growing up in urban areas rarely get to see. In addition to the main event, attendees will get to participate in a variety of family activities with live music as well.


The Fleece Festival schedule will include:

  • Crafts
  • Wooly Wonders at the Barnyard
  • Barnyard Hoedown
  • Sheep Shearing

Other activities planned for this year’s event, include spring-themed crafts, games and live music performed by the Otter Brothers. The highlight of the event is watching the zoo’s fluffy sheep get shorn in their barnyard quarters. Shearing times are both days, 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.

The two little lambs are the oldest known purebred sheep in the world. The brother and sister pair was born last month. How cute are they!

Photo by Julie Larsen Maher


When: Saturday and Sunday May 18-19 2013

How much: Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 65 and older, $5 for kids 3-12, free for children under 3

Where: The Prospect Park Zoo is located at 450 Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Park, Brooklyn

More information about Fleece Festival can be found online at www.prospectparkzoo.com.

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