23rd Annual Fleece Festival

Saturday, May 20–Sunday, May 21

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Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher©WCS

After a long winter, the sheep are ready to get their thick, wooly coats sheared. Shearing expert Don Kading will explain the process and answer visitor questions before giving the sheep their annual haircut.

All weekend long, we're talking about farming and farm life, and getting you in the mood with felt-making and some special wool activities. Zoo volunteers and wool experts will be on hand to answer any questions you have about wooly animals and their coats.

In addition, the zoo's daily sea lion training will take place at 11:30 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m., and the Discovery Center will be open both days.

Sunday only, from 1-4 p.m.: Join the parade from the Zoo's barn to Prospect Park's Lefferts Historic House as the newly shorn fleece is transported to the farmhouse where visitors can learn the old fashioned way that wool is processed into yarn!

It's going to be a great weekend, don't miss it!

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