Calendar of New Jersey Events

New Jersey is a great place to take in some FREE or low cost family activities. If you are looking for things to do in New Jersey today or in the days ahead, just take a look at our Calendar of New Jersey events. Follow the links below for more information on these New Jersey events and events in the surrounding area that we think your family will enjoy.

 

We love sharing with families fun things to do in NJ and we would be thrilled to let our readers know about your events in New Jersey. Don’t you want families to know about your events in NJ? For information on having your event listed and advertised on the Jersey Family Fun Calendar of New Jersey Events, please visit our event submission directions.

 

Here’s how best to use this Calendar of New Jersey Events

  • Click on the + sign for an event to get more brief details about the event.
  • Clicking on the read more link will take you to a blog post with more information about the event.
  • You can use the drop down menus under categories or tags to find events by the type of event or the county of the event’s location. Underneath the Calendar of New Jersey Events, you can subscribe to the calendar in a number of ways.
  • You can use the arrows at the top and bottom of the calendar to scroll to the previous listings or the next set of listing of New Jersey events.

 

After visiting our calendar you can find more great free things to do in New Jersey and free places to go in New Jersey in this Jersey Family Fun blog post, FREE Places to Go in New Jersey.

Free Places to go in New Jersey Free things to do in New Jersey

 

 

Jan
24
Tue
2017
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo | Paramus | New Jersey | United States

The Zoo is opened seven days a week. Hours of operation are from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm.

**Last admission to the zoo is at 4:00 pm – those within the zoo can remain until 4:30 pm**

Beginning with November 01st, the Bergen County Zoo will be free of admission.  The weather during the late fall and winter months does not allow for the majority of our animal collection to be viewable to the public

Preschool Story Time-Emerson @ Emerson Library
Jan 24 @ 10:30 am
Preschool Story Time-Emerson @ Emerson Library | Emerson | New Jersey | United States

3 & 4 Year Old Story Time is Tuesdays at 10:30 am.There is no need to sign up or call ahead for these programs.

Weekly Storytime at Pottery Barn Kids @ Your Local Pottery Barn Kids
Jan 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Weekly Storytime at Pottery Barn Kids @ Your Local Pottery Barn Kids | Shrewsbury | New Jersey | United States

Join us each week as we read aloud from some of your favorite story books.

 

 

Pottery Barn Kids NJ locations are:

PRINCETON MARKET FAIR
3535 US-1
Princeton, NJ 08540

 

PROMENADE AT SAGEMORE
500 Route 73 South
Marlton, NJ 08053
(856) 983-7916

GROVE WEST
546 Broad Street
Shewsbury, NJ 07702

RIVERSIDE SQUARE
One Riverside Square
Hackensack, NJ 07601

MALL AT SHORT HILLS
1200 Morris Turnpike
Short Hills, NJ 07078

 

http://www.potterybarnkids.com/customer-service/store-events.html

 

Baby & Me Story Time-Emerson @ Emerson Library
Jan 24 @ 11:30 am
Unplugged Game Night at Bogota Library-Bergen @ Bogota Public Library
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Unplugged Game Night at Bogota Library-Bergen @ Bogota Public Library  | Bogota | New Jersey | United States

C’mon down for our Unplugged Game Night! Bring your friends, bring your family…bring EVERYONE! Play board games until closing time right here in the library. No plugs or wires required! Just boards, cards, plastic tokens, and lots of fun for everyone!  Please call to confirm. For more information please click here. 

Jan
25
Wed
2017
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo | Paramus | New Jersey | United States

The Zoo is opened seven days a week. Hours of operation are from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm.

**Last admission to the zoo is at 4:00 pm – those within the zoo can remain until 4:30 pm**

Beginning with November 01st, the Bergen County Zoo will be free of admission.  The weather during the late fall and winter months does not allow for the majority of our animal collection to be viewable to the public

Open Public Viewing – Meadowlands Environment Center @ William D. McDowell Observatory
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Open Public Viewing - Meadowlands Environment Center @ William D. McDowell Observatory | Lyndhurst | New Jersey | United States

Open Public Viewing Nights
Observatory’s 20-inch, research-grade telescope is open to the public free of charge on Wednesday evenings. The focus of each session depends on observing conditions, so check this website often for details and updates.

Viewing requires a clear sky, so the Observatory is closed on cloudy, rainy, and snowy nights. Please check this web-site for the most up-to-date information and announcements.

Weather permitting, the Observatory is open to the public every Wednesday from 7:00PM until 10:00PM.

Please check our Announcement section on the homepage for the Observatory’s operating status.

December 2016 (7:00PM-10:00PM)

7th Moon, Uranus, Neptune, M31, M13, M57, Pleiades, Almach

14th Moon, Uranus, Neptune, M31, M13, M57, Pleiades, Almach.

21st Uranus, Neptune, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

28th Uranus, Neptune, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

January 2017 (7:00PM-10:00PM)

4th Moon, Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach,

11th Moon, Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

18th Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

25th Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

February 2017 (7:00PM-10:00PM)

1st Moon, Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

8th Moon, Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

15th Moon, Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

22nd Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

Jan
26
Thu
2017
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo | Paramus | New Jersey | United States

The Zoo is opened seven days a week. Hours of operation are from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm.

**Last admission to the zoo is at 4:00 pm – those within the zoo can remain until 4:30 pm**

Beginning with November 01st, the Bergen County Zoo will be free of admission.  The weather during the late fall and winter months does not allow for the majority of our animal collection to be viewable to the public

Free Snacking Classes For Kids @ Shoprite
Jan 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Please note that pre-registration is required. Please call or email Alison at (201) 819-5015 or alison.halpern@wakefern.com. Playing with your food is encouraged in this free cooking class. Kids will make tasty snacks and try something new and healthy. Geared for ages 5 – 12.

Jan
27
Fri
2017
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo | Paramus | New Jersey | United States

The Zoo is opened seven days a week. Hours of operation are from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm.

**Last admission to the zoo is at 4:00 pm – those within the zoo can remain until 4:30 pm**

Beginning with November 01st, the Bergen County Zoo will be free of admission.  The weather during the late fall and winter months does not allow for the majority of our animal collection to be viewable to the public

Jan
28
Sat
2017
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo | Paramus | New Jersey | United States

The Zoo is opened seven days a week. Hours of operation are from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm.

**Last admission to the zoo is at 4:00 pm – those within the zoo can remain until 4:30 pm**

Beginning with November 01st, the Bergen County Zoo will be free of admission.  The weather during the late fall and winter months does not allow for the majority of our animal collection to be viewable to the public

Dance Party @ Kiddie Academy
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Shake in the new year at Kiddie Academy’s 2nd Annual Dance Party! This is free and open to everyone – bring a friend or two!

Michael’s Kids Club @ Michaels Craft Stores
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Michael's Kids Club @ Michaels Craft Stores

Check your local Michaels store for participation
$2 PER PROJECT, SUPPLIES INCLUDED.
Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project. Sign up in store or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises.

 

Kids Club® Craftstick Cocoa Mug Jan 21 10:00 a – 12:00

Kids Club® Travel Tic-Tac-Toe Game  January 28, 2017 (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

Kids Club® – Sprout® Valentine’s Treat Bag Saturday, February 4 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kids Club® – Valentine’s Day Cookies  Saturday, February 11 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

For more information or to register go to http://www.michaels.com 

Barnes and Noble Weekly Story Time @ Your Local Barnes & Noble
Jan 28 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Barnes and Noble Weekly Story Time @ Your Local Barnes & Noble | East Brunswick | New Jersey | United States

How Do Dinosaurs Choose Their Pets? Storytime

Saturday January 14, 2017 11:00 AM Perfect for every child who has ever loved or yearned for a pet, this uproarious new book delights readers of all ages as they peek into the mischievous world of Jane Yolen and Mark Teague’s bestselling ‘How Do Dinosaurs…’ series. Join us for a fun-filled Storytime featuring How Do Dinosaurs Choose Their Pets?

 

 

Nanette’s Baguette Storytime

Saturday January 21, 2017 11:00 AM Mo Willems’ hilarious new picture book Nanette’s Baguette follows our plucky heroine on her first big solo trip to the bakery. But… will Nanette get the baguette from baker Juliette? Or will Nanette soon be beset with regret? Find out at Storytime.

 

I’ll Never Let You Go Storytime

Saturday January 28, 2017 11:00 AM When you love someone, you stand by them no matter what happens. In the story I’ll Never Let You Go, we celebrate the beauty of unconditional love. Join us for Storytime and activities. This is the special value title of the month, only $10, regular price $16.99 (limited time only 12/26-2/13, or while supplies last).

 

Disney Reads Day
Saturday February 04, 2017 11:00 AM Celebrate the Magic of Storytelling on Disney Reads Day! Join us as we read popular Disney stories and do fun activities to inspire kids’ imaginations. Plus, giveaways including stickers, bookmarks and mini-posters (while supplies last).

 

 

Valentine’s Day Storytime
Saturday February 11, 2017 11:00 AM Join us for Storytime and activities in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Featured titles are The Secret Life of Squirrels: A Love Story and Valentine’s Day Is Cool. Don’t miss out!

 

Mighty, Mighty Construction Site Storytime

Saturday February 18, 2017 11:00 AM All of our favorite trucks are back on the construction site – this time with a focus on team-building, friendship and working together! Will they get the big job done? Come and find out at Storytime featuring Mighty, Mighty Construction Site. Coloring and activities to follow.

 

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Storytime

Saturday February 25, 2017 11:00 AM Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! In celebration of the beloved author’s birthday on March 2nd, we will host a special Storytime featuring coloring, activities and more. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled Storytime!

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New Jersey Barnes and Noble locations

  • North Village Shopping Center 869 Route 1 South, North Brunswick
  • Brunswick Square Mall 753 Rt 18 Brunswick Square Space 318, East Brunswick
  • Menlo Park Mall 55 Parsonage Road, Edison
  • Somerset Shopping Center 319 Route 202/206, Bridgewater
  • 1180 Raritan Road, Clark
  • 240 Route 22 West, Springfield
  • The Commons at Holmdel, 2134 State Highway 35, Holmdel
  • 3535 US Highway 1 Suite 400, Princeton
  • 3981 US Hwy 9, Freehold
  • 112 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston
  • The Hamilton Marketplace, 425 Marketplace Boulevard, Hamilton
  • Monmouth Mall, 180 Route 35, Eatontown
  • 1940 Route 10 West, Morris Plains
  • Lanes Mill Marketplace 4831 US Hwy 9, Howell
  • Clifton Commons, 395 Route 3 East, Clifton
  • Ledgewood Mall, 375 Route 10, E Ledgewood
  • Caldor Plaza, 1156 Route 46 West, Woodland Park
  • 44 Brick Plaza, Brick
  • 765 Route 17 South, Paramus
  • East Gate Square, 1311 Nixon Drive, Moorestown
  • The Shops @ Riverside, 187 Riverside Square, Hackensack
  • 200 West Route 70, Marlton
  • Towne Place at Garden State Park, 911 Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill
  • The Court at Deptford II, 1553 Almonesson Road, Deptford

 

Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE Crafts for Kids @ Lakeshore Learning
Jan 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come drop in on Saturdays for Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE crafts.

 

Lakeshore Learning Stores Free Crafts

 

One of our favorite educational stores is Lakeshore Learning. The crafts are for children 3 and up but younger kids can easily join in the fun. The crafts have something to do with current events or the season.

 

When are Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE Crafts?

The Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE Crafts are on Saturdays between 11 am and 3 pm.

 

Is registration required for Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE Crafts?

No registration is required for these free crafts at Lakeshore Learning Stores.

 

Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE Crafts Schedule

  • January 7th: 100th Day Celebration Mask
  • January 14th: Prehistoric Pal
  • January 21st: To the Moon and Back Rocket
  • January 28th: Let’s Build a Snowman Craft
  • February 4th: Out of Sight Goggles
  • February 11th: Circle of Love Wreath
  • February 18th: Soaring Super Hero Puppet
  • February 25th: Pup in a Cup Craft

 

Where are the Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE Crafts in New Jersey?

There are 3 Lakeshore Learning store locations in New Jersey.

Cherry Hill Lakeshore Learning Store

Marketplace at Garden State Park
2020 Marlton Pike West
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

856-910-0888

East Brunswick Lakeshore Learning Store

275 State Route 18
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

732-967-8585

The East Brunswick Lakeshore Learning Store also offers FREE Crafts on Sundays from 11 am to 3 pm.

Hackensack Lakeshore Learning Store

449 Essex St.
Hackensack, NJ 07601

201-441-9214

You can learn more about the free craft days at Lakeshore Learning Stores by visiting their website.

Click over to our Calendar or Events for more craft events for kids in New Jersey.

 

Lakeshore Learning Stores also offer:

    • A giant smart board where your children can play interactive multi-player educational games:
Lakeshore Learning Store Free Crafts

They have a learn “smart board” that your children can touch and play interactive games.

  • They also have tons of toys around the store that are open that your kids can test out before they buy them.

Lakeshore Learning Store Free Crafts

 

Lakeshore Learning Stores Free Crafts

Here is an easy craft that my children made, making an underwater scene with stickers

Jan
29
Sun
2017
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo | Paramus | New Jersey | United States

The Zoo is opened seven days a week. Hours of operation are from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm.

**Last admission to the zoo is at 4:00 pm – those within the zoo can remain until 4:30 pm**

Beginning with November 01st, the Bergen County Zoo will be free of admission.  The weather during the late fall and winter months does not allow for the majority of our animal collection to be viewable to the public

Jan
30
Mon
2017
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo | Paramus | New Jersey | United States

The Zoo is opened seven days a week. Hours of operation are from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm.

**Last admission to the zoo is at 4:00 pm – those within the zoo can remain until 4:30 pm**

Beginning with November 01st, the Bergen County Zoo will be free of admission.  The weather during the late fall and winter months does not allow for the majority of our animal collection to be viewable to the public

Jan
31
Tue
2017
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo | Paramus | New Jersey | United States

The Zoo is opened seven days a week. Hours of operation are from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm.

**Last admission to the zoo is at 4:00 pm – those within the zoo can remain until 4:30 pm**

Beginning with November 01st, the Bergen County Zoo will be free of admission.  The weather during the late fall and winter months does not allow for the majority of our animal collection to be viewable to the public

Preschool Story Time-Emerson @ Emerson Library
Jan 31 @ 10:30 am
Preschool Story Time-Emerson @ Emerson Library | Emerson | New Jersey | United States

3 & 4 Year Old Story Time is Tuesdays at 10:30 am.There is no need to sign up or call ahead for these programs.

Weekly Storytime at Pottery Barn Kids @ Your Local Pottery Barn Kids
Jan 31 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Weekly Storytime at Pottery Barn Kids @ Your Local Pottery Barn Kids | Shrewsbury | New Jersey | United States

Join us each week as we read aloud from some of your favorite story books.

 

 

Pottery Barn Kids NJ locations are:

PRINCETON MARKET FAIR
3535 US-1
Princeton, NJ 08540

 

PROMENADE AT SAGEMORE
500 Route 73 South
Marlton, NJ 08053
(856) 983-7916

GROVE WEST
546 Broad Street
Shewsbury, NJ 07702

RIVERSIDE SQUARE
One Riverside Square
Hackensack, NJ 07601

MALL AT SHORT HILLS
1200 Morris Turnpike
Short Hills, NJ 07078

 

http://www.potterybarnkids.com/customer-service/store-events.html

 

Baby & Me Story Time-Emerson @ Emerson Library
Jan 31 @ 11:30 am
Unplugged Game Night at Bogota Library-Bergen @ Bogota Public Library
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Unplugged Game Night at Bogota Library-Bergen @ Bogota Public Library  | Bogota | New Jersey | United States

C’mon down for our Unplugged Game Night! Bring your friends, bring your family…bring EVERYONE! Play board games until closing time right here in the library. No plugs or wires required! Just boards, cards, plastic tokens, and lots of fun for everyone!  Please call to confirm. For more information please click here. 

Feb
1
Wed
2017
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo | Paramus | New Jersey | United States

The Zoo is opened seven days a week. Hours of operation are from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm.

**Last admission to the zoo is at 4:00 pm – those within the zoo can remain until 4:30 pm**

Beginning with November 01st, the Bergen County Zoo will be free of admission.  The weather during the late fall and winter months does not allow for the majority of our animal collection to be viewable to the public

Open Public Viewing – Meadowlands Environment Center @ William D. McDowell Observatory
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Open Public Viewing - Meadowlands Environment Center @ William D. McDowell Observatory | Lyndhurst | New Jersey | United States

Open Public Viewing Nights
Observatory’s 20-inch, research-grade telescope is open to the public free of charge on Wednesday evenings. The focus of each session depends on observing conditions, so check this website often for details and updates.

Viewing requires a clear sky, so the Observatory is closed on cloudy, rainy, and snowy nights. Please check this web-site for the most up-to-date information and announcements.

Weather permitting, the Observatory is open to the public every Wednesday from 7:00PM until 10:00PM.

Please check our Announcement section on the homepage for the Observatory’s operating status.

December 2016 (7:00PM-10:00PM)

7th Moon, Uranus, Neptune, M31, M13, M57, Pleiades, Almach

14th Moon, Uranus, Neptune, M31, M13, M57, Pleiades, Almach.

21st Uranus, Neptune, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

28th Uranus, Neptune, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

January 2017 (7:00PM-10:00PM)

4th Moon, Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach,

11th Moon, Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

18th Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

25th Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

February 2017 (7:00PM-10:00PM)

1st Moon, Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

8th Moon, Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

15th Moon, Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

22nd Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

Feb
2
Thu
2017
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo | Paramus | New Jersey | United States

The Zoo is opened seven days a week. Hours of operation are from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm.

**Last admission to the zoo is at 4:00 pm – those within the zoo can remain until 4:30 pm**

Beginning with November 01st, the Bergen County Zoo will be free of admission.  The weather during the late fall and winter months does not allow for the majority of our animal collection to be viewable to the public

Feb
3
Fri
2017
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo | Paramus | New Jersey | United States

The Zoo is opened seven days a week. Hours of operation are from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm.

**Last admission to the zoo is at 4:00 pm – those within the zoo can remain until 4:30 pm**

Beginning with November 01st, the Bergen County Zoo will be free of admission.  The weather during the late fall and winter months does not allow for the majority of our animal collection to be viewable to the public

Feb
4
Sat
2017
Home Depot Kids Workshop @ Home Depot
Feb 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Home Depot Kids Workshop @ Home Depot
  • Valentines Photo Box

    Join our hands-on workshop and you and your child can build a Valentine-themed photo box, perfect for keeping photos of loved ones front and center. Once the box is built, your child can decorate it with paint and The Home Depot stickers.
    All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.
    Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.

    All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.

  • Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment.
  • All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.

Be sure to visit this link to register to attend and to see what projects are coming up

You can read about Home Depot Workshops Here

 

 

 

 

Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo | Paramus | New Jersey | United States

The Zoo is opened seven days a week. Hours of operation are from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm.

**Last admission to the zoo is at 4:00 pm – those within the zoo can remain until 4:30 pm**

Beginning with November 01st, the Bergen County Zoo will be free of admission.  The weather during the late fall and winter months does not allow for the majority of our animal collection to be viewable to the public

Michael’s Kids Club @ Michaels Craft Stores
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Michael's Kids Club @ Michaels Craft Stores

Check your local Michaels store for participation
$2 PER PROJECT, SUPPLIES INCLUDED.
Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project. Sign up in store or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises.

 

Kids Club® Craftstick Cocoa Mug Jan 21 10:00 a – 12:00

Kids Club® Travel Tic-Tac-Toe Game  January 28, 2017 (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

Kids Club® – Sprout® Valentine’s Treat Bag Saturday, February 4 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kids Club® – Valentine’s Day Cookies  Saturday, February 11 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

For more information or to register go to http://www.michaels.com 

Barnes and Noble Weekly Story Time @ Your Local Barnes & Noble
Feb 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Barnes and Noble Weekly Story Time @ Your Local Barnes & Noble | East Brunswick | New Jersey | United States

How Do Dinosaurs Choose Their Pets? Storytime

Saturday January 14, 2017 11:00 AM Perfect for every child who has ever loved or yearned for a pet, this uproarious new book delights readers of all ages as they peek into the mischievous world of Jane Yolen and Mark Teague’s bestselling ‘How Do Dinosaurs…’ series. Join us for a fun-filled Storytime featuring How Do Dinosaurs Choose Their Pets?

 

 

Nanette’s Baguette Storytime

Saturday January 21, 2017 11:00 AM Mo Willems’ hilarious new picture book Nanette’s Baguette follows our plucky heroine on her first big solo trip to the bakery. But… will Nanette get the baguette from baker Juliette? Or will Nanette soon be beset with regret? Find out at Storytime.

 

I’ll Never Let You Go Storytime

Saturday January 28, 2017 11:00 AM When you love someone, you stand by them no matter what happens. In the story I’ll Never Let You Go, we celebrate the beauty of unconditional love. Join us for Storytime and activities. This is the special value title of the month, only $10, regular price $16.99 (limited time only 12/26-2/13, or while supplies last).

 

Disney Reads Day
Saturday February 04, 2017 11:00 AM Celebrate the Magic of Storytelling on Disney Reads Day! Join us as we read popular Disney stories and do fun activities to inspire kids’ imaginations. Plus, giveaways including stickers, bookmarks and mini-posters (while supplies last).

 

 

Valentine’s Day Storytime
Saturday February 11, 2017 11:00 AM Join us for Storytime and activities in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Featured titles are The Secret Life of Squirrels: A Love Story and Valentine’s Day Is Cool. Don’t miss out!

 

Mighty, Mighty Construction Site Storytime

Saturday February 18, 2017 11:00 AM All of our favorite trucks are back on the construction site – this time with a focus on team-building, friendship and working together! Will they get the big job done? Come and find out at Storytime featuring Mighty, Mighty Construction Site. Coloring and activities to follow.

 

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Storytime

Saturday February 25, 2017 11:00 AM Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! In celebration of the beloved author’s birthday on March 2nd, we will host a special Storytime featuring coloring, activities and more. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled Storytime!

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New Jersey Barnes and Noble locations

  • North Village Shopping Center 869 Route 1 South, North Brunswick
  • Brunswick Square Mall 753 Rt 18 Brunswick Square Space 318, East Brunswick
  • Menlo Park Mall 55 Parsonage Road, Edison
  • Somerset Shopping Center 319 Route 202/206, Bridgewater
  • 1180 Raritan Road, Clark
  • 240 Route 22 West, Springfield
  • The Commons at Holmdel, 2134 State Highway 35, Holmdel
  • 3535 US Highway 1 Suite 400, Princeton
  • 3981 US Hwy 9, Freehold
  • 112 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston
  • The Hamilton Marketplace, 425 Marketplace Boulevard, Hamilton
  • Monmouth Mall, 180 Route 35, Eatontown
  • 1940 Route 10 West, Morris Plains
  • Lanes Mill Marketplace 4831 US Hwy 9, Howell
  • Clifton Commons, 395 Route 3 East, Clifton
  • Ledgewood Mall, 375 Route 10, E Ledgewood
  • Caldor Plaza, 1156 Route 46 West, Woodland Park
  • 44 Brick Plaza, Brick
  • 765 Route 17 South, Paramus
  • East Gate Square, 1311 Nixon Drive, Moorestown
  • The Shops @ Riverside, 187 Riverside Square, Hackensack
  • 200 West Route 70, Marlton
  • Towne Place at Garden State Park, 911 Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill
  • The Court at Deptford II, 1553 Almonesson Road, Deptford

 

Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE Crafts for Kids @ Lakeshore Learning
Feb 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come drop in on Saturdays for Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE crafts.

 

Lakeshore Learning Stores Free Crafts

 

One of our favorite educational stores is Lakeshore Learning. The crafts are for children 3 and up but younger kids can easily join in the fun. The crafts have something to do with current events or the season.

 

When are Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE Crafts?

The Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE Crafts are on Saturdays between 11 am and 3 pm.

 

Is registration required for Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE Crafts?

No registration is required for these free crafts at Lakeshore Learning Stores.

 

Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE Crafts Schedule

  • January 7th: 100th Day Celebration Mask
  • January 14th: Prehistoric Pal
  • January 21st: To the Moon and Back Rocket
  • January 28th: Let’s Build a Snowman Craft
  • February 4th: Out of Sight Goggles
  • February 11th: Circle of Love Wreath
  • February 18th: Soaring Super Hero Puppet
  • February 25th: Pup in a Cup Craft

 

Where are the Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE Crafts in New Jersey?

There are 3 Lakeshore Learning store locations in New Jersey.

Cherry Hill Lakeshore Learning Store

Marketplace at Garden State Park
2020 Marlton Pike West
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

856-910-0888

East Brunswick Lakeshore Learning Store

275 State Route 18
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

732-967-8585

The East Brunswick Lakeshore Learning Store also offers FREE Crafts on Sundays from 11 am to 3 pm.

Hackensack Lakeshore Learning Store

449 Essex St.
Hackensack, NJ 07601

201-441-9214

You can learn more about the free craft days at Lakeshore Learning Stores by visiting their website.

Click over to our Calendar or Events for more craft events for kids in New Jersey.

 

Lakeshore Learning Stores also offer:

    • A giant smart board where your children can play interactive multi-player educational games:
Lakeshore Learning Store Free Crafts

They have a learn “smart board” that your children can touch and play interactive games.

  • They also have tons of toys around the store that are open that your kids can test out before they buy them.

Lakeshore Learning Store Free Crafts

 

Lakeshore Learning Stores Free Crafts

Here is an easy craft that my children made, making an underwater scene with stickers

Pokemon Trade and Collect Event – Toys R Us Stores @ Toys R Us
Feb 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Pokemon Trade and Collect Event - Toys R Us Stores @ Toys R Us

 

Find a store near you: http://www.toysrus.com/shop/?categoryId=4311963

Join us for two Pokémon Trade & Collect Event!

Second event: Sunday, November 20th from 2-4pm local time at ALL Toys”R”Us stores.

Receive a FREE Cosmog foil card, Pokémon TCG sun and moon collector’s album and enjoy a Pokemon coloring activity.

*Excludes Express and Outlet locations. Event open to kids ages 6-up and adult collectors. Parental supervision required at all times for minors. All giveaways and event materials available while supplies last and distributed to participants only. Limit one per customer. Quantities limited; no rain checks.

Feb
5
Sun
2017
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo
Feb 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo | Paramus | New Jersey | United States

The Zoo is opened seven days a week. Hours of operation are from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm.

**Last admission to the zoo is at 4:00 pm – those within the zoo can remain until 4:30 pm**

Beginning with November 01st, the Bergen County Zoo will be free of admission.  The weather during the late fall and winter months does not allow for the majority of our animal collection to be viewable to the public

Feb
6
Mon
2017
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo
Feb 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo | Paramus | New Jersey | United States

The Zoo is opened seven days a week. Hours of operation are from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm.

**Last admission to the zoo is at 4:00 pm – those within the zoo can remain until 4:30 pm**

Beginning with November 01st, the Bergen County Zoo will be free of admission.  The weather during the late fall and winter months does not allow for the majority of our animal collection to be viewable to the public

Feb
7
Tue
2017
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo | Paramus | New Jersey | United States

The Zoo is opened seven days a week. Hours of operation are from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm.

**Last admission to the zoo is at 4:00 pm – those within the zoo can remain until 4:30 pm**

Beginning with November 01st, the Bergen County Zoo will be free of admission.  The weather during the late fall and winter months does not allow for the majority of our animal collection to be viewable to the public

Preschool Story Time-Emerson @ Emerson Library
Feb 7 @ 10:30 am
Preschool Story Time-Emerson @ Emerson Library | Emerson | New Jersey | United States

3 & 4 Year Old Story Time is Tuesdays at 10:30 am.There is no need to sign up or call ahead for these programs.

Weekly Storytime at Pottery Barn Kids @ Your Local Pottery Barn Kids
Feb 7 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Weekly Storytime at Pottery Barn Kids @ Your Local Pottery Barn Kids | Shrewsbury | New Jersey | United States

Join us each week as we read aloud from some of your favorite story books.

 

 

Pottery Barn Kids NJ locations are:

PRINCETON MARKET FAIR
3535 US-1
Princeton, NJ 08540

 

PROMENADE AT SAGEMORE
500 Route 73 South
Marlton, NJ 08053
(856) 983-7916

GROVE WEST
546 Broad Street
Shewsbury, NJ 07702

RIVERSIDE SQUARE
One Riverside Square
Hackensack, NJ 07601

MALL AT SHORT HILLS
1200 Morris Turnpike
Short Hills, NJ 07078

 

http://www.potterybarnkids.com/customer-service/store-events.html

 

Baby & Me Story Time-Emerson @ Emerson Library
Feb 7 @ 11:30 am
Unplugged Game Night at Bogota Library-Bergen @ Bogota Public Library
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Unplugged Game Night at Bogota Library-Bergen @ Bogota Public Library  | Bogota | New Jersey | United States

C’mon down for our Unplugged Game Night! Bring your friends, bring your family…bring EVERYONE! Play board games until closing time right here in the library. No plugs or wires required! Just boards, cards, plastic tokens, and lots of fun for everyone!  Please call to confirm. For more information please click here. 

Feb
8
Wed
2017
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo | Paramus | New Jersey | United States

The Zoo is opened seven days a week. Hours of operation are from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm.

**Last admission to the zoo is at 4:00 pm – those within the zoo can remain until 4:30 pm**

Beginning with November 01st, the Bergen County Zoo will be free of admission.  The weather during the late fall and winter months does not allow for the majority of our animal collection to be viewable to the public

Open Public Viewing – Meadowlands Environment Center @ William D. McDowell Observatory
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Open Public Viewing - Meadowlands Environment Center @ William D. McDowell Observatory | Lyndhurst | New Jersey | United States

Open Public Viewing Nights
Observatory’s 20-inch, research-grade telescope is open to the public free of charge on Wednesday evenings. The focus of each session depends on observing conditions, so check this website often for details and updates.

Viewing requires a clear sky, so the Observatory is closed on cloudy, rainy, and snowy nights. Please check this web-site for the most up-to-date information and announcements.

Weather permitting, the Observatory is open to the public every Wednesday from 7:00PM until 10:00PM.

Please check our Announcement section on the homepage for the Observatory’s operating status.

December 2016 (7:00PM-10:00PM)

7th Moon, Uranus, Neptune, M31, M13, M57, Pleiades, Almach

14th Moon, Uranus, Neptune, M31, M13, M57, Pleiades, Almach.

21st Uranus, Neptune, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

28th Uranus, Neptune, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

January 2017 (7:00PM-10:00PM)

4th Moon, Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach,

11th Moon, Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

18th Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

25th Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

February 2017 (7:00PM-10:00PM)

1st Moon, Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

8th Moon, Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

15th Moon, Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

22nd Uranus, Neptune, Orion Nebula, M31, M13, NGC457, M57, Pleiades, Almach

Feb
9
Thu
2017
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo | Paramus | New Jersey | United States

The Zoo is opened seven days a week. Hours of operation are from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm.

**Last admission to the zoo is at 4:00 pm – those within the zoo can remain until 4:30 pm**

Beginning with November 01st, the Bergen County Zoo will be free of admission.  The weather during the late fall and winter months does not allow for the majority of our animal collection to be viewable to the public

Feb
10
Fri
2017
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo | Paramus | New Jersey | United States

The Zoo is opened seven days a week. Hours of operation are from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm.

**Last admission to the zoo is at 4:00 pm – those within the zoo can remain until 4:30 pm**

Beginning with November 01st, the Bergen County Zoo will be free of admission.  The weather during the late fall and winter months does not allow for the majority of our animal collection to be viewable to the public

Feb
11
Sat
2017
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo | Paramus | New Jersey | United States

The Zoo is opened seven days a week. Hours of operation are from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm.

**Last admission to the zoo is at 4:00 pm – those within the zoo can remain until 4:30 pm**

Beginning with November 01st, the Bergen County Zoo will be free of admission.  The weather during the late fall and winter months does not allow for the majority of our animal collection to be viewable to the public

Michael’s Kids Club @ Michaels Craft Stores
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Michael's Kids Club @ Michaels Craft Stores

Check your local Michaels store for participation
$2 PER PROJECT, SUPPLIES INCLUDED.
Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project. Sign up in store or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises.

 

Kids Club® Craftstick Cocoa Mug Jan 21 10:00 a – 12:00

Kids Club® Travel Tic-Tac-Toe Game  January 28, 2017 (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

Kids Club® – Sprout® Valentine’s Treat Bag Saturday, February 4 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kids Club® – Valentine’s Day Cookies  Saturday, February 11 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

For more information or to register go to http://www.michaels.com 

Barnes and Noble Weekly Story Time @ Your Local Barnes & Noble
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Barnes and Noble Weekly Story Time @ Your Local Barnes & Noble | East Brunswick | New Jersey | United States

How Do Dinosaurs Choose Their Pets? Storytime

Saturday January 14, 2017 11:00 AM Perfect for every child who has ever loved or yearned for a pet, this uproarious new book delights readers of all ages as they peek into the mischievous world of Jane Yolen and Mark Teague’s bestselling ‘How Do Dinosaurs…’ series. Join us for a fun-filled Storytime featuring How Do Dinosaurs Choose Their Pets?

 

 

Nanette’s Baguette Storytime

Saturday January 21, 2017 11:00 AM Mo Willems’ hilarious new picture book Nanette’s Baguette follows our plucky heroine on her first big solo trip to the bakery. But… will Nanette get the baguette from baker Juliette? Or will Nanette soon be beset with regret? Find out at Storytime.

 

I’ll Never Let You Go Storytime

Saturday January 28, 2017 11:00 AM When you love someone, you stand by them no matter what happens. In the story I’ll Never Let You Go, we celebrate the beauty of unconditional love. Join us for Storytime and activities. This is the special value title of the month, only $10, regular price $16.99 (limited time only 12/26-2/13, or while supplies last).

 

Disney Reads Day
Saturday February 04, 2017 11:00 AM Celebrate the Magic of Storytelling on Disney Reads Day! Join us as we read popular Disney stories and do fun activities to inspire kids’ imaginations. Plus, giveaways including stickers, bookmarks and mini-posters (while supplies last).

 

 

Valentine’s Day Storytime
Saturday February 11, 2017 11:00 AM Join us for Storytime and activities in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Featured titles are The Secret Life of Squirrels: A Love Story and Valentine’s Day Is Cool. Don’t miss out!

 

Mighty, Mighty Construction Site Storytime

Saturday February 18, 2017 11:00 AM All of our favorite trucks are back on the construction site – this time with a focus on team-building, friendship and working together! Will they get the big job done? Come and find out at Storytime featuring Mighty, Mighty Construction Site. Coloring and activities to follow.

 

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Storytime

Saturday February 25, 2017 11:00 AM Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! In celebration of the beloved author’s birthday on March 2nd, we will host a special Storytime featuring coloring, activities and more. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled Storytime!

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New Jersey Barnes and Noble locations

  • North Village Shopping Center 869 Route 1 South, North Brunswick
  • Brunswick Square Mall 753 Rt 18 Brunswick Square Space 318, East Brunswick
  • Menlo Park Mall 55 Parsonage Road, Edison
  • Somerset Shopping Center 319 Route 202/206, Bridgewater
  • 1180 Raritan Road, Clark
  • 240 Route 22 West, Springfield
  • The Commons at Holmdel, 2134 State Highway 35, Holmdel
  • 3535 US Highway 1 Suite 400, Princeton
  • 3981 US Hwy 9, Freehold
  • 112 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston
  • The Hamilton Marketplace, 425 Marketplace Boulevard, Hamilton
  • Monmouth Mall, 180 Route 35, Eatontown
  • 1940 Route 10 West, Morris Plains
  • Lanes Mill Marketplace 4831 US Hwy 9, Howell
  • Clifton Commons, 395 Route 3 East, Clifton
  • Ledgewood Mall, 375 Route 10, E Ledgewood
  • Caldor Plaza, 1156 Route 46 West, Woodland Park
  • 44 Brick Plaza, Brick
  • 765 Route 17 South, Paramus
  • East Gate Square, 1311 Nixon Drive, Moorestown
  • The Shops @ Riverside, 187 Riverside Square, Hackensack
  • 200 West Route 70, Marlton
  • Towne Place at Garden State Park, 911 Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill
  • The Court at Deptford II, 1553 Almonesson Road, Deptford

 

Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE Crafts for Kids @ Lakeshore Learning
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come drop in on Saturdays for Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE crafts.

 

Lakeshore Learning Stores Free Crafts

 

One of our favorite educational stores is Lakeshore Learning. The crafts are for children 3 and up but younger kids can easily join in the fun. The crafts have something to do with current events or the season.

 

When are Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE Crafts?

The Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE Crafts are on Saturdays between 11 am and 3 pm.

 

Is registration required for Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE Crafts?

No registration is required for these free crafts at Lakeshore Learning Stores.

 

Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE Crafts Schedule

  • January 7th: 100th Day Celebration Mask
  • January 14th: Prehistoric Pal
  • January 21st: To the Moon and Back Rocket
  • January 28th: Let’s Build a Snowman Craft
  • February 4th: Out of Sight Goggles
  • February 11th: Circle of Love Wreath
  • February 18th: Soaring Super Hero Puppet
  • February 25th: Pup in a Cup Craft

 

Where are the Lakeshore Learning Stores FREE Crafts in New Jersey?

There are 3 Lakeshore Learning store locations in New Jersey.

Cherry Hill Lakeshore Learning Store

Marketplace at Garden State Park
2020 Marlton Pike West
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

856-910-0888

East Brunswick Lakeshore Learning Store

275 State Route 18
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

732-967-8585

The East Brunswick Lakeshore Learning Store also offers FREE Crafts on Sundays from 11 am to 3 pm.

Hackensack Lakeshore Learning Store

449 Essex St.
Hackensack, NJ 07601

201-441-9214

You can learn more about the free craft days at Lakeshore Learning Stores by visiting their website.

Click over to our Calendar or Events for more craft events for kids in New Jersey.

 

Lakeshore Learning Stores also offer:

    • A giant smart board where your children can play interactive multi-player educational games:
Lakeshore Learning Store Free Crafts

They have a learn “smart board” that your children can touch and play interactive games.

  • They also have tons of toys around the store that are open that your kids can test out before they buy them.

Lakeshore Learning Store Free Crafts

 

Lakeshore Learning Stores Free Crafts

Here is an easy craft that my children made, making an underwater scene with stickers

Feb
12
Sun
2017
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo
Feb 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo | Paramus | New Jersey | United States

The Zoo is opened seven days a week. Hours of operation are from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm.

**Last admission to the zoo is at 4:00 pm – those within the zoo can remain until 4:30 pm**

Beginning with November 01st, the Bergen County Zoo will be free of admission.  The weather during the late fall and winter months does not allow for the majority of our animal collection to be viewable to the public

Feb
13
Mon
2017
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Bergen County Zoo Free Admission @ Bergen County Zoo | Paramus | New Jersey | United States

The Zoo is opened seven days a week. Hours of operation are from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm.

**Last admission to the zoo is at 4:00 pm – those within the zoo can remain until 4:30 pm**

Beginning with November 01st, the Bergen County Zoo will be free of admission.  The weather during the late fall and winter months does not allow for the majority of our animal collection to be viewable to the public