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Tuesday Talks at Willingboro Lakes Park

Willingboro Lakes Park 60 Beverly-Rancocas Rd, Willingboro

Tuesday Talk Tuesday, February 23, 2021 & Friday, February 26 A series of nature walks led by Naturalist Jen Bulava on select Tuesdays and Fridays. This program will repeat on...

Free

Kids Art Classes at Hoboken Historical Museum

Hoboken Historical Museum 1301 Hudson St, Hoboken

Kids Art Classes at the Museum - Join three days a week for fun art making in the Museum walkway! Recommended for ages 2-5. All children must be accompanied by...

Free

Outdoor Adventures at Van Vleck House and Gardens

Van Vleck House and Gardens 21 Van Vleck St, Montclair

Outdoor Adventures January 26th – Cold Weather Critters February 9th – Birds in  Winter February 23rd – New Jersey Owls March 2nd – Sugar Maple Trees March 16th – Seeds...

$10

Just A Hike – Mercer County Parks

Mercer County Parks (See Description) NJ

LOCATIONS VARY, PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION.  The name says it all, this program is Just A Hike that will explore a different park each week. Our naturalist will lead you...

Free

Wondrous Winter Walk at Big Brook Park

Big Brook Park 521 County Rd 520, Marlton

Wondrous Winter Walk at Big Brook Park - Toss on your winter gear and tag along with a Park System Naturalist as you explore Big Brook Park, Marlboro, in the...

Free

Just A Hike – Mercer County Parks

Mercer County Parks (See Description) NJ

LOCATIONS VARY, PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION.  The name says it all, this program is Just A Hike that will explore a different park each week. Our naturalist will lead you...

Free

Kids Art Classes at Hoboken Historical Museum

Hoboken Historical Museum 1301 Hudson St, Hoboken

Kids Art Classes at the Museum - Join three days a week for fun art making in the Museum walkway! Recommended for ages 2-5. All children must be accompanied by...

Free

Tuesday Talks at Willingboro Lakes Park

Willingboro Lakes Park 60 Beverly-Rancocas Rd, Willingboro

Tuesday Talk Tuesday, February 23, 2021 & Friday, February 26 A series of nature walks led by Naturalist Jen Bulava on select Tuesdays and Fridays. This program will repeat on...

Free

Winter Walks at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center 32 Pleasant Plains Road, Basking Ridge

GREAT SWAMP NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE VISITOR CENTER Every Friday, 11:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m. Beginning January 8, 2021 Ready for some winter exercise and fresh air? Join Friends President Steve Herdman for...

Free

Kids Art Classes at Hoboken Historical Museum

Hoboken Historical Museum 1301 Hudson St, Hoboken

Kids Art Classes at the Museum - Join three days a week for fun art making in the Museum walkway! Recommended for ages 2-5. All children must be accompanied by...

Free

Eyes on Eagles at Mercer County Park

Mercer County Park Old Trenton Road, West Windsor

The Bald Eagles have returned! Join one of our interpreters as they share up to date information on the nesting pair and take a closer look though a spotting  scope....

Free

Children’s Nature Hour at Cloverdale Farm

Cloverdale Farms County Park 34 Cloverdale Rd, Barnegat

Cloverdale Weekend Children’s Programs Let’s hit Cloverdale’s trails and have some fun as we explore the natural world around us. This program will take place outdoors so please dress for...

Free

Children’s Nature Hour at Cloverdale Farm

Cloverdale Farms County Park 34 Cloverdale Rd, Barnegat

Cloverdale Weekend Children’s Programs Let’s hit Cloverdale’s trails and have some fun as we explore the natural world around us. This program will take place outdoors so please dress for...

Free

Maple Sugaring at Howell Living History Farm

Maple Tree Tapping - February 6, 2021 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Hundreds of sugar maple trees line the banks of Moore's Creek and the nearby woods at the...

Free

Cattus Island Weekend Programs

Cattus Island 1170 Cattus Island Blvd, Toms River

The following programs are Free, No Registration Required. MAXIMUM: 8 Location: Cooper Environmental Center, Cattus Island County Park, Toms River Scales and Tales - Saturdays and Sundays - 11:00 am...

Free

Maple Sugaring Demonstrations- Great Swamp in Chatham

Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center 247 Southern Blvd, Chatham

Saturdays, January 23 & 30, February 6, 13, 20, & 27, March 6 & 13. Learn how to identify and tap maple trees, collect sap, and make syrup over a...

$5

Free Admission Days at The West Milford Museum

West Milford Museum 1477 Union Valley Road, West Milford

Situated in the heart of the New Jersey Highlands, the Township of West Milford offers a welcome respite from the hectic pace of the metropolitan area. The WEST MILFORD MUSEUM...

Free

Cattus Island Weekend Programs

Cattus Island 1170 Cattus Island Blvd, Toms River

The following programs are Free, No Registration Required. MAXIMUM: 8 Location: Cooper Environmental Center, Cattus Island County Park, Toms River Scales and Tales - Saturdays and Sundays - 11:00 am...

Free

Cattus Island Nature Walks in Toms River

Cooper Environmental Center Cattus Island County Park, Toms River

Cattus Island Nature Walks Be a part of a 40-year Ocean County tradition! Join a park naturalist and follow in the footsteps of such legendary local environmentalists as A. Morton...

Free

Cattus Island Weekend Programs

Cattus Island 1170 Cattus Island Blvd, Toms River

The following programs are Free, No Registration Required. MAXIMUM: 8 Location: Cooper Environmental Center, Cattus Island County Park, Toms River Scales and Tales - Saturdays and Sundays - 11:00 am...

Free

Palmer Square on Ice

Palmer Square Hulfish Street, Princeton

Palmer Square on Ice Sundays in February from 12:00pm - 2:00pm Join every Sunday in February and watch as giant ice blocks are sculpted into stunning 3-D figures right before...

Free

Winter Hike at Rifle Camp Park

Rifle Camp Park 387 Rifle Camp Road, Woodland Park

Winter Hike Rifle Camp Park Sunday, February 28 - 12:30 PM Admission: Free Registration: Required  Register As part of National Invasive Species Awareness Week our leader will lead a hike...

Free

Cattus Island Weekend Programs

Cattus Island 1170 Cattus Island Blvd, Toms River

The following programs are Free, No Registration Required. MAXIMUM: 8 Location: Cooper Environmental Center, Cattus Island County Park, Toms River Scales and Tales - Saturdays and Sundays - 11:00 am...

Free

Jake’s Branch Discovery Nature Walks in Beachwood

Nature Center, Jake Branch County Park, Beachwood

Discovery Nature Walks Join a park naturalist on these brief, but informative nature walks through Jakes Branch. *Weather permitting* walks will not exceed 30 minutes. LOCATION: Nature Center, Jakes Branch...

Free

  
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