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Trailside Summer Matinees

July 10, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 14, 2019

Child plays Xylophone in the central gazebo of the sensory trail at Trailside Nature Center


Summer matinee entertainment series will feature a variety of kid-friendly, nature, science, and earth friendly entertainment. Recommended for families with children ages 4 and up.

Wednesday at 1:30
Tickets go on sale at 1:00

Admission: $5/person ($4/senior citizen – 62 and older with ID)

No strollers in the auditorium.


boy pretends to lead a class at an outdoor classroom with log benches and acorn seats at the Trailside Nature and Science Center


Trailside Summer Matinees 2019 Schedule

  • July 10 – Science Tellers – Aliens: Escape from Earth
  • July 17 – Mad Science of NJ – Reach for the Moon
  • July 24 – Abracadabra… It’s Joe Fischer
  • July 31 – Rizzo’s Reptiles
  • August 7 – Outrage-hiss Pets
  • August 14 – Eyes of the Wild


There are two spinning wheels and dials and one spinning ball area as part of the Union County sensory Trail


Click over to learn more about the Trailside Nature & Science Center.




July 10, 2019
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Trailside Nature and Science Center
452 New Providence Road
Mountainside, NJ United States


Registration Required

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