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We love sharing with families fun things to do in NJ especially when it comes to events in New Jersey. 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.
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December 26 - 31 – Theme: Walking in a Winter Wonderland Families welcome to participate any time between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm $10 per family at the doorFind out more »
Wed May 29, 2019: 10-11 am OR 1-2 pm: Sprouts (Ages 2-4 with an adult): Tree Travels Walk the arboretum and look for plants that traveled from some- where else to be here. Where did they come from? Who planted those seeds if it wasn’t the Arboretum’s gardeners? Plant the seeds of love for nature in this preschool program! Each session features a different theme and includes an indoor activity and an outdoor exploration of the Arboretum. Dress for the…Find out more »
Saturday, October 19 through Sunday, December 1 Scarecrows in the Garden Take a stroll through the gardens to see dozens of ghoulish, whimsical, and colorful scarecrows. If you’ve made your own and dropped it off, see your work of art showcased. Time: 8 a.m. - Sunset. Location: The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township 07962. Cost: FREE. Want to see more unique scarecrows? Click on over to our guide of New Jersey scarecrow trails to find one near you.Find out more »
Shake that cabin fever, and head over to the Arboretum! Play Garden-opoly, Plant Scrabble, life-sized chess, and Garden Bingo challenge to win prizes. Enjoy popcorn, hot cocoa, and seasonal snacks. Date: Sunday, February 9 Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township, 07962. Cost: $3 per person. Contact: 973.326.7601.Find out more »