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ASTRONOMY DAY Saturday, April 13, 2019 Admission: free Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first moon landing 1:00-4:00pm ~ Astronomy Presentations at Trailside Nature & Science Center For All ages: Space Talks, Children’s Events, Solar Observing, Moon Activities, Solar System Walk. 7:30-10:30pm ~ Stargazing at Union County College Visit the William Miller Sperry Observatory for a Talk on Apollo 11, door prizes and an evening of night sky gazing (weather permitting). For more information email: email@example.comFind out more »
Touch a Truck at Watchung Reservation Lower Loop Parking Lot: Quiet Time is 11:00 AM - Noon Admission: $5/person, ages 6 & under FREE. Includes admission to Wild Earth Fest Event at Trailside’s lower field Please, No Pets Permitted. Youngsters are invited to climb aboard a variety of public safety vehicles. Jenn's Tip for Taking Kids to Touch a Truck Events It's always fun to be the child that gets to sit in the truck and turn on the…Find out more »
Sunday, May 19, 2019 12 - 4 PM Rain or Shine No Credit Cards Accepted * No Pets Please FREE ADMISSION * CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES GARDEN TOURS * LARGE VARIETY OF PLANTS FOR SALE For general information and a list of plants offered, visit the Union County Master Gardeners’ website http://mastergardeners-uc.org/ Or call 908-654-9852Find out more »
Enjoy Union County's awad winning Sensory Friendly Trail featuring gruide ropes, Interpretive signage, talking audior kiosks, central gazeo and sensory play area.Find out more »
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. Trailside Summer Matinees 2019 Schedule July 10 - Science Tellers - Aliens: Escape from Earth July 17 - Mad Science of NJ - Reach for the Moon July…Find out more »
Presidents Weekend Festivities - Saturday, February 15 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm - The Journey of Sap to Syrup 1:30pm - 2:30pm - Mythical Creatures of Fields and Forests 3:00pm - 4:00pm - Winter Walk Monday, February 17 - 10:00am - 11:00am - Mythical Creatures of Fields and Forests 12:00pm - 1:00pm - The Journey of Sap to Syrup 1:30pm - 2:15pm - "The Science of Magic" movie 3:00pm - 4:00pm - Winter Walk 3:00pm - 4:45pm - "Abominable" movie …Find out more »