Discovery Den

Jul 27, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Explore natural history through play! The Discovery Den is a welcoming play space open to everyone but especially designed for children ages 0–8 and their care givers. Investigate fossils, go camping, create a puppet show about New Jersey wildlife or just relax with a good book. Activities change on a regular basis so there is always something new to explore!

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This event occurs weekly, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Please join us for City Parks Foundation’s Little Red’s Hood at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park now through August. Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the celebrated “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on...

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Wednesday Summer Matinees

Jul 27, 2016 - Aug 31, 2016

This event occurs weekly, on Wednesday.

Trailside’s summer matinee entertainment series will feature a variety of kid-friendly, nature, science and earth-friendly entertainment. Live animals, magicians, music and more may take the stage in Trailside’s auditorium. Tickets go on sale at 1 p.m. on the day of the presentation. JULY 10  - TURTLE SINGER: Meet live turtles! Have fun and sing-a-long while learning...

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This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

The State Museum's newest exhibition, Silver Shell Glass, examines the way beads were made, as well as how they were used by Native Americans. It features a number of rarely seen items from the State Museum’s extensive collection, including examples of beadwork on a child’s moccasins and cradleboard, clothing, necklaces, a game and a man’s war headdress.

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Pastel Painting with Francesca Pelaggi

Jul 27, 2016 - Jul 29, 2016

This event occurs daily, every weekday.

Working from life, students will explore the exciting, versatile world of pastels. They will first work in the studio becoming familiar with the medium by sketching and layering colors to complete a fun still life made up of “kid-friendly” subject matter. On the following days, they will take their knowledge and supplies outdoors into the grounds surrounding the Museum to create in Plein...

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