Liberty Science Center

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FRIDAY, APRIL 2

LSC Junior Days
Where: Liberty Science Center, Jersey City
Every Thursday and Friday is LSC Junior Day at Liberty Science Center, which means ages 6 and under can hit the Science Dance Party twice per day, visit the Wild About Animal exhibition and even explore more shows in the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium. This Friday, kids can meet and snap a photo with Daniel Tiger.

Spring Family Camp: Treasure Hunt
Where: Watershed Institute, Pennington
Use your skills to find your way to hidden treasures! Learn how to use a compass and read a map as we explore the Watershed Reserve. Perfect for ages 5 to 12 and adult attendance is required. Dress for the weather, and make sure to wear your masks and be prepared to social distance. 

SATURDAY, APRIL 3

Map and Compass Skills
Where: Schiff Nature Center, Mendham
This outdoor class will help kids you understand the information on your map, teach you how to properly use a compass, and be able to use these tools together! Perfect for kids ages 12 and up, they’ll get to challenge themselves and use their new skills for navigation. 

Natural Egg Dyeing 
Where: Tenafly Nature Center
Transform plain white eggs into a rainbow of colors using natural ingredients commonly found in your kitchen. Each participant will be provided with two eggs to decorate and take home instructions to continue the fun at home.

MIRACULOUS LADYBUG PERFORMS!
Where: Imagine That!!! Museum, Florham Park
The Miraculous Ladybug will be gracing the museum to sing her amazing theme song, as well as visit with the children and take pictures. Admission fee includes all day admission, don’t forget to wear your masks! 

Hen House Visits
Where: Howell Living History Farm
Step inside a working henhouse where the farm’s Barred Rock chickens are busy laying and help a farmer make their feed: then reach into a nest box and take out an egg to bring home! Visitors will learn egg candling and grading, and can also visit the farm’s 50 new baby chicks in the brooder coop. A children’s craft, “Egg Carton Chicken,” will also be offered for a small materials fee.

Forest of Frogs Nature Walk
Where: New Weis Center for Education, Ringwood
There’s nothing quite like the echoing sound of wood frogs and peepers filling the springtime forest. Head over for a short hike where we will visit our vernal pools and hear and hopefully see frogs & other amphibians active in the spring, while learning about their life cycle, seasonal habits, mating, and survival strategies. Mud or rain boots are recommended!

Primitive Cooking
Where: New Weis Center for Education, Ringwood
One of the most gratifying primitive skills is the art of cooking over an open fire. We will cook ourselves a feast using cooking techniques that have been developed by indigenous cultures all around the world. Cooking via rock grills and boils, pit steaming, clay baking, or just right on the coals, unlocks a very specific flavor in the food. Part of this class may include wild harvesting part of our meal. Vegetarians welcome.

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ALL WEEKENDSix Flags Spring Break 2021
Where: Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson
Celebrate the break from school by conquering Kingda Ka or taming the bull on El Toro! Enjoy some Spring Break treats as well, like funnel cake, pizza, and kickin’ buffalo wings. Season passes and tickets are on sale now! 

Bunny Chase 
Where: Terhune Orchards, Princeton
The non-competitive Bunny Chase features hand-drawn clues around the farm for a self-guided treasure hunt. Ages 2-10 can also do crafts and meet Terhune’s own bunny Spice. There’s food and more farm fun, but advance tickets are required.

Easter Bunny Celebration
Where: Bridgewater Commons Mall, Bridgewater
Book a time slot online to visit the Easter Bunny, who will take socially-distanced photos with guests from the safety of her springtime flower field. Your family can pose on a decorative bench placed six feet in front of the bunny. Available through April 3.

Easter EGGspress
Where: DiDonato Family Fun Center, Hammonton
Celebrate springtime with family-friendly outdoor activities like an Easter-themed train ride, a meet and greet with the Easter Bunny,  an egg hunt, racing slide and spring hedge maze. Weekends through April 3.

Egg Hunt Hayrides
Where: Johnson’s Corner Farm, Medford
Hop on a wagon ride around the farm’s fields and orchards before stopping for a story about Peter Rabbit, and how all his eggs were left in the field. Lil’ egg hunters can collect eggs, then turn them in for a goodie bag. After the hunt, kids can decorate two cookies, a rabbit and an egg. Registration required.

Hoppy Easter
Where: Westfield Garden State Plaza, Paramus
Through April 3, your family can snap photos with the Easter Bunny by booking an online reservation. Social distancing will be required.

Family Photo Scavenger Hunt
Where: Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morris Twp.
Keep your family active with this scavenger hunt through the arboretum. Use your phone to snap photos of hidden clues to win a prize. This month’s hunt is “Giants of the Garden” themed. Registration required.

Barnyard Petting Zoo
Where: Abma’s Farm, Wyckoff
On Fridays and Saturdays, head to Abma’s with your little ones for a visit with goats, sheep, alpacas, donkeys, ponies, bunnies, pigs and more. Masks are required.

Kids Art Classes
Where: Hoboken Historical Museum, Hoboken
On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays kids ages 2-5 can hit the museum’s walkway for free arts and crafts. Materials will be provided, program is first-come, first-served.

Easter Playdates at the Village
Where: The Village, Edgewater
The playhouse will be decorated and the play space is yours for 90 minutes for up to 10 people, adults and littles included. A special pre-fix menu will be included for each child and will include bunny sandwiches, something sweet and  beverages. We will have an egg hunt & an easter bunny craft set up in the play space.

Delaware River Railroad Excursions

Easter Bunny Train Ride 
Where: Delaware River Railroad Excursions, Philipsburg
Ride the Easter Bunny Express alongside the scenic Delaware River, to your destination among the historic Lime Kilns! Upon arrival you can take a picture with the Bunny and collect some Easter eggs. Registration required. 

Wild About Animals
Where: Liberty Science Center, Jersey City
Step inside the Butterfly House, test your strength and balance in the Safari Challenge, fly along the Pollinator Path to learn how bees, hummingbirds and butterflies carry pollen between plants to help them produce flowers and fruit! You’ll even learn the steps to a Bee Dance that honey bees perform to show other bees how to find nearby flowers.

Egg Hunts on the Farm
Where: Oasis Family Farm, Robbinsville
Come hunt for eggs, see the farm animals, and play in the fun-zone to celebrate the farm;s opening for the 2021 season! Register and find more info at their website.

Easter Egg Festival
Where: Heaven Hill Farm, Vernon
Enjoy carnival rides, hayrides and pony rides as well as an Easter Bonnet contest and sand art! 

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VIRTUAL FUN FOR THE WEEKEND

Milk & Cookies
When: Now-5/1
The State Theatre is offering a Milk & Cookie (ages 3-10) virtual event, which can be accessed at any point (even beyond the weekend) with a minimum donation of $10. Join Aaron Nigel Smith to listen to reggae songs with the founder of 1 World Chorus, a non-profit dedicated to promoting peace through music. You can also check out indie rock star and children’s entertainer Ralph Covert will perform silly music off albums like Green Gorilla Monster & Me and The Rhyming Circus.

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