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Reminder: Call ahead for COVID restrictions and mask/social distancing information. Many events require advanced registration or timed tickets, so check before you go.


Woodcock Hike
Where: Schiff Nature Center, Mendham
Stay active with this one-mile walk starting at McVicker’s preserver into the wetland habitat preferred by woodcocks. Listen closely to find the males as they begin their springtime mating dances. 


Watercolors at the Watershed
Where: Watershed Institute, Pennington
Join Watershed Educator Yesenia Feliciano and explore the beauty of the Watershed Reserve as it transitions from winter to spring. Learn how to use simple watercolor paints and create art from what you observe. This event includes a short hike and time for painting the scenery. This event is for children ages seven and up, social distancing and masks are required, and painting materials will be provided. 

Sing-a-long with The Little Mermaid and Prince Eric!
Where: Imagine That!!! Museum, Florham Park
Watch, listen and dance while Ariel and her Prince sing your favorite songs from the Disney film. They will also be singing and performing some of the most favorite Disney duets of all time! This is an outdoor event with limited spaces. 

Where: Howell Living History Farm, Hopewell Twp.
Will a lamb be born on ‘lambing day‘? Stranger things have happened, but not according to anyone’s timing but the ewes’. Lambing season lasts for several weeks, and whether you’re here to welcome a new arrival or not, you will find much to see and learn about in the barn where sheep spend much of the winter.

Starting a Summer Garden
Where: Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel
Warm weather is just around the corner, and it’s time to think about starting a garden in your backyard. Kids will love learning how to make a newspaper pot and learn about seeds they can bring home and plant into their own garden. This event is $5 per person. 

Easter Egg Scramble
Where: Locke Avenue Park, Swedesboro
Don’t get left behind and miss out on this Easter Egg Scramble. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos, and there will be games, activities, and egg hunts every 20 minutes with social distancing and COVID protocols in place.

Craft and Antique Show
Where: Rancocas Woods Events & Shops, Mount Laurel
Spend the day outside hunting for treasures at this vintage antique show. With handmade and unique items for sale, food trucks, live music, and more, there’s something for everyone in the family.

Ceramics “Rainbow Coil” Projects
Where: Greenhouse at Stokes Farm, Old Tappan
Get crafty at this creative kids and mini-makers event where your children will learn new and exciting ways to express themselves through art. 

Crafty Critter
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, Tenafly
Meet a live animal and get down with your creative and crafty side! After an up close visit with one of Tenafly Nature Center’s Animal Ambassadors where we learn all about what makes them special and unique, we’ll utilize our imaginations and create an artistic version of our new animal friend. 

Springtime and Easter Fun on the Farm
Where: Alstede Farms, Chester
Visit with baby farm animals, take a hayride, participate in an Easter Egg or scavenger hunt, or climb the giant hay pyramid! There is so much to see and do on the farm, you won’t be able to do it all in one visit. 


Imagination Craft Day
Where: Imagine That!!! Museum, Florham Park
Kids can let their imaginations run wild during this special craft day. Everyone will get a craft kit to decorate a crown, an eye mask, or a puppet. Then, they’ll make up a story to go along with it. Peppa the Pig will also be making an appearance at 11AM for a dance party and photo ops.

Family Nature Club Spring Shindig
Where: Cherry Lane, parking lot across from Regatta Playground, West Orange
Spring is finally here, and a great time to take a guided hike and go on a photo scavenger hunt. Look for signs of spring all around nature, snap photos on your phone and join in this family-friendly adventure along the trails. 

Forest Defenders
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, Tenafly
Help the Tenafly Nature Center eradicate pesky plants with the Forest Defenders! Defenders will learn to identify different invasive species and work with our land manager to implement various removal techniques. This event is perfect for families, kids under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Maple Sugaring
Where: Tenafly Nature Center, Tenafly
Check out the nature center’s tapped trees and see how the sap is boiled down to make fresh maple syrup, plus learn how to identify a maple tree, the history behind syrup making and how technology has changed the way sap is gathered. Registration required. Ends March 28.




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.

Six Flags 2021 Opening Weekend
Where: Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson
Six Flags Great Adventure is gearing up for the most exciting season yet, with a new coaster coming later this year. Until then, let the kids brave Kingda Ka and the parks other big thrill rides, and  get ready for all the events and surprises they have in store.

Cattus Island Nature Walks
Where: Cooper Environmental Center, Cattus Island County Park, Toms River
Take your kids on a walk at Cattus Island to learn about the island’s animal habitats from a park naturalist. No registration required. Ends March 28.

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.

Jenkinson’s Boardwalk Grand Re-Opening
Where: Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, Point Pleasant
It might not be summer just yet, but this weekend, you can head to Jenkinson’s Boardwalk and enjoy a day at the shore. The amusement park section will offer a wide variety of attractions for their opening weekend, from kid-friendly to thrilling. And with new areas like the Adventure Lookout Ropes Course and 7D Dark Ride, there’s plenty to discover.

Easter EGG-stravaganza
Where: Northern Valley Sports Academy, Closter
Hunt for and dye Easter eggs, play in the bounce house, and get a photo with the Easter Bunny. This event is for children ages 5-10, masks must be worn, and parents will not be allowed inside. 

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Where: Fresh & Fancy Farms, New Milford
Enjoy a farm fresh breakfast with the family. Children will receive crayons, a coloring book and a toy from the Easter Bunny. Photo ops will be available.

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. 

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. 

In-Person Activities

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.

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 “Popping Up All Over” themed. Registration required.

Spring Story Walk
Where: Thielke Arboretum, Glen Rock
Follow the tumultuous life cycle of a tiny seed, in a garden full of buzzing bees, nosey hummingbirds and more! This walk will take place throughout the Spring season. 

Barnyard 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.

Winter Market
Where: Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown
Hit the market for fresh foods like cheese, pie, quiche, seafood, pickles, cobbler, soup and more. A number of full-time vendors will be there every week with other part-time vendors rotating their goods into the market, too.

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, the program is first-come, first-served.


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.

Virtual Creative Craft Play: Making Music and a Harmonica
Saturday, March 27 from 10 AM – 10:45 AM
Kids will love learning how to make a harmonica out of materials you can find at home. Using supplies from rubber bands to markers, this virtual class will give them ways to make music and explore sound. This is a free event presented by The Newark Museum of Art.

Virtual Easter Egg Decorating
When: Saturday, March 27 10-2 pm
Celebrate Easter and welcome the Easter Bunny with fun DIY projects! In this Easter-themed class, students will decorate their own easter eggs! Students are free to decorate their eggs as they choose, and can pick any design such as tie-dye, stripes, shapes, glitter, and more. Materials will not be provided.

Laurie Berkner Live Spring Concert
When: Sunday, March 28 12 & 5 pm
Sing, dance and play games during this interactive virtual live show! Tickets must be purchased ahead of time and give access to both shows so you can choose which time works best, or tune in to both.

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