Apr 10-Apr 19: Children’s Digital Photo Contest – Children ages 3-17 can participate in our digital photo contest and submit their favorite Refuge photo for display at the Nature Center. Photos can be taken with a digital camera or phone, but must be taken and submitted during this week only. FREE WITH ADMISSION!
Photos will be judged based on age and subject matter, prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be awarded for each age group. All entries will be displayed during our gallery weekend: May 1-3.
Winter is over so join us on this fun Day Off Camp as we explore Cedar Run and see what’s new in the Refuge! We’ll search for frogs and look for their eggs and we’ll listen to birds chatter over their nests. We’ll make a bag of natural nesting material that you can take home and hang for the birds in your yard! 9am-3pm. Grades K-5th. Children should dress for the weather and plan on spending the day outdoors. Bring a lunch, snack and water bottle. $60/child. Advanced registration required. Register for multiple days and save!
Executive Director, Dennis Miranda, has an exciting birding adventure ready for you! What bird species call Cedar Run home? Learn some birding basics or improve your skills along our trail. Bring sturdy walking shoes, dress in layers, and make sure you have a water bottle and your binoculars (loaner binoculars will be available). 9:15am. Suitable for ages 8 and up. Included with admission. 15 people maximum. First come, first serve basis. No registration needed.
Enjoy a special day of programs at Cedar Run. We will present Fur, Feathers & Scales at 1pm. Kids can also make a special craft inside the Nature Center all day. All ages welcome. Included with admission. No registration needed.
Come join us for a night of Pinelands stories around the campfire. Learn about Captain Kidd and where his buried treasures are, the golden haired girl and the black dog ghosts of the pines. Did you know there is the ghost of a famous doctor that roams the pines and rescues hurt travelers? For Harry Potter fans, the Pinelands has our own white stag ghost too. Stories are for all ages and we will roast marshmallows after. 7-8:30pm. All ages welcome. $5/person, ages 4 and up. Advanced registration required.
MEMBERS ONLY- Ever wonder what it is like to care for our resident raptors? What do they eat? How do we keep them from getting bored? Join us for a rare glimpse into the world of raptor feeding, care, and enrichment during this exciting and engaging program. 10:30am. Runs approximately 1 hour. All ages welcome. Cedar Run Members only. 15 people maximum. First come, first serve basis. No registration needed.
Put away the dye tablets and break out the blueberries for this natural egg dyeing session! Each child will receive 4 eggs to dye as they wish and take home while learning about natural dyeing techniques. While you’re here, learn about the different types of animal eggs and their colors. Ongoing 1-2:30pm. All ages welcome. $8/child non-members(includes refuge admission), $3/child members. 1-week advanced registration required.
Frogs and toads and salamanders, oh my! Join us as we search for these elusive amphibians, try out their calls, make a Toad Abode to take home, and find out what makes amphibians so special. 9am-3pm. Grades K-5th. Children should dress for the weather and plan on spending the day outdoors. Bring a lunch, snack and water bottle. $60/child. Advanced registration required. Register for multiple days and save!
Join us for a morning outdoors, rain or shine. We will set off on a hike in search of the many living things that call the refuge home. Will it be lizards, toads, bug-eating plants, creepy crawlies? We never know what we’ll find along the way. 10-11am. Ages 6-10. $8/child. Advanced registration required.
Join us for a fun and engaging program about one of our resident animals. We will read books, do a craft and learn about a different animal each month. 10-11am. Ages 2-5. $8/child with adult. Advanced registration required.
Bones, Skulls and Skins, Oh My! Come check out the different animal artifacts Cedar Run has in their collection and get hands on with this “Vulture Culture.” Who’s teeth are those? Where’d that fur come from? Learn about how artifacts such as these are preserved and more. Explore the refuge in search of animal evidence and test your investigation skills. 1:30pm. Ages 5 and up preferred. $10/adult, $8/child; members free (includes refuge admission). Advanced registration required.
Get up-close and personal with a mystery resident animal. Meets in Wildlife Housing Area. Stop by and say “hello.” Questions and photos welcome! Ongoing 10:30-11am. All ages welcome. Included with admission. No registration needed.
Herpetology is the study of amphibians and reptiles. Join us for an exciting “Herp” trek with our Director of Stewardship Zac Tait as we explore the grounds of Cedar Run in search of all things scaly and slimy. Must be able to hike 1 mile or more on uneven terrain. Ages 8 and up preferred. 1:30pm. Included with admission. 15 people maximum. First come, first serve basis. No registration needed.
How well do you know Cedar Run? Come try our Trivia Treasure Hunt! Get a question sheet from the front desk and search Cedar Run for the answers. Come back with all the right answers and win a prize! Ongoing 10am-4pm. All ages welcome. Included with admission. No registration needed.
Get up-close and personal with a mystery resident animal. Meets in Wildlife Housing Area. Stop by and say “hello.” Questions and photos welcome! Ongoing 1:30-2pm. All ages welcome. Included with admission. No registration needed.