Events

Oct
23
Sat
Owl-O-Ween Fun at Cedar Run
Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

No tricks here! Dress up in your Halloween costumes & enjoy an afternoon trick-or-treating at our wildlife enclosures, along with a Halloween movie, costume contest, games, crafts, food & more! It is going to be a hoot! Great for children ages 3 & up!

Cedar Run will be closed to the public for general admissions on Saturday, 10/23 at 1pm to get ready for Owl-O-Ween.

Doors open at 3:00pm

  • Pre-register for our Kid’s Costume Contest (see categories below)

3:00pm – 6:00pm

  • Games
  • Halloween Crafts & Coloring
  • Cozy Campfire (marshmallow roasting kits will be sold)

3:15pm – 5:15pm

  • Trick-or-Treating, at the Wildlife Housing Area
  • Family-friendly Halloween Movie, at the Nature Center parking lot

5:15pm – Kid’s Costume Contest, at the Pavilion

  • Categories for prizes include:
    • Scariest Costume
    • Funniest Costume
    • Most Original Costume
    • Best Overall Costume
    • Best Family/Group Costume – up to 5 may enter

6:00pm – Thanks for coming! It’s been a hoot! 

Yummy Eats:

We have another Halloween event following Owl-O-Ween, geared towards ages 10 & up… Cedar Run for Your Life: Haunted Guided Hikes!
Pre-registration is required, and will need to purchase separate tickets for Cedar Run for Your Life.
For more information & to grab your tickets, visit: Cedar Run for Your Life: Haunted Guided Hikes.

PRE-REGISTRATION CLOSED ON FRIDAY 10/22/21 at 10am. Day of entry is available.

Day of ticket pricing:

  • $15 per Adult
  • $12 per Child ages 4-12
  • FREE for Children 3 & under

All proceeds from this event goes directly towards supporting Cedar Run’s mission of the preservation and protection of New Jersey’s wildlife and habitats through education, conservation and rehabilitation. When you attend a Cedar Run event, you make a direct impact in our community!

Please no birthday parties or scout programs for these events. If you are interested in hosting a birthday party or scout program at Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, please check out our website links for Birthday Parties & Scout Programs.
General admission, promotional day passes (free-day passes/groupons) & library passes will not work for Special Events, such as this one.

Cedar Run for Your Life: Haunted Guided Hikes
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Just in time for hoots & spooks of Halloween! Only the bravest will dare to explore Cedar Run after dark on our haunted guided night hikes! Learn a bit more about the Legend of New Jersey’s famous Jersey Devil, and hope he does not make an appearance while you are deep in the woods.

Sit around a campfire roasting marshmallows & watch a Halloween movie… if you survive…
Geared toward ages 10 and up.

Rain or shine.

Timed Haunted Night Hikes:
PRE-REGISTRATION CLOSED ON FRIDAY 10/22/21.

  • Doors open at 7:00pm. Enjoy a cozy campfire & Halloween movie while you wait for your hike.
  • Guided hikes will run between 20-30 minutes long, and will be a guided walking hike.
  • Recommended to arrive at least 20 minutes before your scheduled guided hike, and will promptly begin at the scheduled time.
  • Limited space of 16 per timed guided hike. Advanced registration required.
  • Every participant for the guided hike will need to sign a waiver before participating in the hike. Not recommended for pregnant women or anyone with a heart condition.

Limited space for each Haunted Guided Hike! Grab your tickets now before they… disappear!

  • $15 per person.
  • Children ages 10-15 must be accompanied by an Adult during the duration of the guided hike.
  • No children under 10 may be permitted on the guided hikes.

 


All proceeds from this event goes directly towards supporting Cedar Run’s mission of the preservation and protection of New Jersey’s wildlife and habitats through education, conservation and rehabilitation. When you attend a Cedar Run event, you make a direct impact in our community!

Please no birthday parties or scout programs for these events. If you are interested in hosting a birthday party or scout program at Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, please check out our website links for Birthday Parties & Scout Programs.

General admission, promotional day passes (free-day passes/groupons) & library passes will not work for Special Events, such as this one.

 

PRE-REGISTRATION CLOSED ON FRIDAY 10/22/21.
Advanced tickets only for this event. Thanks for your support! 

Oct
29
Fri
Eww Gross!
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Eww Gross! Come out and embrace all things (and creatures) icky with us as Halloween approaches. Meet a few misunderstood animals that call Cedar Run home and check out some of the interesting and eerie artifacts in our collection. Who’s teeth are those? Where’d that fur come from? And plain old “What is that?!” 10:00-11:30am or 1:00-2:30pm. Ages 5 and up preferred. $15/adult, $10/child; members free (includes refuge admission). Fee includes Refuge admission. Advanced registration required.

10/27/21 – Due to lack of registrations our morning session has been cancelled. The afternoon session will continue as planned. You register for that here.

 

Eww Gross!
Oct 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Eww Gross! Come out and embrace all things (and creatures) icky with us as Halloween approaches. Meet a few misunderstood animals that call Cedar Run home and check out some of the interesting and eerie artifacts in our collection. Who’s teeth are those? Where’d that fur come from? And plan old “What is that?!” 10:00-11:30am or 1:00-2:30pm. Ages 5 and up preferred. $15/adult, $10/child; members free (includes refuge admission). Fee includes Refuge admission. Advanced registration required.

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Paint a Pumpkin Party – CANCELLED
Oct 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Due to low numbers this event has been cancelled. Check out our events page for more exciting upcoming activities for all ages!

PYOP – Paint Your Own Pumpkin at our first pumpkin painting party! Join us in the pavilion for a night of creative fun! Bring your own snacks, drinks, and a pumpkin to paint and decorate. Come with your own ideas or use our inspiration book and stencils to get your creativity flowing. Paint, smocks, stencils, and stickers will be provided.

  • No alcoholic beverages allowed at this event
  • All ages welcome! Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the event
  • $10 per adult, $5 per child
  • 20 participants maximum. Advanced registration required.

All proceeds from this event goes directly towards supporting Cedar Run’s mission of the preservation and protection of New Jersey’s wildlife and habitats through education, conservation and rehabilitation. When you attend a Cedar Run event, you make a direct impact in our community!
Please no birthday parties or scout programs for these events. If you are interested in hosting a birthday party or scout program at Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, please check out our website links for Birthday Parties & Scout Programs.

Nov
2
Tue
You and Me Preschool
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for a fun and engaging program focused on a fun book each month.

We will read, do a craft and head out and about on an adventure about the month’s theme. 10-11am. Ages 3-5. $10/child with adult. Space is limited to 12 children.  Advanced registration required. *Please note: classes are held exclusively outdoors. Please dress for the weather.

  • December’s Book: by Britta Teckentrup
  • January’s Book: Tiny, Perfect Things by M.H. Clark
  • February’s Book: TBD
  • March’s Book: Worm Weather by Jean Taft
  • April’s Book: Bee by Britta Teckentrup
  • May’s Book: A Beetle is Shy by Dianna Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long
  • June’s Book: Pond Year by Kathryn Lasky

NOTE: Sessions that are FULL, or cancelled due to low numbers, will be removed from the sign-up list.

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Nov
3
Wed
Homeschool Classes
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Our educators will help your child explore and discover the world around them through hands-on activities and outdoor adventures.
We have 2 great sessions for Nature Nuts (Ages 6-8) and Eco-Explorers (Ages 9-11).
Our Homeschool program is held once a month running September-June, with Wednesday or Thursday sessions available to choose from. Family Night Hike in December. *Please note that both dates each month are the same class, please only choose one session. Click to learn more!
Knee-High Naturalists
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Our educators will help you and your child explore nature through songs, crafts, and outdoor adventures. Geared towards ages 3-5 (with an adult).

Our Knee-High Naturalists program is held once a month running September-June, with Wednesday or Thursday sessions available to choose from. Family Night Hike in December. Click to learn more!

Homeschool Classes
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Our educators will help your child explore and discover the world around them through hands-on activities and outdoor adventures.
We have 2 great sessions for Nature Nuts (Ages 6-8) and Eco-Explorers (Ages 9-11).
Our Homeschool program is held once a month running September-June, with Wednesday or Thursday sessions available to choose from. Family Night Hike in December. *Please note that both dates each month are the same class, please only choose one session. Click to learn more!
Knee-High Naturalists
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Our educators will help you and your child explore nature through songs, crafts, and outdoor adventures. Geared towards ages 3-5 (with an adult).

Our Knee-High Naturalists program is held once a month running September-June, with Wednesday or Thursday sessions available to choose from. Family Night Hike in December. Click to learn more!

Nov
4
Thu
Homeschool Classes
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Our educators will help your child explore and discover the world around them through hands-on activities and outdoor adventures.
We have 2 great sessions for Nature Nuts (Ages 6-8) and Eco-Explorers (Ages 9-11).
Our Homeschool program is held once a month running September-June, with Wednesday or Thursday sessions available to choose from. Family Night Hike in December. *Please note that both dates each month are the same class, please only choose one session. Click to learn more!
Knee-High Naturalists
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Our educators will help you and your child explore nature through songs, crafts, and outdoor adventures. Geared towards ages 3-5 (with an adult).

Our Knee-High Naturalists program is held once a month running September-June, with Wednesday or Thursday sessions available to choose from. Family Night Hike in December. Click to learn more!

Homeschool Classes
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Our educators will help your child explore and discover the world around them through hands-on activities and outdoor adventures.
We have 2 great sessions for Nature Nuts (Ages 6-8) and Eco-Explorers (Ages 9-11).
Our Homeschool program is held once a month running September-June, with Wednesday or Thursday sessions available to choose from. Family Night Hike in December. *Please note that both dates each month are the same class, please only choose one session. Click to learn more!
Knee-High Naturalists
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Our educators will help you and your child explore nature through songs, crafts, and outdoor adventures. Geared towards ages 3-5 (with an adult).

Our Knee-High Naturalists program is held once a month running September-June, with Wednesday or Thursday sessions available to choose from. Family Night Hike in December. Click to learn more!

Nov
5
Fri
Science Rocks! Mini Day-Off
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Day off? Get hands-on at Cedar Run! Join us for a full or half day of exciting science experiments, hikes, animal encounters and more!

1st-5th grade. Space is limited to 20 children per group. Children should dress for the weather and plan on spending the day entirely outdoors. Staying all day? Don’t forget to pack a lunch! Advanced registration required.

The day’s theme…Fall Into Fall!
AM Session, 9am-12pm: Best Ways to Travel (migration and seeds)
PM Session, 1-4pm: Pile on the Fun (fall colors and hibernation)

Pricing:
Single session – $24/non-member, $20/member.
Full day (9am-4pm) – $50/non-member, $42/member
**Please register each child separately.**

Need financial assistance? Click here for more information about possible scholarship opportunities.

11/4/21-Registration for this event has ended.