Events

Oct
8
Fri
Trivia Treasure Hunt
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

How well do you know Cedar Run? Come try our Trivia Treasure Hunt! Get a question sheet from the Welcome Staff at the Nature Center 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.

Oct
9
Sat
ADULTS ONLY! Night Hike
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Enjoy a guided hike under the darkness of the new moon to visit nocturnal habitats that are home to owls, raccoons, opossums and other wildlife that emerge after dark. 6:30-8:30pm. ADULTS ONLY! $15/person. 20 participants maximum. Advanced registration required.

Registration for this event has ended. We hope to see you next time!

Oct
11
Mon
Trivia Treasure Hunt
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

How well do you know Cedar Run? Come try our Trivia Treasure Hunt! Get a question sheet from the Welcome Staff at the Nature Center 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.

Oct
21
Thu
Grown-Ups Only Trivia Night
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm

Test your knowledge and join us for a live Grown-Ups Only Trivia Night via Facebook. Send the link to your family and friends to see who knows the most!

Missed the live? Don’t worry they’ll be available to replay the questions! No sign-up needed.

This event is free to participate, but donations are always welcome to continue our work. Donations can be made here.

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.

FREE
$15 per adult
$10 per child
FREE
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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.

FREE
$15 per adult
$10 per child
FREE
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Paint a Pumpkin Party
Oct 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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.

$10 per adult
$5 per child
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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 outside 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.

  • September’s Book: Senorita Mariposa by Ben Gundersheimer
  • October’s Book: A Seed is Sleepy by Dianna Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long
  • November’s Book: Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming
  • 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

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!