Events

Apr
1
Fri
Through Our Lenses Children’s Photo Contest
Apr 1 – Apr 22 all-day

FREE WITH ADMISSION!

  • Participate during refuge hours: 7 days, 10:00am–4:00pm (including Easter Sunday)
  • Families with children ages 3–17 may take part in the FREE community competition.
  • Each child can electronically submit one digital image taken during their visit to Cedar Run, during the dates above only, to be eligible for a prize.
  • ALL participants will receive a matted 8 × 10 print of their submission and ALL the photographs will be displayed at Cedar Run during our gallery starting May 1, 2022 and through the month of May.
  • Winners will be chosen with a first, second and third place winner for best photograph in each age category (3–7 • 8–12 • 13–17) and in overall Animal and Landscape categories.
  • There will be no admission charge for participants during the gallery weekend. Prizes can be picked up during the gallery, but prints will be displayed all month long. They can be picked up starting June 1 and up to 60 days afterwards.
  • Prizes include t-shirts, symbolic wildlife adoptions, Cedar Run memberships, admission to kids photography workshops and more.

 

Apr
15
Fri
ReDiscovery Weekend: Friday Fun!
Apr 15 all-day

 

 

 

ReDiscover Cedar Run this spring! There’s something for everyone during these 2 exciting days in the wild! Fees cover a full day of activities. Come for one thing, or do it all! $11/adult, $9/child (4-12 years), ages 3 and under free. NOTE: Groupon deals and Library Passes are not valid for special events.

Events scheduled for Friday, April 15th:

  • Ongoing, 10am-4pmTrivia Scavenger Hunt: How well do you know Cedar Run? Come try our Trivia Scavenger 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! Self-guided.
  • 10:30am OR 12:30pmPond Dipping: Delve into the world of macro-invertebrates with us! Macros are insect larvae and nymphs, snails and aquatic insects that that live in the water and are able to be seen by the naked eye. What kind of things are living in Cedar Run lake? Stop by and check out what we’ve collected and try your hand at finding some creatures of your own!
  • Ongoing, 11am-2pm – Make-and-Take: Have a little down time between events? Check out our day’s make-and-take craft. Complete it now or take it home for later. Self-guided.
  • 11am, 1pm OR 3pm – Resident Meet and Greet: Get up-close and personal with some mystery resident animals. Questions and photos welcome!
  • 12pm OR 2pm – Fairy Shelters: Try your hand at building a shelter for a forest fairy. This activity is best for our youngest guests, but fun for all ages!
  • Ongoing, 2-6pm – Canoeing*: Don’t miss this limited experience to paddle on Cedar Run Lake! 20-minute timeslots will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Self-guided.
  • Ongoing, 3-5pm – Guided Craft Time: Swing over and get crafty! One of our Educators will lead you in this Springtime craft. Adaptable for all ages. Activity takes approximately 20 mins to complete so stop by when you have time!
  • 3:30pm OR 5pm- Resident Animal Tours: Been to visit before? First time? Join us for a guided tour of our Wildlife Housing Area and see what you may learn about our resident animals. Sessions last about 40 minutes.
  • 6-7pm – Campfire: Enjoy a lovely time by the campfire. Marshmallows included!
  • 7-8:30pm – Night Hike*: Experience the Refuge in an exciting way, at night! Enjoy a guided hike under the light of the moon to visit nocturnal habitats that are home to owls, raccoons, opossums and other wildlife that emerge after dark.

*By registering, you can attend any or all sessions throughout the day. While you are signed up for the day’s events, some sessions have limited capacities so be sure to check your email for information after you complete your registration. Please be sure to check out the Nature Center too!

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.

**Online registration has ended. Tickets available at the door. Space is limited for certain events – open spaces will be given on a first come, first serve basis.**

Apr
16
Sat
ReDiscovery Weekend: Spring Saturday
Apr 16 all-day

 

 

 

ReDiscover Cedar Run this spring! There’s something for everyone during these 2 exciting days in the wild! Fees cover a full day of activities. Come for one thing, or do it all! $11/adult, $9/child (4-12 years), ages 3 and under free. NOTE: Groupon deals and Library Passes are not valid for special events.

Events scheduled for Saturday, April 16th:

  • 10am OR 1pm – Raptor Egg Hunt*: Have you ever heard of the Easter Raptor? Join us as we learn all about him during this fun adaptation of a traditional egg hunt! Appropriate for ages 2-10. Hunt will be a staggered start by age (ages 2-4, 5-7 and 8-10).
  • Ongoing, 10am-1pm – Make-and-Take: Have a little down time between events? Check out our day’s make-and-take craft. Complete it now or take it home for later. Self-guided.
  • Ongoing, 10am-2pm – Natural Egg Dyeing: While supplies last!
  • Ongoing, 10am-4pm – Trivia Scavenger Hunt: How well do you know Cedar Run? Come try our Trivia Scavenger 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! Self-guided.
  • 11am – Fairy Shelters: Try your hand at building a shelter for a forest fairy. This activity is best for our youngest guests, but fun for all ages!
  • Ongoing, 11-4pm – Canoeing*: Don’t miss this limited experience to paddle on Cedar Run Lake! 20-minute timeslots will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • 11am OR 12pm – Reptile Encounter: Get up-close and personal with some our resident reptiles!
  • 12:30pm – Tree ID: Learn about and identify numerous plants in the Pinelands. One of our educators will lead you on a guided walk along our trails as we practice basic identification skills using leaves, bark and berries.
  • 1pm OR 3pm – Resident Meet and Greet: Get up-close and personal with some mystery resident animals. Questions and photos welcome!
  • 2pm – Guided Hike: Join us for a hike through the Refuge with the family! What will we find along the way?
  • Ongoing, 2-4pm – Guided Craft Time: Swing over and get crafty! One of our Educators will lead you in this Springtime craft. Adaptable for all ages. Activity takes approximately 20 mins to complete so stop by when you have time!

*By registering, you can attend any or all sessions throughout the day. While you are signed up for the day’s events, some sessions have limited capacities so be sure to check your email for information after you complete your registration. Please be sure to check out the Nature Center too!

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.

**Online registration has ended. Tickets available at the door. Space is limited for certain events – open spaces will be given on a first come, first serve basis.**

Apr
18
Mon
Science Rocks! Mini Day-Off
Apr 18 @ 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…Nature Detectives
AM Session, 9am-12pm: Macro (all things big!)
PM Session, 1-4pm: Micro (all things small!)

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.

Registration for this event has ended.

 

 

 

Apr
19
Tue
Tuesdays at Two
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tuesdays at Two
Join one our Educators for this weekly leisurely hike of one of the Refuge’s nature trails. Explore the varied habitats from the dry Pitch Pine forest to the moisture-loving Atlantic White Cedars. Learn of the animals that call Cedar Run home. Find out how you can help protect the wonderful wilderness of the New Jersey Pine Barrens! Bring sturdy walking shoes, dress in layers, and bring a water bottle. 2:00 start. Runs approximately 1 hour. Free with the cost of admission. Maximum participants: 15, on a first come first serve basis. Rain cancels the event.
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.
Apr
21
Thu
Grown-Ups Only Trivia Night
Apr 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.

Apr
22
Fri
Earth Day Work Day
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us on our annual Earth Day Work Day! Help up beautify the grounds! You can expect to be painting, working on trail maintenance, and other projects around Cedar Run

Volunteers must be 13 and up

Sign up here

Members Only Lunch & Learn
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Join us every 4th Friday at Noon for a Members Only Lunch & Learn! Now In-Person!

Each month we’ll have a fun visit with one of our resident ambassadors exclusively for our members! Grab your lunch and come on over to hang out with a feathered, scaly or furry friend. Suitable for all ages. Questions welcome!

Registration required. Sign-up below! Questions? Email education@cedarrun.org for more info.

Registration for this event has ended. Thank you for your interest. Hope to see you next month!

Science Rocks! Afternoon
Apr 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

In celebration of Earth Day we’ll go green with hands-on fun and experiments. Children should dress for the weather and plan on spending the afternoon entirely outdoors. 4:00-6:00pm. Grades 4th-8th. $18/non-member, $15/member. Space is limited to 15 children per group. Advanced registration required.

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

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.

Registration for this event has ended. Thank you!

 

Members Only Paint Party- Adults Only
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us to get your creativity flowing! Members 21+ are welcome to join us for a night of painting and fun lead by our Membership Manager, Ashley. We will be painting the lake scene shown below. This makes a great gift or artistic piece for any room in your home. No painting experience is required. Beginners are welcome!

  • Smocks, canvases, and painting supplies will be provided
  • Please bring your own cups, snacks and beverages.
  • This event is for adults only. Must be 21+ and a Cedar Run member to register.
  • Members may bring 1 guest (member or non-member) for an additional fee. please indicate in the registration below if you wish to include a guest.
  • This event will be held in our pavilion rain or shine.
  • 20 participants maximum.

Not a member but want to join in on the fun? Join here!

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Apr
26
Tue
Tuesdays at Two
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tuesdays at Two
Join one our Educators for this weekly leisurely hike of one of the Refuge’s nature trails. Explore the varied habitats from the dry Pitch Pine forest to the moisture-loving Atlantic White Cedars. Learn of the animals that call Cedar Run home. Find out how you can help protect the wonderful wilderness of the New Jersey Pine Barrens! Bring sturdy walking shoes, dress in layers, and bring a water bottle. 2:00 start. Runs approximately 1 hour. Free with the cost of admission. Maximum participants: 15, on a first come first serve basis. Rain cancels the event.
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.
May
3
Tue
Tuesdays at Two
May 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tuesdays at Two
Join one our Educators for this weekly leisurely hike of one of the Refuge’s nature trails. Explore the varied habitats from the dry Pitch Pine forest to the moisture-loving Atlantic White Cedars. Learn of the animals that call Cedar Run home. Find out how you can help protect the wonderful wilderness of the New Jersey Pine Barrens! Bring sturdy walking shoes, dress in layers, and bring a water bottle. 2:00 start. Runs approximately 1 hour. Free with the cost of admission. Maximum participants: 15, on a first come first serve basis. Rain cancels the event.
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.
May
4
Wed
Homeschool Classes
May 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
May 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!

May
5
Thu
Homeschool Classes
May 5 @ 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!