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
22
Fri
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.

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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
You and Me Preschool
May 3 @ 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.

  • February’s Book: Winter Dance by Marion Dane Bauer
  • 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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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 @ 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!

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!
Knee-High Naturalists
May 5 @ 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!

May
7
Sat
You and Me Preschool: Weekend Edition!
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for a fun and engaging program focused on a fun book. “Weekend Edition” will run once a month on the first Saturday of the 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.

  • February’s Book: Winter Dance by Marion Dane Bauer
  • 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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Saturday Crafternoon
May 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Once a month, we will meet up for a different craft in the afternoon. Find inspiration from nature as we craft the afternoon away! Crafts will be guided by Cedar Run Educators and are awaiting your creative twists. NOON-1:30pm. Ages 10 to adult preferred. 15 participants maximum. $18/Non-Member, $15/Member. Pricing includes Refuge admission. Advanced registration required.

Not a member, but want to be? Check out our membership page.

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.

  • March 5th – we’ll make nature mandalas near Cedar Run’s Nature Center using materials gathered on a short walk. After collecting twigs, grass, leaves, pinecones, rocks, and flowers, we’ll and turn them into temporary geometric works of art that celebrate nature. We’ll then make mandalas with pre-gathered and pressed leaves and grasses to take home.
  • April, May and June crafts TBD soon.

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May
8
Sun
Family Nature Club Meet-up
May 8 @ 11:00 am

Come out to the Refuge the second Sunday of each month for our Family Nature Club Meet-up. Each month we’ll have a different self-guided seasonal activity for families to complete on their own or with other Nature Club families. Stop in the Nature Center to pick-up the day’s material kit then head out to our Nature Playscape to join other families or right out onto the trail with your own group. 11am start for meet-up (or arrive between 10am-noon to adventure on your own). Advanced registration is not required, but kit availability is limited to 10 families. $5/per kit. Family Nature Club kits do not include Refuge admission.

Nature play is playing WITH nature, not just IN nature, and is a great way to interact with nature no matter your experience level or play style. Run, climb, build, dig, or even just sit and experience the sounds, smells, and sights of the outdoors.

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.

Questions? Email erin.kiefer@cedarrun.org.

 

May
10
Tue
Tuesdays at Two
May 10 @ 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
14
Sat
Night Hike
May 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Experience the refuge in an exciting way, at night! Enjoy a guided hike at night to visit nocturnal habitats that are home to owls, raccoons, opossums and other wildlife that emerge after dark. Be there as the ‘night shift’ awakens. Program begins at the Nature Center. Hike is approximately 1 mile. $15/adult, $10/child. Suitable for ages 8 and up. 20 participants maximum. Advanced registration required.

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.

$15 per adult
$10 per child
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May
15
Sun
Raptor Photography Session @ Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
May 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Raptor Photography Session @ Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge | Medford | New Jersey | United States

Join us for a morning of photography. Our trained staff will bring select birds out of their enclosures for photographing up-close and personal on perches and in a natural setting. This program will be limited to 12 participants. 9-11am. $50/member, $60/nonmember. Advanced registration & pre-payment required.

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