Events

Oct
29
Fri
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
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!

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!

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.

 

 

 

ADULTS ONLY! New Moon Night Hike
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 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. 6:00-8:00pm. ADULTS ONLY! $15/person. Advanced registration required.

11/5/21 – Registration for this event has ended.

Nov
11
Thu
Science Rocks! Mini Day-Off
Nov 11 @ 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.

11/9/21 – Due to lack of sign-ups this event has been cancelled. Check out our next Science Rocks on 1/17/22!

 

 

 

Nov
13
Sat
Junior Night Hike
Nov 13 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

A night hike for the younger set!

This program is geared toward children pre-K through 2nd grade (with an adult), but older siblings are welcome to join too. 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. 4:30-6:00pm. $10/non-member, $5/member. Advanced registration required. This program will fill up!

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.

11/4/21- This event is now full. Please email education@cedarrun.org to join the waitlist.

 

Nov
14
Sun
POP-UP Guided Nature Walk
Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm
Join Mr. Jim on an enjoyable 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 and dress in layers. 1:00 start. Suitable for ages 5 and up. 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.
Nov
19
Fri
Full Moon Night Hike- FULLY BOOKED
Nov 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 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. 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.

This event is FULL. Check out our events page for more exciting activities!

 

Nov
24
Wed
Day Before Thanksgiving
Nov 24 all-day

Enjoy a special day of programs at the refuge. We will present Hunters of the Sky at 11am and 1pm. Kids can also make a special holiday craft inside the nature center. All ages welcome. Program included with the price of admission.

Give Thanks Work Day
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Dec
4
Sat
ADULTS ONLY! New Moon Night Hike – FULLY BOOKED
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 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. 5:00-7:00pm. ADULTS ONLY! $15/person. Advanced registration required.

This event is FULL. Check out our events page for more exciting activities!