Events

Jan
18
Mon
“FFFFrigid Fun” Day Off Adventures
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Its cold! Let’s give our animal friends a boost to make it the rest of the winter and prep for spring with bird feeders and berry treats! We’ll find out how animals survive the long cold winter. Stay warm with lots of camp fun and games while enjoying a day away from the screens! Children should dress for the weather and plan on spending the day entirely outdoors. Bring a lunch, snack and water bottle. 9am-3pm. Grades K-5th. $60/child. Space is limited to 10 children per group. Face masks are required when social distancing isn’t possible. Temperature check and health screening at check-in. Advanced registration required. Register for multiple days and save!

This event has been cancelled. Check out our upcoming Day-Offs in February!

Feb
12
Fri
“Have a Heart” Day Off Adventures
Feb 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Have a Heart this Valentine’s Day! Join us for a full day-off camp as we show our love and appreciation for our Resident Animals! We’ll create heart-themed enrichment for them to explore and play with. Make a special Cedar Run valentine for your family and friends! Children should dress for the weather and plan on spending the day entirely outdoors. Bring a lunch, snack and water bottle. 9am-3pm. Grades K-5th. $60/child. Space is limited to 10 children per group. Face masks are required when social distancing isn’t possible. Temperature check and health screening at check-in. Advanced registration required. Register for multiple days and save!

Registration has ended.

Feb
28
Sun
Wildlife Baby Shower Drive-Thru
Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Help us by delivering essential items in preparation for the upcoming arrival of thousands of injured and/or orphaned wild ones.
Drive thru and wave a quick hello OR stay and spend some time visiting Cedar Run!
There will be grab & go kids goody bags*, an art show, chance to win raffle baskets & special appearances by non-releasable wildlife.
*While supplies last.
Help us prepare by bringing items from our wishlist! If you are unable to attend – we are always accepting donations of goods at our wildlife hospital.
Much needed supplies include:
– Mop heads (O Cedar Big Easy Refill)
– Large trash bags (39-gallon size)
– Paper towels
– Ziploc bags (all sizes)
– Tissues
– Puppy pads
– Amazon Gift Cards
– Lysol wipes
– Bleach wipes
– Dish soap
– Laundry detergent
– Hand soap refills
– Green baby food
– Orange baby food
– Rice cereal
– Scrub Daddy sponges
– Exo-Terra 60-watt reptile bulbs
– Snuggle safe heating pad discs
——-
Cedar Run is a non-profit dedicated to the preservation of New Jersey’s wildlife and habitats through education, conservation and rehabilitation. The Wildlife Hospital cares for more than 6,000 injured, orphaned or displaced native wildlife each year!
Mar
13
Sat
Brunch with a Wildlife Rehabilitator
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Brunch with a Wildlife Rehabilitator @ Medford | New Jersey | United States

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in a Wildlife Hospital? Are you curious about what goes into the process of rehabilitating injured and/or orphaned wild animals? Now is your chance to go behind-the-scenes and find out! Join one of our state licensed wildlife rehabilitators for brunch (bagels, doughnuts, coffee and tea) followed by an in-depth discussion and tour of our Wildlife Hospital and outdoor rehabilitation enclosures. These facilities are not open to the general public – this is a rare opportunity to tour them with a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. Pricing is $50 per person. This experience is geared for ages 15 and up only. Face masks are required for the duration of the program except when eating.

**Advanced registration required – program size limited to 20 guests!**

$50 per person
How did you hear about our program?
$ 0.00

 

Apr
2
Fri
ReDiscovery Weekend: Habitats and More
Apr 2 all-day
ReDiscovery Weekend: Habitats and More

ReDiscover Cedar Run this spring! There’s something for everyone during these 3 exciting days in the wild! Fees cover a full day of activities. Come for one thing, or do it all!

$12/person, ages 3 and up (non-members); $7/person, ages 3 and up (members)
Not a member, but want to be? Check out our membership page.

Events scheduled for Friday, April 2nd

  • 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!
  • 11am, 1pm OR 3pm: Resident Meet and Greet – Get up-close and personal with some mystery resident animals. Questions and photos welcome!
  • 11am OR 1pm: Survival Shelters – Try your hand at building a rustic shelter in the pines! And guess what? The wood is already gathered for you!
  • 12pm OR 2pm: Pond 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, 4-7pm: 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.
  • 6-7:30pm: Campfire – Enjoy a quiet evening 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 for any added activities like crafts and make-and-takes too!

Update – 4/1/21, 8pm: Online registration has ended. Tickets will be available “at the door.” Please note some events have limited capacities and additional guests will be taken on a first come, first serve basis.

 

Apr
3
Sat
ReDiscovery Weekend: The Best Of
Apr 3 all-day
ReDiscovery Weekend: The Best Of

ReDiscover Cedar Run this spring! There’s something for everyone during these 3 exciting days in the wild! Fees cover a full day of activities. Come for one thing, or do it all!

$12/person, ages 3 and up (non-members); $7/person, ages 3 and up (members)
Not a member, but want to be? Check out our membership page.

Events scheduled for Saturday, April 3rd

  • Ongoing, 10am-4pm: Nature Art – Create some beautiful, simple land art using natural materials! Use all natural objects such as pebbles, twigs, branches, pine cones, mud, leaves and petals. Photograph your sculpture and “tag” us on Facebook or Instagram for a chance to win a prize! Self-guided.
  • 10am OR 11am: Raptor Rendezvous* – Ever wonder what it is like to care for our resident raptors? What do they eat? How do we keep them from getting bored? Join us for a rare glimpse into the world of raptor feeding, care, and enrichment during this exciting and engaging program.
  • 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.
  • Ongoing, 1-3pm: Natural Egg Dyeing – while supplies last
  • 1pm: Herp Trek – Love reptiles and amphibians?! We do too! Set out on the grounds in search of these oft elusive critters.
  • 2pm: GPS Treasure Hunt – Treasure hunt anyone? No need to break out a map, instead try your hand at using a GPS to find some treasure boxes!
  • 3pm: Resident Meet and Greet – Get up-close and personal with some mystery resident animals. Questions and photos welcome!
  • Ongoing, 12-4pm: 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.

*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 for any added activities like crafts and make-and-takes too!

Update – 4/2/21, 8pm: Online registration has ended. Tickets will be available “at the door.” Please note some events have limited capacities and additional guests will be taken on a first come, first serve basis.

 

 

Apr
5
Mon
ReDiscovery Weekend: Day Off Family Fun
Apr 5 all-day
ReDiscovery Weekend: Day Off Family Fun

ReDiscover Cedar Run this spring! There’s something for everyone during these 3 exciting days in the wild! Fees cover a full day of activities. Come for one thing, or do it all!

$12/person, ages 3 and up (non-members); $7/person, ages 3 and up (members)
Not a member, but want to be? Check out our membership page.

Events scheduled for Monday, April 5th:

  • 11am, 1pm OR 3pm: Resident Meet and Greet – Get up-close and personal with some mystery resident animals. Questions and photos welcome!
  • 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm OR 2:30pm: 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 begin on the half hour and last about 40 minutes.
  • 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm OR 2:30pm: Family Nature Hike – Join us for a hike through the Refuge with the family! What will we find along the way?
  • Ongoing, 12-4pm: 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.

*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 for any added activities like crafts and make-and-takes too!

Update – 4/4/21, 8pm: Online registration has ended. Tickets will be available “at the door.” Please note some events have limited capacities and additional guests will be taken on a first come, first serve basis.

 

 

Apr
11
Sun
Brunch with a Wildlife Rehabilitator
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Brunch with a Wildlife Rehabilitator @ Medford | New Jersey | United States

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in a Wildlife Hospital? Are you curious about what goes into the process of rehabilitating injured and/or orphaned wild animals? Now is your chance to go behind-the-scenes and find out! Join one of our state licensed wildlife rehabilitators for brunch (bagels, doughnuts, coffee and tea) followed by an in-depth discussion and tour of our Wildlife Hospital and outdoor rehabilitation enclosures. These facilities are not open to the general public – this is a rare opportunity to tour them with a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. Pricing is $50 per person. This experience is geared for ages 15 and up only. Face masks are required for the duration of the program except when eating.

**Advanced registration required – program size limited to 20 guests!**

$50 per person
How did you hear about our program?
$ 0.00

 

Apr
22
Thu
Earth Day Work Day
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sep
19
Sun
Autumn with the Animals Festival
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Fun-filled day for the whole family! Go wild for our wildlife programs, live music, canoeing, food, games, crafts, campfire & more! Great for children ages 3 & up!


Day of Timeline:

  • Canoeing on the Cedar Run Lake: 10:00am – 2:45pm (advanced sign-up day of the event)
  • Storytime with a Wildlife Resident: 10:30am
  • Hunters of the Sky (Raptor) Educational Program: 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm
  • Guided Wildlife Housing Area Hike: 10:30am & 1:00pm
  • Reptile Encounter Program: 11:45am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm
  • Meet & Greets with some of our Wildlife Residents throughout the day!
  • Temporary face tattoos
  • Campfire with marshmallows available for purchase

Yummy Eats:

Our Friends from the following will also be here with Tables:

 


UPDATE 9/15/21: PRE-REGISTRATION ENDS FRIDAY 9/17/21 AT NOON. There will be tickets at the door for purchase day of the event. 

Purchase tickets in advance & save! (until 9/17/21 at Noon)

  • $13 per Adult (Save $2!)
  • $10 per Child ages 4-12 (Save $2!)
  • FREE for Children 3 & under

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.

 

 


UPDATE 9/17/21: Pre-registration is closed. There will be tickets at the door for purchase day of the event. 
Sep
25
Sat
Hoot, Waddle & Stroll 5k Trail Run & Guided Stroll Fundraiser
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Run for a cause this fall in our 8th annual 5k Trail Run, going through our trails & Wildlife Enclosure Area. Run, walk or waddle on the same course with professional timing. Not a runner or looking to support another participant? Enjoy the outdoors & take a guided stroll through our Wildlife Housing Area with one of our guides. Geared for all ages!

Pre-registration tickets are ON SALE NOW! Sign up before Monday, September 6th to ensure you get your event t-shirt. While supplies last for all who sign up after 9/6/21.
Water & lite bites will be provided to participants before and after the race.

UPDATE 9/15: Pre-registration will end on Wednesday, 9/22/21 at midnight. Day of race registration will be open from 8am-9am on Saturday, 9/25/21. 

 

5k Trail Runners: 

  • $30 per Adult Runner
  • $25 per Student Runner

Guided Stroller:

  • $18 per Adult
  • $8 per Child ages 4-12
  • FREE for Children 3 & under

 

Top male and female racers will receive prizes!
The race begins and ends at the Pavilion outside of the Nature Center.

 


Event Details:

  • Check-in & Registration: 8-9 am
  • 5k Race Start: 9 am
  • Guided Stroll: Starts after the race begins
  • Awards: Will follow the end of the race
  • Nature Center opens: 10am

Feel free to walk around the Wildlife Housing Area, Nature Center & our trails after the race.


Fundraising Opportunities:

We are encouraging all participants to share your love of Cedar Run with your friends & family by fundraising either as individuals or as a team.

The top individual & top team fundraisers will receive a prize!
As a token of our appreciation, the top fundraisers for teams & individuals will be awarded with the following:

TOP INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISER:

  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Adoption Package for the Wildlife Ambassador of Your Choosing ($50 value)
  • 1-Year Family (2 adults/ 3 children) Membership ($75 value)
  • $10 Gift Card to the Nature Center Gift Shop

TOP TEAM FUNDRAISERS:

  • Certificate of Appreciation for each Individual
  • Adoption Package for the Wildlife Ambassador of Your Choosing ($35 value)
  • 1-Year Family of 2 Membership ($40 value)
  • $10 Gift Card to the Nature Center Gift Shop

Donations can be logged under active.com or runsignup.com fundraising pages, or cedarrun.org/donate. Make sure the donor says “I am supporting (fill in your name)’s 2021 Hoot, Waddle & Stroll 5k fundraiser!” All recorded donations should be logged before Noon on Friday, 9/24/21.

Click here for our Cedar Run 5k Fundraising Toolkit. (This will automatically download materials.)

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!


Click here to sign up for your advanced tickets 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! 

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.

 

 

 

Nov
6
Sat
Brunch with a Wildlife Rehabilitator
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Brunch with a Wildlife Rehabilitator @ Medford | New Jersey | United States

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in a Wildlife Hospital? Are you curious about what goes into the process of rehabilitating injured and/or orphaned wild animals? Now is your chance to go behind-the-scenes and find out! Join one of our state licensed wildlife rehabilitators for brunch (bagels, doughnuts, coffee and tea) followed by an in-depth discussion and tour of our Wildlife Hospital and outdoor rehabilitation enclosures. These facilities are not open to the general public – this is a rare opportunity to tour them with a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. Pricing is $50 per person. This experience is geared for ages 15 and up only. Face masks are required for the duration of the program except when eating.

**Advanced registration required – program size limited to 20 guests!**

$50 per person
How did you hear about our program?
$ 0.00