Events

Sep
27
Sun
ReDiscovery Weekends: Family Sunday
Sep 27 all-day
ReDiscovery Weekends: Family Sunday

Cedar Run is putting a new twist on an old favorite. Instead of one family fun-filled day in September, we’re introducing Re-Discovery Weekends all month long for nature lovers of all ages! Visitors can join us for Friday night campfires and storytelling, Saturday nature days and guest speakers, and Sunday canoeing, tours and guided hikes. Fees cover a full day of activities. Come for one thing, or see it all!

$10/person, ages 3 and up (non-members); $5/person, ages 3 and up (members)
Not a member, but want to be? Check out our membership page.
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Events scheduled for Sunday, September 27th

  • Ongoing, 10am-2pm: 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.
  • 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm or 2:30pm: Resident Animal Tour – 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?

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!

**Online registration for this event has ended. Tickets can purchased “at the door.”

Dec
29
Tue
“Tracks and Traces” Day Off Adventures
Dec 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Day off from school? Join us for a full day of fun activities at Cedar Run!

We’ll learn to walk like an animal, follow tracks around the refuge and make tracks of your own, discover scat and enjoy lunch and marshmallows by a roaring fire! 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.

Registration has ended.

 

 

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!

Jan
23
Sat
Virtual Volunteer Information Session
Jan 23 @ 2:00 pm
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
17
Wed
Virtual Volunteer Information Session
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm
Mar
14
Sun
Virtual Volunteer Information Session
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am
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.