Events

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!

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
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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
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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
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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!

  • $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.

 

 


Sign up for your advanced tickets here: 

$13 per Adult: Advanced Ticket
$10 per Child (ages 4-12): Advanced Ticket
FREE!
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$ 0.00
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
10
Sun
Brunch with a Wildlife Rehabilitator
Oct 10 @ 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
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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!


Exact times & schedule of events will be posted soon.


Purchase tickets in advance & save!

  • $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.


Sign up for your advanced tickets here: 

$13 per Adult: Advanced Ticket
$10 per Child (ages 4-12): Advanced Ticket
FREE!
How did you hear about our program?
$ 0.00
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:

  • Doors open at 7:00pm. Enjoy a cozy campfire & Halloween movie while you wait for your hike.
  • 7:30pm (TIMESLOT FULL)
    7:45pm
    8:00pm
    8:30pm
    8:45pm
    9:00pm
    9:30pm
    9:45pm
    10:00pm
    10:30pm
  • 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 15 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.

Ages 10-15 must have an Adult present with them on the Guided Night Hike ticketed time. Limit to 15 people total per timed hike. Each hike is about 20-30 minutes long.
Limit to 15 people total per timed hike. Each hike is about 20-30 minutes long.
How did you hear about our program?
$ 0.00
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