Events

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

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

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

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
15
Fri
ReDiscovery Weekend: Friday Fun!
Apr 15 all-day

 

 

 

ReDiscover Cedar Run this spring! There’s something for everyone during these 2 exciting days in the wild! Fees cover a full day of activities. Come for one thing, or do it all! $11/adult, $9/child (4-12 years), ages 3 and under free. NOTE: Groupon deals and Library Passes are not valid for special events.

Events scheduled for Friday, April 15th:

  • Ongoing, 10am-4pmTrivia 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! Self-guided.
  • 10:30am OR 12:30pmPond 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, 11am-2pm – Make-and-Take: Have a little down time between events? Check out our day’s make-and-take craft. Complete it now or take it home for later. Self-guided.
  • 11am, 1pm OR 3pm – Resident Meet and Greet: Get up-close and personal with some mystery resident animals. Questions and photos welcome!
  • 12pm OR 2pm – Fairy Shelters: Try your hand at building a shelter for a forest fairy. This activity is best for our youngest guests, but fun for all ages!
  • Ongoing, 2-6pm – 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. Self-guided.
  • Ongoing, 3-5pm – Guided Craft Time: Swing over and get crafty! One of our Educators will lead you in this Springtime craft. Adaptable for all ages. Activity takes approximately 20 mins to complete so stop by when you have time!
  • 3:30pm OR 5pm- 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 last about 40 minutes.
  • 6-7pm – Campfire: Enjoy a lovely time 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 too!

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.

**Online registration has ended. Tickets available at the door. Space is limited for certain events – open spaces will be given on a first come, first serve basis.**

Apr
16
Sat
ReDiscovery Weekend: Spring Saturday
Apr 16 all-day

 

 

 

ReDiscover Cedar Run this spring! There’s something for everyone during these 2 exciting days in the wild! Fees cover a full day of activities. Come for one thing, or do it all! $11/adult, $9/child (4-12 years), ages 3 and under free. NOTE: Groupon deals and Library Passes are not valid for special events.

Events scheduled for Saturday, April 16th:

  • 10am OR 1pm – Raptor Egg Hunt*: Have you ever heard of the Easter Raptor? Join us as we learn all about him during this fun adaptation of a traditional egg hunt! Appropriate for ages 2-10. Hunt will be a staggered start by age (ages 2-4, 5-7 and 8-10).
  • Ongoing, 10am-1pm – Make-and-Take: Have a little down time between events? Check out our day’s make-and-take craft. Complete it now or take it home for later. Self-guided.
  • Ongoing, 10am-2pm – Natural Egg Dyeing: While supplies last!
  • 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! Self-guided.
  • 11am – Fairy Shelters: Try your hand at building a shelter for a forest fairy. This activity is best for our youngest guests, but fun for all ages!
  • Ongoing, 11-4pm – 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.
  • 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.
  • 1pm OR 3pm – Resident Meet and Greet: Get up-close and personal with some mystery resident animals. Questions and photos welcome!
  • 2pm – Guided Hike: Join us for a hike through the Refuge with the family! What will we find along the way?
  • Ongoing, 2-4pm – Guided Craft Time: Swing over and get crafty! One of our Educators will lead you in this Springtime craft. Adaptable for all ages. Activity takes approximately 20 mins to complete so stop by when you have time!

*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 too!

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.

**Online registration has ended. Tickets available at the door. Space is limited for certain events – open spaces will be given on a first come, first serve basis.**