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Please be informed that firearm hunting is scheduled to begin in a number of parks on December 9 in accordance with the Park Commission’s White-tailed Deer Management Program. These parks will be closed during firearm hunting. Please check the hunt schedule for more information. 

Please be informed that firearm hunting is scheduled to begin in a number of parks on December 9 in accordance with the Park Commission’s White-tailed Deer Management Program. These parks will be closed during firearm hunting. Please check the hunt schedule for more information. 

December 2019

All Activities and Events are Subject to Change

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Apple Cidering 12 :30 –2 pm
Apple Cidering 2 :30 –4 pm
Baby and Me Hike 9 :30 –11 am
Build a Bug 11 –12 pm
Origami Snowflakes 4 –5 pm
Puddle Jumpers 1 :15 –2 :15 pm
Puddle Jumpers 1 –2 pm
Gingerbread Wonderland 10 –7 :30 pm
Gingerbread Wonderland 10 –4 :30 pm
Gingerbread Wonderland 10 –4 :30 pm
Gingerbread Wonderland 10 –4 :30 pm
Animal Hatchlings! 11 –12 pm
Baby and Me Hike 9 :30 –11 am
Gingerbread Wonderland 10 –4 :30 pm
Gingerbread Wonderland 10 –4 :30 pm
Gingerbread Wonderland 10 –4 :30 pm
Puddle Jumpers 1 –2 pm
Gingerbread Wonderland 10 –7 :30 pm
Weekend Family Walk 10 –11 am
Gingerbread Wonderland 10 –4 :30 pm
Gingerbread Wonderland 10 –4 :30 pm
Baby and Me Hike 9 :30 –11 am
Snowy Snowflakes 10 –11 am
Puddle Jumpers 1 –2 pm
Welcome Winter 10 –11 am
Always Evergreen 10 –11 am
Origami Snowflakes 4 –5 pm
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December 2019 Events

Tuesday, October 15 : 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, October 15 through Sunday, December 1 Family Photo Scavenger HuntBring your camera or phone for this season’s hunt, ...

Saturday, October 19 : 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Scarecrows in the Garden

Saturday, October 19 through Sunday, December 1 Scarecrows in the GardenTake a stroll through the gardens to see dozens of ghoulish,...

Wednesday, October 30 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Nature’s Little Explorers

Wednesdays, October 30 through December 4 Nature’s Little ExplorersAges 2 & 3 with an Adult. Discover the wonders of nature together...

Wednesday, October 30 : 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Puddle Jumpers

Wednesdays, October 30 through December 4 Puddle JumpersAges 4 & 5 with an Adult. Learn about the natural world through the season during...

Thursday, October 31 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Nature’s Little Explorers

Thursdays, October 31 through December 19 Nature’s Little ExplorersAges 2 & 3 with an Adult. Discover the wonders of nature during...

Thursday, October 31 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Puddle Jumpers

Thursdays, October 31 through December 19 Puddle JumpersAges 4 & 5 with an Adult. Explore the trails with your preschooler, and learn about...

Saturday, November 30 : 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Apple Cidering

Saturday, November 30 & Sunday December 1 Apple CideringAll Ages. Discover the reasons you’ve been looking at apples upside...

Saturday, November 30 : 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Apple Cidering

Saturday, November 30 & Sunday December 1 Apple CideringAll Ages. Discover the reasons you’ve been looking at apples upside...

Sunday, December 1 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Turkey Mountain Hike: Moderate

Sunday, December 1 Turkey Mountain Hike: ModerateAges 7 & Up. Join a guided hike with a naturalist on the more peaceful...

Monday, December 2 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Nature Tots & Tykes: All About Bears

Monday, December 2 Nature Tots & Tykes: All About BearsAges 2 - 5 with an Adult. Enjoy a story and learn about...

Tuesday, December 3 : 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Baby and Me Hike

Tuesday, December 3 Baby and Me HikePut your baby in a backpack and explore one of many wonderful Morris County...

Tuesday, December 3 : 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Build a Bug

Tuesday, December 3 Build a BugAges 2 - 6 with an Adult. Learn the different parts of an insect, meet our resident...

Tuesday, December 3 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Origami Snowflakes

Tuesday, December 3 Origami SnowflakesAges 7 & Up. Learn about the amazing properties of snowflake crystals, and take home your own...

Wednesday, December 4 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Garden Sprouts: Gingerbread Village

Wednesday, December 4 Garden Sprouts: Gingerbread VillageAges 2 - 5 with an Adult. Create a simple gingerbread village, learning techniques to decorate...

Wednesday, December 4 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Garden Sprouts: Gingerbread Village

Wednesday, December 4 Garden Sprouts: Gingerbread VillageAges 2 - 5 with an Adult. Create a simple gingerbread village, learning techniques to decorate...

Wednesday, December 4 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Edible Holiday Terrarium

Wednesday, December 4 Edible Holiday TerrariumAges 8 - 12. Turn Gingerbread Cookies into a Woodland Wonderland Holiday Display.Time: 4 p.m. - 5...

Friday, December 6 : 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM

Gingerbread Wonderland

Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 15 Gingerbread WonderlandThousands of families make it a tradition to attend this holiday festival. Marvel...

Saturday, December 7 : 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Gingerbread Wonderland

Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 15 Gingerbread WonderlandThousands of families make it a tradition to attend this holiday festival. Marvel...

Saturday, December 7 : 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Outdoor Skills: Hiking Basics

Saturday, December 7  Outdoor Skills: Hiking BasicsAges 10 - 15. Learn wilderness and survival skills, such as preparing for a hike,...

Saturday, December 7 : 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Woodstove Holiday Pie Class

Saturday, December 7  Woodstove Holiday Pie ClassAges 12 & Up. Learn to cook a selection of savory and sweet pies...

Saturday, December 7 : 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Currier and Ives Christmas at Speedwell

Saturday, December 7 & Sunday, December 8 Currier and Ives Christmas at SpeedwellCelebrate the holidays Victorian-era style. Visit the Vail House...

Saturday, December 7 : 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Glacial Erratic Hike: Strenuous

Saturday, December 7  Glacial Erratic Hike: StrenuousAges 18 & Up. Join a guided hike to visit some of the most...

Monday, December 9 : 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Animal Hatchlings!

Monday, December 9 Animal Hatchlings!Ages 3 - 6 with an Adult. From birds to reptiles, explore the wonderful world of egg-laying animals,...

Tuesday, December 10 : 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Baby and Me Hike

Tuesday, December 10 Baby and Me HikePut your baby in a backpack and explore one of many wonderful Morris County...

Tuesday, December 10 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Nature Tots & Tykes: All About Bears

Tuesday, December 10 Nature Tots & Tykes: All About BearsAges 2 - 5 with an Adult. Enjoy a story and learn about...

Tuesday, December 10 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Pyramid Mountaineers

Tuesday, December 10 Pyramid MountaineersSeniors. Enjoy a moderate hike on a variety of trails throughout Pyramid and Turkey Mountains, learning...

Wednesday, December 11 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Garden Sprouts: Gingerbread Party

Wednesday, December 11 Garden Sprouts: Gingerbread PartyAges 2 - 5 with an Adult. Celebrate the season with an all things gingerbread, including...

Wednesday, December 11 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Garden Sprouts: Gingerbread Party

Wednesday, December 11 Garden Sprouts: Gingerbread PartyAges 2 - 5 with an Adult. Celebrate the season with an all things gingerbread, including...

Wednesday, December 11 : 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Home School Adventures: All About Deer

Wednesday, December 11 Home School Adventures: All About DeerAges 5 & Up. Enjoy an in-depth study of New Jersey’s...

Thursday, December 12 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Home School Day: Dickensian Christmas

Thursday, December 12 Home School Day: Dickensian ChristmasLearn the interesting and various aspects of Charles Dickens famous novel, A Christmas...

Thursday, December 12 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Minecraft in New Jersey

Thursday, December 12 Minecraft in New JerseyAll Ages with an Adult. Explore the types of natural resources that can be...

Friday, December 13 : 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM

Gingerbread Wonderland

Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 15 Gingerbread WonderlandThousands of families make it a tradition to attend this holiday festival. Marvel...

Friday, December 13 : 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Campfire Cooking: Winter Treats

Friday, December 13  Campfire Cooking: Winter TreatsAges 5 & Up. Learn outdoor cooking techniques and create special treats over a...

Saturday, December 14 : 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Gingerbread Wonderland

Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 15 Gingerbread WonderlandThousands of families make it a tradition to attend this holiday festival. Marvel...

Saturday, December 14 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Weekend Family Walk

Saturday, December 14 Weekend Family WalkAll Ages with an Adult. Take to the trails with a guide to discover the...

Sunday, December 15 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Trail Treasure Hunt

Sunday, December 15 Trail Treasure HuntAll Ages with an Adult. Enjoy a seasonal nature scavenger hunt where families work together...

Sunday, December 15 : 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Winter Wildlife Survival: Easy

Sunday, December 15 Winter Wildlife Survival: EasyAll Ages with and Adult. Learn about the adaptations that help wildlife survive the...

Monday, December 16 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Nature Tots & Tykes: Getting Ready for Winter

Monday, December 16 Nature Tots & Tykes: Getting Ready for WinterAges 2 - 5 with an Adult. Learn about the Great Swamp...

Monday, December 16 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wild Animal Experts

Monday, December 16 Wild Animal ExpertsAll Ages with an Adult. Become a wildlife expert by learning amazing and scientific facts...

Tuesday, December 17 : 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Holiday Hustle Hike

Tuesday, December 17 Holiday Hustle HikeAges 18 & Up. Take a break from the holiday obligations and celebrations on this naturalist-led...

Tuesday, December 17 : 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Baby and Me Hike

Tuesday, December 17 Baby and Me HikePut your baby in a backpack and explore one of many wonderful Morris County...

Tuesday, December 17 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Snowy Snowflakes

Tuesday, December 17 Snowy SnowflakesAges 3 - 5 with an Adult. Learn the reason no two snowflakes are exactly alike when walking...

Tuesday, December 17 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Family Science Day: Nocturnal Animals

Tuesday, December 17 Family Science Day: Nocturnal AnimalsAll Ages with an Adult. Learn about nocturnal animals while rotating through hands-on...

Friday, December 20 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Welcome Winter

Friday, December 20 Welcome WinterAll Ages with an Adult. Usher in the winter season on the eve of the solstice....

Friday, December 20 : 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Winter Solstice Celebration

Friday, December 20 Winter Solstice CelebrationAges 6 & Up. Join a woodland gathering around a campfire to experience the historical and...

Saturday, December 21 : 6:15 AM - 8:00 AM

Winter Solstice Sunrise Hike: Moderate

Saturday, December 21 Winter Solstice Sunrise Hike: ModerateAges 16 & Up. Welcome the rising sun on one of the shortest days...

Saturday, December 21 : 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Winter Break Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, December 21 through Tuesday, December 31 Winter Break Family Photo Scavenger HuntBring your camera or phone for this special hunt, ...

Saturday, December 21 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Always Evergreen

Saturday, December 21 Always EvergreenAges 6 & Up. Using a variety of fresh-cut, seasonal greens, learn to create a seasonal centerpiece...

Monday, December 23 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Origami Snowflakes

Monday, December 23 Origami SnowflakesAges 7 & Up. Learn about the amazing properties of snowflake crystals, and take home your own...

Friday, December 27 : 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Wild About Winter Mini-Camp

December 27 - December 31 (Friday, Monday, Tuesday) Wild About Winter Mini-CampAges 5 - 8. Discover what wildlife does to survive the winter...

Sunday, December 29 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

End of Year Hike: Moderate

Sunday, December 29 End of Year Hike: ModerateAges 7 & Up. Trek up to Lucy’s Overlook to bid 2019 farewell,...

All Activities and Events are Subject to Change