Special Events

Photo Scavenger Hunt:  Midsummer’s Dream

Photo Scavenger Hunt:  Midsummer’s Dream

All Ages.

The magic of summer is here and it's time to look for winged friends in the garden. Grab your camera and explore the gardens for plants, herbs and flowers that attract butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. Who knows? You might even spy a Midsummer Fairy!

Register here.

  • Date:
    Wednesday, June 1—Thursday, June 30
  • Time:
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Location:

    Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township, NJ 07960.

  • Cost:
    $10 per family or group of 6 or less.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. For more information, call 973.326.7601.

Home School Days

Home School Days

Ages 6 - 12. 

Environmental Education: Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Boulevard, Chatham Township, NJ 07928 or Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, 472 Boonton Ave, Boonton, NJ 07005. - Register here.

****SOLD OUT**** June 23: Nature Journaling - There are lots of fun and easy ways to record your discoveries and observations of the natural world. In our last class of the school year, learn to make your own journal, see samples of all different kinds of creative journal entries, experiment with different art supplies, and try out your new skills on the trails. This is a great way to keep the learning going all summer long!

September 6: Fascinating Forest at Great Swamp - Explore the wonders of the forest habitat and its inhabitants through hands-on activities and a guided walk. Focus on trees, plant life cycles and the jobs of roots, leaves, bark, branches and more.

September 13: Fascinating Forest at Pyramid Mountain - Explore the wonders of the forest habitat and its inhabitants through hands-on activities and a guided walk. Focus on trees, plant life cycles and the jobs of roots, leaves, bark, branches and more.

Horticulture: Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township, NJ 07960. - Register here.

July 14: Suds and Bubbles - Let's have some good clean fun! You will use math, science, botany and creativity, to make your own bars of soap by choosing botanical add-ins, essential oils and dyes.

August 4: Blooming Bouquets - Visit the Arboretum's gardens, learn the correct way to cut flowers and successfully arrange them into a beautiful display. All materials supplied and you can take your arrangement home!

September 8: Oh, The Places You'll Grow - Plants need, water, light, air and food to grow but there are plants that can survive without ever putting roots in the ground. You will learn about epiphytes or air plants and “plant” one in the perfect kind of planter they will create.  

Historic Sites: Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morristown, NJ 07960. - Register here.

September 15: The Harvest - The harvest is an important time of year on the farm. See what grew over the summer and learn important garden skills in this fun class. 

  • Date:
    Thursday, June 9—Thursday, September 15
  • Time:
    1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Location:

    Locations vary.

  • Cost:
    $10-$12 per child.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. For more info, call 973.635.6629 (Environmental Education), 973.326.7601 (Horticulture), or 973.326.7645 (Historic Sites).