Special Events

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.

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. 

* Drop Off Only * If your child needs special accommodations, please let us know prior to the program. *

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, July 14—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).

Forest Bathing with Rich Collins, ANFT Guide

Forest Bathing with Rich Collins, ANFT Guide

Adults.

July 16: Willowwood Arboretum, July 17: Frelinghuysen Arboretum

August 20: Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center, August 21: Frelinghuysen Arboretum

September 17: Willowwood Arboretum, September 18: Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Enjoy a combination of Japanese oriented walking, meditation, mindfulness, and wellness promotion. Wear comfortable shoes for walking.

Register here.

  • Date:
    Saturday, July 16—Sunday, September 18
  • Time:
    9:30 a.m. – noon.
  • Location:

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

    Willowwood Arboretum, 14 Longview Road, Far Hills, NJ 07931

    Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center, 11 Longview Road, Far Hills, NJ 07931

  • Cost:
    $20 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. For more information, call 973.326.7601.

Ice Cream Party!

Ice Cream Party!

All Ages.

Saturday, July 16 **** 11 a.m. session is SOLD OUT **** and Saturday, August 27

Life is better with ice cream! Learn how ice cream was made the old fashioned way  and get a chance to sample some. 

Register here.

  • Date:
    Saturday, July 16—Saturday, August 27
  • Time:
    11 a.m. – noon OR 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Location:

    Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morristown, NJ 07960

  • Cost:
    $10 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. For more information, call 973.326.7645.

What’s In Bloom Tour


Adults.

Wednesday, July 20: Explore The Frelinghuysen Arboretum with Ann Fahey, Superintendent of Horticulture Education, on this guided tour of the gardens and grounds. 

Wedneesday, August 10: Explore Willowwood Arboretum with Bruce Crawford, Manager of Horticulture, on this guided tour of the gardens and grounds.

Wednesday, September 28: Explore The Frelinghuysen Arboretum with Horticultural Program Specialist, Thyra Kelly on this guided tour of the gardens and grounds. 

Register here.

  • Date:
    Wednesday, July 20—Wednesday, September 28
  • Time:
    10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Location:

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

    Willowwood Arboretum, 14 Longview Road, Far Hills, NJ 07931

  • Cost:
    $15 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. For more information, call 973.326.7601.

Pre-K Nature on the Farm

Pre-K Nature on the Farm

Ages 2 – 4 with an adult. 

Families with pre-K aged kids will take a walk on the trails and around the farm, learning about the natural world around them. 

Register here.

  • Date:
    Thursday, July 21—Thursday, September 8
  • Time:
    10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Location:

    Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morristown, NJ 07960

  • Cost:
    $10 per child.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. For more information, call 973.326.7645.

Farmer Fridays

Farmer Fridays

All Ages.

Friday, July 22 - Sheep, Friday, August 5 - Turkeys, Friday, August 19 - Goats, Friday, September 9 - Chickens, Friday, September 23 - Horses 

Join the Fosterfields Farmers to learn about the farm! 

  • Date:
    Friday, July 22—Friday, September 23
  • Time:
    10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Location:

    Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morristown, NJ 07960

  • Cost:
    Included with price of admission.
  • Contact:
    For more information, call 973.326.7645.

Twilight Tour and Wagon Ride

Twilight Tour and Wagon Ride

Adults.

Thursday, July 28 and Thursday, August 18

Join farm staff for a guided after hours twilight wagon tour of the farm and enjoy a glass of complimentary cold tea! 

Register here.

  • Date:
    Thursday, July 28—Thursday, August 18
  • Time:
    6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Location:

    Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morristown, NJ 07960

  • Cost:
    $20 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. For more information, call 973.326.7645.

Virtual Plant of the Month Club

Virtual Plant of the Month Club

Ages 6 – 12.

Monday, August 1: Marvelous Mint - Who doesn't like mint?! Learn how easy (sometimes too easy) it is to grow mint, what plants are in the mint family and how to tell, then learn how to make a refreshing summer tea. 

Monday, September 12: Don't Touch Me - Plants have all kinds of defenses and some just shrink from touch. Learn about the Sensitive Plant and how to grow them!

Register here.

  • Date:
    Monday, August 1—Monday, September 12
  • Time:
    4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Location:

    Virtual Program through Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

  • Cost:
    $10 per child.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. For more information, call 973.326.7601.

Pond Exploration

Pond Exploration

Ages 5 & up with an adult.

Thursday, August 18 and Tuesday, September 13

The pond is alive with aquatic insects! Search for these macroinvertebrates and learn about their interesting life cycles. Wear boots and old clothes.

Register here.

  • Date:
    Thursday, August 18—Tuesday, September 13
  • Time:
    4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Location:

    Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Boulevard, Chatham Township, NJ 07928

  • Cost:
    $5 per person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. For more information, call 973.635.6629.

Farm Friends Day

Farm Friends Day

Ages 2 – 4 with an adult. 

Saturday, August 20: Goat Greet - Come to Fosterfields to meet our goats. Learn about what they do on the farm, where they live and how to interact with them. 

Saturday, Septmber 17: All About Apples - Fall is the perfect time for apples. Check out our apple orchard, make an apple craft and see an apple cidering demo!

Register here.

  • Date:
    Saturday, August 20—Saturday, September 17
  • Time:
    10 a.m. – 11 a.m. OR 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Location:

    Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morristown, NJ 07960

  • Cost:
    $10 per child.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. For more information, call 973.326.7645.

Expressions of Nature Art Sale and Walk

Expressions of Nature Art Sale and Walk

All ages. 

Stroll through the gardens and meet local artists recreating the beautiful scenery through their art.  Learn about their techniques, motivations and styles. Artists display a variety of their works for viewing and purchase.

If you are interested in bein an artist at Expressions of Nature? Click here to apply.

  • Date:
    Sunday, September 18
  • Time:
    Noon – 4 p.m.
  • Location:

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

  • Cost:
    FREE.
  • Contact:
    For more information, call 973.326.7601.