Special Events

EXPLORE THE PARKS WITH TECHNOLOGY!

EXPLORE THE PARKS WITH TECHNOLOGY!

MCPC Explorer is the new web-based application where you can interactively explore trails, download current official trail maps, and more!  Click here to learn more, or explore the app directly.
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Family Photo Contactless Scavenger Hunt

Family Photo Contactless Scavenger Hunt

Grab your camera or phone!  Contactless scavenger hunts are a great way to safely get your family or group outdoors all year-round! Register here to receive a list of items; take a photo of every item and receive a prize!  There are monthly challenges and a seasonal hunt for families with younger children and for special needs groups.  Themes and prizes change monthly.

  • Date:
    Monday, August 3—Monday, August 31
  • Time:
    12:00 noon - 3:00 pm
  • Location:

    The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township, 07962.

  • Cost:
    $10/family.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.326.7601.

Art and Nature Camp

Art and Nature Camp

Enjoy a week of drawing, projects, and crafts with the natural world as inspiration. Create masterpieces and learn about wildlife and habitats at the same time!  Each day features an hour of online learning about art and artists.  Then complete a variety of activities at home each day to continue the fun and learning!  Registrants will need to pick up a container of supplies before camp starts.  Register here.

  • Date:
    Monday, August 10—Friday, August 14
  • Time:
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location:

    Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township, 07928.

  • Cost:
    $50/child.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.635.6629.

FOSTERFIELDS DRIVE THRU FARM TOURS

FOSTERFIELDS DRIVE THRU FARM TOURS

See Fosterfields Living Historical Farm like never before! Take a drive-thru tour of the farm from the comfort and safety of your vehicle!  

See your favorite Fosterfields animals including Hobbes, the retired Belgian draft horse, sheep, including our newest Shropshire breed, the Jersey cows, and of course, Carl the ox!  See the vegetables growing in the gardens, the architectural features of the Willows, and enjoy special demonstrations that may include corn cracking, butter churning, clothes washing, and more!  Each tour will last approximately 45 minutes, and only available through the preregistration link. Register here.  

  • Date:
    Wednesday, August 12—Friday, October 30
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    Tours start at 10:00am, 11:30am, and 1:30pm.
  • Location:

    Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morris Township.

  • Cost:
    $10/carload. Admission will be by preregistration only!
  • Contact:
    Visit morrisparks.net for more information.

Virtual Fairy Camp

Virtual Fairy Camp

Fairies are coming to The Frelinghuysen Arboretum! Join us online to learn how to attract fairies to your garden, create beautiful crowns and wands, and build a fairy house of your very own. Supplies will be provided in advance. Everyday will be an exploration of all things fairy! Register here.

  • Date:
    Monday, August 17—Friday, August 21
  • Time:
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location:

    The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township, 07962.

  • Cost:
    $50/child.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.326.7601.

The Wild Things: Slime Scales, Feathers, and Tails!

The Wild Things: Slime Scales, Feathers, and Tails!

Discover the amazing animals of NJ by learning all about them with a naturalist and meeting the live resident animals that call the nature center home.  Each day features an hour and fifteen minutes of online learning about a new animal family through artifacts, stories, crafts, and more. Then complete a variety of activities at home each day to continue the fun and learning! Registrants will need to pick up a container of supplies before camp starts.  Register here.

  • Date:
    Monday, August 24—Friday, August 28
  • Time:
    10:00 am - 11:15 am
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  • Cost:
    $60/child.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.635.6629.

Virtual Artistic Expressions Watercolor Demonstration

Virtual Artistic Expressions Watercolor Demonstration

Interested in learning more about watercolor? Join artist and curator Melanie Bump as she explores design, beauty and the artistic expressions of watercolor. No experience necessary. Click here to register.

  • Date:
    Thursday, August 27
  • Time:
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location:

    The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Township, 07962.

  • Cost:
    $10/person.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.326.7601.

Art and Nature Camp

Art and Nature Camp

Enjoy a week of drawing, projects, and crafts with the natural world as inspiration. Create masterpieces and learn about wildlife and habitats at the same time!  Each day features an hour of online learning about art and artists.  Then complete a variety of activities at home each day to continue the fun and learning!  Registrants will need to pick up a container of supplies before camp starts.  Register here.

  • Date:
    Monday, August 31—Friday, September 4
  • Time:
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location:

    Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, 247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township, 07928.

  • Cost:
    $50/child.
  • Contact:
    Preregistration is required. To register, 973.635.6629.