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Winter Nature Fun for the Whole Family

Posted by: NJ Kids Team - January 31, 2014

Ground Hog Day, Maple Sugaring, Winter Hikes and More

Sunday is Ground Hog Day (please, please, please Phil - please don't see your shadow!), which, here at NJ Kids, has us dreaming about Spring. But even if the temperatures outside still scream winter, there are plenty of Nature activities going on this weekend to get the whole family enjoying the nippy weather. At Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham, it's time for their annual Maple Sugar demonstration - come learn about the entire process of making maple syrup, then taste different varieties.   In Plainsboro, the Plainsboro Preserve offers interactive readings of children's books coupled with either a nature craft or a live animal show every Saturday through 2/22, while at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morristown, it's 'Winter's Day on the Farm'- experience a day-in-the-life on the farm, and see (and try) traditional, winter-season farm activities. And, of course, you can celebrate Ground Hog Day at both the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Reserve in Pennington - learn about these furry weather forecasters, take a hike, make a craft and enjoy a warm beverage by a fire - and at Imagine That! in Florham Park kids can make a Ground Hog craft.   And that's the just the start - for more great nature ideas, don't forget to check out our website at njkidsonline.com . It may be cold - but there's always there's always something fun to do!




 This Week   

FREE Family Day at Montclair Art Museum
Saturday, February 1, 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Celebrate your creative skills and join the MAM community for a fun-filled day. Participate in a day of exploration with many dynamic Museum-wide art activities. Enjoy art projects inspired by MAM's... Montclair

Fire & Ice Festival at Graydon Park
Saturday, February 1, 4:00 PM - 08:00 PM
"Come Alive Outside", There will be at least 12 bonfires around Graydon Pool,... Ridgewood

Lunar New Year Celebration @ Garden State Discovery Museum
Saturday, February 1 - Sunday, February, 11:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Help us ring in the year of the horse during our Lunar New Year Celebration! Performance. Cherry Hill

Free Movie - Customer Appreciate Day at State Theatre
Saturday, February 1
These movies are FREE and open to the public. No reservations needed.  New Brunswick

Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium
Sunday, February 2
Super Bowl XLVIII heads to MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 as the NFL stages its first cold-weather Super Bowl in an open-air stadium! East Rutherford

Kids Blvd & Therapy Nook GRAND OPENING!
Sunday, February 9, 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tour our brand new gym facility featuring slides, ziplines, tunnels, lego building, arts & crafts, tech lounge, and much more!... Warren
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Posted by: NJ Kids Team| January 31, 2014
Categories:  Fun Things To Do
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