Thursday, January 7, 2021

 Get Out and Enjoy Winter in Morris County

Morris County Park Commission

This Week:

January 2021 Scavenger Hunt Frelinghuysen ArboretumFAMILY PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT

Friday, January 1, through Sunday, January 31 –  9 am - 3:30 pm

All ages.

Bring your camera or phone for this month’s scavenger hunt, ‘Who’s Out There?’ Take a photo of every item, and get a prize. Click here to learn more.

COST: $10 per family.  (Group of 6 or less). Preregistration is required. 


Wednesday, January 13, 10 am - 11 am

Ages 3 - 5 (with an adult).

The leaves are gone and all that’s left are the bare bones of the trees.  Look at their shapes and sizes and discover what’s going on inside trees in a walk around the arboretum. Click here to learn more!

COST: $10 per child. Preregistration is required.


Wednesday, January 13 – 4 pm - 4:45 pm

Ages 5 & Up.

In this LIVE, virtual program, learn to draw a NJ native animal and create your own masterpiece!  First guess the animal of the month with clues, then learn all the facts about this animal's life before learning to draw it using simple shapes and lines, guided by Miss Jenny.  You'll be amazed at what you can do!  For more information, click here!

COST: $6 per child. Preregistration is required.


Thursdays, January 14, 21 & 28, 12 noon - 12:45 pm


Thursday, January 14 Heritage Vegetables

Seed catalogs are here, and it is time to order.   Learn the difference between heritage, heirloom, and hybrid seeds. Discover some new seeds and old favorites, and get help deciding which are the best for your home garden.

Thursday, January 21 Artifacts of the Lenape

New Jersey’s native people relied on handmade tools constructed of natural materials for survival. Take a virtual tour of the decorated wigwam model and see authentic artifacts, including arrowheads, fishing net weights, drills, and more, all used by real Native Americans in the past.

Thursday, January 28 Oral History

Have you ever wondered how to capture family members’ memories for posterity but were unsure where to start?  Join museum staff as they discuss the basics of taking oral histories and share some examples from the Historic Collections of the Morris County Park Commission. 

COST: $10 per person. Preregistration is required. Click here to learn more.

Pre-K on the Farm

Pre-K Nature on the Farm

Thursday, January 14  – 10 am - 11 am

Ages 2 - 4.

Families with pre-K kids take a walk on the trails and farm, learning about the natural world around them. Click here for more information. 

COST: $10 per child.  Preregistration is required.

January plant of the monthTricky Tracks Walk

Thursday, January 14 – 3 pm - 4 pm

Ages 5 & Up.

This is a great time to hunt for animal tracks along the trails.  Learn the four ways mammals move and try out their motions yourself. Limit 10 participants.  Click here to learn more!

COST: $10 per family.  Preregistration is required