Saturday, January 6, 2024

Fun Things to do in January!


Morris County Park Commission

January 4, 2024

This Week:

scavenger huntFamily Photo Scavenger Hunt: January Thaw

January 1-31

The first day of Spring is just over two months away and there are already signs of it showing up at the Arboretum. Search for them in this month's scavenger hunt. Complete the hunt and win a prize! Come, explore the grounds!

Cost: $10 per family. Preregistration is required. 



nature's crafty creationsNature's Crafty Creations: Winter Homes

January 8

Nature is full of spectacular creations! This series will highlight the changing seasons each month with a story and craft. This week, discover how the different wild animals of New Jersey get cozy for the winter, and design some of their winter bungalows!

Click here to learn more.

Cost: $8 per child. Preregistration is required.


Garden Sprouts WinterGarden Sprouts -Winter Surprises

January 10

What happens to plants in the winter? Some plants may have lost their leaves & gone dormant, but some still have berries, & some may still be green! Sprouts will explore the gardens to see the many different structures of winter. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. This program is snow or shine. Learn more here.

Cost: $10 per child with adult. Preregistration is required.


crochetBeginner Crochet

January 10

Come out and learn the basics of crochet! Hook and yarn included. Get started here.

Cost: $15 per person. Preregistration is required.


hand spinningHand Spinning with Wool

January 11

We are giving it a whorl at Fosterfields with our hands-on experience of creating yarn. Participants will use wool hand cards to prepare fibers for spinning, then using a drop spindle create yarn. Take a spin on our spinning wheel or bring your own! This program is intended for both adults and/or children. Join in to spin!

 Cost: $10 per person. Preregistration is required.


toddler trek pmToddler Treks: Owls

January 11

Whoooo's been flying through the forest?  Learn all about owls with a story and an adventure on the winter trails! Click here to learn more.

Cost: $7 per child. Preregistration required.

Look What’s Coming:

Flying SquirrelDay Off with Nature: Great Swamp After Dark

January 15

Spend a day off from school discovering nocturnal animals. When the sun goes down and the gates close, a new cast of characters comes out to play. Experience darkness, play games, and using your senses in new ways along the trails. Bring a nut-free snack & lunch. Click here to learn more.

Cost: $50 per child. Preregistration is required.


perfumeThe Art of Scent:  Perfume Making

January 16

Everyone should have their own signature scent!  Blend your own natural, botanical inspired 6-note perfume from essential oils and other add-ins. Wear your new fragrance and turn heads when you walk by! All supplies provided. Learn more here.

Cost: $25 per person. Preregistration is required.

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