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Family Nature Club: Nature Adventurers

January 30, 2022 1:00 pm
January 30, 2022 3:00 pm
Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, South Mountain Reservation and Reservoir, or other local Natural Areas   View map
973-731-5800 ext. 103


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Join us to play and learn with TBZ’s very own

Family Nature Club!

Nature play is playing WITH nature, not just IN nature, and is a great way to interact with nature no matter your experience level or play style. Run, climb, build, dig, or even just sit and experience the sounds, smells, and sights of the outdoors. Family Nature Club (FNC) will visit different nature locations within the Essex County South Mountain Reservation each month.

See below for more details about Family Nature Club and what it’s all about.  Family Nature Club does not include zoo admission.  Family Nature Club does not always meet at TBZ; you will receive detailed instructions if we plan to not meet at the zoo.


Upcoming 2022 Dates and Themes!

Footprint Finders:  Sunday, January 16th 2022, 1-3pm, meets at Tulip Springs parking lot at 64 Cherry Lane, West Orange, NJ 07052

Attention all super sleuths! Join us as we take the road less traveled and learn how to use clues in the woods to track animals. Bring home your own animal track to decorate!

Conifer Convention:  Sunday, January 30th 2022, 1-3pm, meets at Regatta Playground on Cherry Lane, West Orange NJ 07052

Nature is a treasure trove: what will you create? Join as we collect natural materials to create home décor and search for local wildlife, including our favorite pinecone producing conifers along the way. Craft supplies included, but you are welcome to bring any extras you’d like to add!

Location subject to change depending on weather and trail conditions, please check your email 2-3 days before the event for an update on this. If you need further directions, please email


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