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Gingerbread House Contest

December 7, 2019 3:00 pm
December 7, 2019 5:00 pm
Berson Education Center, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ, USA   View map
973-731-5800 ext 103

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Essex County Turtle Back Zoo (TBZ) is hosting the 2019 Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread House Contest in collaboration with the Essex County Environmental Center!

Visit us at the Berson Education Center at TBZ on December 7 to create your own gingerbread home or habitat and enter your creation into the contest.  House construction is free if you intend to enter the contest; there will be a $10 fee if you choose to take your gingerbread creation home.  Gingerbread houses that are entered into the contest will be moved to the Essex County Environmental Center for display between December 11 and December 21.

Registrations may be made by an individual or by a team, but each registration represents the construction of one gingerbread house only.  Registrations are free only if you will be entering the Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread House Contest. 

Some materials will be provided, however, you are encouraged to bring your own items. December 7 is the last day to register for the gingerbread house contest. Advance registration for the gingerbread house making event is required; call 973.731.5800 ext 103 for more information.  This is a free event only if you enter your creation into the contest, fees apply if you are not entering the contest.  The event does not include admission into the zoo before 5pm. 

Zoo admission is free AFTER 5pm for the Holiday Lights Spectacular event at Turtle Back Zoo.

The awards ceremony for the gingerbread house creations will be announced on the Essex County Environmental Center website at:


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