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Family Nature Club

February 5, 2023 1:00 pm
February 5, 2023 3:00 pm
Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052   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!

Family Nature Club (FNC) is all about discovering the world, and playing WITH nature, not just IN nature.  Experience the sounds, smells, and sights of the outdoors with FNC as we explore our natural heritage within Essex County’s parks.  We offer two different kinds of FNC Programs to our community: one focused on exploration (Nature Guardians), the other on service (Nature Guardians).

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


Winter 2022-2023 Dates and Themes!

  • National Take a Hike Day:  Sunday, November 13 from 1pm-3pm
  • Ready, Set, Bird #1 (learn how to bird): Sunday, November 27, 10am-noon (meet at TBZ’s Berson Family Center)
  • Ready, Set, Bird #2 (learn how to bird): Sunday, December 11, 1-3pm (meet at TBZ’s Berson Family Center)
  • The Christmas Bird Count: Saturday, December 17, 9-11am (meet at TBZ’s Main Entrance)
  • Happy Nature New Year:  Sunday, January 8 at 1pm-3pm (meets at Tulip Springs)
  • Snow School:  Sunday, January 22 at 1pm-3pm (meets at South Mountain Dog Park)
  • Woodland Wanderers:  Sunday, February 5 at 1pm-3pm (meets at South Mountain Dog Park)
  • The Great Backyard Bird Count:  Sunday, February 19, 1-3pm (meet at the South Mountain Reservoir entrance across from Turtle Back Zoo’s main entrance)

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

To Register for Family Nature Club Programs:  Click Here

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