John A. Redfield Building
The John A. Redfield Building houses a small natural history museum. Knowledgeable staff is available to answer questions about the trails, natural history, flora and fauna, and current environmental topics. Throughout the year, a wide assortment of educational programs are held on the porch or inside the building (ex. apple cider making, owl prowls, maple sugaring). When programs are not in progress, visitors are welcome to come inside to:
Backyard Habitat, Aviary, Salamander Pond
Visitors can explore the nature center's Butterfly and Pollinator Garden, our Butterfly House (seasonally) and visit our resident birds of prey at the aviary. Seasonally program guests are sometimes able to get a close up look at our salamander & amphibian pond. Members can join an educator in the spring in search for breeding spotted salamanders.
The visitor center and most of the ancillary structures are accessible for people of differing abilities.
Visit an Animal
While we are not a zoo, TNC does house a small collection of animals that cannot be released back into the wild. Instead, these animals help educate visitors about the needs of our local wildlife and the importance of protecting their habitats. These education animals are native or related to local species found throughout New Jersey. Come in to find out more about our Animal Ambassadors.
Read a Book
The Visitors' Center library, comprised of over 1,000 books and media resources on natural history, can help answer questions you might have about our natural world. Whether you want to come in to identify a plant, animal or insect, research a school project, or learn more about the natural world, this resource is here for you to enjoy.