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Seasonal Programs

Our Seasonal Programs are the perfect way for families and adults to enjoy the seasons with TNC! The following programs are for individual families and adults. If you are part of a group of 10 or more participantsplease visit one of our group program pages to learn more about what we can offer for your group.
  • Complete payment is required to hold reservation, we reserve the right to delete incomplete registrations.
  • All programs prices are per person (unless otherwise noted). 
  • Select programs require a minimum registration number. These may be cancelled if minimum is not reached.
  •  = Indicates that the program is held on accessible surfaces for people with mobility challenges. With a weeks notice TNC staff can adapt most programs for people with different abilities.
  • Please visit our Registration and Policies page for assistance with registration and information on our policies.

Upcoming events

    • 06/15/2019
    • 09/20/2019
    • White Trail Loop

    Outdoor StoryWalk® Exhibit

    Calling all nature-loving readers! StoryWalk® is an interactive outdoor exhibit that turns reading into an adventure along the trails without electronic devices. Hikers can read a nature-themed story while they walk in the woods. Designed for beginning readers, the stories will appeal to all ages. On each of these dates Tenafly Nature Center will post a new story, page by page, along one of our trails for the season.

    The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

    FREE

    • 08/19/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08/23/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 0
    Registration is closed


    PM only space still available.

    For a FULL day please add your name to the waitlist. 

    Plentiful Plants Plants are just about everywhere; rain forests, grasslands, and even the desert! They belong to an amazing kingdom! Campers will develop an appreciation for all life stages of plants, from seeds to trees. By learning to identify plants common to New Jersey as well as plants that we use in our lives, campers will appreciate the persistence of plants.



    Ten week-long Pre-K & Kindergarten (4-5 yrs.) day camp sessions available. Each week runs from, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily [with AM (9:00 am-12:30 pm) or PM (12:00-3:30 pm) half day options available].

    Pre-K & K campers must be a minimum of 4 years old and bathroom independent. For the safety of our staff and campers, TNC staff do not go into the bathroom with campers. 

    1. Watch Out, Weather: June 24-28 [Pre-K/K]
    2. World of Wildlife: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [Pre-K/K]
    3. Creepy Crawly Critters: July 8-12 [Pre-K/K]
    4. Homes and Habitats: July 15-19 [Pre-K/K]
    5. Superb, Splendid Senses: July 22-26 [Pre-K/K]
    6. Forest of Four Seasons: July 29-August 2 [Pre-K/K]
    7. Survival of the Fittest: August 5-9 [Pre-K-1st]
    8. Mammalrama: August 12-16 [Pre-K-1st]
    9. Plentiful Plants: August 19-23 [Pre-K/K]
    10. Look to the Sky: August 26-30 [Pre-K/K]
    • Use the grade your child is entering next September to determine group.
    • Campers may attend multiple weeks. Each week will feature different activities.
    • After registering, primary guardian will receive confirmation emails.
    • Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required.
    • Extended Care may be provided before and after camp for an additional fee. This is not an extended camp experience. During this time campers participate in supervised, self-directed, indoor activities.
      • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week.
      • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 per week.
      • Daily options available! 

    To Register:

    1. Current annual Family Membership ($60) is required for all participants in our camp programs. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    2. Click the Register button, complete the form, and pay with a credit card. 
    3. Wait for your confirmation email and use the link to log into our online health system: CAMPDOCS. (May take up to a week to receive email)

    This is where you will tell us about your camper, fill out health information, emergency contacts, other important safety data, and submit the following required files:The Mandatory Health Packet: Universal Health Record from your child’s health care provider. 

    Including an Immunization History:

    • Please note, if your health care provider will not be including a complete immunization form the Health Department requires a written statement signed by the parent or guardian explaining how the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with the camper’s exercise of bona fide religious tenets or practices. General philosophical or moral objection to immunization shall not be sufficient for an exemption on religious grounds. 
    • A copy of your insurance card.
    • A copy of any information regarding your child's activity restrictions/special needs (ex. IEP, ISFP).
    • Complete the form submission through CAMPDOCS 7 days prior to the start of the camp session. New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year.

    Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp will result in forfeiture of your registration fee. No exceptions. 

    • 08/19/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08/23/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Nocturnal Animals 

    WEEK FULL-Please add your name to the waitlist and you will be contacted if a space becomes available. 

    Ever wonder what goes on while you’re sleeping? We will take a look at animals who are awake at night. Campers will learn all about nocturnal animals and what adaptations they have for surviving in darkness and sleeping during the sunlight. 



    Ten week-long 1st-2nd day camp sessions available. Each week runs from, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    1st-2nd campers must be bathroom independent. For the safety of our staff and campers, TNC staff do not go into the bathroom with campers. 

    1. Weather Weirdness: June 24-28 [1st-2nd]
    2. Save Our Species: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [1st-2nd]
    3. Wet and Wild: July 8-12 [1st-2nd]
    4. Pondering Habitats: July 15-19 [1st-2nd]
    5. Did You Hear That?: July 22-26 [1st-2nd]
    6. The Feisty Forest: July 29-August 2 [1st-2nd]
    7. Survival of the Fittest: August 5-9 [Pre-K-1st]
      Adventure Seekers: August 5-9 [2nd-4th]
    8. Mammalrama: August 12-16 [Pre-K-1st]
      Our Green Planet: August 12-16 [2nd-4th]
    9. Nocturnal Animals: August 19-23 [1st-2nd]
    10. Fabulous Flyers: August 26-30 [1st-2nd]
    • Use the grade your child is entering next September to determine group.
    • Campers may attend multiple weeks. Each week will feature different activities.
    • After registering, primary guardian will receive confirmation emails.
    • Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required.
    • Extended Care may be provided before and after camp for an additional fee. This is not an extended camp experience. During this time campers participate in supervised, self-directed, indoor activities.
      • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week.
      • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 per week.
      • Daily options available! 

    To Register:

    1. Current annual Family Membership ($60) is required for all participants in our camp programs. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    2. Click the Register button, complete the form, and pay with a credit card. 
    3. Wait for your confirmation email and use the link to log into our online health system: CAMPDOCS. (May take up to a week to receive email)

    This is where you will tell us about your camper, fill out health information, emergency contacts, other important safety data, and submit the following required files:The Mandatory Health Packet: Universal Health Record from your child’s health care provider. 

    Including an Immunization History:

    • Please note, if your health care provider will not be including a complete immunization form the Health Department requires a written statement signed by the parent or guardian explaining how the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with the camper’s exercise of bona fide religious tenets or practices. General philosophical or moral objection to immunization shall not be sufficient for an exemption on religious grounds. 
    • A copy of your insurance card.
    • A copy of any information regarding your child's activity restrictions/special needs (ex. IEP, ISFP).
    • Complete the form submission through CAMPDOCS 7 days prior to the start of the camp session. New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year.

    Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp will result in forfeiture of your registration fee. No exceptions. 

    • 08/19/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08/23/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Powerful Plants 
    From breaking through rocks to curing diseases, plants are pretty powerful. Campers will spend the week at camp learning how important plants are. We will learn about the plants growing in our forest as well as the plants within the gardens of the Tenafly Nature Center. 



    Nine week-long 3rd-5th day camp sessions available. Each week runs from, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    1. Stirring Up a Storm June 24-28 [3rd-5th]
    2. Empowering Future Naturalists: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [3rd-5th]
    3. Cold Blooded Creatures: July 8-12 [3rd-5th]
    4. Natural Art: July 15-19 [3rd-5th]
    5. Stewards of the Earth: July 22-26 [3rd-5th]
    6. Wild Detectives: July 29-August 2 [3rd-5th]
    7. Adventure Seekers: August 5-9 [2nd-4th]
      Wilderness Adventures: August 5-9 [5th-8th]
    8. Our Green Planet: August 12-16 [2nd-4th]
      Our Blue Planet: August 12-16 [5th-8th]
    9. Powerful Plants: August 19-23 [3rd-5th]
    • Use the grade your child is entering next September to determine group.
    • Campers may attend multiple weeks. Each week will feature different activities.
    • After registering, primary guardian will receive confirmation emails.
    • Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required.
    • Extended Care may be provided before and after camp for an additional fee. This is not an extended camp experience. During this time campers participate in supervised, self-directed, indoor activities.
      • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week.
      • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 per week.
      • Daily options available! 

    To Register:

    1. Current annual Family Membership ($60) is required for all participants in our camp programs. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    2. Click the Register button, complete the form, and pay with a credit card. 
    3. Wait for your confirmation email and use the link to log into our online health system: CAMPDOCS. (May take up to a week to receive email)

    This is where you will tell us about your camper, fill out health information, emergency contacts, other important safety data, and submit the following required files:The Mandatory Health Packet: Universal Health Record from your child’s health care provider. 

    Including an Immunization History:

    • Please note, if your health care provider will not be including a complete immunization form the Health Department requires a written statement signed by the parent or guardian explaining how the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with the camper’s exercise of bona fide religious tenets or practices. General philosophical or moral objection to immunization shall not be sufficient for an exemption on religious grounds. 
    • A copy of your insurance card.
    • A copy of any information regarding your child's activity restrictions/special needs (ex. IEP, ISFP).
    • Complete the form submission through CAMPDOCS 7 days prior to the start of the camp session. New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year.

    Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp will result in forfeiture of your registration fee. No exceptions. 

    • 08/25/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    Photographing raptors while flying or hunting can be difficult to get that perfect shot. Join the Tenafly Nature Center and experts from Bergen County Camera for an instructional photo-session with the education raptors housed here at TNC! 

     

    Our birds of prey, 1 red-tailed hawk & 2 barred owls, will come out for a special photo-session and our friends from Bergen County Camera will be there to assist you in setting your camera and equipment settings to help you get that perfect picture! 

    This event is a special fundraiser, all proceeds will go towards the construction of a new aviary.   

    • 08/25/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Register

    Please join Dana Goin, Wildlife Outreach Specialist of the Wolf Conservation Center, for a talk covering the History and ecology of eastern coyotes, and how we can best coexist with the clever canids. 


    Program is intended for adults, but children are welcome! 


    • 08/26/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08/30/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 1
    Registration is closed

    Look to the Sky 
    Is it a plane? Is it a superhero? No, it’s a magnificent flying animal! From birds to butterflies, campers will soar up to the sky and learn about animals that fly. They will get a better understanding of what makes some animals able to take off and why people couldn’t fly (without the use of a machine) even if we glued feathers to our arms and head. 



    Ten week-long Pre-K & Kindergarten (4-5 yrs.) day camp sessions available. Each week runs from, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily [with AM (9:00 am-12:30 pm) or PM (12:00-3:30 pm) half day options available].

    Pre-K & K campers must be a minimum of 4 years old and bathroom independent. For the safety of our staff and campers, TNC staff do not go into the bathroom with campers. 

    1. Watch Out, Weather: June 24-28 [Pre-K/K]
    2. World of Wildlife: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [Pre-K/K]
    3. Creepy Crawly Critters: July 8-12 [Pre-K/K]
    4. Homes and Habitats: July 15-19 [Pre-K/K]
    5. Superb, Splendid Senses: July 22-26 [Pre-K/K]
    6. Forest of Four Seasons: July 29-August 2 [Pre-K/K]
    7. Survival of the Fittest: August 5-9 [Pre-K-1st]
    8. Mammalrama: August 12-16 [Pre-K-1st]
    9. Plentiful Plants: August 19-23 [Pre-K/K]
    10. Look to the Sky: August 26-30 [Pre-K/K]
    • Use the grade your child is entering next September to determine group.
    • Campers may attend multiple weeks. Each week will feature different activities.
    • After registering, primary guardian will receive confirmation emails.
    • Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required.
    • Extended Care may be provided before and after camp for an additional fee. This is not an extended camp experience. During this time campers participate in supervised, self-directed, indoor activities.
      • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week.
      • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 per week.
      • Daily options available! 

    To Register:

    1. Current annual Family Membership ($60) is required for all participants in our camp programs. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    2. Click the Register button, complete the form, and pay with a credit card. 
    3. Wait for your confirmation email and use the link to log into our online health system: CAMPDOCS. (May take up to a week to receive email)

    This is where you will tell us about your camper, fill out health information, emergency contacts, other important safety data, and submit the following required files:The Mandatory Health Packet: Universal Health Record from your child’s health care provider. 

    Including an Immunization History:

    • Please note, if your health care provider will not be including a complete immunization form the Health Department requires a written statement signed by the parent or guardian explaining how the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with the camper’s exercise of bona fide religious tenets or practices. General philosophical or moral objection to immunization shall not be sufficient for an exemption on religious grounds. 
    • A copy of your insurance card.
    • A copy of any information regarding your child's activity restrictions/special needs (ex. IEP, ISFP).
    • Complete the form submission through CAMPDOCS 7 days prior to the start of the camp session. New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year.

    Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp will result in forfeiture of your registration fee. No exceptions. 

    • 08/26/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08/30/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Fabulous Flyers 

    WEEK FULL-Please add your name to the waitlist and you will be contacted if a space becomes available. 

    One of rarest abilities in the natural world is flight. Birds, insects, and bats can fly, but that’s about it! Campers will focus on animals that can take to the skies as well as how humans learned to mimic their winged friends. We will have an opportunity to meet a live feathered friend and gain a better understanding of the inner workings of the animals that reach the world above.



    Ten week-long 1st-2nd day camp sessions available. Each week runs from, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    1st-2nd campers must be bathroom independent. For the safety of our staff and campers, TNC staff do not go into the bathroom with campers. 

    1. Weather Weirdness: June 24-28 [1st-2nd]
    2. Save Our Species: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) [1st-2nd]
    3. Wet and Wild: July 8-12 [1st-2nd]
    4. Pondering Habitats: July 15-19 [1st-2nd]
    5. Did You Hear That?: July 22-26 [1st-2nd]
    6. The Feisty Forest: July 29-August 2 [1st-2nd]
    7. Survival of the Fittest: August 5-9 [Pre-K-1st]
      Adventure Seekers: August 5-9 [2nd-4th]
    8. Mammalrama: August 12-16 [Pre-K-1st]
      Our Green Planet: August 12-16 [2nd-4th]
    9. Nocturnal Animals: August 19-23 [1st-2nd]
    10. Fabulous Flyers: August 26-30 [1st-2nd]
    • Use the grade your child is entering next September to determine group.
    • Campers may attend multiple weeks. Each week will feature different activities.
    • After registering, primary guardian will receive confirmation emails.
    • Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required.
    • Extended Care may be provided before and after camp for an additional fee. This is not an extended camp experience. During this time campers participate in supervised, self-directed, indoor activities.
      • Pre-Care: 8:00-9:00 am, $60 per camper per week.
      • Post-Care: 3:30-5:00 pm, $75 per camper per week.
      • If registering for both Pre- and Post-Care, fee is discounted to $125 per week.
      • Daily options available! 

    To Register:

    1. Current annual Family Membership ($60) is required for all participants in our camp programs. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    2. Click the Register button, complete the form, and pay with a credit card. 
    3. Wait for your confirmation email and use the link to log into our online health system: CAMPDOCS. (May take up to a week to receive email)

    This is where you will tell us about your camper, fill out health information, emergency contacts, other important safety data, and submit the following required files:The Mandatory Health Packet: Universal Health Record from your child’s health care provider. 

    Including an Immunization History:

    • Please note, if your health care provider will not be including a complete immunization form the Health Department requires a written statement signed by the parent or guardian explaining how the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with the camper’s exercise of bona fide religious tenets or practices. General philosophical or moral objection to immunization shall not be sufficient for an exemption on religious grounds. 
    • A copy of your insurance card.
    • A copy of any information regarding your child's activity restrictions/special needs (ex. IEP, ISFP).
    • Complete the form submission through CAMPDOCS 7 days prior to the start of the camp session. New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year.

    Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp will result in forfeiture of your registration fee. No exceptions. 

    • 09/08/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    Register

     Experience the taste of fresh, crisp apple cider! Participants will use an apple press to help make cider and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples means more cider! Help us out by bringing three or more apples per person.

    All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. No strollers please.

    Member $5, Family max. $15
    Non-members $10, Family max. $30
    Children under 2 FREE

    • 09/08/2019
    • 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    Register

     Experience the taste of fresh, crisp apple cider! Participants will use an apple press to help make cider and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples means more cider! Help us out by bringing three or more apples per person.

    All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. No strollers please.

    Member $5, Family max. $15
    Non-members $10, Family max. $30
    Children under 2 FREE

    • 09/09/2019
    • 11/04/2019
    • 8 sessions
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 6
    Register

    Young children, 1 ½ - 3 years old with an adult, will explore the natural world through a series of topics led by a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator. Each week has a different focus emphasizing working together through discovery stations, songs and journeys outside.

    Topics include:

    • Tree’rific colors
    • Apple-licious
    • Fungus Among Us
    • Delightful Deer
    • All About Amphibians
    • Tricky Turtles
    • Crepuscular critters
    • Rockin’ Recyclers

    No strollers or unregistered siblings, please. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

    *September 30 class has been moved to November 4 in observance of the Jewish holiday

    Fees are per child/adult pair.
    Member: Series-$64; Daily-$10
    Non-member: Series-$80; Daily-$15
    Additional family members pay half of the fee.

    • 09/09/2019
    • 09/26/2019
    • 6 sessions
    • See description for details
    • 7
    Register

    This autumnal home school session will focus on the natural history of Bergen county, from geology & fossils to native americans' & traditional survival skills.  Home-schooled students aged 9-12 are welcome to join educators from Tenafly Nature Center, Flat Rock Brook, and Teaneck Creek Conservancy as we introduce your home school explorers to the past! 

    Meet other home school families while kids strengthen their knowledge and appreciation for the environment.

    This is a drop off program intended for students aged 9-12. Students should wear appropriate outdoor gear and sturdy, closed-toe footwear. Rain or shine; the program will take place indoors and outdoors. Please no hand-held devices. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

    • September 9 & 12 (at Teaneck Creek Conservancy)
    • September 16 & 19 (at Flat Rock Brook)
    • September 22 & 25 (at Tenafly Nature Center)

    Fees are per child.

      • Members: Series - $90 (Membership must be current with either Tenafly Nature Center, Flat Rock Brook, or Teaneck Creek Conservancy). Please let TNC office know you are registering with FRB or TCC membership 
    • Non-members: Series - $120



    • 09/09/2019
    • 09/26/2019
    • 6 sessions
    • See description for details
    • 4
    Register

    This autumnal home school session will focus on the natural history of Bergen county, from geology & fossils to native americans' & traditional survival skills.  Home-schooled students aged 6-8 are welcome to join educators from Tenafly Nature Center, Flat Rock Brook, and Teaneck Creek Conservancy as we introduce your home school explorers to the past! 

    Meet other home school families while kids strengthen their knowledge and appreciation for the environment.

    This is a drop off program intended for students aged 6-12. Students should wear appropriate outdoor gear and sturdy, closed-toe footwear. Rain or shine; the program will take place indoors and outdoors. Please no hand-held devices. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

    • September 9 & 12 (at Teaneck Creek Conservancy)
    • September 16 & 19 (at Flat Rock Brook)
    • September 22 & 25 (at Tenafly Nature Center)

    Fees are per child.

    • Members: Series - $90 (Membership must be current with either Tenafly Nature Center, Flat Rock Brook, or Teaneck Creek Conservancy). Please let TNC office know you are registering with FRB or TCC membership 
    • Non-members: Series - $120



    • 09/09/2019
    • 11/04/2019
    • 8 sessions
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 9
    Register

    Young children, 1 ½ - 3 years old with an adult, will explore the natural world through a series of topics led by a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator. Each week has a different focus emphasizing working together through discovery stations, songs and journeys outside.

    Topics include:

    • Tree’rific colors
    • Apple-licious
    • Fungus Among Us
    • Delightful Deer
    • All About Amphibians
    • Tricky Turtles
    • Crepuscular critters
    • Rockin’ Recyclers

    No strollers or unregistered siblings, please. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

    *September 30 class has been moved to November 4 in observance of the Jewish holiday

    Fees are per child/adult pair.
    Member: Series-$64; Daily-$10
    Non-member: Series-$80; Daily-$15
    Additional family members pay half of the fee.

    • 09/14/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    Register

    Families will receive a set of clues to independently solve nature riddles along Tenafly Nature Center trails. Each family will need to work as a team as they hike along the trails to complete the hunt.

    Program is intended for adults and families with children 4 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled.

    Members $3, Family max. $10
    Non-members $6, Family max. $20
    Children under 2 FREE

    • 09/14/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 14
    Register

    Parents enjoy a night out (without the kids)!

    Hey Kids! Leave the parents at home this evening and visit Tenafly Nature Center! Children will have a meal and participate in fun activities with a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator while parents enjoy some time to relax or have an adult evening out. Activities may include crafting, night hike, trail game, animal encounter, and a campfire with s'mores.

    Drop off program is intended for children 4 and up. Layers and seasonal outdoor gear are recommended (ex. rain pants, boots). In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. For dinner TNC will provide pizza or hot dogs and a side of veggies. Children should bring a refillable water bottle. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

    Member $35/Non-member $45
    Additional siblings will receive a $10 discount

    • 09/15/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    Register

     Experience the taste of fresh, crisp apple cider! Participants will use an apple press to help make cider and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples means more cider! Help us out by bringing three or more apples per person.

    All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. No strollers please.

    Member $5, Family max. $15
    Non-members $10, Family max. $30
    Children under 2 FREE

    • 09/15/2019
    • 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    Register

     Experience the taste of fresh, crisp apple cider! Participants will use an apple press to help make cider and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples means more cider! Help us out by bringing three or more apples per person.

    All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. No strollers please.

    Member $5, Family max. $15
    Non-members $10, Family max. $30
    Children under 2 FREE

    • 09/21/2019
    • 12/20/2019
    • Yellow Trail Loop

    Outdoor StoryWalk® Exhibit

    Calling all nature-loving readers! StoryWalk® is an interactive outdoor exhibit that turns reading into an adventure along the trails without electronic devices. Hikers can read a nature-themed story while they walk in the woods. Designed for beginning readers, the stories will appeal to all ages. On each of these dates Tenafly Nature Center will post a new story, page by page, along one of our trails for the season.

    The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

    FREE

    • 09/21/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
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     3rd Saturday of the month
    *After the program, participants may experience the story in a new way, reading it as they follow our seasonal StoryWalk® along a trail

    Families with children ages 3-7 will enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of Tenafly Nature Center’s Animal Ambassadors. Learn about the animal and how they came to Tenafly Nature Center. A new story and animal are featured each month. Animals may include snakes, frogs, turtles, owls or a hawk.

    Meet on the Visitor Center porch. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Children must be accompanied by an adult who may attend for free.

    Fees are per child.
    Member $3/Non-member $6
    Children under 2 FREE

    • 09/21/2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
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     Gather ‘round the campfire to explore seasonal changes, listen to stories and roast marshmallows for s’mores. A Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator will lead participants on a short walk along the trails in the forest without flashlights! Participants will develop their night vision, play games, and listen for animals.

    Program is intended for adults and families with children 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

    Member $5/Non-member $10
    Prices are per person 

    • 09/22/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
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     Experience the taste of fresh, crisp apple cider! Participants will use an apple press to help make cider and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples means more cider! Help us out by bringing three or more apples per person.

    All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. No strollers please.

    Member $5, Family max. $15
    Non-members $10, Family max. $30
    Children under 2 FREE

    • 09/22/2019
    • 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
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     Experience the taste of fresh, crisp apple cider! Participants will use an apple press to help make cider and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples means more cider! Help us out by bringing three or more apples per person.

    All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. No strollers please.

    Member $5, Family max. $15
    Non-members $10, Family max. $30
    Children under 2 FREE

    • 09/28/2019
    • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Visitors Center
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    This half day workshop is all about snakes, turtles, lizards, and alligators, as well as frogs and salamanders. Learning about these creatures will lead to an appreciation for all native wildlife. Scouts will study the different species and observe the native species present at the Tenafly Nature Center. With some prerequisites completed, this merit badge will be completed in the workshop. The instructor is a registered Merit Badge Counselor. This program is intended for members of the Scouts BSA

    Adults are welcome to join at the rate of one per scout. Space is limited: Minimum: 6 scouts. Cost: $48 per scout. Maximum: 10 scouts.

    • 09/29/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
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     Experience the taste of fresh, crisp apple cider! Participants will use an apple press to help make cider and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples means more cider! Help us out by bringing three or more apples per person.

    All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. No strollers please.

    Member $5, Family max. $15
    Non-members $10, Family max. $30
    Children under 2 FREE

    • 09/29/2019
    • 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
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     Experience the taste of fresh, crisp apple cider! Participants will use an apple press to help make cider and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples means more cider! Help us out by bringing three or more apples per person.

    All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. No strollers please.

    Member $5, Family max. $15
    Non-members $10, Family max. $30
    Children under 2 FREE

    • 10/05/2019
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Visitors Center
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    This workshop will meet the requirements for the Environmental Science Merit Badge with some prerequisites completed prior to the workshop. Learn more about protecting nature by understanding how it works. The instructor is a registered Merit Badge Counselor. This program is intended for members of the Scouts BSA

    The following prerequisites (found in the Merit Badge pamphlet) must be completed prior to the workshop: 3e, 3f,4.

    Adults are welcome to join at the rate of one per scout. Space is limited: Minimum: 6 scouts, Maximum: 10 scouts. Cost: $60 per scout.

    • 10/05/2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • TNC Campfire Ring
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    Learn about the seasonal changes and forest animals, roast marshmallows, sip hot chocolate or cider. Experience the forest without flashlights as you develop your night vision, play games, and listen for animals during a short walk on the trails. Stars, bats, frogs, and insects are just a few of the things you may encounter at night. Lions-Webelos.

    $9 per person

    In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover, and an owl program will be substituted for the night hike. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Registered scouts only, please.


    • 10/06/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
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     Experience the taste of fresh, crisp apple cider! Participants will use an apple press to help make cider and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples means more cider! Help us out by bringing three or more apples per person.

    All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. No strollers please.

    Member $5, Family max. $15
    Non-members $10, Family max. $30
    Children under 2 FREE

    • 10/06/2019
    • 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
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     Experience the taste of fresh, crisp apple cider! Participants will use an apple press to help make cider and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples means more cider! Help us out by bringing three or more apples per person.

    All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. No strollers please.

    Member $5, Family max. $15
    Non-members $10, Family max. $30
    Children under 2 FREE

    • 10/12/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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    Enjoy becoming one with nature in our Forest Bathing Gong Bath ~ uniquely designed for opening the way for your total immersion into the magnificent wonders of the autumnal forest in the midst of it's seasonal transformation

    Program will be starting at 11:00 am

    Participants are encouraged to bring:

    • Cotton or natural fabric towel, mat, or blanket to sit or lie on the earth and during the sound bath

    • a personal water bottle

    • a journal and pen to record insights or creative expression



    Forest Bathing, or Shinrin-Yoku, is a meditation practice developed in Japan in the 1980's.  Forest Bathing does not involve any physical bathing, but a mental bath in a serene forested environment designed to help you slow down, de-stress and reconnect to your natural self.

    Forest Bathing affords you the time necessary to heal and fortify your mind, body, and soul in a natural setting while under the guidance and mentoring of experienced guide Thomas Schuchaskie, who at times will be unseen, but still around, allowing you time to be “alone.”

    The Gong Bath is waves of sonic vibrations that, when paired with intention and played therapeutically, allows the mind, body, and senses to expand and align in a natural healing balance.  Your sound healing guide and Gong Specialist, Nechama Karp, will introduce you to gentle guided body and breath awareness–integral for your optimal preparedness to enjoy your gong listening experience. The sound of the gong played this way produces a spontaneous state of meditation and integration that only requires you to relax and listen.  

    “We will mentor you as you slow down, relax your mind, attain calmness, expand your senses, and nourish your spirit, allowing the forest and sacred sound experience to rejuvenate and restore your energies. We are dedicated to giving you a pleasant and profound experience.”

    www.urbankidadventurers.com

    www.nechamawellness.com

    This program is intended for age 16+.

    Member - $80 

    Non-Member - $90

    • 10/12/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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    Families will receive a set of clues to independently solve nature riddles along Tenafly Nature Center trails. Each family will need to work as a team as they hike along the trails to complete the hunt.

    Program is intended for adults and families with children 4 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled.

    Members Free
    Non-members $5, Family max. $20
    Children under 2 FREE

    • 10/13/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
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     Experience the taste of fresh, crisp apple cider! Participants will use an apple press to help make cider and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples means more cider! Help us out by bringing three or more apples per person.

    All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. No strollers please.

    Member $5, Family max. $15
    Non-members $10, Family max. $30
    Children under 2 FREE

    • 10/13/2019
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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    The NJ Meadowlands is one of the most important wildlife areas on the east coast, and is used by more than just Tony Soprano.  Each year millions of birds use this waterway as a pit-stop on their long & treacherous migration. See birds’ mid-migration, snakes & turtles getting ready for hibernation and the beginning of the seasonal changes!

    Cruises are fully narrated by Captains Bill & Hugh as you explore the Meadowlands aboard specially rigged 30-foot pontoon boats.   Since 1994, more than 50,000 people have partaken in this amazing opportunity.

     This program leaves from the RIVER BARGE PARK, 260 OUTWATER LANE , CARLSTADT, NJ 07072.  Children ages 4 and up please.  Food & alcohol is permitted on boat, however no hard alcohol or red wine. 

    Members - $45/ Non-Members - $55




    • 10/13/2019
    • 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
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