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Discovery Den

May 29, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

A new play area for exploring natural history, especially for visitors ages 0-8 years and their caregivers. Investigate fossils, go camping, create a puppet show about New Jersey wildlife or read a book. 

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Bluebird Box Nest Watchers

May 29, 2016 - May 29, 2016

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

There are close to 100 Eastern bluebird nesting boxes throughout the preserve. Individuals and teams are needed to check on the creatures; you’ll be assigned a set of boxes to check weekly. This involves monitoring building, egg laying and young birds fledging. Each person or team must commit to at least one month — four visits — to the boxes.

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Headed to the White House

May 29, 2016 - Nov 8, 2016

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

This one-of-a-kind exhibit engages students, teachers and families with the election season.  Using the U.S. Constitution as its launch pad, this hands-on exhibit takes visitors from the campaign trail to Inauguration Day all in one visit.

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New Jersey Renaissance Faire

May 29, 2016 - Jun 12, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Saturday.

Travel back to England's Middle Ages with elaborate period costumes, sword fights, archery demos, jousting, fortune telling and performances. There's also plenty to watch: Crowds are engaged by Shakespeare plays, a live-action role-playing game show, strolling minstrels and pirate-themed sea songs. Costumes are encouraged.  

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Keeper Talks

May 29, 2016 - May 29, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Saturday.

Join keepers for daily talks about the animals that live at the zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there's always something new to learn. Locations and times vary.

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Garden Railway Grand Opening

May 29, 2016 - Sep 5, 2016

Celebrating its 19th year, the Garden Railway 2016 theme is "Awaken the Senses" that will feature buildings that incorporate one or two of the five senses in the structure. Take part in a kids craft and enjoy free ice cream and hard pretzels (while supplies last) for a taste of sweet and salty! Schedule

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Build Your Own Terrarium or Fairy Garden

May 29, 2016

Learn how to make your own terrarium. Fairy garden figurines will be available for extra cost.

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Patriots and Pirates

May 29, 2016 - Dec 31, 2018

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Discover Philadelphia's connection to the founding of the U.S. Navy. The new, permanent exhibit features curated objects never, or rarely, seen by the public, highlighting the little-told story of America’s conflict with pirates. Climb aboard Schooner Diligence and test a variety of interactives that demonstrate how to build or sail a ship at sea.

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Strawberry and Honey Festival

May 29, 2016 - May 29, 2016

Try homemade strawberry ice cream, strawberries, strawberry pies, and strawberry jelly & jam. Go on a pony ride or a wagon ride around the farm. There will also be free game activities for the kids.

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The Keeper's On Duty

May 29, 2016 - Sep 4, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Sunday.

The keeper of the Cape May Lighthouse presents an informative half-hour talk on the history and lore of the famous 1859 Cape May Lighthouse.

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