Seasonal Programs

Our Seasonal Programs are the perfect way for families and adults to enjoy the seasons with TNC! 


  • For assistance with registration and information on our policies, please visit our Registration and Policies page.
  •  This symbol indicates that the program is held on surfaces that are accessible for people with mobility challenges.
  • TNC staff can adapt most programs for people of many different abilities. To request assistance of any type, please let us know a week in advance so we can ensure each person enjoys nature to its fullest.
  • We present these programs for families and adults. If you are part of a group of 10 or more participants and are
    interested in public program topics below, please contact our Education Director to organize a program for your group.
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Upcoming events

    • Friday, March 20, 2015
    • 7:00 PM
    • Saturday, April 11, 2015
    • 8:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center

    Participants will use flashlights to search the small pond near Tenafly Nature Center's Vistor Center for spotted salamanders that have emerged from their underground burrows. Date and time are variable dependent on when TNC spots the first salamander of the season. To join TNC for this members-only annual event, please e-mail us your name and phone number and we'll contact you when the weather is right.


    Free.

    • Sunday, March 29, 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Knickerbocker Country Club, 188 Knickerbocker Road, Tenafly, NJ 07670
    Honorary Chair: Sue Herera
    Emcee: Jen Maxfield
    Founder's Award: 
    Michael and Karen Neus
    Volunteer of the Year Award:
                Risa Rosenberg

    Tickets are $125 each
    Auction * Music * Dinner


    Tickets

    We hope that you'll purchase tickets and attend the dinner. If you're unable to attend, you can still support us by making a non-attending donation.

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    If you're a community business interested in supporting with Tenafly Nature Center you may be interested in our annual dinner sponsorship opportunities.

    Commemorative Ad Journal

    Our commemorative ad journal offers ad placements suitable for individuals, families, and businesses. Purchase a page or placement to show your support and share your message with our membership.
    • Saturday, April 04, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center

    Experience a guided 2-hour walk (1½ miles) along the trails by the light of the full moon. Participants will stop for a rest at the crossroads of the Purple and Allison Trail. This tranquil, meditative hike encourages reflection and connection with nature, allowing hikers to experience the trails after dark. Recommended for adults.



    Pre-registration required. Please bring a flashlight. In case of inclement weather the program will be postponed to the following month.

    • Monday, April 06, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, April 10, 2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 14

    When school is out, 1st-5th grade kids can keep learning and have fun too! Children will explore TNC woods and trails, make crafts, share stories and play games while learning about the environment. Spring-themed activities include visits with live animals, eating s'mores around the campfire and more.



    Sign up early. Don't let your child miss out on fun, hands-on nature experiences, outdoor discovery, and the chance to explore our native hardwood forest and pond ecosystems.


    Children should bring a refillable water bottle, two snacks, and lunch. Layers and rain gear are recommended (rain boots, jacket, hat, etc.). Rain or shine. Children may attend individual days.

    Our mandatory TNC Health Packet is due by Monday, March 30; a participant daily checklist can be found on our vacation day camp web page. Failure to submit the TNC Mandatory Health Packet by the due date will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

    Space is limited and pre-registration required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.

    • Monday, April 06, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, April 10, 2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 7

    When school is out, Pre-K & K kids can keep learning and have fun too! Children will explore TNC woods and trails, make crafts, share stories and play games while learning about the environment. Spring-themed activities include visits with live animals, eating s’mores around the campfire and more. 





    Sign up early. Don't let your child miss out on fun, hands-on nature experiences, outdoor discovery, and the chance to explore our native hardwood forest and pond ecosystems.


    Children should bring a refillable water bottle, two snacks, and lunch. Layers and rain gear are recommended (rain boots, jacket, hat, etc.). Rain or shine. Children may attend individual days or half days.

    Our mandatory TNC Health Packet is due by Monday, March 30; a participant daily checklist can be found on our vacation day camp web page. Failure to submit the TNC Mandatory Health Packet by the due date will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

    Space is limited and pre-registration required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.

    • Saturday, April 11, 2015
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Families will receive a set of clues to help solve nature riddles along Nature Center trails. Each family will need to work as a team as they hike along the trails to complete the hunt and receive a small prize. Program is intended for adults and children 4 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.





    Please arrive between 2 and 3 pm.

    In case of inclement weather the program will be cancelled.

    2nd Saturday of the month.



    • Tuesday, April 14, 2015
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • United Water New Jersey Haworth Treatment Plant located at 200 Lakeshore Drive, Haworth, NJ

    Nationally known author and landscape architect Carolyn Summers will share her insights on this topic, and then will be joined by local experts for an in-depth panel discussion. Each of us living in the region surrounding our reservoirs can play an important role in helping our watershed to function well, so that flooding and water pollution are reduced and pollinators and other wildlife can thrive. During this program residents will have an opportunity to learn how their yards and gardens can be made not only attractive, but beneficial to the environment. Program is intended for adults.



    The program is sponsored by Bergen SWAN, the Nature Program Cooperative, PSE&G, the Bergen-Passaic Chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Jersey, and United Water New Jersey.

    Cost is $10 per participant, and pre-registration is requiredPayment can be made online, or by check payable to Bergen SWAN, mailed to P.O. Box 217, Westwood, NJ 07675, and posted by no later than April 6, 2015.

    For more information or to register for the program, please email Bergen SWAN, subject Watershed Landscaping Talk, or call 201-666-1877.

    • Saturday, April 18, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    Calling adult volunteers and teens 14+ to help with outdoor projects: trail maintenance, invasive plant and litter removal. No experience is needed, just a love of nature.




    Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    To attend, please e-mail: aschuster@tenaflynaturecenter.org

    • Saturday, April 18, 2015
    • 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center

    Families with children ages 3-7 will enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of TNC’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.

    3rd Saturday of the month

    • Saturday, April 18, 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 30

    Enjoy a leisurely trail walk led by a TNC Environmental Educator. Search for early ephemerals such as Trout Lily and Common Violet, the NJ state flower, and learn about pollination adaptations. Participants are encouraged to bring wildflower field guides and cameras. Program is intended for adults and children 9 and up.


    Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled.

    • Monday, April 20, 2015
    • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 10
    Children 4-7 years old will learn about the wonders of the natural world visiting with Tenafly Nature Center Animal Ambassadors, exploring plant and animal exhibits, and hiking along the trails. 





    After school series for eight weeks on Thursdays. 



    Topics include:
    Insect Exploration
    Pondering the Pond
    Terrific Turtles
    Seeds and Sprouts
    Rockin' Recyclers
    Wild about Wildflowers
    The Bear Facts
    Underground World

    Drop off program. Students should wear sturdy closed-toed footwear. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. 

    Please note this option is to sign up for the full eight weeks. Series runs from April 20 to June 15. No class will be held on May 25. To sign up for an individual session, please call 201-568-6093.


    • Monday, April 20, 2015
    • 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 8
    Young children, 2 ½ to 3 years old, with an adult will explore the natural world through a series of topics lead by a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator. Each week has a different focus emphasizing working together through discovery stations, songs and journeys outside. 



    Eight week series on Mondays.

    Topics include: 
    Terrific Turtles
    Duck, Duck, Goose
    Fabulous Flowers
    Incredible Insects
    Egg-stravaganza
    Springtime Forest
    Rascally Rodents
    Baby Animals

    Please note this option is to sign up for the full eight weeks! The series runs from April 20 to June 15, but will not be held on May 25.

    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. Fees are per adults/child pair. Additional family members pay half of the fee. 
    • Tuesday, April 21, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 10
    Young children, 2 ½ to 3 years old, with an adult will explore the natural world through a series of topics lead by a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator. Each week has a different focus emphasizing working together through discovery stations, songs and journeys outside. 



    Eight week series on Tuesdays.

    Topics include: 
    Terrific Turtles
    Duck, Duck, Goose
    Fabulous Flowers
    Incredible Insects
    Egg-stravaganza
    Springtime Forest
    Rascally Rodents
    Baby Animals

    Please note this option is to sign up for the full eight weeks! The series runs from April 20 to June 9.

    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. Fees are per adults/child pair. Additional family members pay half of the fee. 
    • Wednesday, April 22, 2015
    • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 10
    Children 4-7 years old will learn about the wonders of the natural world visiting with Tenafly Nature Center Animal Ambassadors, exploring plant and animal exhibits, and hiking along the trails. 





    After school series for eight weeks on Thursdays. 



    Topics include:
    Insect Exploration
    Pondering the Pond
    Terrific Turtles
    Seeds and Sprouts
    Rockin' Recyclers
    Wild about Wildflowers
    The Bear Facts
    Underground World

    Drop off program. Students should wear sturdy closed-toed footwear. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. 

    Please note this option is to sign up for the full eight weeks. Series runs from April 22 to June 10. To sign up for an individual session, please call 201-568-6093.


    • Saturday, April 25, 2015
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    • 30
    2015 Signature Event: Go Wild, Get Outside 
    Celebrate Arbor Day! Adults and families with children 5+ will explore the world of trees at TNC. Learn how important trees are to people and animals. Join an Environmental Educator and find favorite trees to make your friend. Participants will make a tree book with bark rubbings and drawings of their tree. Bring a camera to photograph your tree if you like.





    Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled.
    • Monday, April 27, 2015
    • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Children 4-7 years old will learn about the wonders of the natural world visiting with Tenafly Nature Center Animal Ambassadors, exploring plant and animal exhibits, and hiking along the trails. 




    After school series for eight weeks on Mondays. 


    Topics include:
    Insect Exploration
    Pondering the Pond
    Terrific Turtles
    Seeds and Sprouts
    Rockin' Recyclers
    Wild about Wildflowers
    The Bear Facts
    Underground World

    Drop off program. Students should wear sturdy closed-toed footwear. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.

    • Monday, April 27, 2015
    • 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Young children, 2 ½ to 3 years old, with an adult will explore the natural world through a series of topics lead by a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator. Each week has a different focus emphasizing working together through discovery stations, songs and journeys outside. 



    Eight week series on Mondays.

    Topics include: 
    Terrific Turtles
    Duck, Duck, Goose
    Fabulous Flowers
    Incredible Insects
    Egg-stravaganza
    Springtime Forest
    Rascally Rodents
    Baby Animals


    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. Fees are per adults/child pair. Additional family members pay half of the fee. 

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.
    • Tuesday, April 28, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Young children, 2 ½ to 3 years old, with an adult will explore the natural world through a series of topics lead by a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator. Each week has a different focus emphasizing working together through discovery stations, songs and journeys outside. 



    Eight week series on Tuesdays.

    Topics include: 
    Terrific Turtles
    Duck, Duck, Goose
    Fabulous Flowers
    Incredible Insects
    Egg-stravaganza
    Springtime Forest
    Rascally Rodents
    Baby Animals


    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. Fees are per adults/child pair. Additional family members pay half of the fee. 

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.
    • Wednesday, April 29, 2015
    • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Children 4-7 years old will learn about the wonders of the natural world visiting with Tenafly Nature Center Animal Ambassadors, exploring plant and animal exhibits, and hiking along the trails. 




    After school series for eight weeks on Wednesdays. 


    Topics include:
    Insect Exploration
    Pondering the Pond
    Terrific Turtles
    Seeds and Sprouts
    Rockin' Recyclers
    Wild about Wildflowers
    The Bear Facts
    Underground World

    Drop off program. Students should wear sturdy closed-toed footwear. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.

    • Sunday, May 03, 2015
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 29

    Enjoy the season with a guided walk along one of TNC’s trails with an Environmental Educator. Whether a first time visitor or a regular on the trails, participants will enjoy different sensory experiences in the forest each month. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.





    In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed to the following month. Children under 2 are free (no strollers please).


    1st Sunday of the month.



    • Sunday, May 03, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center

    Experience a guided 2-hour walk (1½ miles) along the trails by the light of the full moon. Participants will stop for a rest at the crossroads of the Purple and Allison Trail. This tranquil, meditative hike encourages reflection and connection with nature, allowing hikers to experience the trails after dark. Recommended for adults.



    Pre-registration required. Please bring a flashlight. In case of inclement weather the program will be postponed to the following month.

    • Monday, May 04, 2015
    • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Children 4-7 years old will learn about the wonders of the natural world visiting with Tenafly Nature Center Animal Ambassadors, exploring plant and animal exhibits, and hiking along the trails. 




    After school series for eight weeks on Mondays. 


    Topics include:
    Insect Exploration
    Pondering the Pond
    Terrific Turtles
    Seeds and Sprouts
    Rockin' Recyclers
    Wild about Wildflowers
    The Bear Facts
    Underground World

    Drop off program. Students should wear sturdy closed-toed footwear. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.

    • Monday, May 04, 2015
    • 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Young children, 2 ½ to 3 years old, with an adult will explore the natural world through a series of topics lead by a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator. Each week has a different focus emphasizing working together through discovery stations, songs and journeys outside. 



    Eight week series on Mondays.

    Topics include: 
    Terrific Turtles
    Duck, Duck, Goose
    Fabulous Flowers
    Incredible Insects
    Egg-stravaganza
    Springtime Forest
    Rascally Rodents
    Baby Animals


    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. Fees are per adults/child pair. Additional family members pay half of the fee. 

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.
    • Tuesday, May 05, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Young children, 2 ½ to 3 years old, with an adult will explore the natural world through a series of topics lead by a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator. Each week has a different focus emphasizing working together through discovery stations, songs and journeys outside. 



    Eight week series on Tuesdays.

    Topics include: 
    Terrific Turtles
    Duck, Duck, Goose
    Fabulous Flowers
    Incredible Insects
    Egg-stravaganza
    Springtime Forest
    Rascally Rodents
    Baby Animals


    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. Fees are per adults/child pair. Additional family members pay half of the fee. 

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.
    • Wednesday, May 06, 2015
    • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Children 4-7 years old will learn about the wonders of the natural world visiting with Tenafly Nature Center Animal Ambassadors, exploring plant and animal exhibits, and hiking along the trails. 




    After school series for eight weeks on Wednesdays. 


    Topics include:
    Insect Exploration
    Pondering the Pond
    Terrific Turtles
    Seeds and Sprouts
    Rockin' Recyclers
    Wild about Wildflowers
    The Bear Facts
    Underground World

    Drop off program. Students should wear sturdy closed-toed footwear. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.

    • Saturday, May 09, 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 20

    This course covers an introduction to the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and provides the skills necessary to maintain a hiking trail so it is easily passable and harmonious with its surroundings. Participants will learn assessment of trail conditions, clearing, blazing, proper use of tools and how to report any trail problems they may come across on their segment of trail. Program is intended for adults.


    Wear your hiking boots and work gloves - bring water and a bag lunch. If you have garden clippers, loppers or pruning saws, feel free to bring them along. Space is limited and online pre-registration required.

    Click to Register with the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

    Free

    • Saturday, May 09, 2015
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Families will receive a set of clues to help solve nature riddles along Nature Center trails. Each family will need to work as a team as they hike along the trails to complete the hunt and receive a small prize. Program is intended for adults and children 4 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.





    Please arrive between 2 and 3 pm.

    In case of inclement weather the program will be cancelled.

    2nd Saturday of the month.



    • Sunday, May 10, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 29

    Celebrate Mother’s Day with a guided walk outdoors. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or just hoping for a pretty photo op with the family, a walk is the perfect activity to celebrate this special family day. All ages welcome.





    Children must be accompanied by an adult. No strollers please. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled. Moms and children under two are free.


    • Monday, May 11, 2015
    • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Children 4-7 years old will learn about the wonders of the natural world visiting with Tenafly Nature Center Animal Ambassadors, exploring plant and animal exhibits, and hiking along the trails. 




    After school series for eight weeks on Mondays. 


    Topics include:
    Insect Exploration
    Pondering the Pond
    Terrific Turtles
    Seeds and Sprouts
    Rockin' Recyclers
    Wild about Wildflowers
    The Bear Facts
    Underground World

    Drop off program. Students should wear sturdy closed-toed footwear. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.

    • Monday, May 11, 2015
    • 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Young children, 2 ½ to 3 years old, with an adult will explore the natural world through a series of topics lead by a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator. Each week has a different focus emphasizing working together through discovery stations, songs and journeys outside. 



    Eight week series on Mondays.

    Topics include: 
    Terrific Turtles
    Duck, Duck, Goose
    Fabulous Flowers
    Incredible Insects
    Egg-stravaganza
    Springtime Forest
    Rascally Rodents
    Baby Animals


    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. Fees are per adults/child pair. Additional family members pay half of the fee. 

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.
    • Tuesday, May 12, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Young children, 2 ½ to 3 years old, with an adult will explore the natural world through a series of topics lead by a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator. Each week has a different focus emphasizing working together through discovery stations, songs and journeys outside. 



    Eight week series on Tuesdays.

    Topics include: 
    Terrific Turtles
    Duck, Duck, Goose
    Fabulous Flowers
    Incredible Insects
    Egg-stravaganza
    Springtime Forest
    Rascally Rodents
    Baby Animals


    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. Fees are per adults/child pair. Additional family members pay half of the fee. 

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.
    • Wednesday, May 13, 2015
    • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Children 4-7 years old will learn about the wonders of the natural world visiting with Tenafly Nature Center Animal Ambassadors, exploring plant and animal exhibits, and hiking along the trails. 




    After school series for eight weeks on Wednesdays. 


    Topics include:
    Insect Exploration
    Pondering the Pond
    Terrific Turtles
    Seeds and Sprouts
    Rockin' Recyclers
    Wild about Wildflowers
    The Bear Facts
    Underground World

    Drop off program. Students should wear sturdy closed-toed footwear. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.

    • Saturday, May 16, 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • TNC Visitors Center
    • 30

    Join a TNC Environmental Educator for a morning bird walk to look for warblers, raptors, and other seasonal birds at TNC pond and along the trails. Program is intended for adults and children 10 and up. Beginners are welcome.



    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring binoculars if you have them; if not, TNC will loan you a pair. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled.

    • Saturday, May 16, 2015
    • 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center

    Families with children ages 3-7 will enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of TNC’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.

    3rd Saturday of the month

    • Sunday, May 17, 2015
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    • 30
    Spring is time for change! Learn about the mysteries of amphibian metamorphosis. Meet live frogs and a salamander. Join a TNC Environmental Educator for a short walk to the Herp Pond to look for examples of metamorphosis. 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. Children under two are free.
    • Monday, May 18, 2015
    • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Children 4-7 years old will learn about the wonders of the natural world visiting with Tenafly Nature Center Animal Ambassadors, exploring plant and animal exhibits, and hiking along the trails. 




    After school series for eight weeks on Mondays. 


    Topics include:
    Insect Exploration
    Pondering the Pond
    Terrific Turtles
    Seeds and Sprouts
    Rockin' Recyclers
    Wild about Wildflowers
    The Bear Facts
    Underground World

    Drop off program. Students should wear sturdy closed-toed footwear. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.

    • Monday, May 18, 2015
    • 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Young children, 2 ½ to 3 years old, with an adult will explore the natural world through a series of topics lead by a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator. Each week has a different focus emphasizing working together through discovery stations, songs and journeys outside. 



    Eight week series on Mondays.

    Topics include: 
    Terrific Turtles
    Duck, Duck, Goose
    Fabulous Flowers
    Incredible Insects
    Egg-stravaganza
    Springtime Forest
    Rascally Rodents
    Baby Animals


    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. Fees are per adults/child pair. Additional family members pay half of the fee. 

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.
    • Tuesday, May 19, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Young children, 2 ½ to 3 years old, with an adult will explore the natural world through a series of topics lead by a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator. Each week has a different focus emphasizing working together through discovery stations, songs and journeys outside. 



    Eight week series on Tuesdays.

    Topics include: 
    Terrific Turtles
    Duck, Duck, Goose
    Fabulous Flowers
    Incredible Insects
    Egg-stravaganza
    Springtime Forest
    Rascally Rodents
    Baby Animals


    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. Fees are per adults/child pair. Additional family members pay half of the fee. 

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.
    • Wednesday, May 20, 2015
    • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Children 4-7 years old will learn about the wonders of the natural world visiting with Tenafly Nature Center Animal Ambassadors, exploring plant and animal exhibits, and hiking along the trails. 




    After school series for eight weeks on Wednesdays. 


    Topics include:
    Insect Exploration
    Pondering the Pond
    Terrific Turtles
    Seeds and Sprouts
    Rockin' Recyclers
    Wild about Wildflowers
    The Bear Facts
    Underground World

    Drop off program. Students should wear sturdy closed-toed footwear. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.

    • Saturday, May 23, 2015
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    • 30
    2015 Signature Event: Go Wild, Get Outside
    Let's "Shellabrate" World Turtle Day! Meet some of TNC's Turtle Ambassadors and learn more about how you can protect turtles and help them thrive. All ages welcome.







    Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Children under two are free.
    • Tuesday, May 26, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Young children, 2 ½ to 3 years old, with an adult will explore the natural world through a series of topics lead by a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator. Each week has a different focus emphasizing working together through discovery stations, songs and journeys outside. 



    Eight week series on Tuesdays.

    Topics include: 
    Terrific Turtles
    Duck, Duck, Goose
    Fabulous Flowers
    Incredible Insects
    Egg-stravaganza
    Springtime Forest
    Rascally Rodents
    Baby Animals


    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. Fees are per adults/child pair. Additional family members pay half of the fee. 

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.
    • Wednesday, May 27, 2015
    • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Children 4-7 years old will learn about the wonders of the natural world visiting with Tenafly Nature Center Animal Ambassadors, exploring plant and animal exhibits, and hiking along the trails. 




    After school series for eight weeks on Wednesdays. 


    Topics include:
    Insect Exploration
    Pondering the Pond
    Terrific Turtles
    Seeds and Sprouts
    Rockin' Recyclers
    Wild about Wildflowers
    The Bear Facts
    Underground World

    Drop off program. Students should wear sturdy closed-toed footwear. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.

    • Sunday, May 31, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    • 30
    Adults and families with children 5+ can learn how bats use echolocation to play a vital ecological role. Understand more about the only flying mammal in New Jersey through a presentation by a TNC Environmental Educator. Then walk along one of our trails using a sonar detector to search for signs of bat life. 






    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.
    • Monday, June 01, 2015
    • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Children 4-7 years old will learn about the wonders of the natural world visiting with Tenafly Nature Center Animal Ambassadors, exploring plant and animal exhibits, and hiking along the trails. 




    After school series for eight weeks on Mondays. 


    Topics include:
    Insect Exploration
    Pondering the Pond
    Terrific Turtles
    Seeds and Sprouts
    Rockin' Recyclers
    Wild about Wildflowers
    The Bear Facts
    Underground World

    Drop off program. Students should wear sturdy closed-toed footwear. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.

    • Monday, June 01, 2015
    • 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Young children, 2 ½ to 3 years old, with an adult will explore the natural world through a series of topics lead by a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator. Each week has a different focus emphasizing working together through discovery stations, songs and journeys outside. 



    Eight week series on Mondays.

    Topics include: 
    Terrific Turtles
    Duck, Duck, Goose
    Fabulous Flowers
    Incredible Insects
    Egg-stravaganza
    Springtime Forest
    Rascally Rodents
    Baby Animals


    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. Fees are per adults/child pair. Additional family members pay half of the fee. 

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.
    • Tuesday, June 02, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Young children, 2 ½ to 3 years old, with an adult will explore the natural world through a series of topics lead by a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator. Each week has a different focus emphasizing working together through discovery stations, songs and journeys outside. 



    Eight week series on Tuesdays.

    Topics include: 
    Terrific Turtles
    Duck, Duck, Goose
    Fabulous Flowers
    Incredible Insects
    Egg-stravaganza
    Springtime Forest
    Rascally Rodents
    Baby Animals


    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. Fees are per adults/child pair. Additional family members pay half of the fee. 

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.
    • Tuesday, June 02, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center

    Experience a guided 2-hour walk (1½ miles) along the trails by the light of the full moon. Participants will stop for a rest at the crossroads of the Purple and Allison Trail. This tranquil, meditative hike encourages reflection and connection with nature, allowing hikers to experience the trails after dark. Recommended for adults.



    Pre-registration required. Please bring a flashlight. In case of inclement weather the program will be postponed to the following month.

    • Wednesday, June 03, 2015
    • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Children 4-7 years old will learn about the wonders of the natural world visiting with Tenafly Nature Center Animal Ambassadors, exploring plant and animal exhibits, and hiking along the trails. 




    After school series for eight weeks on Wednesdays. 


    Topics include:
    Insect Exploration
    Pondering the Pond
    Terrific Turtles
    Seeds and Sprouts
    Rockin' Recyclers
    Wild about Wildflowers
    The Bear Facts
    Underground World

    Drop off program. Students should wear sturdy closed-toed footwear. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.

    • Saturday, June 06, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TNC Pavilion
    • 20

    NY/NJ Trail conference volunteers will guide a 1 mile walk of Tenafly Nature Center's trails (Red, Yellow, White). They will discuss the techniques they use to maintain Tenafly Nature Centers 7 miles of trails. Program is intended for adults and families.

    Wear your good walking shoes or hiking boots.

    Free

    • Sunday, June 07, 2015
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 27

    Enjoy the season with a guided walk along one of TNC’s trails with an Environmental Educator. Whether a first time visitor or a regular on the trails, participants will enjoy different sensory experiences in the forest each month. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.





    In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed to the following month. Children under 2 are free (no strollers please).


    1st Sunday of the month.


    • Monday, June 08, 2015
    • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Children 4-7 years old will learn about the wonders of the natural world visiting with Tenafly Nature Center Animal Ambassadors, exploring plant and animal exhibits, and hiking along the trails. 




    After school series for eight weeks on Mondays. 


    Topics include:
    Insect Exploration
    Pondering the Pond
    Terrific Turtles
    Seeds and Sprouts
    Rockin' Recyclers
    Wild about Wildflowers
    The Bear Facts
    Underground World

    Drop off program. Students should wear sturdy closed-toed footwear. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.

    • Monday, June 08, 2015
    • 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Young children, 2 ½ to 3 years old, with an adult will explore the natural world through a series of topics lead by a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator. Each week has a different focus emphasizing working together through discovery stations, songs and journeys outside. 



    Eight week series on Mondays.

    Topics include: 
    Terrific Turtles
    Duck, Duck, Goose
    Fabulous Flowers
    Incredible Insects
    Egg-stravaganza
    Springtime Forest
    Rascally Rodents
    Baby Animals


    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. Fees are per adults/child pair. Additional family members pay half of the fee. 

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.
    • Tuesday, June 09, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Young children, 2 ½ to 3 years old, with an adult will explore the natural world through a series of topics lead by a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator. Each week has a different focus emphasizing working together through discovery stations, songs and journeys outside. 



    Eight week series on Tuesdays.

    Topics include: 
    Terrific Turtles
    Duck, Duck, Goose
    Fabulous Flowers
    Incredible Insects
    Egg-stravaganza
    Springtime Forest
    Rascally Rodents
    Baby Animals


    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. Fees are per adults/child pair. Additional family members pay half of the fee. 

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.
    • Wednesday, June 10, 2015
    • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Children 4-7 years old will learn about the wonders of the natural world visiting with Tenafly Nature Center Animal Ambassadors, exploring plant and animal exhibits, and hiking along the trails. 




    After school series for eight weeks on Wednesdays. 


    Topics include:
    Insect Exploration
    Pondering the Pond
    Terrific Turtles
    Seeds and Sprouts
    Rockin' Recyclers
    Wild about Wildflowers
    The Bear Facts
    Underground World

    Drop off program. Students should wear sturdy closed-toed footwear. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.

    • Saturday, June 13, 2015
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Families will receive a set of clues to help solve nature riddles along Nature Center trails. Each family will need to work as a team as they hike along the trails to complete the hunt and receive a small prize. Program is intended for adults and children 4 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.





    Please arrive between 2 and 3 pm.

    In case of inclement weather the program will be cancelled.

    2nd Saturday of the month.



    • Sunday, June 14, 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    2015 Signature Event: Go Wild, Get Outside
    Celebrate the beginning of summer with a scenic canoe ride on Pfister’s pond, a once a year treat. Enjoy short family hikes, live animal encounters at the salamander pond, and seasonal crafts featured in the education pavilion. All ages welcome. 





    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy together with fellow tree huggers. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled. Children under two are free.

    • Monday, June 15, 2015
    • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Children 4-7 years old will learn about the wonders of the natural world visiting with Tenafly Nature Center Animal Ambassadors, exploring plant and animal exhibits, and hiking along the trails. 




    After school series for eight weeks on Mondays. 


    Topics include:
    Insect Exploration
    Pondering the Pond
    Terrific Turtles
    Seeds and Sprouts
    Rockin' Recyclers
    Wild about Wildflowers
    The Bear Facts
    Underground World

    Drop off program. Students should wear sturdy closed-toed footwear. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.

    • Monday, June 15, 2015
    • 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Young children, 2 ½ to 3 years old, with an adult will explore the natural world through a series of topics lead by a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator. Each week has a different focus emphasizing working together through discovery stations, songs and journeys outside. 



    Eight week series on Mondays.

    Topics include: 
    Terrific Turtles
    Duck, Duck, Goose
    Fabulous Flowers
    Incredible Insects
    Egg-stravaganza
    Springtime Forest
    Rascally Rodents
    Baby Animals


    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. Fees are per adults/child pair. Additional family members pay half of the fee. 

    Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.
    • Saturday, June 20, 2015
    • 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 27

    Families with children ages 3-7 will enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of TNC’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.

    3rd Saturday of the month

    After the indoor program, participants can experience the story in a new way, reading it as they follow StoryWalk® postings along a trail.

    • Sunday, June 21, 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 30

    Celebrate Father's Day with a guided walk outdoors. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just hoping to spend some quality time with Dad, a walk might be the perfect activity to celebrate this special family day. All ages welcome.





    Children must be accompanied by an adult. No strollers please. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled. Dads and children under two are free.

    • Monday, June 22, 2015
    • 1:00 PM
    • Wednesday, June 24, 2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • TNC Pavilion
    • 38

    Children ages 5-12 excavate fossils directly from a matrix rock, create a shark tooth necklace, build a dinosaur model, crack open crystal filled geodes and find amber and Herkimer diamonds. This 3 day journey includes Gemstone Mining, authentic Fossil Digs, and fun fact-filled interactive presentations and hands-on projects.


    Presented by Dinosaurs Rock™

    Children will see and touch a pre-historic, life-size T-Rex skull, 9 foot leg of an ice age mammoth, real dinosaur eggs, footprints and teeth, amethyst towers and more. They will take home genuine dinosaur bone specimens and other fossils, plus real gemstones, like rubies and emeralds.


    Drop off program. Children should bring a refillable water bottle and one snack. Students should wear sturdy closed-toed footwear. Layers and rain gear are recommended (rain boots, jacket, hat, etc.) Rain or shine. Drop off program. Children may attend individual days. Pre-registration is required.


    • Sunday, June 28, 2015
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center

    Get a behind the scenes view on what Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educators do to care for our 24+ Animal Ambassadors. 






    To join TNC for this benefactor members-only annual event, please e-mail us your name and phone number to join.


    Free.

    • Monday, June 29, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 03, 2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 13
    This week-long Pre-K/K (4-5 yrs.) day camp session runs from June 29-July 3, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    What are the tools we use to investigate the world around us? Campers will discover that they contain all the tools they need to study their surroundings! Each day will focus on a different sense to encourage campers to develop and appreciate each. Through meeting animals and engaging in activities, we will compare our human senses to our animal friends!

    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Pre-K/K camp has half day options. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page. Failure to submit the TNC Mandatory Health Packet by the due date will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    • Monday, July 06, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 10, 2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 16
    This week-long 1st-3rd camp session runs from July 6-10, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    From snow in the Sahara Desert to December hurricanes, this planet has some weird weather! Come find out why the wind blows and the rain falls. Once we've covered the basics, the sky is the limit! Campers will learn about weather so extreme, it seems impossible, as well as the weird weather we’re likely to witness right here in the Northeast.

    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page. Failure to submit the TNC Mandatory Health Packet by the due date will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    • Monday, July 13, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 17, 2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 10
    This week-long Pre-K/K (4-5 yrs.) day camp session runs from July 13-17, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    They're creepy and they're kooky /Mysterious and spooky/ They're all together gooky…no, not the Addams family; it’s the week of Creepy, Crawly Critters at Tenafly Nature Center! Are snakes slimy? Do toads give you warts? Come learn about the slimiest and most slithery organisms this week!

    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Pre-K/K camp has half day options. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page. Failure to submit the TNC Mandatory Health Packet by the due date will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    • Monday, July 13, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 17, 2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 16
    This week-long 1st-3rd camp session runs from July 13-17, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    Take an in-depth look at reptiles and amphibians that not only live in our area, but around the world! Campers will get to know our cold-blooded Animal Ambassadors and learn the adaptations that make them unique. Arts & crafts, games, projects and science exploration will aid in helping to understand these creatures. Trips to the pond and exploration of the trails will lead to finding different amphibians, fish, and reptile friends.

    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page. Failure to submit the TNC Mandatory Health Packet by the due date will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    • Thursday, July 16, 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Alpine Boat Basin
    • 40
    Thursday’s featured speakers will include Dr. Angela Cristini, professor at Ramapo College & Director of Environmental Education at the NJ Meadowlands and Kevin Tremble, President of Crossroads of American Revolution Association. 









    Meet at the boat basin. Fee includes motor coach transportation to/from Liberty State Park. Total sail time including transportation around 5 hours.

    • Each trip is limited to 40 people. Fees must be pre-paid. No refunds.
    • Sail is held rain or shine; proceed to boat basin and wear rain gear. In severe weather, the captain may cancel the sail and issue vouchers at the dock.
    • Check-in at the dock gate is required. Check this website to confirm dates.
    • All trips depart and return to the Alpine Boat Basin, Exit 2 off the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Weekend sails do not include $5 parking fee.
    • Bring your own food and beverages (beer/wine ok, but no liquor) but please take everything with you after the sail. 
    • Restrooms available dockside only.
    • Due to the number of registrations received for our numerous programs, we are unable to provide refunds due to changes in individual schedules, illness, or other personal reasons.
    • Payment is per person. There is no discounted fee for children. All ages of individuals count toward the 40 people aboard the ship due to Coast Guard regulations.
    • Friday, July 17, 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Alpine Boat Basin
    • 40
    This 2- to 3-hour round-trip sail offers kids aged 5-12, and their parents, a hands-on learning experience. Tenafly Nature Center’s Environmental Educator Amber Rauch, will introduce kids and adults to Hudson River fish, crabs and other creatures. 







    Meet at the boat basin. This sail departs from the Alpine Boat Basin.

    • Each trip is limited to 40 people. Fees must be pre-paid. No refunds.
    • Sail is held rain or shine; proceed to boat basin and wear rain gear. In severe weather, the captain may cancel the sail and issue vouchers at the dock.
    • Check-in at the dock gate is required. Check this website to confirm dates.
    • All trips depart and return to the Alpine Boat Basin, Exit 2 off the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Weekend sails do not include $5 parking fee.
    • Bring your own food and beverages (beer/wine ok, but no liquor) but please take everything with you after the sail. 
    • Restrooms available dockside only.
    • Due to the number of registrations received for our numerous programs, we are unable to provide refunds due to changes in individual schedules, illness, or other personal reasons.
    • Payment is per person. All ages of individuals count toward the 40 people aboard the ship due to Coast Guard regulations.
    • Friday, July 17, 2015
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Alpine Boat Basin
    • 40
    This 2- to 3-hour round-trip sail offers kids aged 5-12, and their parents, a hands-on learning experience. Tenafly Nature Center’s Environmental Educator Amber Rauch, will introduce kids and adults to Hudson River fish, crabs and other creatures. 







    Meet at the boat basin. This sail departs from the Alpine Boat Basin.

    • Each trip is limited to 40 people. Fees must be pre-paid. No refunds.
    • Sail is held rain or shine; proceed to boat basin and wear rain gear. In severe weather, the captain may cancel the sail and issue vouchers at the dock.
    • Check-in at the dock gate is required. Check this website to confirm dates.
    • All trips depart and return to the Alpine Boat Basin, Exit 2 off the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Weekend sails do not include $5 parking fee.
    • Bring your own food and beverages (beer/wine ok, but no liquor) but please take everything with you after the sail. 
    • Restrooms available dockside only.
    • Due to the number of registrations received for our numerous programs, we are unable to provide refunds due to changes in individual schedules, illness, or other personal reasons.
    • Payment is per person. All ages of individuals count toward the 40 people aboard the ship due to Coast Guard regulations.
    • Friday, July 17, 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Alpine Boat Basin
    • 40

    Spend 2.5-3 hours during the evening on the river. On Friday enjoy Folk Music and Sea Shanties with Thaddeus MacGregor, performer at the Kearney House & Tavern.











    Meet at the boat basin. Fee includes motor coach transportation to/from Liberty State Park. Total sail time including transportation around 5 hours.

    • Each trip is limited to 40 people. Fees must be pre-paid. No refunds.
    • Sail is held rain or shine; proceed to boat basin and wear rain gear. In severe weather, the captain may cancel the sail and issue vouchers at the dock.
    • Check-in at the dock gate is required. Check this website to confirm dates.
    • All trips depart and return to the Alpine Boat Basin, Exit 2 off the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Weekend sails do not include $5 parking fee.
    • Bring your own food and beverages (beer/wine ok, but no liquor) but please take everything with you after the sail. 
    • Restrooms available dockside only.
    • Due to the number of registrations received for our numerous programs, we are unable to provide refunds due to changes in individual schedules, illness, or other personal reasons.
    • Payment is per person. There is no discounted fee for children. All ages of individuals count toward the 40 people aboard the ship due to Coast Guard regulations.
    • Saturday, July 18, 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Alpine Boat Basin
    • 40
    Sail for 3 hours and learn about the geology of the Palisades from George Harlow, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the American Museum of Natural History, followed by a discussion about the Hudson watershed with Hudson Riverkeeper staff.











    Meet at the boat basin. Fee includes motor coach transportation to/from Liberty State Park. Total sail time including transportation around 5 hours.

    • Each trip is limited to 40 people. Fees must be pre-paid. No refunds.
    • Sail is held rain or shine; proceed to boat basin and wear rain gear. In severe weather, the captain may cancel the sail and issue vouchers at the dock.
    • Check-in at the dock gate is required. Check this website to confirm dates.
    • All trips depart and return to the Alpine Boat Basin, Exit 2 off the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Weekend sails do not include $5 parking fee.
    • Bring your own food and beverages (beer/wine ok, but no liquor) but please take everything with you after the sail. 
    • Restrooms available dockside only.
    • Due to the number of registrations received for our numerous programs, we are unable to provide refunds due to changes in individual schedules, illness, or other personal reasons.
    • Payment is per person. There is no discounted fee for children. All ages of individuals count toward the 40 people aboard the ship due to Coast Guard regulations.
    • Saturday, July 18, 2015
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Alpine Boat Basin
    • 40
    This 2- to 3-hour round-trip sail offers kids aged 5-12, and their parents, a hands-on learning experience. Tenafly Nature Center’s Environmental Educator Amber Rauch, will introduce kids and adults to Hudson River fish, crabs and other creatures. 







    Meet at the boat basin. This sail departs from the Alpine Boat Basin.

    • Each trip is limited to 40 people. Fees must be pre-paid. No refunds.
    • Sail is held rain or shine; proceed to boat basin and wear rain gear. In severe weather, the captain may cancel the sail and issue vouchers at the dock.
    • Check-in at the dock gate is required. Check this website to confirm dates.
    • All trips depart and return to the Alpine Boat Basin, Exit 2 off the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Weekend sails do not include $5 parking fee.
    • Bring your own food and beverages (beer/wine ok, but no liquor) but please take everything with you after the sail. 
    • Restrooms available dockside only.
    • Due to the number of registrations received for our numerous programs, we are unable to provide refunds due to changes in individual schedules, illness, or other personal reasons.
    • Payment is per person. All ages of individuals count toward the 40 people aboard the ship due to Coast Guard regulations.
    • Saturday, July 18, 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Alpine Boat Basin
    • 40

    Spend 2.5-3 hours during the evening on the river. On Saturday enjoy the music of New Jersey-based folk singer/songwriter Spook Handy.











    Meet at the boat basin. Fee includes motor coach transportation to/from Liberty State Park. Total sail time including transportation around 5 hours.

    • Each trip is limited to 40 people. Fees must be pre-paid. No refunds.
    • Sail is held rain or shine; proceed to boat basin and wear rain gear. In severe weather, the captain may cancel the sail and issue vouchers at the dock.
    • Check-in at the dock gate is required. Check this website to confirm dates.
    • All trips depart and return to the Alpine Boat Basin, Exit 2 off the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Weekend sails do not include $5 parking fee.
    • Bring your own food and beverages (beer/wine ok, but no liquor) but please take everything with you after the sail. 
    • Restrooms available dockside only.
    • Due to the number of registrations received for our numerous programs, we are unable to provide refunds due to changes in individual schedules, illness, or other personal reasons.
    • Payment is per person. There is no discounted fee for children. All ages of individuals count toward the 40 people aboard the ship due to Coast Guard regulations.
    • Sunday, July 19, 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Alpine Boat Basin
    • 40
    This 2- to 3-hour round-trip sail offers kids aged 5-12, and their parents, a hands-on learning experience. Tenafly Nature Center’s Environmental Educator Amber Rauch, will introduce kids and adults to Hudson River fish, crabs and other creatures. 







    Meet at the boat basin. This sail departs from the Alpine Boat Basin.

    • Each trip is limited to 40 people. Fees must be pre-paid. No refunds.
    • Sail is held rain or shine; proceed to boat basin and wear rain gear. In severe weather, the captain may cancel the sail and issue vouchers at the dock.
    • Check-in at the dock gate is required. Check this website to confirm dates.
    • All trips depart and return to the Alpine Boat Basin, Exit 2 off the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Weekend sails do not include $5 parking fee.
    • Bring your own food and beverages (beer/wine ok, but no liquor) but please take everything with you after the sail. 
    • Restrooms available dockside only.
    • Due to the number of registrations received for our numerous programs, we are unable to provide refunds due to changes in individual schedules, illness, or other personal reasons.
    • Payment is per person. All ages of individuals count toward the 40 people aboard the ship due to Coast Guard regulations.
    • Sunday, July 19, 2015
    • 3:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Alpine Boat Basin
    • 40
    Palisades Interstate Park Historian and Kearney House Curator, Eric Nelson, will be Sunday’s speaker. He will spin yarns about the river and its denizens.











    Meet at the boat basin. Fee includes motor coach transportation to/from Liberty State Park. Total sail time including transportation around 5 hours.

    • Each trip is limited to 40 people. Fees must be pre-paid. No refunds.
    • Sail is held rain or shine; proceed to boat basin and wear rain gear. In severe weather, the captain may cancel the sail and issue vouchers at the dock.
    • Check-in at the dock gate is required. Check this website to confirm dates.
    • All trips depart and return to the Alpine Boat Basin, Exit 2 off the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Weekend sails do not include $5 parking fee.
    • Bring your own food and beverages (beer/wine ok, but no liquor) but please take everything with you after the sail. 
    • Restrooms available dockside only.
    • Due to the number of registrations received for our numerous programs, we are unable to provide refunds due to changes in individual schedules, illness, or other personal reasons.
    • Payment is per person. There is no discounted fee for children. All ages of individuals count toward the 40 people aboard the ship due to Coast Guard regulations.
    • Monday, July 20, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 24, 2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 10
    This week-long Pre-K/K (4-5 yrs.) day camp session runs from July 20-24, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    Do you have what it takes to survive? Animals do! When baby robins fall out of the nest, it’s a survival strategy. Snakes with black and red and yellow stand out. Animals have many means of protecting themselves and their young. Come learn all about how animals protect themselves by means of claws, colors, and chemicals! Campers will be fascinated to learn about the numerous adaptations animals use for getting ahead in the game of life.

    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Pre-K/K camp has half day options. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page. Failure to submit the TNC Mandatory Health Packet by the due date will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    • Monday, July 20, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 24, 2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 16
    This week-long 1st-3rd camp session runs from July 20-24, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    Watch as your camper transforms before your eyes. Tenafly Nature Center will transform fears of creepy crawlers into fascination as we explore the transformative powers of invertebrates and amphibians. Spend time exploring the habitats of Tenafly Nature Center as we seek evidence of metamorphosis in the natural world.

    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page. Failure to submit the TNC Mandatory Health Packet by the due date will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    • Monday, July 27, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 31, 2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 12

    This week-long Pre-K/K (4-5 yrs.) day camp session runs from July 27-31, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    Who has feathers but can’t fly? Who doesn’t have gills but lives in the water? What types of organisms are capable of glowing? Life has evolved some surprising solutions to survival. Come explore the wonderful world of wacky adaptations as we learn about our most diverse fellow inhabitants on this planet!

    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Pre-K/K camp has half day options. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page. Failure to submit the TNC Mandatory Health Packet by the due date will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    • Monday, July 27, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 31, 2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 17
    This week-long 1st-3rd camp session runs from July 27-31, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    In the African Savannah, who will win: the gazelle or the cheetah? Come learn about what it takes to survive in the Animal Kingdom! Campers will investigate the arms race between predators and prey. Learn about the adaptations that enable animals all over the world (especially those found in New Jersey) to survive.

    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page. Failure to submit the TNC Mandatory Health Packet by the due date will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    • Monday, August 03, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, August 07, 2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 9
    This week-long 1st-3rd camp session runs from August 3-7, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    Squirrels chatter, birds chirp and tweet, and coyotes howl. What is thunder? Why does the rain sound different in a forest than on a roof? What do these sounds mean? Campers will get an earful about nature’s sounds and will talk your ear off with all the facts they hear!

    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page. Failure to submit the TNC Mandatory Health Packet by the due date will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    • Monday, August 03, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, August 07, 2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 15
    This week-long 4th-5th grade camp session runs from August 3-7, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    What’s better than an art camp? How about an art camp in the middle of the woods? Just like artists Monet and Van Gogh, students will spend a time drawing inspiration from Mother Nature. Examine the world for beauty and inspiration for crafts.

    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page. Failure to submit the TNC Mandatory Health Packet by the due date will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    • Monday, August 10, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, August 14, 2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 14
    This week-long 1st-3rd camp session runs from August 10-14, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    Have you imagined yourself as Peter Pan or Lucy Pevensie? If you have, then Adventurers camp is the camp for you! We may not have magic wardrobes to new worlds, but we can provide a week of marvels to satisfy any explorer. Come to base camp and meet your team of fellow explorers as we take to the woods!

    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page. Failure to submit the TNC Mandatory Health Packet by the due date will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    • Monday, August 10, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, August 14, 2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 13
    This week-long 4th-5th grade camp session runs from August 10-14, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.

    How did humans live without modern technology? What would it take to survive in the woods with just your skills and what you carry? Would you know what to do if you got lost in the woods? Figure out how to properly start a campfire, read trails, construct a survival shelter, identify edibles, and employ map and compass skills!

    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page. Failure to submit the TNC Mandatory Health Packet by the due date will result in forfeiture of registration fee.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.