“I just wanted to thank you for the awesome hot chocolate hike last weekend.  My kids had such a great time and really enjoyed the afternoon.  And I must say that even I learned a lot…as a 43 year old woman still learning things about nature was really cool!  We love the arboretum and my kids have really enjoyed the camps and spring break weeks and all the special events that you provide throughout the year, so a big thank you to you and the entire arboretum staff for such fun and informative programming.  Hope to see you again soon on the next hot chocolate hike!”
-Leigh Ann A., Member

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    After School Clubs

    Our After School clubs provide a safe and supervised space for children of elementary and middle school ages to make new friends, explore the outdoors, and learn something new about the world around us.   Eco-Explorers 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the Month (October 15th-December 12th) 3:30 to 4:30 PM

  • Family

    Family Programs

    Teddy Bear Parade Sunday, September 9 11:00 AM and 12:30 PM Bring your favorite fluffy friend to the CHA for a visit to our bear hospital, stories, and an educational parade through the woods! Learn about bears in the wild and how you can protect them. Register you and your

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    Toddler and Pre-School

    About Our Early Childhood Education Classes Arboretum Sprouts: 18 months to 3 year old children with a caregiver Turtle Tots: 3 to 5 year old children (drop off)  Our early childhood education programs are weekly classes where your youngest learners can explore the natural world through stories, songs, hikes and hands-on

  • Citizen Science

    Citizen Science

    Here at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum we believe in leading the way to a more sustainable future, but we can’t do it alone! Citizen science is a volunteer-based opportunity that empowers YOU to be the scientist. From in-the-field experience to data collection we aim to equip all our volunteers with

  • Adult

    Membership Workshops

    Monthly Membership Workshops We appreciate our members and we want to give back.  During these monthly workshops and lectures we give you- our valued members- a chance to be in the loop on a variety of environmental subjects starting this September.  Join us in the Stone House for snacks, drinks,

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    Arboretum Birthday Parties

    Cora Hartshorn Arboretum Birthday Parties are offered on each Saturday and Sunday: 11:30AM-1:00Pm or 2:00PM-3:30PM. Nintey minute minute birthday parties are available for children ages 3-12. Your child and 15-20 of their friends will enjoy a 45 minute guided nature-themed party.* Birthday parties are offered exclusively to individuals with a CHA

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    Camps

    We have eight weeks of summer camp plus multiple mini camps throughout the year! Our camps range from 3 years old (must be able to use the bathroom alone) through 4th grade. Nature Discovery Summer Camp For children in grades Pre-K through 4th! The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum provides a perfect

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    School Programs

    The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum (CHA) offers field trips and classroom programs for grades Pre-K-5. Each lesson has been designed to correlate to NJCCCS and supplement science curriculum as schools implement the NGSS. Students learn about a nature-themed topic through observation, discussion, teamwork, and hands-on activities. Field Trips Our 90 minute

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    Scout Programs

    Scout Programs The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum provides many opportunities to observe artifacts, meet a naturalist, and learn to share your world with wildlife. Our educators have a variety of programs specifically designed to meet the requirements of many Boy Scout and Girl Scout Badges. Most programs are typically 60-90 minutes long,

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    Adult

    The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum is for the “kidult” in all of us.  Our adult events will inform you about the goings-on in the natural world, help you get centered, connect you with nature, and teach you how to work with your hands to create something special.  Members of the Arboretum