Celebrate Spring with the Family
A rundown of family-friendly events in the area.
It's finally getting a little warmer (at least some of the time), so it seems like a good time to take the family and head out. Our weekly Grab & Go Kids Planner has you covered.
It's our weekly list of kid-friendly activities and places to try out. You're time-pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find the five (or more) best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance.
As always, help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips—if we missed anything, just leave us a comment letting us know!
Open Art Workshop
Where/When: At the Morris Museum in Morris Township from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 17.
Why Go: Because families can drop-in and create a tie-dye shamrock in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. This event is for all ages.
Pricing: $4 per child for museum members, $5 per child for non-members.
Frogs in Love
Where/When: At Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, which runs through Kinnelon, Montville and Boonton, from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 19.
Why Go: Because children 5 or older can learn about frogs and their love songs. Bring binoculars.
Pricing: $1, pre-registration at 973-334-3130
Vernal Equinox Hike
Where/When: From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area on Sunday, March 20.
Why Go: Because families with children ages 7 or older can hike through the mountain and learn about equinox history and folklore.
Pricing: $5 per person, pre-registration required at 973-334-3130.
Open Story Time
Where/When: At the Morris County Library from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, March 18.
Why Go: Because children between 6 months and 2 years old can listen to stories, songs, and participate in finger plays in the children’s room of the library.
Hearth and Home Family Day
Where/When: From 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 20 at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum in Morristown.
Why Go: Because families can learn about children’s chores and family life circa 1810, including information about where food was found, making yarn, and reusing household items.
Pricing: $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and students, and free for children 12 or younger.