Feathered and furry friends are in the spotlight this week! Hang out with some penguins at Jenkinson’s Aquarium's Penguin Pointers, have a bunny play date at Bergen County Zoo’s Wild and Crafty Bunny Bonanza, or fly over to Great Swamp OEC for Preschool Walk: Feathered Friends. Top off a busy week at Mommy and Me Tea with a Princess, or have a ball at the Somerset Patriots’ opening night.
Read on for our best children's events the week of April 17–21, and don’t forget to check out our Event Calendar and April GoList for even more April fun.
Monday, April 17
Wild and Crafty Bunny Bonanza – Paramus
Have some post-Easter bunny fun at Bergen County Zoo. Kids 4–6 are welcome to meet a real bunny and take part in bunny-themed stories and crafts.
Penguin Pointers at Jenkinson’s Aquarium – Point Pleasant
Head over to Jenkinson’s Aquarium for penguin play time. Learn all about these feathered creatures up close, then check out all the other aquatic life at the facility. Recommended for ages 5+. Pre-registration is required.
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Tuesday, April 18
Preschool Walk: Feathered Friends – Chatham
Little ones can explore local birds along the nature trails of Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center. Top off the learning with a craft. Pre-registration is required.
Tyke’s Tuesday at ISC – Cherry Hill
Preschoolers can get a workout every Tuesday at ISC. The excitement includes skate lessons and rental, snacks, and playtime in the Funzone.
See all Tuesday events.
Wednesday, April 19
Mommy & Me Storytime – Montclair
Head over to Watchung Booksellers every Wednesday for a storytime, geared toward the 2-and-under crowd. The space is limited to 12 participants, so arrive early. FREE
Tod Squad fun. Photo courtesy of Branchburg Sports Complex
Tod Squad – Branchburg
Climbing, bouncing, and playing are all part of the fun at Branchburg Sports Complex's weekly toddler event. Kids can check out the inflatable Playmaze as well, while parents can enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee.
See all Wednesday events.
Thursday, April 20
Look, Learn and Write at Morris Museum – Morristown
Here’s a great opportunity for the 4-and-over crowd to learn about museum culture. Morris Museum invites children to analyze and describe pieces from the museum’s collections.
Movin’ and Groovin’ with Miss Amy – Princeton
Preschoolers will love dancing and moving around at this interactive music program, held at Marketfair’s Center Court. FREE
See all Thursday events.
Friday, April 21
Mommy & Me Tea with a Princess – East Hanover
Spend a royal Friday afternoon indulging in sandwiches and scones at Parteaz. Little princesses will meet Elena of Avalor and create crafts during the tea. Pre-registration is required.
Somerset Patriots vs. Lancaster Barnstormers Baseball Game – Bridgewater
Baseball season is in full swing! Catch opening night at TD Bank Ballpark, then stick around for fireworks after the game.
See all Friday events.
Top photo: Somerset Patriots game at TD Bank Ballpark, July 2016.