Weekday Fun in NJ: Zoo Tots, Love Bugs, Growing in the Garden

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Get in the spirit this week at love-filled activities, including Macculloch Hall’s heart-themed Growing in the Garden, Jenkinson’s Family Date Night, and Morris Museum’s Love Bug Tot Tour. Plus, it’s a big week for animal fun with the Turtle Back Zoo Tots Program, Shark Feeding Time at Jenkinson’s, and Read and Explore Animal Tracks at Terhune Orchards.

Read on for our best children's events the week of February 6–10, and don’t forget to check out our Event Calendar and February GoList for even more wintry fun.

Monday, February 6

Northern NJ:
Turtle Back Zoo Tots Program – West Orange
Toddlers are invited to get up close and personal with furry friends at Turtle Back Zoo. The morning includes stories, projects, and a visit from some zoo inhabitants. Pre-registration is required.

Jersey Shore:
Shark Feeding Time – Point Pleasant
A shark’s gotta eat. Witness mealtime at Jenkinson’s Aquarium every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Check out the penguin and seal feedings too.

See all Monday events.

Tuesday, February 7

Northern NJ:
Growing in the Garden – Morristown
Tots can enjoy garden-related activities year-round at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum. This week’s workshop includes stories and projects based on the theme "Who’s Got a Heart?" There are two afternoon sessions, and pre-registration is required.

Central NJ:
Read and Explore Animal TracksPrinceton
Terhune Orchards welcomes preschoolers to learn all about animal tracks through stories, activities, and a bird feeder craft. Pre-registration is required.

See all Tuesday events.

Wednesday, February 8

Northern NJ:
Mommy and Me StorytimeMontclair
Watchung Booksellers invites the under-2 crowd to enjoy stories every Wednesday at the shop. The program is limited to 12 children, so arrive promptly. FREE

Central NJ:
Winter Preschool Nature Classes – Pennington
"Gifts from a Tree" is the theme of this week’s nature program at Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association. The fun includes outdoor exploration and indoor activities. Pre-registration is required.

See all Wednesday events.

Thursday, February 9

Southern NJ:
Story Playgroup – Cherry Hill
Drop by Philly Art Center every Thursday for a busy playdate with sensory stations and manipulative play, geared toward tots 2 and under.

Northern NJ:
Frozen in Ice at Skylands Stadium – Augusta
Let it go at Skylands Stadium, where more than 100 spectacular, Frozen-inspired ice sculptures are on display. An ice slide, snowman building contest, carnival games, and food round out the excitement. 

See all Thursday events.

Friday, February 10

Jersey Shore:
Family Date Night at Jenkinson's – Point Pleasant
Treat the family to a special pre-Valentine's evening at the shore. The fun includes tickets to Jenkinson’s Aquarium and a game card, plus pizza and soda at Pavilion and dessert from the Sweet Shop.

Northern NJ:
Love Bug Tot Tour – Morristown
Morris Museum celebrates Valentine’s Day with a love bug craft for preschoolers plus an exploration of real bugs. Pre-registration is required.

See all Friday events.

Top photo: Turtle Back Zoo Tots Program.

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