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.
Monday, February 6
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.
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.
Tuesday, February 7
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.
Read and Explore Animal Tracks – Princeton
Terhune Orchards welcomes preschoolers to learn all about animal tracks through stories, activities, and a bird feeder craft. Pre-registration is required.
Wednesday, February 8
Mommy and Me Storytime – Montclair
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
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.
Thursday, February 9
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.
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.
Friday, February 10
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.
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.
Top photo: Turtle Back Zoo Tots Program.