February 6, 2014 at 1:48 PM
MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Travis Gale of Wallaby Tales introduces a skunk to the Trailside audience at a matinee last year. Families can enjoy the annual February Festivities programs at Trailside Nature and Science Center over the weekend of Feb. 13-17. A highlight of the festivities is the Wallaby Tales Traveling Zoo on Monday, Feb. 17 at 1:30 p.m. Meet some live animals and learn how they learn to defend themselves. The matinee is recommended for ages 4 and older and admission is $5 per person. Tickets go on sale at 1:00 p.m. before the matinee. Space is limited. No strollers in the auditorium, please. Other programs during the holiday weekend include “Perfect Campfires,” “Winter Scavenger Hunt,” “The Journey of Sap to Syrup,” “Feed the Birds” and an evening for adults, ages 18 and older, entitled “Songs of the Civil War: History and Myth.” Fees apply to most programs and pre-registration is required. Walk-ins will be accommodated as space permits. Please call Trailside at 908-789-3670 for more information, including fees, dates and times for these fun family programs offered during Presidents Day weekend or visit us online at www.ucnj.org/trailside. Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.