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Dino Spring Break Camp

April 2 -6 | 9:00am - 12:30pm
Ages: 3-5 years old
Poricy Park Nature Center
Fees Apply: 
Resident: $105.00 for the week
Non-Resident: $126.00 for the week
Pre-registration required

Spring into the past with a special encore of our very popular Dinosaur Camp! Meet Haddy, NJ’s state dinosaur, and his Cretaceous-Era friends. We’ll be investigating dino tracks, searching for dino teeth, assembling dino skeletons, and more! Each day is a mix of stories, songs, experiments, games, and of course a nature walk outside.

Children should bring a snack and a refillable water bottle. Sneakers are a must.

Daddy-Daughter Dance | Masquerade Ball 

Friday, April 13, 2018 |  6:00-9:00pm
Grades K-5
Jacques Reception Center
500 Palmer Ave, Middletown
Fees Apply:
Adult: $50 (R) / $60 (NR)
Child: $45 (R) / $54 (NR) 
Pre-registration required


Limited seating available - be there or be square. Girls may be escorted by a relative or family friend, 21 or older. As with all Township events, alcohol is prohibited. Your evening includes:

  • Complete buffet dinner
  • DJ music, fun and games
  • Souvenir photo with frame
  • Special Keepsake
If you are planning on sitting with specific people all registrations this must be noted on your registration form. Tables seat 10 people, max.
*Tickets will go on sale February 15, 2018*

Community Science at Poricy Park


Saturday, April 21 | 10:00-11:00am
Poricy Park Nature Center, 345 Oak Hill Road, Red Bank
Ages:3-12, $3.00 (R), $4.00(NR)
Pre-registration required

Topic: Owl Pellets
Come to Poricy to discover what’s hidden in an owl pellet. Use tweezers to dissect a pellet to find the bones of mice, shrews, or even small lizards. Lots of tiny treasures to be found! 

*All children must be accompanied with an adult throughout the whole program.

Community Fossil Hunt

 
Sunday, April 29 | 11:00am-1:00pm
Poricy Park Nature Center, 345 Oak Hill Rd, Red Bank
Ages: 5-12,$5.00 (R)  $6.00
          13+, $8.00 (R)  $10.00 (NR)
Pre-registration is necessary in order to run program.

Calling all amateur paleontologists!  Come dig up some Middletown history at Poricy Brook Fossil Beds.  Expect to find marine fossils from the Cretaceous period, 65-72 million years ago.  Meet at the Poricy Park Nature Center for a short orientation before travelling to the fossil beds.  An experienced guide will provide you with a trowel and sifter, as well as help you identify your treasures.  Please wear rubber boots or old sneakers as your feet will get wet.  Sandals, flip-flops, and other slip-on footwear are prohibited.  Ages 5+, all children must be accompanied by and adult.