CONTACT: Seb D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Tom Plante, 908-527-4746


Close encounters of the turtle kind!


Mountainside, NJ –Two-year-old Declan Grady of New Providence meets a turtle up close and personal in one of Trailside Nature and Science Center’s many educational, state-of-the-art exhibits. Visitors are encouraged to experience over 4,500 square feet of interactive environmental exhibits on display from noon – 5 p.m. daily. Exhibits include a wetland habitat with live fish and turtles, a Lenape Native American display with a walk-in wigwam and a seven-minute multi-media night theater presentation investigating the animals of the night. For information about upcoming events for adults, children and families, please call 908-789-3670 or visit us on the web at 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.