FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 8, 2009

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

 

Trailside Offers “Night at the Museum” Tour for Adults, Jan. 22


Mountainside, NJ – As the first nature center in New Jersey, Trailside Nature and Science Center has evolved from an old equipment garage to the modern facility it is today, with
state-of-the-art exhibits like the red-shouldered hawks pictured above. Adults, ages 18 and older, are invited to join a Trailside Park Naturalist for a “Night at the Museum” tour on Thursday, Jan. 22, from 7:15-8:30 p.m. Highlights of the tour include the 35-foot Beech Tree, filling the spacious three-story atrium; and the Night Theater, an audio visual presentation of the sights and sounds of nocturnal animals in the Watchung Reservation. Pre-registration is preferred as space is limited.

The fee is $8 per person for Union County residents and
$10 for non-county participants. Light refreshments will be served. 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.

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJThe Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to offer a museum tour for adults, 18 years of age and older, at Trailside Nature and Science Center on Thursday evening,  January 22, from 7:15 -8:30 p.m.

“The Trailside Nature and Science Center, with its state-of-the-art exhibits, is one of Union County’s jewels, and this is a perfect opportunity to experience its dazzle,” said Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella. “This tour will inspire you to bring friends and family to Trailside for a future tour of your own.”

As the first nature center in New Jersey, Trailside has evolved from an old equipment garage to the modern facility it is today. A park naturalist will act as your tour guide so you can observe the environment of the Watchung Reservation interpreted through innovative and educational displays. The evening’s highlights will include the 35-foot Beech Tree Exhibit filling the spacious atrium; the Native American walk-in wigwam; and the Night Theatre, an audio-visual presentation of the sights and sounds of nocturnal animals.

The fee for the Jan. 22 evening tour is $8 per person for Union County residents and $10 per person for those from other counties. Pre-registration is preferred as space is limited. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., 15 minutes prior to the event. Light refreshments will be served.

For additional information about this event or other programs and special events at Trailside, please call 908-789-3670 or visit us on the web 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.