FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 24, 2012
Contact: Jim Lowney, 908-527-4711

Union County Mastodon Exhibit Opens at Trailside Nature & Science Center


Union County Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella looks at the artifacts in the
Union County Mastodon exhibit at the Trailside Nature & Science Center in Mountainside before
the opening ceremony. The Mastodon bones on display were discovered in Lenape Park in the 1936 and are upwards of 25,000 years old.  The Union County Trailside Nature & Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road, Mountainside, NJ 07092 and is open from 12 noon to 5 p.m., 7 days a week. Admission is free. For more information about the “A Union County Mastodon” exhibit, please visit www.ucnj.org/mastodon.


Union County Freeholders Bette Jane Kowalski and Mohamed Jalloh (3rd R) watch as
Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella (3rd L) cuts the ribbon officially opening the Union County Mastodon exhibit at the Trailside Nature & Science Center in Mountainside. They are joined by Union County Manager Alfred Faella (2nd R), Ronald Zuber (L), Director of Parks and Community Renewal and Gabe Gluck (R) of the Parks Department.

The Mastodon bones on display were discovered in Lenape Park in the 1936 and are upwards
of 25,000 years old.  The Union County Trailside Nature & Science Center is located
at 452 New Providence Road, Mountainside, NJ 07092 and is open from 12 noon to 5 p.m.,
7 days a week. Admission is free.

For more information about the “A Union County Mastodon” exhibit, please visit www.ucnj.org/mastodon.

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