TRAILSIDE NATURE
& SCIENCE CENTER
located within Union County’s Watchung Reservation
452 New Providence Road, Mountainside, NJ 07092

Register Now!  Space Still Available in Trailside Summer Camps & Family Programs

Trailside summer programs offer the perfect opportunity for adults and children of all ages to explore the out-of-doors while learning about nature. Space remains in Summer Camps for pre-first – 6th grade, Friday Family and Evening Programs!

Register online or in person daily at Trailside from noon – 4:45 p.m.

 

SUMMER WORKSHOPS
New – Online Registration
Celebrating 75 Years of Environmental Education

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ABOUT TRAILSIDE

Trailside Nature & Science Center is Union County’s Environmental Education Center, located in the Watchung Reservation, a 2,065-acre preserve containing woodlands, fields, lakes, streams and more than 13 miles of hiking trails.

This serene setting provides the perfect classroom to have fun while learning about the natural world. Renovated in September 2006, the Center houses 4,500 square feet of interactive, state-of-the art exhibits, including a towering 34-foot American beech tree exhibit that fills the building’s atrium.

This jewel, secluded in the Watchungs, also features classrooms that look out on the Reservation, a multipurpose room, a library, children’s discovery room and a 250-seat auditorium.

 

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

Open
Noon to 5 p.m.; Seven Days a Week

Closed
Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve/Day, New Years Eve/Day, Fourth of July and Easter

CONTACT US

452 New Providence Road, Mountainside, NJ
trailside@ucnj.org  |  908-789-3670  |  Map

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