Press Release

For Immediate Release: April 25, 2011

Enjoy a “Night at the Museum” for Adults at Trailside Nature & Science Center, May 5

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Community Renewal are happy to offer a unique opportunity for adults to experience Trailside Nature & Science Center in Mountainside.

On Thursday, May 5, adults ages 18 and older can participate in a guided tour of Trailside from 7:15 – 8:30 p.m. The fee for this tour is $8 for Union County residents and $10 for out-of-county participants. Pre-registration is required.

“This program is a great opportunity for adults to experience Trailside and gain insight into the unique and informative exhibits from a Parks Department naturalist,” said Freeholder Daniel P. Sullivan, liaison to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. “Our hope is that this night at the museum will encourage people to bring their friends and families in the future for their own guided tour.”

As the first nature center in New Jersey, Trailside has evolved from an old equipment garage into the modern facility that it is today. Visitors will join a Park naturalist to see the environment of the Watchung Reservation interpreted through innovative and educational displays. Highlights of the tour are the 35-foot Beech Tree Exhibit which fills the spacious atrium; the Native American walk-in wigwam; and the Night Theater, an audio-visual presentation of the sights and sounds of nocturnal forest animals.

To register or receive additional information about this Adult Tour: Night at the Museum, or any other programs or upcoming events, call 908-789-3670 or visit www.ucnj.org/trailside. Trailside Nature & Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road (at Coles Avenue) in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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