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Trailside’s Summer Wednesday Matinee Series Sizzles With Scientific Fun, July 1 To August 12

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The popular Wednesday Matinee Series at Trailside Nature & Science Center returns on July 1, offering family entertainment beginning at 1:30 p.m.  All shows, which run approximately 45 minutes, are recommended for children ages 4 years of age and up. Admission is $5.00 per person and tickets go on sale at 1:00 p.m. the day of the show.

“The Summer Wednesday Matinee Series at Trailside presents imaginative, interactive and educational shows which teach and entertain the whole family,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Mohamed S. Jalloh.

  • On July 1, join the fabulous Mr. Fish as we present ”Fantastic Forces,” a fast paced, funny show with interactive audience participation. Gravity, sound waves, air pressure and other forces are engagingly illustrated in this program sponsored by the Trailside Museum Association.
  • On July 8, “Mammal Mania” will feature an educational and fun program featuring live animals. Join Wallaby Tales Traveling Zoo for an engaging and humorous show.
  • On July 15 you won’t want to miss “Rizzo’s Reptiles.” This program mixes nature, environment and conservation. The program features live snakes, turtles and an alligator.
  • On July 22, Mr. Fish returns in ”Phenomenal Physics,” featuring astounding tricks with scientific explanations.
  • On July 29, there’s pure laser fun set to rock and pop music in a show entitled ”Lasermania.”
  • August 5, “Bubble Trouble” mixes comedy and music with featured entertainer Jeff Boyer who juggles, sculpts and builds with bubbles, some which are fog-filled.

The Wednesday Matinee Series concludes on August 12 with “Abracadabra, It’s Joe Fisher.” This show is a blend of magic, audience participation, comedy and excitement.

For additional information about the Wednesday Matinee Series or other upcoming programs and special events, please call 908-789-3670 or visit us at Trailside Nature & Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a facility of the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation.