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Reach for the Moon on July 17 at the Union County Trailside Nature & Science Center

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the popular Wednesday Matinee series at Trailside Nature & Science Center continues on July 17, as “Reach for the Moon” makes its debut. This program, made in partnership with NASA and Mad Science of New Jersey, will propel young visitors to the outer reaches of the solar system, travelling 239,800 miles above earth, igniting their imagination while learning about the science of outer space travel.

“As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, it is wonderful to welcome a program of the caliber of Reach for the Moon to Trailside,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “Union County is committed to promoting science and technology for children and young adults, inspiring them to obtain their goals, and programs like Reach for the Moon are both fun and inspirational.”

The Reach for the Moon series begins at 1:30 p.m. each week and runs approximately 45 minutes. All shows are recommended for children ages 4 and up.  Tickets go on sale at 1:00 p.m.  Admission is $5.00 for children and adults under 62, and $4.00 for those 62 years old and up.

For additional information about the Wednesday Matinee series or other upcoming programs and special events at Trailside, please call 908-789-3670 or visit online 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.

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