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“Great educational place for kids”

Trailside Nature & Science Center
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We go to this center especially on bad weather day. It always provides an abundance of information of all type about the area. Very interesting to read and explore the museum.

Thank Trotsky999
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

The first thing that blows your mind when you walk in the atrium is the GIGANTIC realistic 34 ft beach tree sculpture in the center that reaches high up to the glass ceiling 3 stories high and has branches reaching out and down all over the place. You know right way that this place a nature center on Disney Land steroids. I've never been to a place like this where it blows you away as soon as you walk in the door. Don't believe me? Go to their web site and see the indoor pictures or virtual tour. It's a state-of-the-art interactive nature fantasy world. It's like being outdoors, but you're indoors! The Giant dioramas are totally deluxe! There's even a babbling mountain stream that runs from the upper level down along the stair way to the glass walled pool at the lower level with live fish and turtles swimming around right in your face. And my favorite high-tech exhibit was the Night Theater... but I won't spoil the surprise for you... you have to see it yourself. Kids will love the story time in the auditorium. This place is absolutely perfect in every way. Even the gift store is amazing. Go now and Enjoy!

Thank r-j-infinity
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Always something fun going on at the Trailside. There are nature walks great parking ans special activities

Thank camiedelaney
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Trailside has great programs for families. It's a small center with a lot to offer. The center can host birthday parties, which are fun for younger children. They do a great job at promoting their offerings, so many times there will be a line formed in advance... so if you see something you really want to participate in, get there early!

Thank katemotz
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We live a few doors down, so are biased !but this place is a gem if you have little ones. Our daughter comes here almost daily for the museum, for classes or for special demonstrations. They have an excellent children's play room downstairs which is educational and fun. Huge plus is that it is located on Watchung reservation, which provides tons of nature and beauty.

Thank Airmax617
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