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Family-Friendly Groundhog Day Events in NJ

On February 2, we’re pinning all our hopes on a furry little rodent. Hopefully Punxsutawney Phil will predict an early spring this year. But no matter if he sees his shadow or not, you can still celebrate Groundhog Day with your troop at any of the family-friendly New Jersey events listed below. You’ll find story times, holiday crafts, activities and more. Happy Groundhog Day!


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Barnegat Branch Library

Where: 112 Burr Street, Barnegat
When: February 2 from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon
Price: Free
Details: Stop in to the kids zone at the Barnegat Branch Library and make a Groundhog Day craft to take home. This craft is recommended for children ages 3 and older and no registration is required.
More info: Visit the website or you can click here to call.


Berkeley Branch Library

Where: 30 Station Road, Bayville
When: February 1-10
Price: Free
Details: During February 1-10, kids ages 3-12 can drop in anytime to play the fun-filled Scavenger Hunt: Groundhog Edition. If you find all the groundhogs, you win a small prize!
More info: Visit Visit the website or you can click here to call.


Colts Neck Public Library

Where: 1 Winthrop Drive, Colts Neck
When: January 31 from 4:00 to 4:30 pm
Price: Free
Details: Sing songs celebrating the holiday and get crafty by making a fluffy groundhog to take home. Registration is required for this event.
More info: Visit the website or you can click here to call.


Evesham Library

Where: 984 Tuckerton Road, Marlton
When: February 1-4
Price: Free
Details: Visit the Youth Services Room at any time Thursday through Sunday to create a loveable groundhog craft to take home with you. This activity is best for ages 3 and up. No registration is required.
More info: Visit the website or you can click here to call.


Museum of Early Trades and Crafts

Museum of Early Trades and CraftsWhere: 9 Main Street, Madison
When: February 1 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Price: $5 per child
Details: Families are invited to METC’s annual Groundhog Prediction Party. Kids ages 3-6 will learn about Groundhog Day, make special crafts and even meet James the Groundhog Puppet! Advance registration is required.
More info: Visit the website or you can click here to call.


Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association

Kids exploring outdoors

Where: 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington
When
: January 30 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Price: $15 per child (non-members) & $10 per child (members)
Details: Children ages 3-5 learn all about groundhogs and whether they can really predict the weather! Kids will explore the outdoors, hear stories and do crafts. Parents must accompany children younger than 4 and registration is required.
More info: Visit the website or you can click here to call.


Turtle Back Zoo

Where: 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange
When: February 2 at 11:00 am
Price: Included with zoo admission
Details: Head to the zoo to see if Turtle Back’s own Essex Ed will see his shadow on Groundhog Day! After the special press conference at 11:00 am, you can spend the rest of the day enjoying all the zoo has to offer.
More info: Visit Visit the website or you can click here to call.


Waretown Branch Library

Where112 Main Street, Waretown
When: February 2 at 2:00 pm
Price: Free
Details: Relax with a viewing of the classic Bill Murray movie, “Groundhog Day,” about a weatherman forced to relive the same day over and over and over and over… The PG movie runs for 101 minutes.
More info: Visit the website or you can click here to call.


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