5 Favorite Things In and Around Madison, NJ: 1/20-1/26


Fun for everyone this week in and around our area, whether you want to be indoors or out!

STEAM Expo & Open House

Chatham Day School

Saturday, January 21, 2-4 pm

Learn about how science, technology, engineering, art & math can be used to create some awesome ideas and concepts.

Free & open to the public.

Register online.

Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Freylinghuysen Arboretum

Saturday, January 21, 9 am - 3:30 pm

Grab a camera or phone and stop by the Haggerty Education Center for this month’s nature Photo Scavenger Hunt. Take a photo of every item and get a prize. Theme and prizes change monthly. Enjoy a great way to get the family outdoors year-round.

$10 per family


The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe


Saturday, Janaury 21, 2 pm

One of my all time favorite books from when I was a kid! It dances to life in this touring production.

Tickets - adults $25, children $20


Breakfast with a Kimodo Dragon

Turtleback Zoo

Saturday, January 21 & Sunday, January 22, 8:30 am - 10 am

Enjoy breakfast this morning with the Turtle Back Zoo's Komodo Dragon. Families will get to meet the zookeepers who take care of these animals - the largest lizards on earth - and learn about efforts to conserve them in the wild. The program will take place in the Mount Building and the Reptile House.

Tickets includes:

Hot breakfast Meet and greet a Reptile Keeper A zducation program An up-close introductions to some ambassador animals An activity/craft Admission to the zoo for the day (for non-Zoological Society members) All children must be accompanied by an adult with a ticket. Registration is required.

$20 for members, $25 for non-members


Buttermilk Falls Hike

India Brook Park, Mendham

Sunday, January 22, 1 - 3 pm

Don’t be left out in the cold this January, join GSWA education associate Dan Ross as he leads a winter hike through Buttermilk Falls Natural Area in Mendham. You will get a chance to check out the remnants of what was once the Mendham Water Company, and abandoned relics from the area’s iron ore mining past. Along the way we will also keep our eyes peeled for woodland creatures prepping for the long cold months ahead! Registration required.

Register online or by calling 973-538-3500.

Free to members, $10 for non-members