5 Favorite Things In and Around Madison, NJ: September 21st - 27th


Okay, so maybe there’s more than 5 this week but there is certainly something for everyone happening around our area this week! Have fun!

Chemistry Day at the Morris Museum

Saturday, September 22nd, 11 am - 4 pm

Get a jump start on National Chemistry Week with a day of fun and learning at the Morris Museum. Enjoy exciting experiments in BASF's Kids' Lab, and explore science throughout the museum on this Family Fun Day.



And while you’re at the Museum on Saturday, you can also check out…

Up, Up & Away with Mad Science

Saturday, September 22nd,

The Bickford Theater at The Morris Museum

Mad Science presents this spellbinding special event in our Bickford Theatre which introduces children to the principles of air and pressure. Hot air balloons, vortex generators, and even a hovercraft will help children understand the power of air.

Seating is general admission. Free with museum admission.



Westfield Festifall

Sunday, September 23, 10 am - 5 pm

Downtown Westfield

Celebrate fall in Westfield at this 28th annual festival. The event will feature entertainment, fantastic food, over 300 vendors and more. A special KidZone houses rides, games and activities just for children.

The event will take place rain or shine.


Mr. Macculloch Grows a Farm

Tuesday, September 25th, 1-3 pm (every Tuesday through November 27th)

Macculloch Hall, Morristown

Macculloch Hall invites farmers-in-training to help harvest potatoes and kale from the historic garden, compare George Macculloch's entries in his gardening journal and learn about the ingredients used in his family recipes.

Pre-registration is required.

Ages 5- 10 years old



Morris Parks in Chester has a few great events this weekend as well…

Wilderness Survival Class

Saturday, September 22, 10:30 am - 12 pm

Elizabeth D. Kay Environmental Center, Chester

Enjoy a hands-on learning experience about basic wilderness survival techniques with a short classroom session. Learn how to construct a shelter, and build a one-match fire and a kit with survival essentials


And at the Cooper Gristmill in Chester, you can check out this…

Miller’s Pancake

Saturday, September 22nd, 1 - 2:30 pm

Cooper Gristmill, Chester

Join in this live adaptation of Eric Carle’s Pancakes, Pancakes! Learn where the ingredients for making a pancake come from, see grain ground into flour or meal, and watch the Miller make a pancake.