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Welcome to
Mindy's Den!

It's Nature on Wheels! We Come to You!

Fun, interactive, hands on, multidisciplinary nature themed educational experience for ages 5-10!

At Mindy’s Den you will discover & explore Nature with Mindy and her friend Roger the Raccoon! They will come to you for your private events, birthday parties, scout badges, public events and more!

Kid's Nature Classes in NJ

Get to Know About Nature! Insects! Birds! Bugs!

Our unique Edutainment# classes are filled with creative and fun ways to engage and learn about nature. Whether studying live specimens, using custom made puppets and props, wearing bug catcher vests, creating a project to take home, your child will sure to be engaged and have fun.

Outdoor Kids Activities in South Jersey

We Offer Many Fun Programs!

So many fun and cool topics and always adding more. Looking for something special? 
Ask Mindy and she will use her creative talents to put together a fun and engaging custom Edutainment# class.

Magical Monarchs & Swallowtails

Come explore the magic and wonder of caterpillars and butterflies up close. Act out the life cycle with life size props, learn interesting facts and complete a craft to take home.

Holy Moly
it's a Roly Poly

We will touch and play with live roly poly “bugs” using magnifying glasses to study them up close, play a beanie baby toss game to learn 5 cool facts, enjoy an interactive story, go on a roly poly hunt and make your own habitat to take home.

Recycle with Roger Raccoon

We will interact with worms and learn about vermicomposting, build your own wind turbine, melt and recycle crayons, have an item swap and Roger will help us learn how to sort our recycling.

Be a Monarch Superhero

Did you know Monarchs are on the endangered watchlist? YOU can help! We will stratify milkweed seed to prepare for planting and make care packages to share with friends and family so they can help the Monarchs as well.

Super Powers

Did you know seeds travel as hitchhikers, by wind and expulsion? Let’s have fun recreating all these ways. We will also make plantable paper to take home and taste foods that grow from seed.


Learn fun facts, play games about hummingbirds and make your own hummingbird feeder to take home. Did you know hummingbirds are excellent at catching insects? They also have an excellent memory!

Chomp Chomp Carnivorous Plants

Come explore venus flytrap, sundew and pitcher plants. Catch bugs like venus flytraps with puppets. Wear a bug catcher vest to catch bugs like sundew plants . How many bugs can you catch in your pitcher? Make your own puppet to take home.

Let's Shell-e-Brate Turtles

We will go on turtle hikes, make our own turtle eggs and hatch them with a Carbuncle.- turtle tooth, play a game to protect our turtle eggs, make your own turtle crafts to take home and more.

Butterfly Mania

All things butterfly! Playing games, fun activities, art and even some fun snacks! Live specimens every day!

Feathered Friends

One week of all kinds of bird activities! Hands on, fun, outdoor sessions.

Creepy, Crawly Creatures

Series of Hands on activities, exploring and crafts to learn about many different insects and creatures.

Whooo Loves Owls?

Play a game to be silent hunters like the owl, dissect an owl pellet, learn cool facts, make a yummy owl snack and more!

Plants, Plants, Plants!

Through hands-on activities, participants will experiment with all things PLANTS!

Lucky Yellow Goldfinch

Play the migration survival game, make a birdfeeder to take home, and more.

Foods That Grow from Seed

Find and taste seeds in assorted foods that grow, dissect a seed, make and enjoy homemade lemonade.

Garden to Table (5 Days)

Fun hands-on cooking in the kitchen followed by nature inspired games, activities and crafts in the garden.

Animal in Winter

Outdoor & indoor nature fun! Each week includes a hike through the park!

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