Adult Group Tours:
We invite your group to visit the Museum and experience the past! The museum and historic gardens are available for scheduled tours; group use of the Museum and gardens must be scheduled in advance. Group tours are not available on Mondays and Saturdays; minimum number for staff-led group tours is 10 individuals. To receive more information or to schedule an adult group tour please contact our office (973) 538-2404 ext. 10.
Programs are available both at the Museum and in your classroom. At the Museum, programs may be scheduled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and vary from 1 to 2 hours in length. We offer Home School Workshops several times per semester, see below. All programs must be scheduled in advance. Please contact the Museum Educator for availability. April, May, and June dates are popular and should be scheduled a minimum of two months in advance. On-site programs have a 50-student-per-day limit.
Growing in the Garden is a twice monthly, year-round Preschool Program (Winter 2014 schedule; Spring 2014 schedule), for 3-5 year olds and their caregivers. We also offer Girl Scout programs for Juniors, Brownies and Daisies, and a new Boy Scout program will be introduced for 2014. Please contact the Museum Educator (below) for details.
Home School Workshops, Spring 2014 Space is still available in some sessions!
Friday, April 24, 2014, 1 – 4:00 pm – Arbor Day Activities for Families
Join with other families to celebrate Arbor Day with TREE-mendously fun hands-on projects about the trees, including a special Arbor Day scavenger hunt. Make leaf rubbings and learn how a tree grows. $15/ family, pre-registration required, contact our Museum Educator .
Friday, May 9, 2014, 1 – 4pm – National Public Gardens Day
The gardens will be open for visitors with special family activities as we participate in the American Public Gardens Association’s annual event in partnership with Rain bird. Help us promote awareness of the 500 botanic gardens, arboreta, zoos and historic gardens in the neighborhoods throughout North America. Free; preregistration required. Contact our Museum Educator .
New! Thomas Nast School Programs – This new program series follows Thomas Nast’s career from an up-and-coming artist with passion and courage, to an experienced political cartoonist who used his talent to influence public opinion over national issues in post-Civil War America:
Civil War School Programs – the Museum offers several interactive programs that focus on the lives of George Macculloch’s three grandsons who served in the Union Army and Navy during dramatic and critical moments during the war and Reconstruction:
For classes or groups wishing to schedule use of the historic gardens as an outdoor classroom, please contact the museum office for availability.
To schedule school programs, contact Museum Educator Cynthia Winslow (973) 538-2404 ext. 16.