Education & Family Programs:
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 for 3-5 year olds and their caregivers.
Girl and Boy Scout Programs:
We offer Girl Scout programs for Juniors, Brownies and Daisies through the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey and the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey. Please contact the Museum Educator for details.
New programs for Boy Scouts, Architecture, Past and Present
Home School Workshop Series for Fall 2014: Roads, Trails, Canals and Rails explores how New Jersey’s transportation infrastructure developed and keeps us on the move today. Preregistration required. Contact our Museum Educator .
Family Programs (ages 7-12):
Monday, November 7, 2014: Civil War at Sea: Boats in Battle. Through projects using Lego blocks and maps, learn more about the 1861 Battle of Port Royal on the anniversary of the date it occurred in history. 2 sessions available, 10 am-12 pm, or 1pm – 3pm.
Preregistration required. Contact our Museum Educator .
Thomas Nast School Programs – This new program series follows iconic American cartoonist 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.