Education & Family Programs


MHHM Museum Educator Cynthia Winslow with the Assumption School_Image Courtesy of Stan Freeny

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.

S.T.E.A.M. Makeshops, 2015 Spring Vacation Program

This March and April, when students are on spring break, they can enjoy, explore, investigate, and create in Makeshops at Macculloch Hall.  Sign up to tackle topics in S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math) and bring out their inner innovator on select Mondays or Tuesdays. Pre-Registration Requited (Recommended for ages 8-12) Call (973) 538-2404 ext. 16 or email with name(s) and age(s) of children, contact phone number and email address.  $30 per child Museum Member and $40 for non-members.

Experiments in the Garden Lab, 9 am – noon on Monday, March 30, April 6 or April 13

Seeing What Thomas Nast Saw, 12:30 – 3:30 pm on Monday, March 30, April 6 or April 13

Canal Construction Challenge, 9 am – noon on Tuesday, March 31, April 7 or April 14

Program Details

 Pre-School Programs:

Growing in the Garden is a twice monthly, year-round Pre-school Program for 3-5 year olds and their caregivers.

Pre-registration is required. 1:15 to 2 pm and 3:45 to 4:30 pm.

February 3rd – Sunlight and Shadows 

February 17th – Who’s Hibernating?

March 3rd – Where Do Worms Wiggle in Winter?

March 17th – Mr. Macculloch’s Marvelous Garden Journal

April 7th – Spring is in the Trees

April 21st – ‘Twas the Night Before Earth Day

May 5th – The Egg-ceptional Egg

May 19th – Lots and Lots of Ladybugs

Growing in the Garden 

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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.

For Boy Scouts: Program Sold Out.  Contact Educator for more information

For Cub Scouts: Program Sold Out.  Contact Educator for more information

Home School Workshop Series for Spring 2015:

  • The American Civil War.  Remember the final months of the Civil War during the 150th anniversary in this four-part series. Tuesday, February 24th, Tuesday, March 24th, Tuesday, April 28th and Tuesday, May 26th.

Preregistration required. Contact our Museum Educator. 

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School Programs:

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.