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 email@example.com 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
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
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
- Architecture, Past and Present on Tuesday, April 14th and Tuesday, May 12th, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
For Cub Scouts: Program Sold Out. Contact Educator for more information
- Where and When: Maps Now and Then, Tuesday, March 10th or Tuesday, March 31st. 4:30 – 6:30 pm. Contact the Museum Educator for details.
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.
- Grades 1-5: Program Brochure & Content Standards
- Grade 1: A Home Away From Home
- Grades 2, 3: Lessons From The Garden
- Grades 2, 3: Through the Keyhole
- Grades 1 – 5: Meeting Mr. Macculloch
- Grades 4 – 5: Building the Morris Canal
- Grades 5-11 Programs Overview, Content Standards
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:
- Meet the Press: Civil War Weekly Newspapers
- Curbing the Copperheads: Nast and the 1864 Election
- Portraying Post-War Presidents: Johnson and Grant
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:
- A Call to Arms (life of Lindley Hoffman Miller)
- The Blockade Begins (life of Henry Miller)
- The Home Front (life of Jacob Miller)
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.