Family Programs

Children & Family Programs

MHHM_Lincoln Day_23(L)_Courtesy of Stan Freeny Family Programs

Monday, February 20, Abraham Lincoln Remembered

Celebrate President’s Day while learning about the route of Lincoln’s famous whistle-stop train trip that brought him to Washington, D.C. in 1861 to take the presidential oath of office. Families use “travel cards” to explore events that took place during the trip, including the role of famous 19th-century American detective Allan Pinkerton. Includes an art activity featuring images and quotes of the beloved former president.

Session times: 10:00am-11:30am, 1:00-2:30pm; 3:30-5:00pm.

Recommended for children 7 to 12 years old. Pre-registration is required. Cost: $6 per child (museum members) and $8 per child (non-members). Accompanying adult FREE.

Sunday, March 5, Storytelling of Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp from The Arabian Nights

Time: 2:00-4:00pm. Pre-registration required. FREE with Museum Admission and to members.

Tuesday, April 11, Arabian Nights Workshop

Sessions from 10am-12pm or 1-3pm. Recommended for children 7-12 years old. Members FREE. $6 Non-members. FREE for accompanying adults.

Friday, May 12, National Public Gardens Day


Enjoy an afternoon in Macculloch Hall’s historic garden buzzing with family activities and presentations. FREE. Pre-registration required. Rain or shine.

Pre-registration: 973-538-2404, ext. 16 or email