Children’s Programs – Summer/Fall 2018

Summer Fun in the Garden

   August 22nd

2:30 – 4:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of fun and adventure in the garden for kids and their families. Every program will include a mini-lesson or  hands-on activity or an outdoor adventure. Designed for children ages 4 and up; however, all are welcome.  All children must be supervised by an adult.   

$5 per child ages 4 & up; $10 per family (2 or more children)

Registration requested – drop-ins welcome.

Online registration Click Here

Or register by emailing education@vanvleck.org or calling 973-744-4752 ext. 3.

Outdoor Adventures

September 29th – Magical Monarchs

October 27th – Trees

November 10th – Animals in the Garden

December 8th – Bird Feeders

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Looking for something to do on a Saturday morning?  Come to Van Vleck and visit our Education Center anytime between 10 am and 1 pm.  An environmental educator will discuss various topics relating to nature in and around the gardens.  A simple craft will be offered, as well as supplies for a self-guided activity on the property – everything you need to enjoy quality time with your family.  Activities are designed for children ages 4 and up; however, all are welcome.  All children must be supervised by an adult.  Rain or shine.

$5 per child ages 4 & up; $10 per family (2 or more children)

Free for Friends of Van Vleck

Registration requested – drop-ins welcome.

Online registration

Or register by emailing education@vanvleck.org or calling 973-744-4752 ext. 3.

Garden Discoveries Pre-K Program

September 26th – Butterflies

October 24th – Bats

November 28th – Discovering Trees

December 12th – Bird Feeder Fun

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Our Garden Discoveries classes are designed to inspire children about the natural world around them. Since each child learns in a different way, every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration, and hands-on activities and specimens. Classes are held once a month, and each class has individual registration.  Each program will include a guided hike, hands-on activities and a story. Class appropriate for 3-5 year olds (accompanied by parent/caregiver).

$7 per child for Friends of Van Vleck, $10 per child for General Public.

Registration is required for this class. Space is limited.

Online registration

You may also register by emailing education@vanvleck.org or calling 973-744-4752 ext. 3.

Garden to Table

Three Fridays

September 21st, September 28th and October 5th

4:30 – 6:00 pm

In  this three part series, we will harvest produce from the Edible Garden and prepare food with the bounty while learning about gardening, nutrition and the importance of eating locally. Also included will be time to journal in the beautiful Van Vleck gardens. Registration required. Space is limited. Appropriate for children ages 8 to 11.  To register: Email education@vanvleck.org or call 973-744-4752 ext.1.

$30 (for 3 classes) for Friends of Van Vleck/$45 (for 3 classes) for General Public

Van Vleck House & Gardens

All classes and events are held at 21 Van Vleck St., Montclair unless otherwise noted. For further information, log on to www.vanvleck.org. To register or for additional information, call 973-744-4752 or e-mail us at education@vanvleck.org. Become a Friend of Van Vleck to take advantage of special pricing for classes and events.