Children’s Programs – Summer 2018

Summer Fun in the Garden

 July 11th, July 25th, August 8th and August 22nd

2:30 – 4:00 pm

Join us on select Wednesdays in July and August 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. Fair weather only – check our website or Facebook page for information on cancellation. 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.

Register by emailing education@vanvleck.org or calling 973-744-4752. Online registration coming soon!

Outdoor Adventures

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 is here for you.  Activities are designed for children ages 4 and up; however, all are welcome.  All children must be supervised by an adult.  Rain or shine.

Fall dates and topics coming soon!

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

$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

Garden Discoveries Pre-K Program

 Fall dates and topics coming soon!

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

$7 Friends of Van Vleck; $10 General Public

Instructor: Michelle Wiessner

Age: 3-5 year olds (accompanied by parent/caregiver)

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.

Pre registration is required for this class.

Online Registration:

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

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.