Family 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. 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; $10 per family (2 or more children)

Registration requested – drop-ins welcome.

Online registration Click Here

Or register by calling 973-744-4752 ext 3 or emailing

Bats in the Garden

Tuesday, August 21st

7:00 – 9:00 pm

 Learn about the different types of bats that live in New Jersey and in other parts of the world from Joseph D’Angeli of the Wildlife Conservation and Education Center. Discover the vital role bats play in our environment and the threats they face today. The presentation will be followed by a short hike to search for bats on the property. The highlight of the evening will be the chance to meet live bats! Appropriate for individuals and families with children ages 6 and up.

$7 per person for Friends of Van Vleck; $10 per person for General Public.

Registration required. Online registration Click Here

Or email or call 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 to 1:00 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

You may also register by calling 973-744-4752 ext. 3 or emailing

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 To register or for additional information, call 973-744-4752 or e-mail us at Become a Friend of Van Vleck to take advantage of special pricing for classes and events.