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

Registration requested – drop-ins welcome.

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

Online registration coming soon!

The Life of a Honeybee

 

Tuesday, July 10th

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Join us for a presentation- The Honey Bee…and Her Highly Evolved Social Society- by Eric  Hanan of Bee Haven Bees. Find out why honeybees are important, the main players in the hive and their roles, the challenges the bees face and more. Best of all we will have an observation hive for an up close look at the bees, brood, pollen, nectar and, if we’re lucky, a queen laying eggs! Appropriate for individuals and families with children ages 5 and up.

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

Registration required. Email education@vanvleck.org or call 973-744-4752 ext 3.

To register online Click Here

Van Vleck House & Gardens’ Friends Event

NEW DATE!

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Make New Friends, but Keep the Old… at Van Vleck House & Gardens’ Friends Event

Please be our guest as we celebrate and thank our supporters—our Friends of Van Vleck—with a fun evening of special programming. We will have children’s activities, seed planting, tours and more. Come early and bring a picnic to enjoy on the lawn.

Not already a Friend? Become a Friend of Van Vleck today  Click Here  and join us,

or sign up onsite at our Friends Event.

FREE for Friends of Van Vleck but registration required. Deadline to register: July 13th.

Click Here to register

Bats in the Garden

Tuesday, August 21st

7:00 – 9:00 pm

 Learn about the different types of bats that live in NJ 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 5 and up.

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

Registration required. Email education@vanvleck.org or call 973-744-4752 ext 3. 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 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 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*

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

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.