Children’s Programs – Fall 2018

Outdoor Adventures

October 27th – Terrific 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 or calling 973-744-4752 ext. 3.

Garden Discoveries Pre-K Program

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 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 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.