Backyard Birding Kits

Purchase your Backyard Birding Kits Today!

Kits include supplies to make simple bird feeders for your backyard, educational materials, activity sheets and a journal to record your observations. Designed for children ages 5 and up.

 You will be contacted when your kit is ready for pick up.

To purchase kits: Click Here

Outdoor Adventures


Select Wednesdays

July 7th – Nature at Night

July 28th – Edible Gardening

August 18th – Butterflies

10 am to 1 pm

Recommended age: 4 – 11 but all are welcome
 Join us in the gardens as you explore and learn with our fun self-guided activity kits. Registration is required and includes everything you need to participate in the program. Outdoor Adventures Activity Kits will be available outside the Raymond Family Education Center between 10 am and 1:00 pm on the day of the program. An educator will be on hand to explain the topic of the day and to answer questions.
FREE for Members
$15 per family per class for Non-Members.
Advanced Registration is required. Deadline to register: the Tuesday before the program. 
Online registration for Non-Members Click Here
Online registration for Members Click Here

          Outdoor Adventures is sponsored by

The Albert Payson Terhune Foundation and

Montclair State University

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 Member of Van Vleck to take advantage of special pricing for classes and events.

Please note: We are reserving a few spots for those experiencing financial hardship right now due to the COVID-19 crisis.  These spots are first come first serve. Please email  to reserve a spot.