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September 2018

Outdoor Adventures: Monarch Butterflies

September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Looking for something to do on a Saturday morning?  Come to Van Vleck and visit our Education Center where 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…

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October 2018

Sensory Saturday

October 6, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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A fall garden is the perfect place to take a sensory break! Van Vleck invites you to explore the gardens using your senses as your guide. Join us for a stress-free afternoon of garden discovery with ongoing activities designed with individuals with autism, anxiety and special needs in mind. Open to families.  Suggested donation - $10 per family

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Outdoor Adventures: Terrific Trees

October 27, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$5 – $10

Looking for something to do on a Saturday morning?  Come to Van Vleck and visit our Education Center where 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…

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December 2018

Outdoor Adventures: Birds in Winter

December 8, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$5 – $10

Looking for something to do on a Saturday morning?  Come to Van Vleck and visit our Education Center where 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…

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January 2019

Music & More Concert Series Event

January 13 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Free

Join us for an enjoyable afternoon as master storytellers Gerald Fierst and Richard Stillman present "The Mythmakers: Stories and Music from Around the World" in the living room of the Van Vleck house. The program will include music, movement and stories from countries around the world, from Ireland to Japan. This is a free concert. Pre-registration for this concert is now closed. Walk-ins are welcome if space permits.

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One World, Many Animals is FULL!

January 27 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$7 – $10

This program is now FULL! Meet and greet live animals from around the world as we enjoy a presentation from Eyes of the Wild.  An animal expert will introduce us to animals from several of the seven continents, focusing on their habitats, similarities and differences, as well as the communication and survival skills these animals need in order to thrive in the regions in which they live. Rain or shine. Registration required.

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February 2019

Outdoor Adventures: Animal Signs

February 16 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$5 – $10

Spend a Saturday morning at Van Vleck!   An environmental educator will be on-hand at the Van Vleck Education Center from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm to discuss various topics relating to nature in and around the gardens. The program includes a simple craft and supplies for a self-guided activity on the property—all the tools you need for a fun, family excursion.   Online registration now available!

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Family Guided Hike

February 24 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$5 – $7

Birds and animals are active all winter long. Come take a walk in the garden and observe the bustling activity of birds and other critters during these very cold months. There are always interesting surprises during this time of year. Please dress for cold temperatures. Bring binoculars if you have them. All children must be accompanied by an adult.  $5 per person for Friends of Van Vleck; $7 per person for General Public.

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March 2019

Maple Sugaring is SOLD OUT

March 2 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$5 – $10

Looking for a super sweet activity the whole family will love? Don’t miss Van Vleck House & Gardens’ annual Maple Sugaring event! Families are invited to learn how to identify a sugar maple tree and discover the steps for turning sap into syrup, focusing on a tapped sugar maple tree in Mother’s Garden. Registration required. Please note: all sessions are FULL.

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Outdoor Adventures: Seed Starting

March 16 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$5 – $10

Spend a Saturday morning at Van Vleck!   An environmental educator will be on-hand at the Van Vleck Education Center from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm to discuss various topics relating to nature in and around the gardens.  The program includes a simple craft and supplies for a self-guided activity on the property—all the tools you need for a fun, family excursion. Classes are designed for children ages 4 and up; however, all are welcome.  All children must be supervised by…

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April 2019

A Sensory Celebration

April 13 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$10

In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, this event invites you to explore the Van Vleck gardens using your senses as your guide. Activity stations will be arranged throughout the property and in the education center focusing on different textures, smells, shapes and colors found in the natural world.  Join us for a stress free afternoon of garden discovery. Open to families. Suggested donation of $10 per family.

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Outdoor Adventures: Celebrate the Earth

April 27 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$5 – $10

Spend a Saturday morning at Van Vleck!   An environmental educator will be on-hand at the Van Vleck Education Center from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm to discuss various topics relating to nature in and around the gardens.  The program includes a simple craft and supplies for a self-guided activity on the property—all the tools you need for a fun, family excursion. Classes are designed for children ages 4 and up; however, all are welcome.  All children must be supervised by…

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May 2019

Outdoor Adventures: Honeybees

May 18 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$5 – $10

Spend a Saturday morning at Van Vleck!   An environmental educator will be on-hand at the Van Vleck Education Center from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm to discuss various topics relating to nature in and around the gardens.  The program includes a simple craft and supplies for a self-guided activity on the property—all the tools you need for a fun, family excursion. Classes are designed for children ages 4 and up; however, all are welcome.  All children must be supervised by…

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June 2019

Outdoor Adventures: Edible Gardening

June 8 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$5 – $10

Spend a Saturday morning at Van Vleck!   An environmental educator will be on-hand at the Van Vleck Education Center from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm to discuss various topics relating to nature in and around the gardens.  The program includes a simple craft and supplies for a self-guided activity on the property—all the tools you need for a fun, family excursion. Classes are designed for children ages 4 and up; however, all are welcome.  All children must be supervised by…

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July 2019

Amazing Animal Adaptations is FULL!

July 16 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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This program is sold out! Please join us on August 21st for our next family program: Pollinator Extravaganza! Join us for a live animal presentation by Eyes of the Wild. Learn all the different ways animals adapt to their environment. Registration is required and space is limited.

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August 2019

Pollinator Extravaganza!

August 21 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$25 – $35

Join us for an informative evening in the garden learning about the importance of pollinators in our world. Activities include a live observation hive and discussion presented by Bee Haven Bees, crafts, a scavenger hunt, live caterpillar/butterfly display and tours of the Mark Landrum Children’s Butterfly Garden. Open to families and individuals. Rain or Shine. Individuals: $10 per person for Members, $15 per person for General Public. Families: $25 per family for Members, $35 per family for General Public.  

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September 2019

Outdoor Adventures: Monarch Butterflies

September 21 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$10

Looking for something to do on a Saturday morning? Come to Van Vleck and visit our Education Center anytime between 10:00 am and 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. Rain or shine.

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