Family Programs – Fall 2020

Garden Explorers Field Trips for Families

 September 18th – Tree Celebration

October 2nd – Backyard Birds

 October 16th- Leaves All Around Us

October 30th – Animal Safari

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Join us for an afternoon of discovery as we explore the gardens of Van Vleck.  Each 1 hour field trip will focus on a theme and consist of a story, guided activities and time at the end to record your experiences in a journal.  Each child must be accompanied by an adult. This program is entirely outdoors, and weather permitting. Masks are required at all times while on the property. Social distancing protocols will be in place.

 $10/child for Members; $15/child for Non-Members

Advanced Registration is required. Deadline to register: the Tuesday before the program. 
Online registration: Click Here

Outdoor Adventures

September 15th – Monarchs

September 22nd – Birds of Prey

   September 29th – Adopt a Tree

October 6th – Spiders and Snakes

     October 13th – Bird Feeder Fun

     October 20th – Autumn Leaves

     October 27th – Night Creatures

Morning Session: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm -2:30 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. We will have informational displays related to the topic of the day and a Van Vleck educator will be on hand to answer your questions. Outdoor Adventures Activity Kits will be available outside the Raymond Family Education Center during your selected session time on the day of the program.  Kits will include activities for self-guided exploration. Masks are required at all times while on the property. Social distancing protocols will be in place.

 $10 per family/per class for Members of Van Vleck; $15 per family/per class for Non-Members

Registration required – Registration deadline is the Friday prior to each class.

Online registration Click Here

Outdoor Adventures is sponsored by 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.