Family Programs

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.

        September 23 – Monarch Butterflies

        October 21 – Birds of Prey

        November 4 – Animals in Winter (NEW DATE)

10 am to 1 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.

To register: email education@vanvleck.org or call 973-744-4752

*ONLINE REGISTRATION*

Drop-ins are welcome!  You may also register by calling 973-744-4752 ext 3, or emailing education@vanvleck.org.

Guided Hikes for Families

Birding Hike

Early September is a wonderful time of year in the gardens. There are sure to be migrating birds stopping off on their way South, plenty of flowers and butterflies, too. Join us for a stroll through the gardens at a leisurely pace to see the many species passing through. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars, if you have them. This hike is for families, but individuals without children are also welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

September 10, 2017

9 – 10 am

Raptor Hike 

Van Vleck has been home to many different raptor species. Join us for a hike through the gardens looking for owls and hawks and other birds. There is no guarantee that we will see them, but if we do, it is magical. Come join us for this exciting walk through the gardens as the day turns to night. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars, if you have them. This hike is for families, but individuals without children are also welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

November 30, 2017

4- 5 pm

$5 Friends of Van Vleck per person/per hike; $7 others per person/per hike

*ONLINE REGISTRATION*

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

 

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.