Family Programs

Live Birds of Prey Virtual Visit

 Sunday, February 21st

 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Flat Rock Brook Nature Center will join us for a Zoom Family Program with live birds of prey. Discover how incredible these birds are by learning about their behavior and special adaptations  Open to families and individuals.  Designed for families with children ages 7 and up, but all ages are welcome.

Registration deadline is Friday, February 19th.

 $15 per family for Members; $20 per Family for Non-Members

Online registration: Click Here

Outdoor Adventures

Select Tuesdays

January 26th – Cold Weather Critters

February 9th – Birds in  Winter

February 23rd – New Jersey Owls

March 2nd – Sugar Maple Trees

March 16th – Seeds & Germination

March 30th – Spring Discoveries

NEW TIME!  1:00 – 3:30 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.  Outdoor Adventures Activity Kits will be available outside the Raymond Family Education Center from 1 – 3:30 pm 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 Sunday prior to each class.

Online registration 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.