Family Programs

Garden Exploration Saturdays

Looking for something to do on a Saturday morning? Come to Van Vleck and visit our Education Center anytime between 10 am and 1 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.

Dates/Topics:

       May 20 – Birds and Their Nests

        June 24 – Edible Gardening

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Fee per child: $5 per child ages 4 & up; $10 per family (2 or more children); Free for Friends of Van Vleck

Registration suggested, walk-ins welcome.  

To Register: email education@vanvleck.org or call 973-744-4752 Ext. 3

Backyard Habitat Day

Date: Summer 2017 – Exact date and time coming soon!

Join us for a day of exploring the many ways each backyard can make a difference.  Activity and learning stations will focus on creating a habitat for the birds, butterflies and animals that live here. Open to families and individuals.  Appropriate for children ages 4 and older.  Rain or shine. Pre-Registration Required

Fee: $10 per family for Friends of Van Vleck; $15 per family for others.

To Register:  Email education@vanvleck.org or call 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.