Children's Programs

Pre-registration requested for all programs: 973-538-2404, ext. 16 or email cwinslow@maccullochhall.org.

Children's Programs We Currently Offer

1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month, 1:15-2:00 p.m. & 3:45-4:30 p.m.

This hands-on art project for 3 to 5 five olds and their caregivers includes a story, a visit to MHHM’s gardens, and an art project. Rain or shine. $12 per child/adult pair, $8/museum members. For more information and to register, please visit our Pre-School Programs page.

Sunday, March 15, 2:00 p.m.

Come listen to a story about Alice Ramsey and the first women’s cross-country road trip. In 1909, this New Jersey native drove 59 days and over 3,800 miles! FREE with museum admission.

Sunday, May 9, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Celebrate National Public Gardens Day in MHHM’s historic garden. The Raptor Trust will present Sharing Our World at 11:00 a.m. Visit the NJ Audubon booth to learn about native species and explore the garden. FREE.

Youth Summer Garden Program

Through hands-on gardening, a tour of the Museum’s historic rooms, and an art-making experience with New Jersey artist children and their caregivers can enjoy nature while learning about life in the past.

Dig it! Plant it! Eat it! garden program offers single, double and multi-visit experiences.
Check back in the spring for Family Saturday 2020 dates!

Register for a three-part summer garden program for families. Children and their caregivers will:

  • Cultivate and care for a kitchen garden
  • Prepare recipes using harvested vegetables
  • Create art with New Jersey artist Lisa Madson
  • Explore history and nature

All ages, accompanied by parent/guardian.

FREE but pre-registration is required. Call 973-538-2404 ext. 16 or email cwinslow@maccullochhall.org

Program made possible through the generous funding of The Astle-Alpaugh Family Foundation and KidsGardening and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation.

In partnership with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Health System, Macculloch Hall Historical Museum is pleased to offer Growing Good Health, a FREE historic garden-based program focusing on:

  • gardening
  • healthy eating
  • exercise
  • creative time outdoors
  • sustainability
  • history
  • community

Programs held onsite in our garden and classroom:

  • National Public Gardens Day on Saturday, May 11 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Maintenance of the kitchen garden June through July
  • Activities engaging preschool groups and after-care programs September through May
  • Ready, Set, Grow! A Garden Visit (Available Spring 2020) Enjoy time outdoors in a 2-acre landscaped garden with pollinator beds, vegetable beds and flower garden on land once owned by George Macculloch (1775-1858). Activities include helping tend and harvest vegetables and herbs, touring the historic kitchen and learning how food was prepared, and preparing a healthy snack with a nutritionist. Program length: 90 minutes

Programs held offsite in your classroom:

  • Honeybees: Alive in the Hive sharing the wonders of the honeybee and offering activities such as storytelling, building a honeycomb model, trying tools of the Beekeeper, and making a bee book.
  • Earthworms: Healthy Soil, Healthy Food learning about the life of an earthworm: their love of soil and their role in sustaining healthy plants and produce, offering activities such as storytelling, observing live “red wigglers,” preparing food for the earthworms, and learning about composting
  • Color by Nature: Natural Fibers & Plant Dyes learning about how cotton, wool, and flax are transformed from fiber to yarn using early textile tools and offering activities such as storytelling, preparing plant material for solar dyeing activity, and discovering natural fibers.

Program length: 45 minutes to 1 hour

The goal of Growing Good Health is to engage the full community with the historic gardens in a sustainable, integrated garden experience through creative learning and volunteer opportunities.

Onsite and offsite programs are available FREE to community partners but must be scheduled. To become a community partner, to schedule a program, or for more information please contact Cynthia Winslow, Curator of Education and Community Engagement at (973) 538-2404, ext. 16 or cwinslow@maccullochhall.org.