Children's Programs

Children's Programs We Currently Offer

Third Saturdays, February-May and September-December
9:30-11:30 a.m.

For families and care partners with neurodiverse children and teens – experience the historic house with plenty to touch and time for questions and explore the new garden sensory pathway through sight, sound, touch, and smell.

Free to members and with museum admission, no appointment needed. Please see our Events calendar for scheduled dates.

The Visit Guide can be downloaded and/or printed to review and prepare for your visit to MHHM: Visit Guide Download

Questions? Please contact Karina Filipowski, Associate Curator of Education and Community Engagement at

Saturday, May 11, 2024

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

This free family event that kicks off our Dig it! Plant it! Eat it! spring and summer programs for children and adults. Enjoy special presentations, nature scavenger hunts, and art activities in the garden. Rain or Shine.

This program is free and no registration is required.

Summer Garden Program for Youth and Adults

Through hands-on gardening and an art-making experience with teaching artist Rachel Ferrante, participants enjoy nature while learning about life in the past.

Dig it! Plant it! Eat it! garden program offers a variety of experiences:

  • Cultivate and care for a kitchen garden
  • Create art with teaching artist Rachel Ferrante
  • Explore history and nature in the historic 2-acre garden

All ages. Children accompanied by and adult.

FREE but pre-registration is required. Pre-register online through the website Events page. Dates are posted each Spring.

Program made possible through the generous funding of The Astle-Alpaugh Family Foundation.

Lunch with the Librarian program

Lunch with the Librarian returns Wednesdays in July and August at 12:00pm. Pre-school children and their caregivers are encouraged to bring lunch and enjoy stories under the Museum’s magnificent beech tree. Please enter the garden through the side gate. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held in the MHHM’s Center Hall. In partnership with the Morristown & Morris Township Library.

This program is free and no registration is required.