Children's Programs

Pre-registration requested for all programs: 973-538-2404, ext. 103 or email

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 upcoming 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 Cynthia Winslow, Curator of Education and Community Engagement at (973) 538-2404, ext. 103 or

Summer Garden Program for Youth and Adults

Through hands-on gardening, a tour of the Museum’s historic rooms, and an art-making experience with a New Jersey artist, 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 a New Jersey artist
  • Explore history and nature in the historic 2-acre garden

All ages. Children accompanied by and adult.

Check the Museum's events calendar for summer dates!

FREE but pre-registration is required. Pre-register online through the website Events page.

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

Check back for 2024 info!

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.