First & Third Saturdays, 10 & 11am
Three- to five-year-olds and their caregivers enjoy a special time before the Museum opens to the public. Explore the Museum's art and science collections through storytelling, song, playful activities and an art-making project. Themes vary each month.
Let’s explore the beauty of all the seasons amidst the museum’s collection of art! From our Seeing America Galleries to the Asian collection!
May – Warm/Cool & Hot/Cold I got … Steam Heat!
Let’s explore temperature and color, one effects the other! Join us as we explore art and creativity!
June – Community ~ Animals
Safari time! Grrrr………..
What animals are in your neighborhood and around the world? Let’s explore the museum and find some creatures that we are familiar with or not! It’s a safari!
To reserve your 10am & 11am spot contact Fran Garrido, Early Childhood Coordinator at: 973.596.6672
Saturday & Sunday, 1-4 pm
Large Program Hall
Symbols are everywhere we look, from our cultural backgrounds to our present-day environment. Let’s create new symbols that reflect us and/or the world we live in!
• May ~ Culture/Time/Place
Let’s interpret art works as they relate to our culture! Considering time and place as we create works that are representative of our personal experiences.
• June ~ Environment Light & Dark/Printmaking
Night & Day, Day & Night…..let’s explore these concepts and turn them into works of art! Up for the challenge!?
Weekend Family Programs (Self-Guided)
Saturdays & Sundays, noon-5 pm
* Red, Yellow & Blue Gallery Guides -- These guides were developed to encourage 3-5 year olds and their families to discover together. Designed to encourage observation and conversation, they are available for free with Museum admission at the Front Desk and in the Education Lobby.
MakerSPACE Drop-in Programs
Saturdays & Sundays, 1-4 pm
Inspired by the Museum's collections and special events, monthly themes are designed for visitors of all ages to drop in and experiment with the tools and materials of artists. Get messy with clay and paint and found materials. Get creative with blocks and digital and computer tools. Stay as long as you like.
Family gallery programs are made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
MakerSPACE drop-in programs supported by The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.
Celebrate your own uniqueness! Learn how to express yourself and share with your community!