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METC Calendar

METC Calendar of Events

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Current Exhibit
Garden State: Living Off the Land in Early New Jersey

January 17, 2017 – September 3, 2017

How far is the distance from farm to table? For families in early New Jersey it was measured in inches. These families did not make their living “by bread alone.” They relied not only on wheat and corn, but also on bees, cows, apples, and vegetables to support themselves and their communities. The Garden State: Living off the Land in Early New Jersey explores the technology and tools, from bee smokers to cradle scythes, that farmers in 18th and 19th century New Jersey utilized in order to survive. The exhibit also features a new generation of Garden State farmers who are working to make the distance from farm to table a little bit shorter for today’s families.


Guided Tours unlock the secrets of METC!
For an in-depth look at the current exhibit and the secrets of METC and the James Library Building, book a guided tour! Only $8 per person. Call 973-377-2982 ext. 12 to book a tour today!



Family Fun Day
Fleece to Shawl Demonstration
Sunday, February 26, 2017
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Anne Choi of Middle Brook Fiberworks and her talented team of spinners and weavers will demonstrate the process of creating a beautiful scarf, from raw fleece to finished design. In this four-hour demonstration, the team will card, spin, weave, and finish using fleece dyed with natural plant dyes used by the early Americans farmers. Questions are encouraged!


Smileworks DentistryChildren’s Event
Tooth Fairy Party
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
4 – 5 PM $5 per child (including children under age 6)
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Celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day with the METC education staff and SmileWorks Pediatric Dentistry! Learn interesting tooth facts, see demonstrations of good dental hygiene and make a tooth fairy craft. REGISTER ONLINE or call 973-377-2982 ext. 12 for more information!

The Tools and Steps for a Beautiful Spring Garden
Sunday, March 12, 2017
2 PM
$8/$5 for METC Members & Seniors
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Join us at METC to learn how to rejuvenate an old garden or create a new one from scratch with Master Gardener Bill Moran from the Rutgers Master Gardeners Speakers Bureau. Bill will talk about the tools needed to plant vibrant annuals and perennials,  and give tips on how to purchase healthy plants. He will also share the steps needed to plan a beautiful vegetable garden. Registration by Friday, March 10, 2017 REQUIRED!

Children’s EventStuffed Animal Sleepover
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Friday, March 31
4-5 p.m.
Ages 3-6 – $5 per participant (includes admission to METC)
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One of our favorite and popular events!! Bring your stuffed animals to METC for crafts, treats and stories. Tuck them in for the night and return on Saturday, April 1st to see what hi-jinks the animals got into during their night at our Museum!  REGISTER ONLINE at www.metc.org/metc-calendar or call 973-377-2982 ext. 12 for more information!


Children’s Craft – Wool Felted Easter Bunnies
Saturday, April 8
1 – 3 PM
$5 per child, includes admission to museum
Join one of our Museum Educators anytime between 1 – 3 PM to  learn about  the craft of wool felting.  Your child will also make an adorable wool Easter Bunny to take home.

de94b619328c5d43e7bb0652dfed1907_spring-break-clipart-spring-break-clipart-images_750-554Spring Break Crafts at METC
April 11 – April 14
11 AM – 3 PM
$5 per child, includes admission to museum
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We are offering a variety of Spring Break Crafts in at METC during these days.  The fun is on-going from 11AM – 3PM with the schedule listed here:

Tuesday, April 11 -Wool Felting: learn the craft of wool felting and make a bunny to take home!
Wednesday, April 12 – Broom Making: learn how to make a real broom to use at home!
Thursday, April 13 – Garden Pinwheels: paint and decorate a pinwheel for your garden!
Friday, April 14 – Origami Frogs: Learn the paper folding art of origami!

Herb Garden GardeningContainer Gardening with Beth Riley
Saturday, April 29
1 PM
$8/$5 for METC Members & Seniors
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As part of our exhibit related public program series, Beth Riley (who created METC’s own Griffin Garden) and proprietor of The Potted Garden, will conduct a tutorial on Container Gardens. Container plantings can accent an existing garden, dress up a doorway, or be used to create an entire garden or terrace. Join us for this informative and interactive gardening event!


Rose ClipartA Love Affair with Roses: How Madison became the Rose City
Monday, May 20
2 PM
$8/$5 for METC Members & Seniors
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A member of the Madison Garden Club and Madison Historical Society, Cathie Coultas will offer unique insight into the history of the rose growing industry in Madison. A descendant of one of Madison’s legendary rose growing families, Cathie will bring her own personal history to the lovely story of our Rose City.