School Programs

METC provides comprehensive educational programming for students in Kindergarten through High School. You can choose a program at the museum or our staff of experienced museum educators will bring the program to your school.

Education & Craft Programs for Schools & Youth Groups

METC is a history museum that tells the story of how people lived and worked in the 18th and 19th centuries. METC is dedicated to educating young people about this aspect of New Jersey life. Through interactive programs, children take part in a lesson and make a craft to take home with them. With a variety of offerings targeted to appropriate age levels, our educational programs meet Common Core State Standards and enrich formal classroom education. These programs offer topics on Early American history, craftsmanship and the diversity of trades, chores and games of Early America.

Extra-Curricular Programs

The Museum also offers a variety of after-school and summer programs. These include Girl Scout and Cub Scout programs that provide interesting and educational ways to fulfill many of the requirements for badges, arrows and achievements.
Special after-school and summer craft programs are also available.

Call our Education Desk at 973-377-2982, ext 12 or email schools@metc.org for further information.

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“The children learned first-hand what their day would have been like 200 years ago.”

Montessori Children’s Academy

“The enthusiasm of the instructors was contagious! Hands-on project made the learning authentic. After the program the kids could not stop talking about how much they enjoyed the program.”

James Caldwell School

Springfield
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HOW TO SCHEDULE A PROGRAM

  • Programs are available Tuesday through Friday, Monday by special arrangement.
  • Programs are 1½ to 2 hours in length.
  • Classroom teachers and chaperones must remain with their students during the sessions;
    one adult for every 10 children is recommended.
  • A deposit of 50% of the total program cost is required to secure your reservation.
  • Final confirmation of the number of participants must be made 5 days in advance.
  • No refunds will be made for programs canceled less than 2 weeks prior to confirmed date.
  • The Museum will make every effort to reschedule programs canceled due to inclement weather.

Call our Education Desk at 973-377-2982, ext 12 or email schools@metc.org for more information or to schedule a program.

Program Pricing: $10 per student, minimum of 12 students, maximum of 50. For Outreach programs pricing, please call Curator of Education at 973-377-2982, ext. 12 or email schools@metc.org.

OUTREACH

IN-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

METC brings quality hands-on history and craft programs to your school.
Each program includes a complete lesson and a hands-on activity. Many of our programs are available for in-school outreach.

FULL-DAY FESTIVALS

A number of programs are available to make history, trades, and crafts part of your school’s full-day festival.

Please call for programs and prices.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Looking for a unique in-service program for teachers?

Schedule a professional development workshop at METC.

The workshops are designed to assist educators interested in finding ways to incorporate history and crafts into the school curriculum. Each program provides in-depth information about our programs and includes hands-on crafts. METC is a registered New Jersey Department of Education Professional Development Provider.

Two New Jersey State Accredited Continuing Education Units are available for each participant.

This program can also be provided on-site at your facility.

Call our Education Desk at 973-377-2982, ext 12 for programs and prices.

The Museum is accessible in compliance with the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  A ground-level entrance with an elevator allows barrier-free access to all public levels of the building.