METC is open by reservation only. No walk in visits will be permitted at this time.

Virtual Benefit

2020 Vision, METC’s first ever virtual benefit will be held on November 5 at 7pm. Click here to learn more!

Digital Lesson Plans

We have free online lesson plans for teachers based on our dynamic field trips! Click here to explore our online lesson plans.

Share Your Story Project

Everyone has a story to tell, and much of what we do at METC is preserving and sharing the unique stories of the people who lived in New Jersey in the past, helping us connect with each other through history. Living during this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, we can think of no better way to help preserve history then by asking you to be a part of our “Share Your Stories” project. We hope you will share your stories, photos, and videos with us.

Read Other Stories

Getting Emergency Surgery During a Pandemic

I’ve been quarantining and working from home since March. It has been an adjustment trying to figure out my work life balance when conducting business in my childhood bedroom, wearing a mask to the grocery store and seeing friends through Zoom and Facetime instead of in person, but it was all something I got used […]

Crafts To-Go

METC is now offering activity kits with all the supplies you’ll need to create a fun craft at home! Our kits include instructions, supplies, and accompanying videos and activitiesKits can be picked up at METC or shipped to your home for an additional fee. Pick up information will be provided at registration.
Available Kits
Throwback Toys
Create your own toys from the past! Design a wooden top by mixing paint colors to create your own custom creation. Then, make your own marbles out of clay! Both of these toys can provide hours of fun!
Cost: $6
Appropriate for ages 3 and up with adult supervision

Fairy Tale Fun

Enjoy our Story Time videos and craft your own happily ever after! This kit includes all the supplies you need for 5 different crafts, including a made-up creature mask, simple weaving, coffee-filter tie dye and a mini broom inspired by some of our favorite fairy tales.

Cost: $8 (including a set of 8 markers) / $5 (markers not included)

Appropriate for ages 3 and up with adult supervision

METC receives an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State