Children & Family Programs

Toddler Program: New Jersey Animals From Past to Present

Description: Join one of METC’s educators as we explore the animals that roamed New Jersey 200 years ago and today! Each class will feature a different animal native to New Jersey, with related crafts and stories.

Dates/Times/topics:

Nov. 7, 10:00am                      Wild Turkey

Dec. 9, 1:00pm                        Red Cardinal

Jan. 27, 1:00pm                       Red Fox

Feb. 10, 1:00pm                      Raccoon

Mar. 16, 1:00pm                      Bald eagle

Apr. 20, 1:00pm                      Coyote

May 18, 1:00pm                      Bobcat

June 8, 1:00pm                        Eastern cottontail

Age: Age 2-4

Cost:  $10 per child per class; $8 for members

Classes will run for about 45 minutes.

Parents/guardians should plan to stay with their child during the class

Register for individual classes or for the whole session!

Pre-registration is required. To register, click here, or contact our Education Department at 973-377-2982 ext. 12 or Education@metc.org

The Art of Cursive Handwriting

Saturdays Oct. 26, November 2 & November 9, 2019, 10:30am-12:00pm

Benjamin Franklin said, “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” Let’s explore the art of cursive writing at the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts with an introduction to the basics of penmanship using the Zaner-Bloser method. This three-class session will expose participants to letter size, slant, shape, and spacing, culminating in the creation of a personal style and signature.

Cost: $40

Grades: 3 and up. Adults welcome as well!

Pre-registration required.  Click here to register!

Teacher’s Convention Mini Camp: Day in the Life…

 On November 7 from 1-3pm, time travel back to the 1800s and experience a child’s daily life by trying your hand at making butter, simple weaving, making a toy and more!
Cost: $12/child ($10 for members)

Age: 1st-5th grades
Pre-registration is required. To register, click here or contact our Education Department at 973-377-2982 ext. 12 or Education@metc.org

Teddy Bear Picnic

Celebrate National Teddy Bear Day at METC on Wednesday, November 13 from 4-5pm. Children are invited to bring their favorite stuffed friend to gather and hear teddy bear stories, make a craft, and enjoy treats.

Cost: $5 per child

Pre-registration required.  Click here to register!

Mini Glassblowing Session with Morris County School of Glass

Join METC for a special two-part collaborative program with the Morris County School of Glass as we explore the arts of glass blowing, mosaics, stenciling, stained glass and more!

February 12, 2020, at MCSOG (89 Whippany Road, Morristown)

Part I: Demonstrations for the Group 12:00-1:00pm: Come learn about the magic of glassblowing. Did you know that glass is its own state of matter?  Watch as the glass goes from its liquid-like to solid-state right before your eyes! MCSOG’s talented artists will form and shape the material from a molten blob of glass into a beautiful, functional piece

Part II : Select one of the following options

1:15-2:45pm Glassblowing (for children ages 8 and up)

In this glass workshop, choose between several colorful objects you can create with the help of our talented artists. Learn to manipulate 2,100-degree liquid glass into beautiful and useful objects like a vase, bowl, flower, galaxy globe, heart, ornament, or snowman!

1:15-2:15pm Mosaics (any age)

Explore the ancient art of glass mosaics. This fun and easy class will explore color and texture to create a stunning work of original art. Learn techniques for cutting and shaping colored sheet glass to create a totally unique and beautiful tile.

February 19, 2020 at METC (9 Main Street, Madison)

12:00-1:30 Pick up your masterpiece at the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts and explore the late 19th century stenciling, stained glass, carvings and other artistic elements used to decorate METC’s beautiful and historic building

Cost for the 2-week Session: $72 per child for the mosaic option, $102 for the glass blowing option

Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Click here to register or contact our Education Department at 973-377-2982 ext. 12 or education@metc.org.

*Registration closes on January 22, 2020 and there will be no refunds after this point*