Children & Family Programs

METC will be closed to the public and postponing all public programs, events, and gatherings as of Monday, March 16, 2020. This includes field trips, special events, workshops and lectures. We will carefully reassess the situation in the coming weeks and share updates on our website. For activities you and your family can do at home, click here to visit our METC at Home page!

POSTPONED-New Jersey Makers Day: METC Launch Lab

Cost: Free

METC is celebrating New Jersey Makers Day on March 21, 2020. Launch your way into Makers Day on March 21 by creating your own catapult at METC! Using simple physics, participants will be able to design, build, and experiment with their catapult, and of course launch some fun projectiles across a room!

This event is free and made possible by NJ STEM Pathways and NJ STEM Month.

POSTPONED-Stuffed Animal Sleepover

April 3, 2020

Children are invited to bring their favorite stuffed animal or doll for a sleepover at the Museum! After snack and story time together, the stuffed friends are tucked in, kissed goodnight and left in the good hands of the METC staff. But like all good sleepover, after dark at the Museum is when the fun begins! When children return anytime between 10 am and 4 pm on Sat. April 4 for pick up, they will decorate a framed picture of their favorite friend showing the “trouble” they got into at the Museum. Pre-registration required. Click here to register!

Cost: $5 per child

Ages: All ages!

Virtual Spring Break Drop In Crafts

Spend Spring Break at METC by exploring your creative side with Drop-In Crafts! Due to social distancing, we will host these all online on Facebook. Check back here for links!


New Jersey Animals From Past to Present (Ages 3-5)

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.

Age: Age 3-5
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


Mar. 16, 4:00pm                     Bald eagle- POSTPONED

Apr. 20, 3:00pm                     Coyote- POSTPONED

May 18, 1:00pm                      Bobcat- POSTPONED

June 8, 1:00pm                       Eastern cottontail-POSTPONED