School Programs

METC will be closed to the public and postponing all public programs, events, and gatherings as of Monday, March 16, 2020.

The safety and comfort of our visitors, staff, and volunteers is our top priority; we will post any updates to our website.

Give your students a museum experience unlike any other!

METC Education programs inspire learners of all ages to ask questions about the world around us. Using the history of the early settlers of New Jersey as our backdrop, our programs emphasize the intersections of history and cultural heritage in New Jersey and support the NJ State educational curriculum.  Each one of our specialized programs incorporates authentic materials and objects.  From the first steps inside our historic building to the active learning sessions to the exciting exhibits, our educational programs encourage imagination and play and support a lifelong love of learning.

All of these programs, available for students from pre-K through high school, can be presented at the museum or at your school and can be customized for your class or group’s needs.

Planning Your Program

  • Programs are 1½ to 2 hours in length.
  • Programs are available Tuesday through Friday, Monday by special arrangement.
  • Classroom teachers and chaperones must remain with their students during the sessions;
    one adult for every 10 children is recommended.
  • If you plan to let your students visit our Museum shop, please confirm when making your reservation.
  • The Museum does not have an indoor snack/lunch area but has ample outdoor space.
  • The Museum will make every effort to reschedule programs canceled due to inclement weather.
  • A deposit of 50% of the total program cost is required to secure your reservation.
  • No refunds will be made for programs canceled less than 2 weeks prior to the confirmed date.
  • Final confirmation of the number of participants must be made 5 days in advance.

Program Pricing

At METC: $10 per student (minimum of 10 students), no charge for chaperones/teachers.
Outreach: $250 for 1st group of 20-25 students. $200 for each additional group of 20-25 students on the same visit, plus the cost of travel.

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

“Children were engaged and enthusiastic and were excited to have something to bring home with them.”

Mendham Township Elementary School

“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

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.