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Group Programs for Grades K - 12
(School Groups, After School Groups, Scout Groups)

Our trained Museum Educators will adapt any program to the age and developmental needs of your class.

Programs for grades:
K-5       6-8        9-12

How to Schedule a Group Program

Times and Days

  • Education programs are available Tuesday - Saturday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.
  • School programs are 60 minutes for grades K - 2 and 90 minutes for grades 3 -12.
  • After School Programs are 60 minutes.


  • $4.00 per child per program.
  • A 50% program fee deposit and signed confirmation form are required within two weeks of the reservation to confirm programs.
  • Chaperones admitted at no charge.

Group Size

    Each program accommodates a group of up to 25 children.


     One adult for every 10 children is required for chaperoning.

Lunch Facilities

  • Groups may eat lunch in Military Park, located directly across the street from the Society.
  • Bag lunches may also be eaten inside the Historical Society, only by prior arrangement with the Education Department.

Current Exhibitions:

Ebb and Flow: New Jersey and Its Rivers
Ebb and Flow investigates the role of 4 New Jersey rivers in the history and development of the state.

Content standards connections

Multiple-Visit Programs
Would you like a more in-depth series of visits with your class? Multiple-visit programs are available, call the Education Department at (973) 596-8500.

Preschool Programs
The Historical Society also offer specially designed programs for preschoolers. Call the Education Department at (973) 596-8500, ask for a Preschool Programs Brochure.

Programs for Groups with Special Needs
The Historical Society welcomes groups with learning, developmental, physical, and emotional disabilities, and English language learners. Our building is barrier-free and the Education staff is trained to work with groups of varying abilities. Please let us know of your group's needs when scheduling.

The New Jersey Historical Society
52 Park Place - Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 596-8500 - Fax: (973) 596-6957
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